Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hidden within the McCarren Park Hipsters

I was walking through McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn yesterday, and I got lost in a sea of whirling hipsters. One tattooed arm blended into a dragon-swirled back whose black ink strokes gave way to long black hair and shaggy bangs that shook out over eyes seeing the same.

But through the swirls and pools of people banding together to be different, I caught a scene of innocence, and it was so, so refreshing. Like lemonade and ices, and sticky fingers in summer–before the summer turns into the drudge in which we have a sticky commute while pining for iced coffee.

P.S. Contrary to how this post comes across, I have a love for hipsters 🙂

Last Night I Slept With My Teddy Bear

I don’t know what came over me last night, but as I sunk down into my bed, pulled the covers up, and turned on my side (I’m a side sleeper these days)… I had a sudden urge to grab the teddy bear on my bed – Sammy – and hug and kiss him. I proceeded to snuggle that lil’ guy like he was my new puppy and I was Elmira on tiny toons.

WEIRD. Let’s explore this.

Just before that, I was reading a book called Think and Grow Rich (heh), and it left me with a sense of excitement. I put the book down and got one of those chills through my body like a surge of physiological energy that had to escape immediately. I shook it off with a smile on face, proceeded to take the steps to go to sleep.. and there was the bear.

Maybe he was just in the right place at the right time? Maybe… we’re the same zodiac sign? But the snug-attack ensued. I guess when I’ve got a good thing goin on, I need to share the vibe, regardless of who, or what, it is that’s on the receiving end of the energy. Now my question is, how will Sammy transfer that energy back out?

I leave you with that deep teddy bear thought.

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New Song: Waking Up

I saw a band called City and Colour play at Webster Hall in early April, and the lead singer, Dallas Green, wrote and sang such pretty songs; more intricate than I challenged myself to get. And so, inspired by his thoughtful and soulful art, I started to write this song. Which I actually finished while on a cruise with my family to Bermuda.

It’s my biggest leap in finger-picking so far, and I mess it up a few (many) times, but I’m okay with that. It makes it real, right? 🙂

Tonight I went to an open mic at a place called Pete’s Candy Store in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, and I’m anticipating playing there next Sunday. With my new guitar (the one you see here) tentatively–any most likely permanently–named Jane.