Saturday, 23 February 2019

ASTRAL

in the end
you end up accepting everything in your life 
suffering, horror, love, loss, hate - all of it

Harry Dean Stanton



A S T R A L
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a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind astral

another message in a bottle
closing track on ONE LIFE now

stopped me in my tracks and paralysed for a moment
his hands on my shoulders ... gently turning me
"look there"

and it sounded a lot like
"go there" 

when I was putting the music for astral together
I imagined being able to teleport back in time
and snapping random pictures of disturbed people
shell-shocked, some sad, some just numb
some batshit crazy

those who feel that they

have nothing left 
to lose

pulling it all into 3 minutes

to show you what I saw
the music never resolves
in perpetuity

for a reason



for Tom Lodge




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Saturday, 16 February 2019

FAMILY FOTO

life is pleasant, death is peaceful 
it’s the transition that’s troublesome

Isaac Asimov




F A M I L Y  F O T O
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a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind family foto



there'll be bluebirds over

the white cliffs of dover
tomorrow
when the world is free

it's a song my mom used to sing to me as a child
a lullaby to help me slip into surrender


it's a sound that tickles the limbic
then moves down, grazing the frontal lobe
then further down into my dark body
flickers of light, shapes ... landscapes
passing that place I abandoned
left to decay years ago 
familiar unsettling


seeing it all again
from a distance, then up close
realizing it's a dream, I roll over and fall back asleep
only it returns; this time in greater detail

memories of the family farm
in Eastwood Ontario
this time


for kenneth henry batho
(uncle ken)

1926-2012




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Friday, 8 February 2019

FIRESIDE

education is not the filling of a pail
but the lighting of a fire

william yeats




F I R E S I D E
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a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in logic audio, photoshop and final cut


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listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE















FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind fireside

I keep having these dreams
that I'm burning

it is said, that a picture is worth a thousand words
so ya, I'm doing pictures now too
an attempt to realize it
as close as I can get it

yes, it was a dream I had
our house was burning down back when
mom and dad were still together, struggling
on a hot summer night in Woodstock Ontario
and mom came in to rescue us
charred and burnt
weeks in the hospital 
she succeeded
i'm alive 50 yrs 
later

being loaded into the ambulance
I just remember dad standing there at a distance
that smug look on his face on the edge of the street
standing beside a big red firetruck
smoking a du Maurier

I woke up and started this one
ending 2 days later - the story fleshed out
in a loose translation

same feeling tho
same shiver


for troy
my knight in shining armour



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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

RUN


your mind is beautiful and wise
inside a masterful disguise 
like waiting for a time to find
a way to leave it all behind 



R U N








when all I want to do is run
when all that’s left is said and done
it's all I want to do



a jim lamarche remix
gateway house sessions/18
assembled in logic audio and final cut 


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LISTEN TO ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE 













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