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[vid] This Canyon Drive ( performance)

Final song in my 30 April performance beta-testing the new music app. Happy always to work out a few kinks, and bring some melody to the current chaos.

well I’m climbing up this Canyon drive
high enough to see across time
to the days where you and I
had nothing to leave behind
up here, on this Canyon drive

a thousand feet up in the sky
on a one-lane two-way graded switchback ride
we opened up and saw ourselves from outside
and knew we wanted no other life
up here, on this Canyon drive

down in the Valley a relentless pursuit of dreams
in every shadow a sorrow and a scheme
a world designed to keep you from coming alive
far away from all the light that shines
up here, on this Canyon drive

what price wouldn’t you pay
to let nothing get in your soul’s way
to quiet dark echoes of unlived lives
at least up here there’s hope you’ll find
peace on this Canyon drive

[img] Garçon!

“Garçon!” Luna clapped. “Garçon!”
“Me?” I asked.
“Do you see any other waiters here?”
“Well then. This La Boutanche Gamay is NOT at cellar temperature.”
“May I offer you a free snausage?”
“Sure. But I won’t forget this egregious oenophillic infraction!”
“Right away, Madam.”
May 06, 2020 at 05:36PM

[img] May 04, 2020 at 11:02AM

stationary chevy update: still stationary // month: 31 // slow air leak edition // sidenote: with alternate side rules suspended during lockdown, many cars on the block haven’t moved in the last 2 months, either, so our purple friend is enjoying quarantine company
May 04, 2020 at 11:02AM

[img] March 12, 2020 at 05:12PM

“Eye sez ta da guy, ‘If Eye gave yooz five hundred tree months ago, and den yooz turn around and sayta me, ‘Eye canz only give ya faw becuz a dis virus,’ den Eye’m gonna tell-yuz, ‘Dat’s not how it works. Period. Enda story.’”
March 12, 2020 at 05:12PM

[img] March 11, 2020 at 06:46PM

‪“You know I was always thinking this bull would turn into a bear because of old Donnie-Boy, so I’ve been holding onto my shorts. Hoo boy, have I been wrong! But now looks like I’m gonna be right. This virus’s gonna make me a killing…”‬
‪#sidewalksnippet ‬
March 11, 2020 at 06:46PM

[img] March 06, 2020 at 06:42PM

“Still, there’s no harm in putting a full stop to one’s disagreeable thoughts by looking at a mark on the wall.” // Virginia Woolf (1921)

So, on paper, to my quirky ears, quarantine always sounded worthwhile, every once in a while, pandemic shmandenic.
March 06, 2020 at 06:42PM

[img] February 11, 2020 at 02:53PM

“Why is nature so squishy?!” Luna cried, shaking a wet leaf off her paw. “Sgreamhail!”
“Aw, it’s just Earth reminiscing about its childhood of primordial goo.”
“Well, it’s cold, wet, mushy, ew, ew, EW!”
“But you’re an animal-“
“Domesticated animal! Just like you.”
“Fair enough.”
February 11, 2020 at 02:53PM

[img] January 29, 2020 at 05:13PM

“Are there really dogs in NYC who get out more than some people?” Luna wondered.
“Sad,” I said, “but true.”
“Are those the people who watch daytime TV news?”
“Perhaps. For some, TV is a best friend.”
“Get a dog!”
“Some do.”
“Oh man,” she sighed. “Let’s keep going.”
“Sure, Kid.”
January 29, 2020 at 05:13PM

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