Category Archives: Singing

A Little Mercy, Please.

Every body breathe in and out   minds filling with peace and  the music of forgiveness, The holiness of hands reaching  out in the darkness in hope of redemption and a door opening into a day  so bright fear cannot make … Continue reading

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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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Ring the Bells and Shine the Light

Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in. Is it a coincidence that the man who wrote this song died now?  Lets make that light … 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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