October Second, Fall **revisited

"Dear darkness
Dear darkness
Won't you cover, cover
Me again?
Dear darkness
Dear
I've been your friend
For many years
Won't you do this for me?
Dearest darkness
And cover me from the sun…"

Taken from Dear Darkness by PJ Harvey

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"For a long time I made up most songs walking around at night, just 'cause I liked walking around at night. And so I saw the moon a lot. It's a really overused image, but there's always ways to use overused images well. To make them new again or at least to try to."

Elliott Smith, as told to M. Bates, 1997. (quoted in New Moon)

I woke up this morning and looked at the crowded pillow beside me: A Heart of Dog, which I've just finished reading and A Pigeon and A Boy that I haven't started yet. An Excellent Italian Greyhound – the special hollow sound and the most accurate drumming ever. A Monkey Son of a Donkey that was Going Down  'till it disappeared (or actually, and unfortunately, disbanded). A New Moon – too painful to talk about; and a White Chalk, which draws a true masterpiece (despite my previous reservations regarding the piano). A Weedeater ?!? with God Luck and Good Speed – the heavy sound the caressing voice and track 4. A great Black Madonna and a Stoner Witch, At the Stake, where Buzzo's at his best. I laid my eyes on those who were Navigating the Bronze – using some unique explosives. And then, I looked up at The Galilean Satellites, which I enjoy so much and made some Special Wishes (though I still strongly believe in Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men). Finally, I pressed the play button – The End of Radio… "Here's a new definition of perfection", I thought.  And then I thought of happiness and of all the words that rhyme with it, and couldn't spell but one.

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October Second, Fall was originally published in 2007, on October 2nd (duh).

So, what rang the bell on a mid-summer day? I Declare Nothing. Track six. October 2nd (initially, revisited again).

Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – I Declare Nothing ['a' Recordings 2015]

Not only for her velvet voice, his delicate guitar decorations on Cocain Cat and so many such subtle surprises along the way, but first and foremost, due to the exquisite walking-hand-in-hand of a very young person who's got that access to knowing things unknown to many, and a man who's recognized it & her.

"I found a piece of paradise and I wanted to spread it all around"

Go for it HERE

tess and anton 3

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