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“what’s past is prologue”—Bill Shakespeare, The Tempest

/ apr 2011

  1. 04.29.2011 | 3:23 PM EDT

    Weather Report: Green Grows the Ivy … “Green Grow The Rushes” | R.E.M., Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985 … After laying bare for Brooklyn’s long winter months, spring finally has these blind-less windows crawling anew with ivy’s’ vibrant green. Soon they will overtake the panes, covering them completely with a lush green blanket that bri...

  2. 04.29.2011 | 10:23 AM EDT

    Spring Dress? … “Another Sunny Day” | Belle & Sebastian, The Life Pursuit, 2006 … Is this dress too spring-y? It is spring. Is this dress too spring-y? She emphasizes the specificity of her statement with playful sternness. Specificity is important to us. It suits our desire for people to listen to words with the respectful admiratio...

  3. 04.28.2011 | 11:23 AM EDT

    Cardigan Coverage “Dot” | Gonzales, Solo Piano, 2005 Over a lovely green dress, straps not quite enough wide, you tried on four black cardigans. One was too long One was too warm One didn’t provide the coverage required to keep eyes from prying about our affair I marked you. Under an army green shirt I am writ with spidery scratches, the carto...

  4. 04.16.2011 | 8:03 PM EDT

    Just an Appetizer: Little Silver’s Debut Record … “Sleep Til Morning” | Little Silver, The Stolen Souvenir, 2011 … You foodies know how a good cook can turn the simplest ingredients into a delectable feast. Sometimes you ask, hey, this is delicious, what’s in it?, expecting a long list of exotic ingredients, but instead they rattle off something like, oh, a tomato,&...

  5. 04.16.2011 | 5:47 PM EDT

    Weather Report: April Is The Cruelest Month … “Hey Mr. Rain” | Velvet Underground, Another View, 1968 … See, what’d I tell ya? Two days ago we were skipping down the sidewalk wearing spring grins and light jackets, and now, WTF? April is in fact a sadist little bitch, dangling true spring days in our face and snatching ‘em back just as…

  6. 04.14.2011 | 7:23 PM EDT

    Weather Report: Shadows and Tall Trees “Shadows & Tall Trees” | U2, Boy, 1980 Yep, there’s been a lot of reporting on Brooklyn climate last couple days, only cause the weather has been positively kinetic, changing drastically every 24 hours. Last night we were pounded by lightning, pelted with rain, positively ripped from our hinges by gusting wind. Tonight, it...

  7. 04.14.2011 | 9:23 AM EDT

    Weather Report: Sunscreen … “Here Comes The Sun” | The Beatles, Abbey Road, 1969 … So it’s not quite yet time to slather SPF. But as Brooklyn remains caught in that Purgatory between Winter and Spring, we are blessed with brief reprieves that remind us that, with it’s temperamental bent and allergy provocateur, April is indeed the cruel...

  8. 04.11.2011 | 3:23 PM EDT

    Weather Report Redux: Here Comes The Sun … “Staring At The Sun” | Ultra-Vivid Scene, Joy, 1967-1990, 1990 … For once the weatherman gets one right. Right on schedule, the sun began burning through the clouds at noon, breaking into glorious shine by 3PM, warming winter-battered Brooklyn to a balmy 75 degrees. Ok, so George Harrison’s pretty little ditty would...

  9. 04.11.2011 | 10:23 AM EDT

    Weather Report: Grey Skies, Sunny Inside … “Heart In Your Heartbreak” | The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Belong, 2011 … Dinner time Gerber sun burned away the oven’s smoke, shining over roasted chicken, Swiss chard and five tri-colored carrots. Just five. Forecast calls for sun and 70′s by noon as she dons raincoat over pencil skirt through a chilly g...

  10. 04.06.2011 | 11:23 AM EDT

    Celica Dreams “Smiles” | Spiritualized, Laser Guided Melodies, 1992 I lie in your bed for the first time. Your steady breath slows my cocaine heart. I dream… It’s morning. We wake in your bedroom, smiling. Your parents house in the ‘burbs. Kentucky? You rise by the window, body slim, skin like milk. Astrid scampers on the bed. I a...