Saturday, November 22, 2014

From Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls

When I was growing up, my hometown had three used-record stores within 200 yards.

I was just there a few days ago.

All three are gone.

But there's a Starbucks.

So there's that.

But I don't think anyone will have great stories in 20 years about that time they were at Starbucks and the amazing discovery they made there.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Stars Are Laughing At Us

Crawl on and on...

Two different demo versions of the song that I haven't been able to get out of my head for the past few days...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All the Papers Lie Tonight

...Is The News of the Day

The car screeches in the snowy streets.

You breath out, see the warm cloud rise up and dissipate.

The car moves off. Somewhere.

Everyone going somewhere.

And then the streets are empty again. The cloudless night sky twinkles with a few stars.

Not enough stars to matter, but a few.

And as you look up you wonder if you can build on them, stack the stars together and make a structure. A simple machine that can reach you back to the stars.

And you turn, marveling at the smell of the fresh snow and the cold air.

And the lack of people and animals.

It's just you. And an impossibly empty section of the city. And your memories.

Just the way you like it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme (Etc.)

This song was stuck in my head all day today.

Perhaps because the addiction to drama doesn't seem to end when people get out of their teens.