28 March 2009

Borrowed Guitars Makes Brand New Better

Thanks to the volcano in Alaska, Brand New got stuck in Seattle and
was good enough to put on a special acoustic set.

Frankly I enjoyed it more than most concerts I've seen in quite a while.

It's a mark of some great musicians that even wearing borrowed clothes
and playing borrowed instruments, they can still put on an amazing show.

Well done boys.

25 March 2009

No Compromise

This erupted from inside earlier. No excuses offered.

Right now, I have a brief moment of free time after crossing an ocean-sized stretch in which I had none at all. I was supposed to spend the time working on a new CD, but this meant more to me. As usual, it applies to all of you, and none of you, in equal measure.

It's funny when you realize
that the biggest key to happy living
is in knowing and forgiving

It's hard to comprehend that making the road seem not so long
Is being sure you own the seeds you've sown

Don't deviate from your right path
Don't hesitate to correct your way

Claim your rights and claim your wrongs
Trust the one to whom your heart belongs

Without their trust there can be no love
Without their love life can't be enough

Don't relegate your dreams regardless of the offer
Don't mediate a compromise you'll only end up lacking

Share your rights and share your wrongs
Guard the one to whom your heart belongs

It's funny when you realize
that the biggest joy you'll find in living
is in the knowing and the forgiving.

Hope you liked it. If you didn't that's cool too. Drop me a line and let me know.

01 March 2009

The Next Taxi

Thanks to @debono being home I felt it appropriate to choose an original piece and post it. Wouldn't want him thinking I slacked on my emo duties just because of him.

I wrote this one some time ago but it seemed to fit my mood and the activities of the day.

On this day, some years ago, one of the two most beautiful creatures in the world was born. I sang her Happy Birthday this morning. What a blessing.


Next time I won't encourage
When cupids cab at last comes round for me
I'll watch my words and hold my flapping tongue

It only takes a moment, a push, a prod,
A gentle poke to place me on the proper path

Hands up and waving, arms flailing, flagging down this taxi
Taking me toward tomorrow and inescapably away

You couldn't change, you can't correct your course and so

I'm standing still and sober, somber inside, sunshine out
Allowing time and a taxi to take me inescapably away

Next time I won't encourage
When cupids cab comes round for me
I'll watch it leave and hold my own heart and hands

- The Next Taxi

Watching the people crowd this airport, ordering their coffees and bagels, I find comfort in the anonymity. I see those flying full of fear, and those with anticipation near to bursting. The collective energy just washes over me and so I smile.

Then my phone dings with a tweet from @dsummer. It's obscene and hilarious and makes me laugh out loud.