June 5, 2012

To Be Quiet

Violently crushing hundreds of periwinkles underfoot, I slip on a bank of slippershells, jerking an earbud from my ear, and suddenly I can hear the ocean and my friend at the same time. He wasn’t keeping up, honestly; I didn’t … Read more

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April 25, 2012

The Left Banke

This essay recently appeared in The Quietus for Record Store Day.

Skimming through my dad’s record collection one hot, boring summer morning, I came upon The Left Banke. I’d heard of just about everyone else in his collection, so of … Read more

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January 26, 2012

Eden

Right before I walked away from my first house, I walked away from my first house. Carried my baby down the street in the snow: dry flakes, whipping sideways past the neighbors’ houses. We were going to the liquor store … Read more

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January 4, 2012

Threads

Really, we know New Year’s eve is just another day, an arbitrary marker. But we figure that it makes us sit still enough to begin walking backwards through the last few seasons, and when we do, it’s natural to reflect … Read more

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December 23, 2010

Film

A Throwing Muses memory: we were playing a club in Texas–a late show on a stormy night–where everybody was high except us. Everybody was really, really high except us. And not high on anything recognizable. Like Extreme Ecstasy plus acid … Read more

Posted in: music, Throwing Muses, words

November 29, 2010

Bluff / Blurry

If you watch your friends carefully, sometimes you’ll notice their features beginning to change; curling up into themselves, looking within rather than without. Hurt feelings or a distracting life event may precede this – sleepy disappointment, confusion. Sometimes your friend … Read more

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November 25, 2010

Gratitude

Hi…

Here in the US of A, it’s Thanksgiving. And regardless of how trite
it may seem, today most of us Americans tend to reflect on those
people and things for which we’re truly thankful.

Hopefully, like me, you’re lucky … Read more

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November 2, 2010

Clark’s Nutcracker

In Palm Springs, California, we inherited a sad, little tree. It came with our rental and it was more like a stick with branches, but it was stuck in the ground and didn’t seem quite dead yet, so we called … Read more

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October 1, 2010

Palm

Palm” is an itchy kid. Twitchy, fidgety, changing outfits so many times you wonder if maybe the problem is with his bone structure. I haven’t yet been able to make him work. “Palm” is a slacker, I guess. … Read more

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September 3, 2010

Cherry Candy/Dripping Trees

A couple of guys spilled off their motorcycle in front of us and died instantly, under a full moon. That desert moon that still shines on LA through the light noise.  It actually seemed extra dark right then, even with … Read more

Posted in: music, Throwing Muses, words

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