I am grateful for: “Love Notes” (The True Blue Blues)

Heart Chakra series “tried to give u my heart” no. 10 (The True Blue Blues) mixed media illustration, Tabby Ren Elle

There is between sixteen and twenty years.  Triggers for things.  A pellet-gun for Stockton boys along the Delta, after Jays or Crow.  There doesn’t have to be a reason for heaven or hell.  We just end up there from time to time…

If I don’t get these down

If I don’t fill these pockets,

sketch these stairwells and halls,

stuff the chute,

and toss these perfectly good glass jars–

Won’t be no picking

No choosing.

No remembrance.

I go through your dust

your ashes–

I make clay,

eat clay

lie on dust

through my teeth

across the rug

Reading your poetry books

And wearing your socks.

The music is applicable~ all of it.

I look out the back window

of big cars,

watch the heavy

tail

gate

sides, some fins

sharks with power-steering.

Redheaded peckers bounce off their lines

over California driving 

and rolling soft curbs, this screech and halt intersection

and each grateful life,

be it pedestrian

or cyclist, moves in the heat of one more day.

I am folding and wrapping

up in your smells

becoming the spinning of the ceiling fan

the dry, the push

the years of laying

and running out,

and every hum and hush.

These yellowing newspapers,

leftest pages,

green think-tank sages

age under my fingertips

the tips licked,

turn to black print

and the world is in need of saving.

I stand to speak up

I circle to walk

I want to say, “You make eggs”

but you don’t.

There won’t be soft boiled,

and my brain is lightly scrambled,

but still

there will be,

flowing

like the word,

like the substance–

albumen off the tongue.

This thick drip and pour.

Because I love you and lose my way.

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Tedy “Lost and Found” Lyrics:

Already know the consequences
Already know where this will lead
In my head no you’re not perfect
But like a drug there’s no release
Stay with me, hold my hand
And the night will go
Run around, light the dark
We’ll be beautiful

We can stay lost in the moment
Love each other down ’til the sun rise up
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

Remember when you told me.. you love me  oooh
I told you even death can never tear us apart  ooooh
I care through my heart
Shot in the dark
We’ll be like the stories
That we used to love
I’ll die for you, I’ll live for you

and that’s enough 
We’re all we need
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

When it feels like the world’s falling down
I’ll be there to lift you from the ground
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

 

I am grateful for: “Popcorn and Just A Little Rain. . .”

(heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” #9 part 1 (ready for reign) mixed media illustration, Tabby Ren Elle 

You say to me how you don’t need your own bowl of popcorn, you don’t mind sharing because you like how our buttery fingers sometimes bump into each other when we reach at the same time.

You say you’re glad that it’s dark outside and rainy and cold because it makes the popcorn taste better being this cozy together, as if there is a special time for popcorn, which is far better than having popcorn all the time.

You like to grab handfuls so a few kernels miss your mouth and fall under your notice, until I find them in the blanket and point to each one so you can vanish them quickly between your lips, denying the evidence; chewing while you smile.

(heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” #9 part 2 (ready for reign) mixed media illustration, Tabby Ren Elle 

The Led Zeppelin “The Rain Song” (official music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSE. The Rain Song (2012 Remaster) · Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy © 2013 Atlantic Records, Engineer: Eddie Kramer, Engineer: George Chkiantz, Guitar, Producer: Jimmy Page, Drums: John Bonham, Remastering Engineer: John Davis, Bass Guitar: John Paul Jones, Mellotron, Piano: John Paul Jones, Vocals: Robert Plant, Writer: Jimmy Page, Writer: Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin “The Rain Song”  Lyrics:
It is the springtime of my loving
The second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing
So little warmth I’ve felt before
It isn’t hard to feel me glowing
I watched the fire that grew so low, oooh, oh

It is the summer of my smiles
Flee from me, keepers of the gloom
Speak to me only with your eyes
It is to you I give this tune
Ain’t so hard to recognize, oh
These things are clear to all from time to time, oooh, oh, oh

Ah, talk, talk, talk, talk
Hey!
I’ve felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us, upon us, upon us
But I know that I love you so, ohhhh, oh
But I know that I love you so
These are the seasons of emotion
And like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion
I see the torch we all must hold
This is the mystery of the quotient quotient
Ah, upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall
Just a little rain, oh yeah
Uhh, ooooh, yeah yeah yeah

(heart chakra series) tried to give u my heart #9 The Pop-Up Book (ready for reign) mixed media illustration, Tabby Ren Elle

I am grateful for: “a Different Song…”

 

 “tried to give u my heart” no. 6  (Girl Monster in Blue Jeans) illustrated mixed media, Tabby Ren Elle

Sow what 

U got sum biblical reference to love being patient and kind for me?  

i wasn’t particularly patient.  i mean i couldn’t really call it that, but i think handling the overwhelming amount of frustration had a certain amount of…

um…

buoyancy (?) to it

when i wasn’t dragging my teeth across my wrists

and being kind enough to live with it.

