Mt. Meru – Flora, Flora

Mt. Meru – Flora, Flora

When I get up in the morning, I go right back to bed again. I feel best in the evening the moment I put out the light and pull the feather-bed over my head. -- from Either/Or: A Fragment of Life, by Søren Kierkegaard Søren Kierkegaard, a man who believed that the goal...

theCatherines – Jingle Jangle

theCatherines – Jingle Jangle

This week the universe was gifted with a new Royal Baby. The kid is seventh in line of succession to the British throne. Which means that, if the Black Death makes a comeback and wipes out the six winners in front of him, or if he goes Old School on us and poisons...

David Nance Group – Little Bit of Rain

David Nance Group – Little Bit of Rain

The squatting tenant men nodded and wondered and drew figures in the dust, and yes, they knew, God knows. If the dust only wouldnʼt fly. If the top would only stay on the soil, it might not be so bad. -- from Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 'Little Bit of Rain,' by...

Farrow and the Peach Leaves – Flowers

Farrow and the Peach Leaves – Flowers

If you've been planning to blow out your speakers just one more time, but were waiting for the right song to come along and do the honor, I have good news: your wait is over. Dial up 'Flowers' by Farrow and the Peach Leaves and... Crank. It. Up. I'm talking turn it up...

Sergio Ouellet – Mes Démons

Sergio Ouellet – Mes Démons

Hi, it's me again. Fluffy the Cat. I haven't written any log posts lately because the Food Guy hasn't needed my help. But today he has a pre-existing condition to shovel dirt in the garden, and he said I could write a Song of the Day log post. So I went on Bandcramp...

Reborn by the Sunshine – Who I Am

Reborn by the Sunshine – Who I Am

Reborn by the Sunshine's 'Who I Am' is honest country music. The modifier should remain unspoken; if it isn't honest, it isn't country. But these days the two words are connected by an ever-fraying bit of binders twine. I'm not talking about 'Old Town Road,' which is...

Slow Goose – Always

Slow Goose – Always

All at once Jukes understood he would have to go.'Do you think she may?' he screamed.But the wind devoured the reply, out of which Jukes heard only the one word, pronounced with great energy '...Always...'-- from Typhoon, by Joseph Conrad Jukes clung to his captain,...

Doug Hoyer – Runaway

Doug Hoyer – Runaway

From where I stood I watched them recede in the frame of the roadway, between the Moorish house and the Lombardy poplar. Then the little sedan boldly swung past the front truck and, free at last, spurted up the shining road, which one could make out narrowing to a...

A Plethora of Pop Paeans

A Plethora of Pop Paeans

And you may find yourself in a beautiful houseWith a beautiful wifeAnd you may ask yourselfWell, how did I get here?-- Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime My father's father, a lineman for the county who bought the farm years before I was recorded and remixed, once...

Billy Bacci – Boxing Ring

Billy Bacci – Boxing Ring

'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.' -- from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams I'm so...

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