Saturday, March 24, 2007

In the morning of my winter
When my eyes are still asleep
In the morning of my winter
When my eyes are still asleep
A dragonfly lady in a coat of snow
I'll send to kiss your heart for me
A dragonfly lady in a coat of snow
I'll send to kiss your heart for me
– Nico

Thursday, March 22, 2007

You know last night I went to sleep in Detroit city
And I dreamed about those cotton fields and home
I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sisters and brothers
And I dreamed about a love who's been waiting there so long
I want to go home, I want to go home
– Dolly Parton

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Early in the evenin' just about supper time
Over by the courthouse, starting to unwind
Four kids on the corner trying to bring you up
Willy picks a tune out, he blows it on the harp

Down on the corner, out in the street
Willy and the poor boys are playin'
Bring a nickel, tap your feet

Rooster hits the washboard and people just got to smile
Blinky thumps the gut bass and solos for a while
Poor boy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo
Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo

You don't need a penny just to hang around
But if you've got a nickel, won't you lay your money down
Over on the corner there's a happy noise
People come from all around to watch the magic boys
– Miriam Makeba

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

And it's back down to earth again
Back in my car and gone
Back on the road
Back on the road alone
– Carly Simon

Monday, March 19, 2007

Why you all in my grill (All in my grill)
Can you pay my bills (Can you pay my bills, yeah)
Let me know if you will (Let me know if you will)
Cuz a chick gotta live (oh, yeah)
– Missy Elliott

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

If I ask for a thing
That I should not ask for
If I pray for a thing selfishly
If I ask for myself
And not for my neighbor
Lift this veil from my eyes
Let me see
– Mahalia Jackson

Monday, March 12, 2007

Days go by
Leaving me with a hunger
I could fly
Back to when we were younger
When adventures like cars we would ride
And the years lied ahead still untried
While I stand here
– Cyndi Lauper

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I know a man who's lonely, and he's old at 33.
No one wants to be old at 33.
Your disposition sours like a lemon on a tree.
Don't let it happen to you, and don't let it happen to me.
– Rosemary Clooney

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Revolution ballroom
Bringing light into the dark
Revolution dancehall
Nothing more to day
Revolution ballroom
Like a rainbow shining in the sky
Revolution dancehall
Looking for a better day
– Nina Hagen

Monday, March 05, 2007

I now detect an alien vibration here
There's something in the air besides the atmosphere
The object of the action is becoming clear
An imminent attack upon my heart I fear
The evidence is strong
My lucky number's wrong
Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!
– Lena Lovich

Sunday, March 04, 2007

I'll return to the woodlands
I'll return to the snow
I'll return to the hills
and the valley below
I'll return like a poor man
or a king if God wills
but I'm on my way home
to the piney wood hills.
– Buffy St. Marie

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

And the light that shines through the shining night
Is a lamp that I carried from my mother's home
And the light that burns through the window pane
And the love remains
– Stevie Nix

What's the use in regrets
They're just thing we haven't done yet
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet
– Beth Orton

Sunday, February 25, 2007

In winter when the streets are bare
There aint nothing much to see
I just cant help missing and thinking
About that kindly man
That one old winter time came
And took away from me

And then one morning
Another spring is there outside my door
Things are blooming
Birds are singing
And suddenly yes well I aint sad
Aint sad no more aint sad no more
– Nina Simone

Friday, February 23, 2007

And she pinned back her hair
Shouldered with care
The burdens that were his
Mending the coat
That hung on the post
In heart remembering
– Patti Smith

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wait till you have reached the age Blah blah
History has turned the page Blah blah
We still want to hear a brand new thing Uh huh
We still need a song to sing Uh huh
– Britney Spears

Monday, February 19, 2007

So take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.
Just take me as I am,
or have nothing at all.
– Mary J. Blige

Saturday, February 17, 2007

oh sweet blindness
a little magic
a little kindness
oh sweet blindness
all over me
four leaves on a clover
–Laura Nyro

Friday, February 16, 2007

Sweet sad songs,
Sung by lonely girls, lonely girls
-- Lucinda Williams

Friday, February 09, 2007

I think of all the friends I’ve known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody’s home
– Shirley Bassey

Thursday, February 08, 2007

"Yo no quiero que las flores sepan
los tormentos que me da la vida
si supieran lo que estoy sufriendo
por mis penas llorarian tambien"

I don't want the flowers to know
the torments that give me life,
if they should know that I'm suffering
for my pains, they would cry, too.
– Ibrahim Ferrer

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I can't wait toStir it, got to shake it up nowIf I have to beg or borrow, I don't wanna take it anymoreStir it up, got to break it up nowWhen I think about tomorrow, I can't wait toStir itgot to shake it up nowIf I have to beg or borrow, I don't wanna take it anymoreStir it upStir it upStir it upStir it up
– Patti LaBelle

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tan faltos de aire
Tan llenos de nada
Chatarra inservible
Basura en el suelo
Moscas en la casa

So empty of air
So full of nothing
Useless cans, trash on the floor
Flies in the house
– Shakira

Monday, February 05, 2007

And understandably, Iraqis blame the United States for allowing that devastating bomb to happen.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

In the end, the bombing in Baghdad didn't murder 45 shoppers. The tally remains uncertain, but at this point it's clear that it has killed over 135 people who were rushing to get home for prayers, in the midst of last minute purchases before the weekend.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Seven bombs went off in Kirkuk killing five, injuring 40, while one bomb in Baghdad, hid in a truck and driven into a marketplace, killed 45.

Friday, February 02, 2007

At a conference in Paris, scientists from all over the world are in agreement: global warming is caused by humans.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The radio reports today that the Sundabans, an archipelago of islands, in the delta of the Ganges, are disappearing. The tides from rising sealevels are drowning the miniature ecosystems.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

From the Greek, "eu" meaning good, "thanatos" meaning death. Euthanasia for a great horse.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Call it a subtle 'surge' in which the 82nd Airborne has arrived in Iraq without fanfare.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

From the car window it looked warmer, with at touch of sun, and outside, a dampness that chilled the walker.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"We're not the first to come here with government divided and uncertainty in the air."
-- President George Bush, Jan. 24, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The blackouts of the summer feel far away in the cold light of winter. But not so with Con Ed's culpability.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A first year of counting for the United Nations. 34,000 Iraqi deaths in 2006.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

January's arrived! Tonight, freezing, freezing temperatures!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A pod of dolphins has arrived in the Hamptons, and more troops are destined for Iraq.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Jane Bolin, the first African American woman judge, died today.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A strange smell descended over the lower part of Manhattan and no one could say what it was.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cherry trees, apricot trees and magnolias are blooming in the parks. Daffodils have popped up their yellow heads. Feral cats are bearing kittens. Where did winter go?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Someone stole my newspaper this morning.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A new Governor, new Congress, new Speaker and promises of clean government.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Iraqis pass around videos of the execution via their cell phones.

Monday, January 01, 2007

The first day of 2007, and 3000 Americans, and anywhere from 50,000 to 600,000 Iraqis dead since 2003.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

I read today that Jack Kerouac lived on Long Island, not too far from Exit 49, for six years. And then he disappeared.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

They executed Saddam Hussein this morning, a half world away.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Dry roads and still three fatalities on Long Island's highways.

Friday, December 15, 2006

East or west? I choose south.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Where is the perfect Christmas tree?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The nature of an island is that everything has to be trucked out to it.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The first frost of the season. Does a frigid landscape look from others?