Author Archives: missjamiebird

Bonjour, Berries!

Listening: Comment te dire adieu?, Franciose Hardy This morning was lovely and bright, and I woke up missing Paris ever so much!  Since this bird won’t be flying anywhere in the near future, I suppose this will have to do: … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

I am so excited for this! “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Image via.

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A New Year’s Letter From Jeannette

Listening: Lived in Bars, Cat Power I found a lavender envelope in my mailbox this afternoon. I carried it into the house, smiling. I sat down, opened it up and peaked inside. “Wait,” I thought. I set the package down, … Continue reading

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Apollo’s Angels

Reading: Apollo’s Angels, Jennifer Homans “Ballet has always and above all contained the idea of human transformation,  the conviction that human beings could remake themselves in another,  more perfect or divine image.” (p. 548) Here is a little piece of … Continue reading

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Et Je Retourne

Listening: Daphne, Lia Ices Hello.  I am back from February. This has been a quiet, solitary month for me. I decided to give myself a few weeks of private hibernation–no parties or dinners or shows. I turned my phone off … Continue reading

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Letters to Emma Bowlcut

Listening: Diamond Dancer, Bill Callahan “She was dancin’ so hard, she danced herself into a diamond. Dancin’ all by herself, dancin’ all by herself, and not mindin’.” Thank you, Megan, for letting me know he’s written a book.  It is … Continue reading

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The Sun Pours Down Like Honey

Listening: Suzanne, Leonard Cohen “Now Suzanne takes your hand, and she leads you to the river. She is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters. And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor, and … Continue reading

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