Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hard Candy Christmas

This song pretty much sums up all my feelings about Christmas. Dolly Parton knows how to bring the tears, that's for sure.

Maybe I'll sleep real late
Maybe I'll gain some weight
Maybe I'll clear my junk
Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
Me, I'll be just

Fine and Dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down



"Hard Candy Christmas" by Dolly Parton

Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair
Maybe I'll move somewhere
Maybe I'll get a car
Maybe I'll drive so far
They'll all lose track
Me, I'll bounce right back

Maybe I'll sleep real late
Maybe I'll gain some weight
Maybe I'll clear my junk
Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
Me, I'll be just

Fine and Dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

Hey, maybe I'll learn to sew
Maybe I'll just lie low
Maybe I'll hit the bars
Maybe I'll count the stars until dawn
Me, I will go on

Maybe I'll settle down
Maybe I'll just leave town
Maybe I'll have some fun
Maybe I'll meet someone
And make him mine
Me, I'll be just

Fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down

'Cause I'll be fine
(I'll be fine)
Oh, I'll be fine

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cezanne's 16 Shades of Blue

A song on aging by Tori Amos from her Unrepentant Gearldines album.

As her heart is slowly ripping into pieces
disconnecting from the circuits of her mind
"She'll get over it" you say "in time"
in time? stop Father Time
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
a remembering how we made it that
how our clocks are black



"16 Shades Of Blue" by Tori Amos

Are you telling me it's over, disintegrating, lost and there's nothing I can do
Before you drop another verbal bomb, can I arm myself
with Cezanne's 16 shades of blue

As my heart is slowly ripping into pieces
disconnecting from the circuits of my mind
"You'll get over it" you say "in time" in time?
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
a remembering how we made it that
clocks are black

You say "get over it if 50 is the new black, hooray this could be your lucky day"
But my cables they are surging almost over overloading as you disengage

Could your heart be slowly ripping into pieces
disconnecting from the circuits of your mind
"We'll get over it" you say "in time" in time?
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
a remembering how we made it that
clocks are black

"That's it you're done.
You've screwed up your life"
before it's begun
There are those who say
I am now too old to play

See over there at 33 she fears she'll lose her job
because they hear the ticking of her clock
At only 15 I said 15, they say her future's bleak
She should have started this at 3

As her heart is slowly ripping into pieces
disconnecting from the circuits of her mind
"She'll get over it" you say "in time"
in time? stop Father Time
If the clocks are black absorbing everything but
a remembering how we made it that
how our clocks are black

Before you drop another verbal bomb
can I arm myself
with Cezanne's 16 shades of blue

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More Sturgill - Living the Dream

I've been listeing to this album so much my southern accent is coming out, but I don't care becuase he is awesome! This is an acoustic version one of my faviorite songs.

That old man upstairs, he wears a crooked smile
Staring down at the chaos he created
Said son if you ain't having fun just wait a little while
Momma's gonna wash it all away
And she thinks Mercy's overrated

"Living the Dream" by Sturgill Simpson



Time and time again Lord I keep going through the motions
A means to an end but the ends don't seem to meet
Walking around living the dream anytime I take the notion
Til the truth comes bubbling up so bittersweet

Ain't no point getting outta bed if you aint living the dream
It's like making a big old pot of coffee when you ain't got no cream
I don't need to change my strings
The dirt don't hurt the way I sing
I don't have to do a Goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die

Been waiting on an angel waitress to come and take my order
Tell me all about the special today
Staring at a puddle of mud in my spoon couldn't be much boarder
Hoping them circles don't call back telling me to start today

That old man upstairs, he wears a crooked smile
Staring down at the chaos he created
Said son if you ain't having fun just wait a little while
Momma's gonna wash it all away
And she thinks Mercy's overrated

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turtles All the Way Down | Sturgill Simpson

This guy has brought country back! He has a great voice, humerous lyrics and that sad quality of country music that hits you in the gut. And his name is badass - Sturgill!

There's a gateway in our mind that leads somewhere out there beyond this plane
Where reptile aliens made of light cut you open and pull out all your pain
Tell me how you make illegal something that we all make in our brain
Some say you might go crazy but then again it might make you go sane

"Turtles All the Way Down" by Sturgill Simpson



I've seen Jesus play with flames in a lake of fire that I was standing in
Met the devil in Seattle and spent 9 months inside the lions den
Met Buddha yet another time and he showed me a glowing light within
But I swear that God is there every time I glare in the eyes of my best friend
Says my son it's all been done and someday yer gonna wake up old and gray
So go and try to have some fun showing warmth to everyone
You meet and greet and cheat along the way

There's a gateway in our mind that leads somewhere out there beyond this plane
Where reptile aliens made of light cut you open and pull out all your pain
Tell me how you make illegal something that we all make in our brain
Some say you might go crazy but then again it might make you go sane

Every time I take a look inside inside that old and fabled book
I'm blinded and reminded of the pain caused by some old man in the sky
Marijuana, LSD, psilocybin, and DMT they all changed the way I see
But love's the only thing that ever saved my life

So don't waste your mind on nursery rhymes
Or fairy tales of blood and wine
It's turtles all the way down the line
So to each their own til' we go home
To other realms our souls must roam
To and through the myth that we all call space and time

Monday, October 06, 2014

Promise

Here's a beautiful duo with Tori Amos and her daughter Natashya.

