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monk

I found this guy on youtube who is a Buddhist monk who does covers.  I heard “Thuderstruck” first, and I love what he’s doing. My first listen, I didn’t even understand he was saying Thunderstruck.  It was fun, the second hearing, to realize his Sunderstruck was Thunderstruck.  I didn’t know the ACDC song. Then I… Read More »

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best modern songs

Someone asked for a list of favorite songs of 2000 – 2020.  Wow, how could I tackle such a range.  But I thought of that as the modern period.  Best modern songs. I tried to pick stuff everybody doesn’t know already.  I hope this is a good mix.  Thank you for caring about what I… Read More »

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misogyny, emotional labor, Mama

Hey, I notice the new year keeps going.  My friend had a sparkle sword of fireworks, new year’s eve.  I said it was cutting through the illusion of years.  The scam of the annual. Also I looked at my window because rainbow colors were fountaining–so bright, I could see the firework through my closed curtain. … Read More »

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Mache dich, mein Herze, rein

Hey, guess what.  I’m trying to learn how to sing my favorite Bach song “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” again.  It’s from St Matthew’s Passion.  Long ago I listened to this sacred music a lot.  Mostly on long roadtrips in the car with my ex. This is the first song I ever sang in German. … Read More »

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MC River Victor

Hey, I go through phases where I listen to a lot of Joanna Newsom.  She is powerful medicine for me, as well as a freakin genius.  I can pick it up but have to put it back down again. I want to listen to Milk-Eyed Mender over and over.  It can be very stabilizing for… Read More »

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meme capture

“Oh, I really love you.  I captured a meme for you,” I told Ming.  Meme capture is like killing a huge deer and dragging it home for him, were I not a disabled vegetarian non-hunter. “Captured it–was it in the wild?” “Yes, the wild of google images.”  Meme capture can be a love language.  You… Read More »

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new Sufjan Stevens song Sugar

Hopefully an artist leads you to a new place.  Hopefully they take you by the hand and are kind to you.  I always think a good poem teaches me how to read it. Sufjan Stevens is my favorite, and I’ve let him lead me to some weird places.  He can do a lot of different… Read More »

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stop making sense

I woke up confused and ok–felt good, to be in the middle place. I felt contented and independent. Like I was right, alone. But then I reached for my phone, a connection to other humans. Read the txts that came while I was sleeping. Cackled like a crone at a friend’s joke. This morning I… Read More »