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May 29, 2020

my dreams


friends,

 

episode 709 is here, along with some further song experiments.

 

alongside, i'm pulled toward the orbits of loss, karma,

and therapy-via-songwriting.

 

i'm glad yr here,

and hope you'll - join me.


tonight's songs:

- straw (demo3, 2020)

- beginning with the end (new 2020 version)

- broken records (original demo, 2018)

 

love,

russell

May 22, 2020

meditation


friends,

 

episode 708 is a brief hello.

 

i'm working toward my (hopefully forthcoming) 2020 homemade project.

 

the plan is for ten songs

that are clear,

+ simple,

+ true.

 

getting there feels a lot like meditation.

 

i'm thankful yr here,

and hope you'll join me.


the songs:

- straw (new demo, 2020)

- crescent city (new demo, 2020)

- not even g-d can forget (lip service, 2013)

 

love,

russell

May 15, 2020

straw


friends,

 

episode 707 finds me working to discover some new songs.

 

related, i found this article from nancy hillis

which references the concept of multum non multa

(attributed to pliny the younger).

 

i'm thankful yr here,

and for the chance to try again.

 

if time allows,

i hope you'll join me.

 

tonight's songs:

- over + out (new demo, 2020)

- straw (new demo, 2020)

- feelings for facts (night beach, 2011)

 

love,

russell

 

p.s. - here're the new lyrics:

 

straw

 

who would've thought it?

back then, not i

all o' that graspin'

at piles of straw.

 

what was i asking for?

why was i sure?

images fastened

to bars, i'm a fool

 

<chorus theme>

 

i'm always sleeping

can never half tell

imaginary fishing

in some wishing well

 

<chorus>

my dreams were only

my dreams were only

my dreams were impossible

 

whatever pathetic

horizon appears

there in the darkness

that's forever here

 

<chorus>

my dreams were only

my dreams were only

my dreams were impossible

 

what were they, wires

and paper and mud,

what were they trying

to make of the world?

 

<chorus>

my dreams were only

my dreams were only

my dreams were impossible

<chorus theme>

my dreams were only

my dreams were only

my dreams

May 08, 2020

long odds


friends,

 

episode 706 is here.

 

it's just me

+ a few songs,

working through the moment,

trying to make something good.

 

this is - where we are.

 

i'm happy yr here,

and hope you'll - join me.


tonight's songs:

- state #36 (night beach, 2011)

- over + out (demo, 2020)

- in for a penny (pick yr battles, 2010)

 

love,

russell

May 01, 2020

small steps


friends,

 

episode 705 is a brief hello from the world of songwriting.

 

small steps,

while uncertain,

feel very much worth it.

 

thank you for being here.

 

i hope you'll - join me.


the songs:

- elements (demo #2, 2020)

- insatiable (demo #2, 2020)

- hineni (deep, deeper, deepest, 2014)

 

love,

russell