"Promise" by Tori Amos from the album Unrepentant Geraldines



[Tori:] Promise not to say

[Tash:] that you told me so
Promise not to say

[Tori:] that I'm getting too old

[Tash:] Promise not to take

[Tori:] never take your phone

[Tash:] I mean take their word

[Tori:] you mean over yours?
what I need to know, will you

[Tash:] Be there

[Tori:] Where the sun shines

[Tash:] I will be there

[Tori:] you are the light

[Tash:] that follows you everywhere

[Tash and Tori:] look for my love

[Tash:] where the sun shines
I will be there

[Tori:] will you

[Tash:] Promise not to judge

[Tori:] to judge who you love
I don't know if I...

[Tash:] Yes, make that Promise

[Tori:] whatever it is

[Tash:] can you hear the truth
if they accuse me

[Tori:] you think I'll doubt you?
what I need to know, will you

[Tash:] be there
when I am all alone

[Tori:] you're not alone

[Tash:] when I am broken down

[Tori:] we all break down

[Tash:] when every door is closed

[Tori:] there is one more

[Tash:] will you look for me?
I will rescue you

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore

Don't you ever fear, I'm always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian
Woo-hoo, and you know I'm yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care bout that



"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

What's with these homies, dissing my girl?
Why do they gotta front?
What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?
Woo-hoo, but you know I'm yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care bout that

Don't you ever fear, I'm always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian
Woo-hoo, and you know I'm yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care bout that
I don't care bout that

Bang, bang a knock on the door
Another big bang and you're down on the floor
Oh no! What do we do?
Don't look now but I lost my shoe
I can't run and I can't kick
What's a matter babe are you feeling sick?
what's a matter, what's a matter, what's a matter you?
What's a matter babe, are you feeling blue? oh-oh!
And that's for all time
And that's for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care bout that
I don't care bout that
I don't care bout that
I don't care bout that

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Was this the one?

In case you were wondering - the answer is yes.

Tell me now, tell me true
Of all the things I did to you was this the one
That made you break
Did I make my last mistake


"My Last Mistake" by Dan Auerbach from Keep it Hid




Tell me now, tell me true
Of all the things I did to you was this the one
That made you break
Did I make my last mistake
Only you can play the game
Rope-a-dope and lay the blame
Cant you see, my body shake
Cause I made my last mistake
(Bridge)
I was out of line before
But this is so much more I know
I dont wanna be the king
Of every single living thing, just you
And you can be my queen, mama
Separate towns, separate hearts
Distant love from distant parts
Every man plays the snake
Bound to make his last mistake

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Aaron Neville Effect

When I first heard this song on the radio, I thought it had to be a woman. I pictured a turbaned Nina Simone or Erykah Badu. But it's a young hip looking man from England named Sam Smith.

"Stay With Me"  by Sam Smith



I call this the Aaron Neville effect. It first happened when I heard I Don't Know Much with Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt on the radio and then saw him on TV. It's like when you hear a song that sounds like angels singing down from heaven, and you picture light and air, but then you see the video and realize that it's a big burly guy in a sleeveless jean jacket.


Just goes to show how amazing music is and how it can morph itself to fit the most unsuspected vessel. Fascinating.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sound Healing

 




Jason and I learned about Sound Healing last week, including playing with Tibetan Singing Bowls, tuning forks and a digital tamboroa. They are seven tones of bowls made from seven different metals which are toned to the seven body chakras. You can put the bowls directly on the body and make them "sing" and it feels incredible. You can also use tuning forks to create an "electric" feel in the ankle by holding a fork to both sides of the ankle at the bony prominences. The digital tambura sets a tonal wave and allows you to tone your body or chakras to help open energy fields and release stagnant energies. It was very cool and I can't wait to learn more about all of it and to integrate it into my daily practice.









Thursday, July 17, 2014

I don't want to be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind

I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me



"I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw

I don't need to be anything other
Than a prison guard's son
I don't need to be anything other
Than a specialist's son
I don't have to be anyone other
Than the birth of two souls in one
Part of where I'm going, is knowing where I'm coming from

I don't want to be
Anything other than what I've been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind
I'm tired of looking 'round rooms
Wondering what I've got to do
Or who I'm supposed to be
I don't want to be anything other than me

I'm surrounded by liars everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by imposters everywhere I turn
I'm surrounded by identity crisis everywhere I turn
Am I the only one who noticed?
I can't be the only one who's learned!

Can I have everyone's attention please?
If you're not like this and that, you're gonna have to leave
I came from the mountain
The crust of creation
My whole situation-made from clay to stone
And now I'm telling everybody

I don't want to be