Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Airwaves They Took Me

So many late nights. Listening. In the dark. Under the covers.

Missives coming in from miles away.

Longing and loss and jangly guitars.

So much information in a quick hiccup of a vocal.

So many who wanted exactly, exactly what was offered.

So many dark nights. Driving and wishing.

The radio pointing me home. Even when I wasn't sure what home even meant.

The radio sharing cold haunting visions. And warm sparkling thunderous scenes you might never reach.

And, beneath it all... love.

Love and the promise of love were all you needed.

And a tank of gas.

And a vague sense of direction.

Because before satellites and GPS devices in your phones, there was only the vague sense.

And a way to follow. A way to go.

It wasn't always the quickest way. It definitely wasn't always the right way.

But as long as you had the radio with you, it was a way that got you somewhere.

And that got us everywhere.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Memory Fuses and Shatters Like Glass

You Might Have Laughed If I Told You

Tendrils of memory grab at me late at night.

Looking for something.

Something to cling to.

Driving past places that once were important.

Places that you haunt still.

Places. And memories.

Clinging. And looking to climb.

This is the way things happen these days.

Tendrils reaching. Always. Always reaching.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This Ain't No Roxy Music

And Tomorrow's Just a Song Away...

You basically know they'd have listened to this on the Gilmore Girls if that show had stayed on the air.

But sadly, it went off a long time ago. And then it took seven years after this came out for me to hear it.

Better late than never.

Much, much, much better.

(Produced by Jerry Harrison from Talking Heads, who arguably knows something about truthful songs over an '80s groove...)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Birthday

To your friend & mine, Ringo Starr.

By the way, does anyone else hear a little tribute to Badfinger's "Day After Day" here? Not a huge surprise considering this track was written by George Harrison and Mal Evans...