I like how when i met you, you shared a poem about cowards and then proceeded to act like one;

and when you forgot the words to Amazing Grace,

you kept falling down which made you think of loose gravel and ice

so you demanded a re-write instead of just practicing.

You said, if you lied

on the ground like when opossums play dead, you could close your eyes and still see the sky

and then you said, “Trust Me.”

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The Train “Angel in Blue Jeans” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSE.
LYRICS: And though I never got her name Or time to find out anything I loved her just the same And though I rode a different road And sang a different song I’ll love her till my last breaths gone Like a river made of silver Everyone came running to the scene I was shot down in cold blood By an angel in blue jeans Whoa oh oh oh oh oh Late that night she got away I chased her to the turnpike Then lost her where the music never plays And though I rolled upon the stones and fell into the water I’ll love her till my judgment day Like a sunrise made of white lies Everything was nothing as it seems I was shot down in cold blood By an angel in blue jeans Whoa oh oh oh oh oh Whoa oh oh oh oh oh I hear voices calling all around I keep falling down I think my heart could pound right out of me I see a million different ways To never leave this maze alive I woke up in somebody’s arms Strange and so familiar Where nothing could go wrong Barely alive or nearly dead Somehow awake in my own bed And there you are Like a highway headed my way Life is but a dream I was shot down by your love My angel in blue jeans Whoa oh oh oh oh oh Whoa oh oh oh oh oh Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

 

 

I am grateful for: “Perfect Geometry”

(heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” no.5 (Hand Held Graphing Calculator Formula) illustrated mixed media, Tabby Ren Elle

i read a 15th-century poem and

Cupid had three arrows:

golden was gentle and Smitten and easily cured;

silver was compelling;

and steel opened a love-wound that never heals…

there was also the matter of friendly fire.

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The Heliocentrics “Collateral Damage” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES

I am grateful for: “How that only makes me think of him…”

“center of the universe” (the tip of my nose) illustration, Tabby Ren Elle

He said to mind the weather, something about it being chaotic 

but agreed for someone like me,

it would be fortifying when I was searching

for the center

of the universe.

I answered back, How

that only makes me think of him, basking

in the light

of his beautiful truth

and the Way

my desire burns

to be kindling with him soon

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The Frazey Ford “I Like You Better” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

i like you better oh oh how
i like you better oh oh how

though science gets the best of me oh oh how
my light poured down on me oh how
i wanted to hold you forever
forever forever forever
forever forever forever

anyway, that you hold it
goddamn
got to roll with it
roll with it

in a while it’s over

like you’re going

like you’re burned
and i get burned

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

i like you better 
i like you better

the sun gets  the best of me
the light comes down on me
and i wanted to hold you forever
forever forever forever
forever forever forever

anyway, that you hold it
goddamn
got to roll with it, roll with it
And the world gets o-Oh-open,
Like you done
Like you done

and i get burned

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

i like you better
i like you better
i like you better

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh
well shyness gets the best of me
A light comes down on me oh oh
And I wanted to hold you forever
Forever, forever

Anyway, that you hold it
Goddamn, got to roll with it, roll with it
And the world gets o-Oh-open,
Like you done
Like you done

like you done

i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain
i can’t think no more
i can’t think
i can’t use my brain

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh

I like you better ooh oh
I like you better ooh oh

I am grateful for: “large furry thinking caps”

 (heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” no.2 (Girl Monster in Blue) Tabby Ren Elle

 Some days it’s just all about the right hat. . .

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The DakhaBrakha  “NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert” (live concert video) is being posted here for fusion and for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

DakhaBrakha is a Ukrainian folk quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. The group’s name derives from Ukrainian verbs Давати аnd Брати, meaning “give” and “take” also playing on the Art Centre’s name “Dakh” (translated as ‘roof’ in Ukrainian). DakhaBrakha (correct name is ДахаБраха) defined themselves as “ethno-chaos”.  Pronouncing DakhaBrakha you can hear the sounds like “RA” – God of the Sun for the Ancient Egyptians and the Old Ukrainians, “brama” – the gates, “Brahma” – the Supreme God of creation in Hinduism, “ptah” – a bird in a meaning of a singing soul…

Members:  Marko Halanevych – vocal, goblet drum, tabla, didgeridoo, harmonica, accordion, cajón
Olena Tsybulska – vocal,  percussion instrument
Iryna Kovalenko – vocal, djembe, flute, buhay, piano, ukulele
Nina Harenetska – vocal, cello

Set List:
“Sho Z-Pod Duba” (the Home That We Built)
“Torokh” 
“Divka-Marusechka” (Maid Marusechka)

I am grateful for: “The Deep Heart of Tuva”

 (heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” no.3 (Neko’s heart strings: What blossoms in my head) Tabby Ren Elle

What Blossoms in my head…

“Sky was wide open; a tree branch knew the way”

Quilting with Wood

tree house
sowing room
wild flowers
pine
needle
bed on fire
Neko loves Kaoru.
As luck would have it, i was a black cat when U crossed my path
and U were the black sheep; not one to follow or flock
U howled at the full moon like U were a wolf
rather to be lucky than good…

The Radio Jockey calls my request cowboy music from the wild east,  hollers

 Lo!

