“Intimacy is not entirely physical. In fact, it can have no physical interaction at all. For an intimate relationship to take place, allow someone into your thoughts. Let them hold and caress your feelings. Let them be intimate with your mind. Allow for the emotional intimacy to be the reason for passion to be bred. Now that is intimacy that is long lasting.”—
I just uploaded a bunch of the most recent episodes to podomatic if you feel like grabbin’ them through itunes.. so you don’t miss out or forget about me..
(and, well, because i cannot sleep due to the disorganized stressed-out hell of moving, on top of the unendingly heavy toll of beyond-broken-hearted blues.)
also.. the loss this week of the lovely and legendary Letha Rodman Melchior only adds to the weight. listen to a haunting track from her upcoming (now sadly posthumous) new record Shimmering Ghosthere. thank you so much for your spirit, Letha.. now you are free.
playlist: arab strap - screaming in the trees (the red thread) richard buckner - song of 27 (devotion and doubt) richard skelton - of the sea (verse of birds) grouper - call across rooms (ruins) arbouretum - bus stop (thalia zedek) (plum) the saints - simple love (the monkey puzzle) pj harvey - to bring you my love (to bring you my love) jason molina - jennie blackbird’s blues (amalgamated sons of rest) hiss tracts - half-speed addict starts with broken wollensak (shortwave nights) rothko - sit in silent thought (eleven stages of intervention) jack rose - white mule II (two originals of jack rose) jerk with a bomb - fine health is at home (pyrokinesis) letha rodman melchior - hypatia rilles (handbook for mortals) letha rodman melchior - lake of dreams (handbook for mortals) low - embrace (things we lost in the fire) maica mia - swollen eyes (sparsity blues) rafael anton irisarri - fear and trembling (the unintentional sea) saffronkeira & mario massa - pity (cause and effect) jason molina - shore to shore (autumn bird songs) pelt - pineal eye (burning/ filament/ rockets) mazzy star - five string serenade (arthur lee) (so tonight that i might see)
“The song is on one level very plain and literal, about a letter I wrote for someone I loved and could not get along with,” she says. On a more subconscious, poetic level, it is a letter to myself, as aspiration to love better.”
"i pulled my heart out on a mountain high, i left it in the sun but it would not die.."
playlist: rivulets - stars in aspic (7-inch) karina esp - close your eyes (a still from the film) beans - boston rwa (crane wars) sparklehorse - devil’s new (it’s a wonderful life) matt sweeney & bonnie prince billy - my home is the sea (play superwolf) the for carnation - being held (the for carnation) lowered - movement of circles (unreleased) rivulets - it’s here (7-inch) interbellum - cayo costa (this was an important place in their lives) karina esp - low red room 1 (a still from the film) chelsea wolfe - halfsleeper (the grime and the glow) richard youngs - mountain of doom (summer through my mind) rosy parlane - morning (willow 7-inch) tren brothers - kit’s choice (blue trees) spacemen 3 - so hot (wash away all of my tears) (playing with fire) flying saucer attack - sally free and easy (sally free and easy ep) cinematic orchestra featuring fontella bass - breathe (ma fleur)
The heart is the knower of truth, not the mind. The mind presents us with possibilities and choices, but the heart knows the truth. Being in touch with our heart tells us the quality of our existence, the truth of who we really are.The heart brings us a sense of the preciousness of life and the present moment. The heart feeds the soul, and truth is the heart-food we most need. What is your truth? Who are you really? What are you being called to be and do?
"seven years a bird in the wood, seven years a fish in the flood.."
playlist: mountains - sand (centralia) chris forsyth - downs and ups (contrasts: loren connors/ chris forsyth) rivulets - i told jesus christ how much i love her (ride on, molina) alan sparhawk - sagrado corazón de jesu (second attempt) (solo guitar) martyn bates & m.j. harris - the cruel mother (traditional) (your jewled footsteps: 1978-2005) jasper tx - black sleep vi (black sleep) bardo pond - maggot brain (funkadelic) (rise above it all) bangtwister - downside up (the moon on a stick)
"i hope that last things last past these first charms, these pale charms.."
