Saturday, July 12, 2008


you need something to hold on to. 

you need to stand in the rain.
you need to know, 
amidst the billowing philosophies that outline your truth,
an explanation for why, when you held on to the rain,
it seemed at that point more solid
than the ground beneath your knees.
because falling had become commonplace, 
and it seemed as though even the bottom
wouldn't stop you.
this challenges everything you've heard.
gravity is still gravity, you're told.
it still doesn't send you to the top.
all you know is that the top is taller than you.
before you return--
before you long to root your feet in the sky--


it doesn't matter in which direction.
run barefoot through the glistening streets,
faster the rain falls,
as though you'll catch up with the wind.
and you'll find what you're looking for. 
you'll hold on to more than rain. 

{as read at Rhythm & Hues, 7.11.08}

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The One. The Only.

Dave Matthews Band: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC on July 1, 2008. Are you ready for this?

THE Tim Reynolds.

And his opener, Michael Franti & Spearhead.

As you know if you've ever seen Dave live, this is not a show. It's an experience. That's the best way to put it. . .he opened with "The Stone" and closed with "Too Much." He covered Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and Pink Floyd's "Money." He didn't play "Crush," but I think somehow I'll see past it. Even though Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones filled in for LeRoi (injured in an ATV accident), the band was top notch. Tim Reynolds' solos were righteous while his hair was...not. Their Atlanta show on the 7th gave this one a run for it's money, according to the setlist and personal opinion. You win some, you lose some, eh? Hah.
Also, Michael Franti was a wonderful performer. It was a near-perfect coupling. I thoroughly enjoyed (and danced to) his mix of reggae, hip-hop, and rock.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday's Haiku

first meal of the day
cheeseburgers aren't very good
when they're leftover