Shut Up I Am Dreaming

One Song At a Time

Monday, October 4, 2010

Keeping Awake

"You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair." - Sharon Creech

Song: Keeping Awake by The Innocence Mission

Art by Simon Nikola van Lierde

Friday, September 10, 2010

We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — "Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought."
-John Steinbeck

Song: 100 Years by Dr. Dog
Art by Stephen Kuykendall

Monday, July 12, 2010


Now that you're awake
Everything seems different
I look around
But there's nothing at all

Put on my shoes, I then find that
She is still in her pyjamas
Then found in a dream
I'm hung by an anticlimax

She is with the sun
And it's out here

But where are you...

Go on a journey
And roam the streets
Can't see the way out
And so use the stars
She sits for eternity
And then climbs out

She's the glowing sun
So come out

I awake from a nightmare
My heart is beating
Out of control…

I've become so used to this craziness
That it's now compulsory

And here you are...

I'm feeling...

And here you are,
Glowing sun...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Four Great Things

  1. Oxford Collapse

  2. R.E.M.'s Radio Free Europe being added to the Library of Congress. (As well as Howlin Wolf's Smokestack Lightning.)

  3. Dead Man's Bones

  4. John Wood

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in an hour. Which way does your beard point tonight?
(I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the
supermarket and feel absurd.)
Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The
trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be lonely.
- "A Supermarket in California" by Allen Ginsberg


Elephant Gun
by Beirut

Art by Eugene Atget

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Like It When

I can hardly hear what they're saying.

Meet The Aislers Set...

One Half Laughing

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm Home

Fed the chickens
Smelled the cows
Visited Grandma
Planned a party
Saw the arboretum
Bought a cactus
Sipped my tea
Laughed with my sister
I'm home
I'm so happy to be home!

Today's dance around with happiness song:
Everything With You by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart