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October 12, 2018

who are we?


friends,

 

episode 624 is inspired by the feeling of being misunderstood, a poem by emily dickinson, and (tangentially) the 2017 movie princess cyd.

 

i'm thankful you're here,

and hope you'll listen.

 

read - the poem

see - the trailer


the songs:

- as it turns out (a fish may love a bird, 2005)

- just you (a fish may love a bird, 2005)

- just my luck (a fish may love a bird, 2005)

 

love,

russell

October 05, 2018

all hands


friends,

 

tonight is episode 623 , and finds me amidst a third week of ongoing obsession with performing drums + (trying to) finalize my 2018 roster of songs. the process is going more slowly than i wish, alas, but i am making progress... ;)

 

this week's podcast features some songs from a few years back, + me wondering aloud about self doubt, how to find meaning, love, where motivation comes from, etc.

 

i'm honored you're here, and hope you'll join me.

 

the songs:

- planet of rock (cat eyes, 2016)

- i'm gone now too (cat eyes, 2016)

- mountain pass (cat eyes, 2016)

 

love,

russell

September 28, 2018

drums


friends,

 

this week finds me up in the attic again - headphones on, sticks in hand, attentive, focused, maybe even a bit obsessed?? i've got a lot of work to do, so i may be here a while...

 

it's episode 622.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

the songs:

- one more night (splitting, 2015)

- all grown up (latest in-process version w/drums, 2018)

- when it's over (songs for when you think you made a mistake, 2002)

 

love,

russell

September 21, 2018

in the attic


friends,

 

as mentioned in recent weeks, i'm in the midst of working out a process to record drums with my current batch of 2018 songs. i've yet to iron it all out, but episode 621 is a small glimpse into the progress i've made so far.

 

it's a short one - just me just checking in, sharing a few songs from the long-lost past, along with a new drum recording experiment.

 

i'm thankful you're here,

+ hope you'll join me.

 

the songs:

- sometimes (songs for when you think you made a mistake, 2002)

- cold fusion (h-nd t- g-d, 2016, + sloppy scratch drums)

- parable of the talents (songs for when you think you made a mistake, 2002)

 

love,

russell

September 14, 2018

heartbreaking


friends,

 

episode 620 is here, and finds me humbled (yet again) by the power that personal songwriting can have in our lives. perhaps more, by the stories we tell ourselves, how they change with time, how it's hard to know the whys or hows of any of it.


i wonder if any of us truly grasp how time changes us?

how experiences shape us,

what was inevitable v. our fault?

 

guilt, shame, insight, which is which?

the lines between them are usually hard to see.

 

the songs:

- yellow leaf (deep, deeper, deepest, 2014)

- he's gonna be a heartbreaker (deep, deeper, deepest, 2014)

- steps (deep, deeper, deepest, 2014)

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

 

p.s. - if you haven't already, yr still invited to episode 618 and episode 619 where i explore the new album dragon and sheep from the band wykobe enz.