Believing is Seeing

Maybe we’ve had it backwards all along. It wouldn’t be the first time. Maybe Ralph Hodgson is the one who had it right: Some things have to be believed to be seen These are discouraging days in a lot of ways and it is very easy to lose faith in our government, our media, andContinue reading “Believing is Seeing”

Because The Night

I was turned onto this clip by my old bandmate Todd. It’s a great rendition of Springsteen’s song with Michael Stipe of REM taking lead vocals. Take me now baby here as I amPull me close, try and understandDesire is hunger is the fire I breatheLove is a banquet on which we feed ComeContinue reading “Because The Night”


“Pain is largely a kind of need felt by the organism to acquaint itself with an unfamiliar state that is troubling it, to adjust its responses to that state.” Marcel Proust There are many kinds of pain: physical, emotional, psychological, and moral among them. There is the pain of loneliness as well as the painContinue reading “Pain”

Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I’m not proud of my address In the torn up town, no post code envy But every song’s like: Gold teeth,¬†Grey Goose,¬†tripping in the bathroom Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel room We don’t care We’reContinue reading “Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014”