Category Archives: music

Especially in This Winter We Must Remember Who We Are

It is what we must do each day, inch out on the ice with our hands together for support. It is fascism that attempts to give us the security by making us safe from others. Security is always an illusion, … Continue reading

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It’s All So Simple

….Remember you are this universe and this universe is you. Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you. Remember language comes from this. Remember the dance language is, that life is. Remember. From Joy Harjo’s “Remember” From Stony Soil … Continue reading

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Supporting a Wave of Creativity

The arabesque is, rather obviously, not a position that can be held for any prolonged length of time. Balanced on the tip of one foot, the ballerina gives her audience a momentary glimpse of the arabesque, and then she is … Continue reading

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An Initial Attempt to Come to Terms with 2016 : A Poem, 2 Quotes, and A Song

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, … Continue reading

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Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

I can’t remember when I first heard a Lucinda Williams’ song or what it was, but I know that every time I hear her sing she makes me stop and take a breath. In every one of her songs there … Continue reading

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Illustrated Poem

I can only pay attention to one of these at a time: Mary Clayton’s early morning voice breaking, Or an afternoon moth spread on a screen door.  

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Taking Nirvana to the Country: Sturgill Simpson In Bloom

This is a gorgeous arrangement and some stirring vocals, horns worthy of Motown and slide guitar and strings that pull all the poetry out of Cobain’s song. I had to listen to it 3 times and sing very loudly along with … Continue reading

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