Friday, December 25, 2009

That Spirit Of Christmas

In December of 2006, my band and I were just getting back from a long tour that took up most of 2005 and 2006. We had been home for a couple of weeks gearing up to begin work on what would become "Beyond The Leaves" ep, when we had the idea to record a couple of Christmas songs for our families. We spent the next couple of nights in the bass player's basement recording different versions of a few songs. This song is one of the one's that went on our holiday recordings. I hope you enjoy and have yourself some happy holidays!

--JP 2009

Artists featured on the recording:
Jesse Payne (voice/gtr/piano/harp), Alan Rogers (drums/percussion), Chris Lantrip (bass), Shane Jewell (guitar)

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
--Dale Evans Rogers

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Corporate Concrete Chaos

Corporate Concrete Chaos

Condos aligned with ranges

Mountains of supermarkets

Crystalized trees

inherent green.

Neighborhood air with cookouts

Jeff Tweedy is listening

Red roof for sale by owner

Buried amongst the bones

of gas tanks

Automobile: wanted for mass murder

At least we have our diamonds

and computer technical services

It seems as if

the child

missed a stitch

in my


--JP 2009

"Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world."

-Rosabeth Moss Kanter