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a matter of space

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death cab for... the culturally understood?

 when people ask me what my favorite band is, i have a hard time answering. i love cocorosie but explaining their style and how i listen to it is too difficult for a simple, shallow conversation. i also can’t answer with ‘the playlist whose title matches my mood’ because that’s too vague and precarious and never a nice thing to respond with. so i default to death cab for cutie. it’s weird hearing people’s opinions on them. sometimes they’ll laugh and remember how awesome and visceral those concerts were, or sometimes they’ll smile and breathe out a nostalgic “ohhhyeah!” and recall their older favorite songs.


 it’s f-o-u-r and i’m humming songs about mariners like the birds outside. i’ve taken my placebo but the stress beat its ass and i’m now i’m just waiting for the sun to rise. in my head. i’m drawn to the water but even more to the fire; seen it been there done that. i’ll let it burnburnburn.

i stumbled and gasped. it felt good, like blood rushing to a scape; stinging and pulsing and alive. a little reminder of who. why. where we are.

(.  syntax.)

i’m a native of the sea but i grew close to waterfire.

2011 Shakespeare's Birthday Photos

2011-Shakespeare Birthday   Full Album

 Photos from the Celebration

Abandon All Ships.


Standing at the edge of the world

The waves flowing over the side

Into impending nothingness.

Take one last breath.


We sailed away from the shoreline

Raised the anchor

Strove forth like valiant youth we were

And funny now how we are knocking on heaven's door.


Captain, Captain!

Before the sail breaks!
Hold fast.


The Magnolia in Front of the Dana Center

Apr 23, 2011



Lucubrations Artistic Tuesday Photos and Recordings

Lucubrations Artistic Tuesday Album


Recordings in Order:

1. Dana Nolan and Valerie Stein Jamming on Guitar and Violin.

2. Cedric Ashley reading a poem.

3. Dana Nolan Screaming a poem accompanied by Valerie Stein on Violin

4. Jeremy Munro reading Bukowski

5. Tom Hickey reading a poem.

6 and 7. Valerie Stein on Violin

Through The Lens Of A Watchmaker


The proud pines scratched the sky in swaying unison

And the soft floral creatures rambled between tangled roots

Foraging for flair, sniffing out the rare words

That once grew and splashed in tune with the rushing stream


You cannot speak of these stolen words with any soul

For the dark pines screamed and scratched that angry stranger

Fine Arts Flickr Gallery of Juried '11

Fine Arts Flickr Gallery of Juried '11

and miles to go before i sleep

and miles to go before i sleep

the woods are lovely, dark and deep,

but i have promises to keep,

and miles to go before i sleep,

and miles to go before i sleep.

(09 april 2011

peterborough, new hampshire)

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