Standing On The Edge

“I’m standing on the edge of the man I’m gonna be” Such is the line in Jake Scott’s “Dancing in the Dawn”, and one of my favorite lines to ever find in a song. It’s a feeling I can’t shake these days. As we start to see the end of a global lockdown (hopefully in…

In The Absence Of

Ah, magical backlight. Only when things are lit from behind can you achieve the idea of the magical and ethereal. It lends itself to thoughts of sweet melancholy, wistful daydreams and a longing for times we never lived in. In the absence of direct and clear light, we can see things in a more beautiful…

Broken Promises and The Way Home

Dramatic title, right? I like making it sound more intense than it really is. Makes it feel bigger. In this case, I failed at my attempt to stay off caffeine for a month. Just had a coffee and I’m very sure it was a mistake. Now I’m shaking and buzzing and it’s not fun. Sometimes…

All Aglow

Few things will ever capture my heart the way a sunset does. It doesn’t matter if it’s spectacular, with rays spilling out and lighting up the clouds, or overcast, slowly dimming til the darkness takes over and starts its program for the night. All that needs happen is the tempered sinking of sun under horizon,…

Deep Impact

Bon Iver’s album 22, A Million remains in my top 5 albums after all these years, for a few simple reasons. First, it’s one of the only albums I know of that flows from one song to the next so effortlessly and with such intention. The glitchy matrix of voice and instrument blend and slide…