Touching Songs


I love music, especially that of Englishmen. This is a random post after not posting for 3 weeks but lyrics, like poetry, strives to capture a moment, an emotion. It’s a space where “Time forever frozen still.”  Ed Sheeran’s Photgraph weaves together strands of love and loss. It compels you to experience your own feelings through the emotions of the artist. I used to hate calling musicians “artists” because  c’mon Da Vinci was an artist. But to call someone an “artiste” means

an artist, especially an actor, singer, dancer, or other public performer.
/ɑːˈtiːst; French artist/


an entertainer, such as a singer or dancer

a person who is highly skilled in some occupation: a hair artiste
But we’re not french, so “artist” is logical but some how unfitting.
   Paul McCartney’s Blackbird paints a beautiful picture of a terrible confinement. It embodies hope in darkness. His simple yet descriptive lyrics at their best. I love this song so much that I can barely describe it.  I’ve written about 75% of a story that ends with this beautiful scene.
   Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust is fun and sing-alongable. It’s almost like those violent video games they say we shouldn’t play but we play them anyway.
   So what are your favorite songs? Has any song inspired you?

This Is Spock

My beloved Spock was/will be the most logical creature in the known universe. His words of wisdom were/will be “to coin a phrase, ‘fascinating.'”

On change:

“Change is the essential process of all existence”

On religion:


Here’s what my most logical being has said on Trump: 

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.”


“In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.”


I didn’t realize Spock found politics interesting.

A poem that his alter ego Lenard Nimroy wrote:

I am convinced                                                                                                                                        that if all of mankind                                                                                                                         could only gather together                                                                                                                     In one circle                                                                                                                                         Arms on each other’s shoulders                                                                                                         And dance, laugh and cry                                                                                                                              together                                                                                                                                                 Then much                                                                                                                                               of the tension and burden                                                                                                                             Of life                                                                                                                                                                 Would fall away                                                                                                                               In the knowledge that                                                                                                                                We are all children                                                                                                                      Needing and wanting                                                                                                                          Each other’s                                                                                                                                          Comfort and                                                                                                                                              Understanding                                                                                                                                        We are all children                                                                                                                            Searching for love