Music for April 2013

April 10, 2013 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 


Cat Power – Bully [Later Live….. by eidurrasmussen



Hurricane

April 8, 2013 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 

This is my first April 2013 Earworm.



Such Great Heights

March 23, 2013 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 



Music for March 2013

March 4, 2013 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 

This is the band I’m listening to right now:



My Kind of Beauty

February 10, 2013 | Filed Under Music, Poetry | Leave a Comment 

WOODEN HEART (sea of mist called skaidan)

We’re all born to broken people on their most honest day of living
and since that first breath… We’ll need grace that we’ve never given
I’ve been haunted by standard red devils and white ghosts
and it’s not only when these eyes are closed
these lies are ropes that I tie down in my stomach,
but they hold this ship together tossed like leaves in this weather
and my dreams are sails that I point towards my true north,
stretched thin over my rib bones, and pray that it gets better
but it won’t won’t, at least I don’t believe it will…
so I’ve built a wooden heart inside this iron ship,
to sail these blood red seas and find your coasts.
don’t let these waves wash away your hopes
this war-ship is sinking, and I still believe in anchors
pulling fist fulls of rotten wood from my heart, I still believe in saviors
but I know that we are all made out of shipwrecks, every single board
washed and bound like crooked teeth on these rocky shores
so come on and let’s wash each other with tears of joy and tears of grief
and fold our lives like crashing waves and run up on this beach
come on and sew us together, tattered rags stained forever
we only have what we remember

I am the barely living son of a woman and man who barely made it
but we’re making it taped together on borrowed crutches and new starts
we all have the same holes in our hearts…
everything falls apart at the exact same time
that it all comes together perfectly for the next step
but my fear is this prison… that I keep locked below the main deck
I keep a key under my pillow, it’s quiet and it’s hidden
and my hopes are weapons that I’m still learning how to use right
but they’re heavy and I’m awkward…always running out of fight
so I’ve carved a wooden heart, put it in this sinking ship
hoping it would help me float for just a few more weeks
because I am made out of shipwrecks, every twisted beam
lost and found like you and me scattered out on the sea
so come on let’s wash each other with tears of joy and tears of grief
and fold our lives like crashing waves and run up on this beach
come on and sew us together, just some tattered rags stained forever
we only have what we remember

My throat it still tastes like house fire and salt water
I wear this tide like loose skin, rock me to sea
if we hold on tight we’ll hold each other together
and not just be some fools rushing to die in our sleep
all these machines will rust I promise, but we’ll still be electric
shocking each other back to life
Your hand in mine, my fingers in your veins connected
our bones grown together inside
our hands entwined, your fingers in my veins braided
our spines grown stronger in time
because are church is made out of shipwrecks
from every hull these rocks have claimed
but we pick ourselves up, and try and grow better through the change
so come on yall and let’s wash each other with tears of joy and tears of grief
and fold our lives like crashing waves and run up on this beach
come on and sew us together, were just tattered rags stained forever
we only have what we remember



Sacrificial Bonfire

December 25, 2012 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 



To do more than just get by

December 24, 2012 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 



Winter Heart

December 24, 2012 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 

Where I should be grateful, I should be satisfied.
Oh my heart, I would clap and dance in place.
With my friends I have so much pleasure to embrace.

But my heart is returned to Sister Winter.
But my heart is as cold as ice.



Beautiful Music

November 17, 2012 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 

It doesn’t get much better than this.



The New XX – Coexist

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under Music | Leave a Comment 

The XX is one of those bands that takes me to a different mental space… one that I quite enjoy. The last week I’ve been listening to their new album Coexist pretty much nonstop on Spotify. While I’d been worried about a sophomore slump, there is no such thing here. This album manages to be simultaneously more sparse than the first, yet richer and deeper in its ability to express common human emotions related to love.

Here are three of my favorites off the new album:



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