the dryness and the rain

after completing messes of men, the first part of my photography project inspired by mewithoutYou’s brother, sister, cranking the second part out was surprisingly easy. as part of this shoot i learned about betta fish and discovered just how many things cockle burrs can latch onto. [and how cold 40-degree weather can be — thanks…

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messes of men

i’ve talked before about my love for mewithoutYou’s album brother, sister, and my desire to “illustrate” it, so to speak, through photography and other media. a desire four or five years in the making finally got off the ground last march when i did two shoots based on “messes of men,” the first song on…

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look what the sun did

this past winter we weren’t Christmasless, as narnia was for so many years, but as cold weather, rain and even snow kept clinging to us, it seemed as though winter might never end. now it has, and the may flowers brought on by april’s seemingly ceaseless showers are bursting forth all over the place. my…

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were we better off?

all my hopes and dreams scatter like ashes; up in flames, a quiet disaster. one day something went wrong, everything changed. now we’re patching these holes in our souls where a ball and chain… we were better off when we were little children, when our faith came as easy as breathing. when we dreamed, we…

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brother, sister

about two years ago, with an “oh yeah just watch me” attitude, i listened to mewithoutYou‘s album brother, sister. it’s raw and honest, bitter and beautiful, dark and blinding, sharp and sweet. it was “not quite my type of thing,” so i promptly fell in love with it. it tells a story, a sulking to…

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firefly, and other observations

there was thunder and lightning last evening, and then — snow! it was a loveliness this morning. robbie had a great time hopping about in it, and now the white expanse on our patio is pockmarked with paw prints. and then i went to work and our building didn’t have power. we continued not to…

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the Christmas unicorn

sufjan stevens writes the trippiest Christmas music ever. his new album, silver and gold, contains several such examples, including a highly funky (in a good way) rendition of good king wenceslas. Christmas unicorn might take the weird factor cake. however, as with many — or most — of his original songs, i think the unconventional…

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“neon heart, day glow eyes”

neon heart day glow eyes a city lit by fireflies they’re advertising in the skies for people like us and i miss you when you’re not around i’m getting ready to leave the ground oh, you look so beautiful tonight in the city of blinding lights don’t look before you laugh look ugly in a…

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