Saturday Songs for Mary Cigarettes

Last week I discovered that once again, upon wondering why I hadn’t heard from an old friend for some time, that another great influence on my life has passed on. Mary Cigarettes, who bore two different names before I knew him, left this world seven months ago, just shy of his 60th birthday. I found…

Saturday Song with the Mountain Goats

“There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year!” I can’t believe I haven’t shared something by John Darnielle here before, so for my first post of the new year, there’s no time like the present. When I hit the highway for the 2-plus-hour drive to visit my dad with my boys on New…

Beautiful People, as a Musical?

Music Monday with Pomplamoose On Saturday, we did a Saturday Song from Nataly Dawn, the amazing song writer who is one half of the group Pomplamoose. It was pretty heavy stuff, and this is just the beginning of a rough week for me before I take next week off for some fall hawk migration watching!…

Please Say You Hate Me

A Saturday Song, with Nataly Dawn I don’t know why I have not shared this song with you before. It’s probably my favorite by Nataly. She’s been doing some gorgeous work, both on her own and with her hubby Jack, co-creator of Patreon and the other half of the fun and innovative group called Pomplamoose….

I Am What I Am: a Pride Post

To be clear, I’m not a pride post, I’m just making one. I’ve been (mostly) on a digital break, though I did stipulate on social media that I’d still need to be online a bit for work and poetry. So we can include the blog loosely in the “poetry” category, since that’s our main topic…