About “Cover Letters” — new exhibit at Paragraph | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

When Michael Krueger, curator of “Sincerely Yours,” mentioned that he was interested in a show about sincerity, I realized this was probably the only theme I was interested in anyway. In addition t…

Source: About “Cover Letters” — new exhibit at Paragraph | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

About “Cover Letters” — new exhibit at Paragraph | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Brightest Thing You’ll Ever See

The fires beckon unconditionally
     while the butterflies scream with delight

The fires blacken universally
     while the turtles load their pistols overnight

The fires blister unambiguously
     while the squirrels hold short fuses to the light

The fires bluster uncontrollably
     while the sea lions swing their scabbards left and right

The fires becalm unpredictably
     while the dragonflies swarm to the fight

And the ashes smolder so regrettably
     as our charred bones make a memorable blight

The Brightest Thing You’ll Ever See

Listen of the Week: Oh Pep!

Stadium Cake, by Oh Pep!

[T]he female-fronted group is unique in that they use mostly traditional bluegrass and folk instruments to create their indie, jangly pop, including, guitar, violin, mandolin, double bass and bouzouki. This album is miraculous in how subtle these instruments are put into the mix. In fact, the violin, mandolin, and guitar all sound like modern instruments that are common in indie rock, such as synthesizers and electric guitars.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/04/oh-pep-stadium-cake-review.html

Listen of the Week: Oh Pep!

Friday Lyrics Mash: Take Me On Out Me

I know I won’t be leaving here with you
Today’s another day to find you
In a day
Slowly learning that life is OK.
I say… take me out!
Take me on (take on me)
If I move this could die
Take me on (take on me)

I’ll be gone
You’re all the things I’ve got to remember
I want you to take me out
If eyes move, this could die
You say you don’t know
So needless to say
Take on me (take on me),
I’m just a shot, then we can die
I know I won’t be leaving here with you
I say take me out
I say don’t you know
I’ll be gone
You say you don’t know
If I wane, this can die
In a day

I know I won’t be leaving here
I know I won’t be leaving here (with you)
If eyes move this could die
Shying away
In a day or two
I say you don’t know
I know I won’t be leaving here (with you)
I don’t know what I’m to say
Talking away
I say… take me out!

Take me on (take on me)
And if you leave here
You know I’m here waiting for you
Is it life or just to play my worries away?
I’ll be gone
I’ll be coming for your love, OK?
Say after me,
I say you don’t show
I know I won’t be leaving here
Take on me (take on me),
I say… take me out!
Come on, take me out
I’ll say it anyway
Take on me (take on me),
Take on me (take on me),
I’m odds and ends
I’ll be coming for you anyway
Take me on (take on me)

Don’t move, time is slow
If I move, this could die
You leave me broken, shattered, I lie
Oh, things that you say, yeah—
It’s no better to be safe than sorry.
You say you don’t know
I know I won’t be leaving here with you

I’m just a crosshair
So if you’re lonely
I’m just a shot away from you
I know I won’t be leaving here
I say don’t you know?
But I’m me stumbling away
You’re shying away
I want you…to take me out!
If I wane, this can die

I’m just a crosshair
I know I won’t be leaving here

In a day or two
I’ll be gone

Friday Lyrics Mash: Take Me On Out Me