Category: Song of the Day

Vassals – Drawings of Wildflowers

Vassals – Drawings of Wildflowers

A landscape does not exist in its own right... It is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.-- Claude Monet In 'Drawings of Wildflowers,' Vassals surrounds the simple scenario of a couple hanging pictures with an atmosphere of loss and...

Farrow and the Peach Leaves – Goddamn

Farrow and the Peach Leaves – Goddamn

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.-- Kierkegaard Need a woman to love me The last two let me down But what does love mean, anyhow? -- Farrow and the Peach Leaves You only need a few notes to tell a story, if you put them in the right...

Little Waters – I Am Holden Caulfield

Little Waters – I Am Holden Caulfield

The demons that followed Holden Caulfield like ducks behind their mother don't end their stalking when the high school sheepskin is handed over. Lean out of your corporate cubicle and you will see Bernice, Marty, and Laverne scavenging for doughnuts in the break room,...

Cedarsmoke – Let the Wind Blow

Cedarsmoke – Let the Wind Blow

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 The Nan-Shan steamed...

Gavin M. – Don’t Forget Me

Gavin M. – Don’t Forget Me

We spend our lives building relationships that give our lives meaning. We spend our lives building an intricate web of these that depict our loved ones. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are the thieves that rob an entire lifetime of these memories and replace it with...

Joshua Powell – Bliss Is a Flak Jacket

Joshua Powell – Bliss Is a Flak Jacket

We each bear a talisman, a shield over our heart against the slings and arrows hurled by Life and Love. A door sealed by an ancient skeleton key, your father's tortoiseshell sunglasses, a punctuality pin from a private academy, a suitcase carrying Shelly and the...

Ryan Tanner – A Hymn for Me and You

Ryan Tanner – A Hymn for Me and You

Sometimes all you want is a quiet song with a steel guitar and some harmony and that will be enough. That's a lot. I don't have to say 'love song' because quiet songs with a steel guitar and some harmony are always love songs, one way or another. In 'A Hymn for Me and...

The Hired Hand – What’s His Face

The Hired Hand – What’s His Face

The multiplicity of life's demands beckons to one, the living beckon to one and say: 'Come to us, we will take care of you.' One who is dead, however, cannot beckon... Little by little, as the dead crumbles away, the memory crumbles away between the fingers and one...

Jhohn Arlie – Chain of Sparks

Jhohn Arlie – Chain of Sparks

We step down from the Green Line bus, late as usual, and enter the theater well into the third reel. The 'Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl' plot devices have spun away, to be rewound after the crowd departs. And as 'Chain of Sparks' plays over the rolling credits, our...

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