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Vienna Teng!

Posted in Music on May 19, 2009 by boychick1

So this weekend I went to the East Lansing Art Fair to see some art but mostly to listen to Vienna Teng!  If you have not heard her music where in the hell have you been you really should give her a listen.  I literally got to the table in time to buy her last remaining CD and now am listening to it on continuous loop and need the rest of  her music as well.  Of course I do.

A friend of mine snapped these photos of us together — notice the meaningful eye contact as she sang to me.

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Janet

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Girlyman!

Posted in Music on April 26, 2009 by boychick1

Girlyman was FANTASTIC at the Ark last night – played two encores.  Meg Hutchinson an amazing singer/songwriter opened for them (she is also very cute).  Audience full of pretty women.  Fun, fun, fun.  Have an iPod stocked with their music and I am off to the gym, followed by an afternoon of painting.

Enjoy.

I Dedicate This Album To You, To Us.

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on April 22, 2009 by boychick1

n27421445_37609719_2298This past weekend I found myself wanting to hear some live music – and often I end up at The Ark when this happens.  So last Saturday night Katie Herzig was playing,  I was not familiar with her music but I went.  WOW!

I cannot stop listening to her album “Apple Tree” and have been listening to it on a continuous loop ever since.  Her songwriting and lyrics are smart, bittersweet, ironic, funny…it is just fine, fine music.  Great voice.  Love it.

Did I mention that I really like her music, really LOVE IT!

Because my brain does these things – I have linked up all of these songs with my last relationship.  I would dedicate this whole album to you ,to us.  Most especially this song…this is my break up song.  When I hear it I smile broadly — I think about how grateful I am for music, for love (even when it doesn’t work it is the most brilliant mistake), for you, for loving you…still.  I listen to this song and I smile broadly – I want to touch the sky.  Love.  Love.  Love.

I, I want to wish you well
I didn’t watch you go
Cause I suppose I don’t know how
I, I will remember you
Not the way you left but how you lived
And what you knew

I, I want to feel your hands
I want to feel your fire burning
Right from where I stand

I’ll find my way
Cause you showed me how

I, I want toknow it’s you
When I hear your voice inside my head
Inside my room
I, want to touch the sky
I want to see the stars twinkle
Like they were your eyes

I’ll find my way
You showed me
I’ll find my way
Cause you showed me how

I, I want to smell your scent
I want to breathe the air I did before
Before you left

I, I want to wish you well
The only reason my heart beats
Is cause you showed it how

I’ll find my way
You show me
I’ll find my way
You show me
I’ll find my way
Cause you showed me how
You show me how
You showed me how

Sunday Musings.

Posted in Music, Personal ramblings, Uncategorized with tags , on April 19, 2009 by boychick1

I have to say first – that if you have a chance to see Katie Herzig playing anywhere near you…well you must go and see her.  She is an amazing musician and singer/songwriter.  Smart, thoughtful lyrics – she has a really interesting voice.  Very talented.  Go give her music a listen.  Katie Herzig!

My thoughts are kind of scattered this morning – flying in from all over the place.  Mother is in the hospital, a stroke, this one is appears not severe but they are running many tests.  Headache.  Gray skies return.  Cat came in with the most beautiful black capped chickadee in his mouth — no I was not interested in seeing the cycle of life and death just moments out of bed.

I just want the encaustic stuff to arrive as I have all of these ideas, many not fully formed that I want to express.  Results are not important the expression of them is.

This morning I am wondering …

did we ever have a chance? With so many women in the room – your past and mine swirling all around us.  Gone before we even got started, who did you leave with…

Play Herzig listen to her albums …The Apple Tree & Weightless listen over and over again.  Hit repeat, again – one more time, play again, play on.

Katie Herzig At The Ark.

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on April 17, 2009 by boychick1

See you there – tomorrow night at The Ark in Ann Arbor.  Yeah that’s Michigan.

Stitchmarks

Posted in dating, Music, Uncategorized on April 12, 2009 by boychick1

Jane Siberry singing one of her very early songs “You Don’t Need” some of the lyrics are…

you don’t need anybody
you don’t need any comfort
you don’t need any lovers
you can get it from yourself
you don’t need anyone to want you
don’t want anyone to need you
and I think I have yourself
almost convinced
I have yourself almost convinced

Someone I dated sent this to me after we broke up – it was certainly a cruel gesture but people can be cruel when they are in a place of hurting and confusion.  And it honestly was also accurate, I was very good at hurting and confusing people.  Unavailable, inaccesible.

Serial.  Single.  Girl.

For most of my adult dating life I have been known as unapproachable, independent, not accessible, not needing anyone, not affectionate – don’t need anyone to love you, don’t want anyone to need you.

Serial.  Single.  Girl.  I’d even accepted these comments as accurate, a part of myself.  “I’m Gonna Break Your Heart”.

So when we met maybe I was a challenge as after all I am 1. serially single, and I certainly thought you were 2. too young for me.

None. Of. That. Really. Matters.

But I fell into what certainly felt like love – and I decided that I would be available, and reliable, generous, affectionate, communicative, available, consistent, honest.  I might even try to be vulnerable.  I would be things that in the past I had not been.  Listening to how a person’s past had hurt them I was committed to not being like that past.

And I was a much better version of myself – oh not perfect – at one point I walked away from it all and back to the person I once was.  Stealing off in the middle of the night.  But I came back, back to a better more loving and generous version of myself.

And. It.  All.  Really.  Felt.  So. Very. Good.

Poetry, music, laughter, touching, texting, talking, holding, music, laughter, poetry, eating, touching, laughing, chat.

And then it seemed just as abruptly it was over.  Everything I had done to other people over and over again – happened to me.

I wear you on my soul, like stitchmarks.

And I’m grateful for it all.  For loving, for still being in love – for feeling a hurt so exquisite I know I am healed.  I know I am healed.

Late night Cat Stevens

Posted in Music on March 31, 2009 by boychick1

I was just remembering how often I listened to this Cat Stevens album in college and how much I loved this song in particular.