playlist: nina nastasia - ocean (the blackened air) songs: ohia - just a spark (the lioness) les beyond - you speak in circles + the shortened nights (freewave session) sharon van etten - love more (epic) thee silver mt zion memorial orchestra & tra-la-la band - hang on to each other (horses in the sky) loren connors - as roses bow (as roses bow) lowered - latitude 33 degrees north, longitude 40 degrees west (lost seas) rachel’s w/ shannon wright - last things last (systems/layers) labradford - twenty (fixed::context) dinah washington - since i fell for you (buddy johnson) (the first ladies) josh t. pearson - i’m so lonesome i could cry (hank williams) (doris/ i’m so lonesome 7-inch) sparklehorse & fennesz - if my heart (in the fishtank) grouper - vital (the man who died in his boat) 200 years - solar system (200 years) tara jane o’neil - the signal, wind (where shine new light) low - done (c’mon) nina nastasia - that’s all there is (the blackened air) vic chesnutt - my new life (skitter on takeoff) willie nelson - somebody pick up my pieces (teatro) spiritualized - broken heart (ladies & gentlemen we are floating in space) scout niblett - my man (it’s up to emma)
”.. ‘til your singing eyes and fingers drew me loving to your isle..”
playlist: low & dirty three - down by the river (neil young) (in the fishtank) six organs of admittance - solar ascent (ascent) barn owl & the infinite strings ensemble - light (the headlands) kinski - i think i blew it (again) (airs above your station) derek rogers - beautiful ever could (open windows) dead rat orchestra - the heather isle (the guga hunters of ness) magik markers - young (surrender to the fantasy) bardo pond - wayne’s tune (bardo pond) dando shaft - rain (an evening with dando shaft) alasdair roberts & friends - the lover’s ghost (traditional) (too long in this condition) giant sand - astonished (in memphis) (chore of enchantment) jason molina - honey, watch your ass (pyramid electric company) jack rose - red horse (two originals of jack rose) low & dirty three - i hear.. goodnight (in the fishtank) jeff buckley - satisfied mind (joe red hayes/ jack rhodes) (sketches for my sweetheart the drunk) czars - song to the siren (tim buckley) (sing a song for you) trembling bells - darling (abandoned love) bill callahan - one fine morning (apocalypse)
“Because he will grip you by the shoulders and wrench you around and he will bring his bristly mouth to yours and blow
down your throat
you are so full
light.”—You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs (via coffeestainedheart)
"there is time to be by your side/ already more than alive.."
playlist: grouper - come softly (for daniel d.) (a i a: alien observer) brightblack morning light - friend of time (brightblack morning light) bonnie prince billy & the cairo gang - someone coming through (the wonder show of the world) dirty three - distant shore (ocean songs) vic chestnutt - dimples (skitter on takeoff) jack rose - mountaintop lamento (two originals of jack rose) 200 years - more than alive (200 years) gil scott-heron - i’ll take care of you (brook benton) (i’m new here) david sylvian and nine horses - serotonin (burnt friedman remix) (snow borne sorrow) swans - nathalie neal (to be kind) hiss tracts - windpipe gtrs. (shortwave nights) lowered - movement of slowly dying waves (lost seas) richard buckner - ariel ramirez (since) derek rogers - swift (prevais) vanessa rossetto - whole stories (whole stories) ambarchi/ o’malley/ dunn - sometimes (shade themes from kairos) greg kelley & jason lescalleet - consultation (conversations) big brave - dead horse (an understanding between people) ilyas ahmed - in desire (arroyo)
"your eight letters spelling out the sun/ making sure that we’re the only ones.."
playlist: trembling bells - adieu england (abandoned love) boxhead ensemble - far gone/ big sky (the last place to go) morgen - love (morgen) love - a house is not a motel (forever changes) july - dandelion seeds (july) low - $20 (c’mon) richard skelton - little knives (vérsa éan) richard skelton - ascend (vérsa éan) bardo pond - side to side (yntra) circuit des yeux - bud & gin (overdue) low - witches (c’mon) circuit des jeux - my name is rune (overdue) bardo pond - the cawl (yntra) circuit des yeux - acarina (overdue) magic markers - last of the lemach line (boss) swans - just a little boy (for chester burnett) (to be kind)