Category Archives: Creative Writing

Songs of the Soul ~ In Memory of Zane Musa (1979 – 2015)

  Drink in hand, we sat down, shortly before the show was to begin. It was the summer of 2005 and I was on one of my first visits to Los Angeles from Germany, where the guitarist Greg Porée and …

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Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform

It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in 2006 …

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Wonderful Review of “The World I Am Livings In”

The World I am Livings In Frances Livings Moontraxx Records – MXFL2013-014 Available from Frances Livings’s Bandcamp page. A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker (progdawg@hotmail.com) Following the release of a half-dozen singles and EPs, Frances …

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The Pomegranate – On Finding Poetry

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form …

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May You Shine…

A while ago I was quite moved by the line “We are more afraid of our light than the dark”. It inspired my piece “Cast In Bronze” which I have just completed and posted here on the website. Today I …

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Morning Has Broken…

  I came across this gorgeous picture this morning. It reminded me of how, as a child I deeply connected with the song “Morning has Broken”. Most of us know the version by the British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, who now calls himself Yusuf …

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When Love Falls Apart and The Beauty of Melancholy

  “A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Breaking up with someone you truly loved is one of the hardest things to do. To …

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Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper

This morning, browsing through the New York Times, I reconnected with an American photographer, Francesca Woodman, whose work I had only recently discovered. The article grabbed my attention and touched me because one of her pictures had helped in the …

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I Just Lost It

"black and white photo" "gloves"

  I couldn’t find it anywhere. “What? Is it this size?” my husband asks, holding his hands about two inches apart. “Nooooo – much bigger! It’s more like six, seven inches…, leather, it’s thick and heavy and worn, you’ve seen …

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Fishnet Stockings and Lonely Tissues Boxes. The Reeperbahn in Hamburg and Candy’s Caravan

My single ‘Candy’s Caravan’ was released in December 2010 (Moontraxx) and since then, one of the most interesting bits of feedback I have received is that listeners seem to really connect with the character Candy. In retrospect, it’s interesting to …

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