Willow and Wind

Willow and Wind

Connecting. As I drive to work I view the city I live in from behind a pane of glass. The buildings. The people. The hills. The grass. The wind. The rain. The warmth of the sun. At home I am aware of the world around me. I "experience" it via a pane of glass. The [...]

Natures Hated

Natures Hated

  The mid-1990's was a curious time for popular music. The most ambitious outsiders had managed to take control of the mainstream thanks, for the most part, to the efforts of certain journalists to look for a homegrown alternative to the hideously pervasive "grunge" scene. The sight of middle-class children wandering the streets of this [...]

Depressed Beyond Tablets

Depressed Beyond Tablets

There are few things in life that are more miserable than "comedy" songs. You know the sort of thing "Weird" Al Yankovich gurning his way through a Michael Jackson parody. The Mike Flowers Pops smirking through their easy listening version of "Wonderwall". Alexei Sayle and his suicide inducing "Hello John Got a New Motor". The [...]