Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ringo Starr is Still Burning Bright, October 16, 2019

Bob Dylan once said all songs were already written and floating around the universe, and it’s up to the songwriter to capture them and write them down. Do you agree with that?
Well, in many ways I really understand what he’s saying. But all we need is one line and then we can write a song. Once I put a baseball cap on backwards and went to an event in Los Angeles and the cap said “Life is good.” Because of that, they sent me a t-shirt and a book and a lot of stuff. So anyway, I’m sitting in my room with (co writer) Gary Burr (trying to write a song) and we don’t have anything. Nothing. It’s not coming out of the air. We’re just like... I don’t know. But I happen to look at the coffee table and a book was on there that said “Life is good,” and we then we wrote a song from that. We need to just get a kick, and then we can finish any song. —Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is Still Burning Bright (click here for full article)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

If I Were Blind by Frank Criscenti

In honor of one of my favorite poets during National Poetry Month

FC 12/8/14

If I were blind
I could feel your spirit
if you were
across the waters
If I were senseless
I'd have a sense of you
You wash in the river
that flows to the sea
I feel you there
as the waves lap upon my feet
I can taste your presence
in the rain that falls.

I watched a blind boy
swimming in the ocean
calling to his father,
to sense his nearness
to the shore.
“How am I doing,” the blind boy called,
listening for his father's voice.
If I were blind
I could sense your nearness
even if you were silent
You are the ocean, the shore, 
and the voice.

The waves
fall on the sand
in murmurs
that sound like
the breeze amongst the trees.
I feel you
singing in my ear
in soft
loving
whispers.