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My Love of Sarah McLachlan

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Even into the early double-digits of my age, I have loved Sarah McLachlan’s music because it touches my inner spirit somehow. Now, I’m not talking just the sad song during the commercial about animal adoption and some such. I have loved her and still love her music as she continues to produce it. Her dulcet tones sooth the inner monster that is in me because all people all monsters on some level…it’s just a few of us that admit it.  So, I’m here to share with you a few videos of her songs to help get my love out there. The first is “Angel.” Written because of the heroin overdose of the keyboard player of the Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a lovely song…

The next two songs are from her CD Afterglow. However, I love both of them because they are intriguing songs and because they apply to my life at different points. The first “Stupid” speaks to my nature of late because I can’t discern the people around me which is one of the talents that I have cultivated over the years…although the song itself deals with a love affair, I take it as a generality dealing with life and those around me… take it as you will.

The second of these two songs is “Fallen” which I just find to be a great song and like very much… I hope you enjoy all the music because it’s good…so yeah…

I love Sarah and hope you will too.


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November 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

An Overdose of Rent

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So, Friday night, I went to see my friend perform in Jonathan Larson’s Rent. For those of you who might not know, Rent is a rock opera, and it tells the story of a group of bohemian artists living and starving in New York and follows their lives over the course of a year. While the musical deals with sexuality, interrelationships among people, the AIDS crisis of the 80’s, and much more, it revolves around a core group of characters: Roger, a has-been rock star, Mark, a washed-out filmographer, Mimi, a heroin addicted stripper, Maureen, a newly lesbian actress / diva (also the former girlfriend of Mark), Joann, her new lesbian partner, Angel, a cross-dressing savior, and Collins, a professor who is saved by Angel. While there is a little more to the plot and characterization than this, the plot follows the lives of these individuals and how they deal with paying rent, dying of friends etc.

Well, all of this is to say that my friend was amazing in the show. I’m not going to mention her name because she knows who she is…She played Maureen, and I got the opportunity to “Moo” for her. Overall, the performance of the whole cast was really, really good…my one qualm would be the sound people. To be honest, they kinda sucked. Let’s just say the mics of people would come on after they had been on stage for a couple of lines /measures, which is annoying.

The rest of the performers were all fairly good. However, I came away from the show with a similar thought about one of the characters that I usually have. I don’t know  really care about Mimi. Now, I don’t know whether it’s the different interpretations I’ve seen of her or no, but I just can’t really feel sorry for her in the long run…now, I know that this might make me a heartless individual. However, like I said, part of this might be interpretation. Most people play her as a gruff and angsty loose woman. I don’t know that I really like this interpretation. Yet, the one from the last performance DVD cast is an interesting one to me, and I leave you with a video of Mimi’s biggest song “Out Tonight / Another Day” where she is at her job and then is trying to get Roger to be with her. Enjoy!

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March 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm


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An ageless angel

Sat upon the snow-covered

Mountain, a light against the darkness.

He tends to the dead and the dying on the


The men lay in pools of  blood

Calling to him. Asking for forgiveness

And salvation between gasps of

Flooded lungs. They sat calling, wanting

Only rest…They continued to call

Into the night unaware that


Is his name.

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October 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Dream of the Alps

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Dream of the Alps

An ageless angel sat upon the Alps

Looking gracefully out over the fields

An emblem of hope to the wounded

He tended to the dead and dying

Carrying their souls to life after life.

Being their shepherd to eternity.

He carried them swiftly to where they belonged

In his arms they sang hymns

Eyes wide and jaws dropped to enter there.

An ageless angel watched the dying men.

They call to him unknowing….

Satan was his name.

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February 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm