rock and roll

It’s Me, Pearl.

It’s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin It’s never me, it’s you, except that it’s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about whatever they […]

Mr. Mercury

The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I’ve found several versions of the quote.         What that means […]

Patti Smith, Just Kids

I loved this memoir from Patti Smith of her early years in New York with Robert Mapplethorpe. Some of the subject matter won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, the title doesn’t reveal that this is a book for adults, and it is very gritty in places. If you are unfamiliar […]

It Is Still Beautiful. Chris Cornell.

Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of “grunge” is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and “pretty” hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of “sex, drugs, and rock and […]

Heart.

The days get long. We hope to be so much more than we are. We hope to be enough. Then we hope to be enough for ourselves again. To have enough heart for that.  

Midnight Movies Double Feature

  Rumble Fish, 1983 Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Diana Scarwid, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, Vincent Spano, Nicholas Cage Written by S.E. Hinton Directed by Francis Ford Coppola   Streets of Fire, 1984 Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, Deborah Van […]

Photograph…

    “I’m out a luck, out a love Gotta photograph, picture of Passion killer, you’re too much You’re the only one I want to touch I see your face every time I dream On every page, every magazine So wild and free so far from me You’re all I […]

Sunday Morning Coming Down

“I love music, any kind of music, any kind of music.” Β  Β That isn’t completely true, there are some things that get on my nerves or that I cannot bring myself to listen to and most of those things fall into the category of screamo. Growing up in a house […]