Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010


night dancing is like dreaming

Saturday, July 31, 2010


I'm driving through a landscape cut from pages of a magazine
The journey is long and I have not brought with me enough to think about
So thoughts, unbound, come to me
I think of something else
Of when I was a child and my mother told me to think of something else
Above me a hint of blue sky, promising a hope for a wish for a time that will come, a brightened day
But I have been driving a long time and the landscape, cut from a magazine, changes so slowly
I sit up to try to see the road ahead, unrolling under me, the scattered asphalt skittering away from the tires, humming, sound mixing with the radio playing music, drifting
No wind stirs the trees; the leaves, scattered on the ground, are still, and I cut through without disturbing them, only a shade passing, cut from the same

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

simple music

I find that people most respond to the music that I write most quickly and without too much thought. My most melancholy music, and I think my favorite of the music you sent me and the most affecting, is the simplest. I have an intellectual desire to add and make complex, but I will suppress that for our project. I will somehow find a simple place, a simple place in my thoughts and in my heart, a direct and simple locus that connects in a direct way to this idea of sadness, to the connection between you and me, a music that shifts moods slightly and slowly, at the tempo of the shadows changing in the studio, shades of grey, but with flaring rays of the sun sometimes scintillating and sparking across, so bright that we have to look away.

Friday, March 12, 2010

and my treasures....

music to dive into this weekend.
cannot wait.
i am thrilled by how very different our lists are...i'm sure we will 
both be delighted by new sounds.
and what lovely packaging!

 and this...
made me so happy.
just beautiful.
placed now in the special windowsill space in my little home.
to be seen every day.

p.s. i kind of think we should make a habit of this.  i loved every bit of it.  
 a true pleasure to receive a little package in the old-fashioned mail.
and to know for certain, the moment you see it,
that it is full of good and inspiring things 
from someone dear.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sad Songs Received

Beginning to listen.  Owen Pallett tune is beautifully arranged.  What I sent Elizebeth is a very different list!

And this, from my friend, makes me happy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mix CDs

I made two because I just couldn't squeeze it down any further, although now, as they are in the mail, I'm finding myself fretting that I shouldn't have put that piece in and should have put this other tune in its place. I tried to stick to just melancholy, and it's all things that I like, and there is a bit of a resurrection which I put there to uplift you at the end.  I hope you will find some of them so very pretty.