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September 30, 2014

bruises


friends,

 

another week is here. it's the end of september, and october is only a day away. my favorite month is almost here. i'm looking forward to it. just one more day.

 

in celebration, and related, tonight brings us to episode 416. it's me with a few songs that somehow feel right for the moment. it may be obvious (or might not?), but i'm a bit stuck these days. hoping. looking at the stars. wishing. disappointed. heartbroken. thankful.

 

you're invited to share the podcast with me. i hope you will.

 

the songs are:
- collapsing

- bruises

- the problem is i want it all

- oh, my love

 

love,
russell

September 23, 2014

philadelphia


friends,

 

i'm home from a few weeks of travel, and just posted episode 415 to celebrate. it's me, live from philadephia, along with a hanful of recent songs in tow - musing over the past, present, future, what is and won't be. i wish i understood things more. it's hard to find balance. but i'm thankful for the chance to keep trying.

 

the songs are:
- dirty work

- full well

- he's gonna be a heartbreaker

- hineni

- i want to be allowed to continue

 

there'll be more soon. please stay tuned!

 

love,
russell

 

ps - if you've never been to philadelphia, i highly recommend it. it's a genuinely beautiful place. urban, great food, history, people... i'm embarrassed it took me so long to discover, but quite happy i finally did!

September 07, 2014

yes yes yes


friends,

 

as mentioned last week, the podcast will take a brief hiatus due to my travel schedule. i'll be on the east coast of the u.s. for bit, and expect the podcast to return the week of september 21st.

 

in the interim, i just posted posted episode 414. it's me with a few songs and thoughts from this afternoon... travel, the change of seasons, autumn itself, are on my mind.

 

i hope you'll listen, stay-tuned, and join me ep. 415 later this month!

 

love,
russell

September 01, 2014

reminiscence


friends,

 

it's labor day here in the u.s., and the holiday has allowed me some (much appreciated!) time to think, relax, and work on music. my head is still a bit lost in the fog of recording, but i just posted this week's podcast - it's me with a new song, and some thoughts about time, memory, loss, and faith (aka: hope, trust, belief). "faith" is such a funny/hard thing to talk about. i don't mean it religiously, yet i realize that's often how it's heard.

 

but, yes, at the risk of being misunderstood, i do think faith is important. there's a simple emotional truth in it - how it feels to live with limitation and ignorance, and to have to make choices, imperfectly. to jump with no net. alone. not because we know the answers, but because there's no place else to go.

 

beyond the "skeptic, believer, agnostic" distinctions, etc., there seems to be an aspect of faith that applies to consciousness itself. faith as action, not assent - the fact of existence, the place where fallibility, failure, and serendipity, overwhelm us. i'd like the world to be different than it is. i wish i understood it more. i hope to be more brave.


episode 413 is related. i hope you'll listen.

 

love,
russell