I’ll Climb Every Mountain

Because it’s Monday and laughter is the best medicine. If you don’t know this video, Billy Ocean’s backup singers are just what the doctor ordered.


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

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
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 »