Here we are, with Mixtape Occasionally-On-Monday. A few songs that evoke (for me anyway) setting out and getting lost. A willingness to depart and arrive. Maybe with a little wistfulness dashed in there. I had some vague ideas of all the photographs illustrating some movement from dawn to dusk, and the songs start from convincing/conspiring to leave, to going home or someplace new.
Oh, and, Happy Halloween!
Jason Walker, “Kiss Me”
Kiss me down by the broken tree house
Swing me upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, bring your flowered hat
We’ll take the trail marked on your father’s map.
The National, “Santa Clara”
I’m gonna run to the river
Kiss my hand and wait
Sanders Bohlke, “Somewhere”
And your grave is my enemy
Oh and your heart is my throne
Oh and your will, oh your will is my fortune
Oh and your fate is my own
Faded Paper Figures, “North By North”
Things will get calmer – follow me.
Land pneumonia, your engines in repair;
plant begonias, and orchids in your hair.
Someone told me you had oceans in your eyes.
Patty Griffin, “When It Don’t Come Easy”
You’re out there walking down a highway
And all of the signs got blown away.
If you break down,
I’ll drive out and find you.
Azure Ray, “Rise”
You said you’d take me nowhere
I said, “That suits me just fine.”