A ‘Mix-Tape’ for Marisa

A mix-tape for Marisa ❤

The Garden of Jane Delawney by Trees

 

Have you Heard the News Today by Cosmic Rough Riders

 

These Days by Nico

 

Northen Sky by Nick Drake

 

Autopsy by Fairport Convention

 

White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes

 

Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone

 

She’s Got Medals by David Bowie

 

Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

 

Next Life by Suede

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I’ve been losing so long

 

I’ve been out walking
I don’t do too much talking these days
These days
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had
A chance to
I’ve stopped my rambling
I don’t do too much gambling these days
These days
These days I seem to think about
How all these changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I’d see another
Highway
I had a lover
I don’t think I’d risk another these days
These days
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It’s just that I’ve been losing
So long
La, la, la …
I stopped my dreaming
I won’t do too much scheming these days
These days
These days I sit on cornerstones
And count the time in quarter tones to 10
Please don’t confront me with my failures
I had not forgotten them
La, la …
Performed by Nico
Written by Jackson Browne

A ‘Mix-Tape’ for Kit

I used to make mix-tapes for friends but I think they only work for those who are excited about listening to stuff they aren’t familiar with.

I thought I’d start making mix-tapes and maybe mix-shelves (book recs) for friends again, but as blog posts.

This one if for Kit who has begun a new phase of her life. No hidden messages, just some songs I think  she’ll enjoy. Read More »

They Paved Paradise

Lyrics are so important to me and that’s why I’ll never be a fan of the Foo Fighters. The lyrics of this Joni Mitchell number (perhaps her most famous) are near perfect in the they lead up to the point of the song, all the while giving you examples of it (‘That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone.’) And until you get to the crux of the matter, you’re wondering about that mysterious ‘big yellow taxi’. A love story with a film noir vibe and an environmental message – I should use it as a prompt at one of my creative writing classes.Read More »

All I Feel Is the Cold That You Left

Song for a Blue Guitar

When everything we felt fails
And some music soft and distant sails
But it don’t sound like it did before
Then I know I’m left with nothing more
Than my own soul

When pretty pictures face back
But your coats aren’t hanging on the rack
And blue water turns to
A place I can’t get to, a place that I can’t

In the room all I feel is the cold that you left
Through the air all I see is your face full of blame
What’s left to see
What’s there to see …

In the room all I feel is the cold that you left
Through the air all I see is your face full of blame
What’s left to see, what’s left to see …

 

Songwriter
Mark Kozelek