Monday, May 05, 2008

Wings and Prayers

The view from 26F, AC 548, somewhere over Canada
3 May 2008.

Dearest Friends, I didn't mean to skip out on you like that. No, really, I didn't. But things got hectic, time got slippery, and it all slid out of my hands like a greased eel...

I'm in New York, you see, and will be for the rest of the week, helping Mother prepare for her move.

I'm trying to keep my expectations simple. So I'm only asking for three things:

Compassion to dilute anger.

Calm in the face of destructive emotions.

And just one night when I can f'ing tie it on and rip up the city.

Oops, don't think that last one's in the dharma.

So, Dearest Friends, until we meet again, here are three random New-Yorky songs. Make of the selection what you will, but I hope you will enjoy them.

The Moldy Peaches - NYC's Like A Graveyard (buy here or e-here)
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Born To Loose (buy here)
New York Dolls - Jet Boy (buy here)

P.S. Contrast Podcast is out tomorrow, showcasing songs with talky bits in them. Do drop by to see what's on offer. And following on from last week's episode about the deadly sin of sloth, this one's for Dearest Marcy, specially by request:

The Orchids - Striving for the Lazy Perfection (buy here or e-here)


mjrc said...

thanky thanky for that song!

if i could suggest adding one thing to your repertoire of calming behaviors, it would be diaphragmatic breathing. deep belly breathing works wonders if you can remember to do it. i have a little card that says "breathe" attached to the visor in my car to remind me to do it when i feel road rage building. maybe you could write it on your hand to remind you--or better yet, your mother's forehead! ;-)

Mentok said...

Good luck.

T&F@tlh said...


Good luck with the move. I know its going to be interesting... So take that deep breath recommended above and count to ten before screaming and shouting!

Just a Girl said...

You need to find your ohm.

That and think of your mom as, well, I'm not really sure. I took a 6 month break from mine once upon a time and refused to see her anywhere but in public for a year after that.

Do rip it up and sneak a bottle home to keep the edges off.

JC said...

Thinking of you buddy and hoping it all goes well......

Bishakh said...

Not to worry, FiL and I will be ripping it up on Friday night with ales and mash and patatas bravas and rioja and god knows what else.

And yay! for The Orchids! I miss Sarah records...

bryce said...

So sad I missed you! Damn work deadlines. :(

Anonymous said...

The Orchids play NYC POPFEST 14th June 08

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