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beautiful blurs

My wife, Cat, is an xclnt, award-winning film & tv costume designer, and my front row seat to her work is electrifying and teeming with inspiration. That said, her job takes her away from me, sometimes quite distant, for very long stretches.

When she filmed Kill Bill in 2002, she shuttled between Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beijing for 8 months, came home to NYC for 1 week and then went to Mexico and LA for 3 more months. During that production, including the 7 days she was home, we saw each other a grand total of 23 days. Most of her jobs aren’t that far-flung, but even when she works close by for a few months, as she did in Boston on last year’s The Heat, seeing her often, or at all, is always difficult. Now, Cat is again away – this time in New Orleans until July on a film called Untitled Texas Buddy Comedy.

Longing is as much a process as an emotion. You can miss something, or someone, without longing for it, or her, or him. Once the longing sets in, though, that’s where the heartbreak starts. Collected here are tracks I’ve written over the last 10 years to deal with various states of longing. In these songs, I see evolution, but also constant threads, in my perspective on Cat’s absences. If you’ve ever longed for someone – or some time or place or thing – you’ll relate.

You and I never get enough
Time to make
More than a beautiful blur


Goodbye Monday Blue

01 October 2009

Goodbye Monday Blue
Long Road Ahead
Get Like That
Words Of Release
Invisible Girl
Cult Status
Freeway Sign
Nothing But Love
Cognac + Polyester

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Freeway Sign

have you ever been really really far away
from your lover for a really really long time?

I know you’re lonely
I’m waiting here for you
Baby, nothing changes
When you feel like I do

So now you’re far away
You got a job to do
So, baby don’t get desperate
Don’t be blue

I see that exit sign
The one you take tonight
The one you take to know you’re home

So many freeway signs
An exit for every life
Remember there’s one can take you home

Other people
They don’t have a clue
They drive on by
Like they do

I see that exit sign
The one you take tonight
The one you take to know you’re home

So many freeway signs
An exit for every life
Remember there’s one can take you home

Where’s the love in a freeway sign
That’s got nothing to do with your life?
It just says you are miles from home

07.20.2008 12:07a