Category: friends

  • The Third Letter

    The Third Letter

    Little Mama is dying. I wrote her some letters, and Milena told me she read them to her, and that she told everyone to make plans to go to Ft Worth for the big art opening in December. That makes me happy, to know that she wants to go. That project was a big one […]

  • Tamara Cortez’ Flow Notes: Gifts of a Truly Compassionate & Loving Healer

    Tamara Jo Cortez’ new book, Flow Notes (E-book version reviewed, available at Balboa Press or Amazon) may at first glance seem a sweet, simple collection of positive affirmations. However, while her notes do positively affirm my oft-disturbed spirit and give rise to smiles in the same way as do sweet and simple post-it notes on […]

  • Off the Farm 2012: Once Again, Old is New, and New, Old.

    Off the Farm 2012 is the latest incarnation of Dell Little’s annual mixtape-nee-CD-nee-mp3 collection, which continues with the series’ down-home, upbeat groove. I love this year’s cover: a conductor of what seems to be a radio orchestra, of course from the 30s or 40s or 50s. There’s a funny kind of irony to Dell’s choice of such […]

  • Hold Me Now Hold Me

    Fun, easy, shufflin’ little ditty outlining my feelings about loving relationships. Lyrics: Hold me now hold me I want to survive In order to hold me I need you to thrive Before you can hold me I need you alive Hold me now hold me We both gonna thrive Dancin to hold me We’re rockin […]

  • Venus Transit

    2012/06/21: Final version. Mastered by Dell at Pep Ventura in Dallas. Nice loudness maximizing, man! 2012/06/20 (entry two): Okay. Calling it DONE. Spent all day trying to fix the clipping, but in the end just put a hard limiter on the whole mix. Rock on!!! 2012/06/20: Okay… I’m ’bout done with this baby! Did a […]

  • Black Satin, by James Whetzel

    Just met James Whetzel a few days ago, and he brought over his sarod (“sarode”) and performed this one for us. Cool song about Remedy Teas, which is a cool tea shop right down the street.

  • Milena at Tikal

    Milena at Tikal

    This image of Milena atop one of the Mayan pyramids at Tikal strikes me on many levels. First of all, you see what she is seeing, you feel what she is feeling. The photo is taken over her left shoulder, and we can see that we are above the jungle treetops, and way off in […]

  • Tree-House

    This is our tree-house. It asks nothing of us. When i first saw her i was enchanted. My heart sang that night– there was communion, there was community. As we grew closer, her depth drew me in, both strange and beautiful, i fell. At first the fear was too strong, the mystery too dark, the […]

  • Love

    Sun, 22 Dec, 1997 5:00 PM (Cool excerpt:) Milena said today she’s “finding it really hard to find something to live for” these days. “There’s always music,” i responded. “but what if the music doesn’t work out?” she asked. She’s thinking of RunBambi! & her new Celtic gig. “Well, if the ear is the first […]

  • The Void

    Thurs, 26 Dec, 96 1:24 PM (‘nuther nice excerpt:) …but she also said something last night when we (me & her & Dell) were about to fall asleep, she said, “why are people so afraid of that void, that hole in their lives? why can’t we be comfortable with it, & like children, PLAY in […]