Song Poems

A friend just tuned me into Song Poems. I’d like to have a poem set to music and sung for me someday. There’s a documentary called Off The Charts: The Song-Poem Story that I must find and watch.  Here’s a song poem by the “mozart” of song poems for your Friday…

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An Ode to Haruki Murakami

A sweet informative tribute to the one and only Haruki Murakami.

Pickled Rainbow Carrots

What’s up doc? Can’t wait to snack on these pickled rainbow carrots.
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April Song by Eskew

A song for your April.

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New Mexico Adventures – Petroglyphs

I’ve returned from another enchanting trip to the Land of Enchantment. As soon as we stepped off of the plane we went straight to the Petroglyph National Monument to check out some early volcanic rock art. Just another typical day.

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The World of Arnold Lobel

The (wonderful) World of Arnold Lobel is on display at The Contemporary Jewish Museum now through March 23rd.  I grew up on his books, illustrations, his adventures portrayed by anthropomorphic characters, his world at the end of his pencil. Seeing his original drawings and peeking into his writing process was a much needed dose of inspiration. While I’ve always enjoyed the adventures of best friends Frog and Toad, my new favorite is The Ice Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds featuring  part bird- part thing creatures such as the Gramophone Gullfinch.

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Bolinas Ridge Trail Bike Ride

I’m starting to learn the differences between riding on dirt trails and paved roads in traffic (besides the obvious). Both have their advantages and disadvantages of course. The 15 mile loop along the Bolinas Ridge Trail was a little bit of everything: an intense dirt trail climb, downhill through a wooded area, to the nicely paved highway 1 back through Olema, CA. There were times I felt like I was riding a bucking bronco of a bike, traversing through not-so-tightly-packed dirt but it was a ride I learned a lot from.

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The Ghost of Gram Parsons

I couldn’t help but feel the ghost of Gram Parsons while in Joshua Tree and listening to country rock at Pappy & Harriets. There is a make shift memorial where his body was left at Cap Rock in Joshua Tree. We ventured out to find it but there was nothing there expect a light scribble of his name on a rock. I brought imaginary flowers, and played his songs in my head. When returning home, I listened to my many Gram records and then watched Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons, the documentary about his life and tragic death. I couldn’t help but wonder where his music would have taken him if he was still alive today but took refuge in his songs of yesterday.

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The Flying Burrito Brothers Gilded Palace of Sin cover shoot.

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Record Sale Galore!

We’ve been going through our record collection and it’s time to clean house. Instead of having another sidewalk sale (which I would like to do again) we’re putting them up for auction here. They are all quality albums but haven’t been given love in a long while. The best thing about selling records is rediscovering your musical past. It’s time to get these records some love in a new home.

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Camping out selling records. Windy day blowing the banner (and my hair helmet) but t’was fun talking to passer-byers about music and records. Could do this for life!

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Hand Knit Bike Basket Covers For Sale

In an aim to make something a bit cuter than your average bike basket net, I started knitting my own. I sometimes carry quite a load in my basket so the knit cover also protects precious cargo from falling out when going down hills or bumps in the road. They are currently for sale in my Etsy shop by the same name Soup and the Clouds. I’m still adding details/products etc. but they’ll be available in many different 1-2 color combinations soon.

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