Mike Herz – Not Too Late

Mike Herz – Not Too Late

But when the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground, and they could not lift them up again. After this nothing happened. -- Plenty Coups, Crow Chief, in Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathan Lear It has been...

Make Sure – Deal Breakers

Make Sure – Deal Breakers

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -- Kafka My first four albums covered the usual youth problems - looking for love in all the wrong places - while the next five are basically about...

The Umbrella Puzzles – As Simple as That

The Umbrella Puzzles – As Simple as That

For many years, when asked to name my favorite song of all time, I have had a ready answer: Neil Young's 'Winterlong.' I once told someone that if they listened to 'Winterlong' - the version that appears on Decade - they would then understand everything that I love in...

Graves – Garden State

Graves – Garden State

Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life – a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the chance to change for the better, to experience peace and joy... To be...

David Schrader – Pup Tent

David Schrader – Pup Tent

Charlie Brown: I’m lonely. I feel that no one really cares about me. How can I cure this loneliness?Lucy: Get some friends! Five cents, please...— Charles Schulz, Peanuts Crank up the Wayback Machine, Mr. Peabody. Set the dial to a church retreat, eons ago in the...

Ashtray Petting Zoo – Alma Mater Sweater

Ashtray Petting Zoo – Alma Mater Sweater

Etheline: Chas came home.Margot: What do you mean?Etheline: He and Ari and Uzi are going to stay with me for a little while.Margot: Why are they allowed to do that?...That night, Etheline found all of her children living together under the same roof for the first time...

Sam and the Savages – Feel the Need

Sam and the Savages – Feel the Need

Eli: I'm not in love with you any more.Margot: I didn't think you ever were.Eli: Let's not make this harder than it already is.Margot: OK.Eli: OK what?Margot: OK, I'm not in love with you any more either.-- from The Royal Tenenbaums What is that feeling when you're...

Saltlick – Day 16

Saltlick – Day 16

To have some suffering is very important. You learn from suffering, and against that background, you can recognize happiness. -- Thich Nhat Hanh Suffering directs a man to look within. If it succeeds, then there, within him, is the beginning of his learning. -- Søren...

Partial Traces – Here We Go

Partial Traces – Here We Go

The biggest danger, that of losing oneself, can pass off in the world as quietly as if it were nothing; every other loss, an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. is bound to be noticed. -- Søren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death Kierkegaard argued that an earthly...

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