Deep in the Heart of Tuva. . .you’ll go!

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The Yat-Kha “Yenisei Punk” (Full Album) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.  

Yat-Kha, a band from Tuva, led by vocalist/guitarist Albert Kuvezin is a mixture of Tuvan traditional music and rock, featuring Kuvezin’s throat singing style, the kanzat kargyraa.  The name “Yat-Kha,” means a type of small, central asian zither similar to the Mongolian yatga and the Chinese guzheng, which Kuvezin plays in addition to the guitar.

Tuva is a remote, biodiverse Russian republic in southern Siberia, populated by traditionally nomadic, yurt-dwelling tribes. The Uvs Nuur Basin, shared with Mongolia, encompasses a bird-rich saline lake amid grassland steppes, cold deserts and high mountains home to endangered animals. The massive Yenisei River and its many tributaries traverse Tuva and its Soviet-influenced capital, Kyzyl.

To learn more about the siberian quartet and Albert Kuvezin check out the Rock Band Biography for: Yat-Kha

Track Listing:

Solun Chaagai Sovet Churtum

Karangailyg Kara Hovaa

Kaa-Khem

Kuu-La Khashtyn Baaryndan

Kamgalanyr Kuzhu-Daa Bar

Irik Chuduk

Chashpy-Khem

Kadarchy

Chok-La Kizhi Yry

Een Kurug Kagban-Na Men

Toorugtug Taiga

Kargyram

Kozhamyk

Doshpuluruum

I am grateful for: “Comin’ round, comin’ round, comin’ round”

 (heart chakra series) “tried to give u my heart” no.4 (finding a needle in the heart strings) Tabby Ren Elle 

No apologies.

I just wanna feel horny and dance, my luv… so…

The audio by TV on Radio “Ambulance” is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.  

LYRICS:

Your slim frame
Your eager eyes
and your wild mane
Oh they keep me where I belong
All wrapped up in wrong

You’re to blame
For wasted words of sad refrain
Oh let them take me where they may
Oh believe me when I say

Oh I will be your accident
If you will be my ambulance
And I will be your screech and crash if you will be my crutch and cast
And I will be your one more time if you will be my one last chance
So oh fall, fall for me

Your slim frame
Oh your simple stare
And your wrong wrong name
Oh they keep me where I belong
All strung out in song

While so tamed
We can shoot other vines through your good name
Sip slow from nights deep wells
and watch our garden swell once our seeds are sown
Wild and overgrown
You will see
Hearts colors change like leaves

Oh sweet sweet dream fall for me
Fall fast fall free fall for me
Because
I will be your ambulance
If you will be my accident
and I will be your screech and crash if you will be my crutch and cast
And I will be your one more time if you will be my one last chance
So sweet dream fall with me
Fall fast fall free fall with me

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The audio by: TV On The Radio “Careful You” (Lyric Video) is being posted here for NO Commercial Purposes.

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 The  video by: TV On The Radio  “Golden Age” is being posted here for NO Commercial Purposes.

LYRICS:

Heart beat sounding
Ricocheting in their cage
Thought I’d lose my balance
With the grounds bounce and sway
And all this violence
And all this goes away
And the vibes that rise like
Fireflies illuminate our play

Some light being
Pulled you up from night’s party
Said clap your hands
If you think your soul is free
And the silence was astounding
‘cept some “Oh Lord Mercy and Me’s”
And oh you can’t stop what’s comin’ up
You’re never gonna stop gonna live it up
And oh it’s gonna drop gonna fill your cup
And oh it’s gonna drop gonna fill your cup

The age of miracles
The age of sound
Well there’s a Golden Age
Comin’ round, comin’ round, comin’ round

Give it up
‘stead of grabbing for decay
What we viewed as gold
I believe pollutes this space

Like I said “Love’s Light is Laughter”
Like the sun spitting happiness into the hereafter
Oh here it comes like a natural disaster
Ah blowing up like a ghetto blaster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster
Ah here it comes, bring it faster

The age of miracles
The age of sound
Well there’s a Golden Age
Comin’ round, comin’ round, comin’ round

Love, don’t you falter
Burning hearts
Dragged behind
The horses dancing on the altar
Hooves breaking Gods
To diamond dust and stars
And there you are…

Now we’re all allowed to breathe
Walls dissolve
With the hunger and the greed
Move your body
You’ve got all you need
And your arms in the air stir a sea of stars
And oh here it comes and it’s not so far

All light beings
Come on now make haste
Clap your hands
If you think you’re in the right place
Thunder all surrounding
Aw feel it quake with the joy resounding
Palm to the palm you can feel it pounding
Never give it up you can feel it mounting
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup and
Oh its gonna drop gonna fill your cup

The age of miracles
The age of sound
Well there’s a Golden Age
Comin’ round, comin’ round, comin’ round

The age of miracles
The age of sound
Well there’s a Golden Age
Comin’ round, comin’ round, comin’ round