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Fall Cleaning

(I wrote this first part in September.)

From time to time I delete songs from my iTunes, whether they are doubles, unknown or never played. Almost reaching a 15,000-song made me realize having 55+ GB of space used up can’t be too healthy for my Mac’s hard drive. In today’s rampage, I found a few songs that brought a nostalgic feeling.

Fall is my favorite season, yet, I often feel nostalgic or even melancholy when the leaves begin to change colors and the wind pursues the branches. It’s tough to think about last fall; it’s even more tough to think about the fall when I started 6th grade. Each fall reminds me of Michael Jackson, Memphis, love and beginning. It’s strange, but I enjoy the heartache fall brings. Continue reading

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One Year Later: I don’t want to think about…

Dedicated to you.

I don’t want to think about how you’re not here. I don’t want to think about how it’s been the roughest year of my life. I don’t want to think about how I haven’t had a dream about you in months. I don’t want to think about how amazing you make me feel when you sing. I don’t want to think about how awful I felt the day you died. I don’t want to think about how I think you’re my someone in the dark. I don’t want to think about how I survived this year. Continue reading

Friday is coming.

I can’t keep you out of my head. I keep putting out your candle as you walk with Farrah. I’ve got issues. I haven’t got you. I’m lost.

Whoa.

My best friend Eryn always sings the phrase “this is it!” in a strange voice whenever the Michael Jackson movie is discussed. I always thought she was being funny in relation to Michael’s song, but I was wrong! Yesterday she said it once more. When I told her that’s not how it goes (like I always say), she informed me that she was singing the other song. “THE OTHER SONG!?!?!” I was beyond confused, but very pleased to learn that Huey Lewis and the News wrote a song by the same title. I love a good musicovery!

Ironically, I’ve heard the Huey Lewis song before, but never put two and two together. 🙂 Welcome to the inside of my brain.

10 months.

I wonder if I’ll move on in two months, a year later.

Will I finally feel lifted?
Will I reach happiness again?

If I put all my treasures away, will I forget you?
If I cover my back, will you be able to breathe?
If I hide you, where will you go?
If I forget to listen, who will you sing to?

Will I sing again, like I used to?
Will I be fearless again?
Will I still fight for you?
Will I still get ridiculed? (Yes, duh.)
Will I finally finish reading the Opus?
(Will I ever let Eryn put her hands on the Opus? 🙂 )
Will I visit Gary?

Will I remember that Thursday?
Will I stop crying?
Will I move on?

Hmmmmm….

Photo Credit: Mike


“The Lady in My Life”

Dedicated to Stanley Jordan. Thanks for doing it justice. 🙂

Ping gave me this song during one of the many times we swapped music. I’ve always liked the cover, but never really wanted to listen to it more than once. For the past few days I’ve been listening to it only to sing the lyrics in front of the beautiful arrangement. Apparently the cover was recorded in 1985, only a few short years after the original was released. I wonder if it thrived in this society that isn’t very open to jazz…

Anyway, I recommend Stanley Jordan to anyone who likes jazz fusion guitar.

8 months

Dedicated to fall 2001, when I first fell in love with you; I think about it often.

Well, it’s been eight months since June 25th, 2009. (If you haven’t taken notice, I try to commemorate Michael Jackson on the 25th of each month, though I’ve missed a few.) There isn’t a day I don’t think about him. I like it that way though.

Whenever I listen to a certain Michael Jackson album, it takes me to a specific time of (or specific person in) my life: Continue reading