April Showers…

Bring May flowers….

..

What flowers?

Fuck flowers.

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

27 thoughts on “April Showers…

    1. Rob, that is so interesting! Because now that you’ve mentioned it – I see it too! There are a lot of Kubrick-esque elements to this video. I feel like the introduction on the stairs screams the bloody elevator in The Shining.

      I stumbled upon her music this morning by sheer accident. She was a random suggestion in my youtube side bar and something about the thumbnail piqued my attention.

      I am so… beyond in love with her voice, arrangements, lyrical depth and her “high art” aesthetic. ‘Flowers’ spoke to me because of my name, which has always been synonymous with the blooming of Spring. Thus, metaphors surrounding flowers and rain always interest/inspire me.

      Another amazing track (with a gorgeous, mind-bending video) is “Shampoo”.

      Rob. That song is one of a kind, and it’s visuals are very powerful. I have a feeling you’ll appreciate the delicate guitar riff that carries the whole track. It reminds me of ‘The girl from Ipanema’.

      Do be aware the video contains occasional scenes depicting the aftermath of self harm, though they are done tastefully and … well, beautifully. For example, her slit wrists “bleed” red gemstones. But if that type of visual is triggering for you, I would avoid.

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      1. I think it’s amazing. I want to listen to it when I get home, when I have proper speakers that will do the song justice. I appreciate new artists, and I thank you for introducing me to this one.

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      2. My utter pleasure Rob. Few things make me happier than discovering a new artist / sound and sharing that with people I care about and respect. So pleased you felt her talent. She’s pretty incredible live, as well. Sings beautifully with such strength. Studio quality vocals when she’s on stage. ❤

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      3. I appreciate it very much, April. If I may share one with you – The Milk Carton Kids. They released a full concert on youtube. If you like folk, then you may like them.
        It’s a long video, but if you’ve got time, it’s a good take:

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      4. Oh my god the guitar tone… the wandering Spanish/flamenco riffs at certain points. I love their delicate harmonies, banter, subtle humor. This is like the love child of Simon and Garfunkel (the boxer), America (horse with no name, Ventura highway) and The Everly Brothers (all I have to do is dream).

        Thank you so much for the recommendation!

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      5. I agree with all of your comparisons, April. There’s one thing finer than finding a new and talented performer, and that is sharing it with someone who enjoys them as much. ❤

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      1. Tom. I feel so badly that I haven’t been able to recite your last addition, or give your Slumdog series the attention it deserves. I am so swamped right now with general life stuff, the holidays approaching, etc. I want you to know how grateful I am that you have written such amazing, heart-swelling stories in my honor and please know that I will do my best to give you and your words the attention they deserve as soon as things slow down. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      2. No worries at all, April! ❤ The run-up to Christmas is always super busy for everyone & life should always come first. Take all the time you need – everyone needs a break to recharge & I know your recital is going to be fabulous! I'm ever so grateful you took the time to craft such wonderful recordings of my previous stories – they really brightened my week! Hope you've had a good week so far & hope all the Christmas prep goes okay! Sending you warm hugs across the pond. 🤗 You're a brilliant writer & it's always lovely to hear from you, darling! xxx

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  1. As I read the small wordings. I pressed play and watched the video and I loved the beat and the Kubrick influence that gave this video an artistic feel.

    Also, I watched the video the second time. I want you to do the following and you’ll see why.

    At the same time, watch your video and my video press play on both. But with your video turn off the audio music but let the video itself roll and play my video with the eerie music and it will blow you away.

    Helm – Chemical Flowers

    Hello my friend. Missed you and missed reading your work. How have you been? My apology for my absence. I’ve been attending to family and really working on new material that I will be posting as usual. 🙂

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    1. Oh hi Charlie! I can’t tell you how happy I was to see your name pop up in my notifications! I’m doing as you requested with the video/audio switch in just a moment. Intrigued to see how this will look/feel. I missed you too! So much. No apology necessary! I took a hiatus from WordPress as well – for over a week just to clear my head. Had the account private and just enjoyed Halloween and focused on quality time with my family. I haven’t posted much since returning, as I am waiting for the creative juices to begin flowing again. It’s interesting that several of us (by my count 4, including myself) all around the same time stepped back a little from WordPress. Must be the cycle of the moon! Can’t wait to read your newest work Charlie.

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      1. Sometimes we all need a little break from WordPress and have time with our loved ones and family. Plus, a recharge of our mind. How was your Halloween? Hope all went well. 🙂

        You may be right…the moon does have a reaction on us and our consciousness. That’s probably why all of us just stepped back. 🙂

        Stay tune for my next post tomorrow. 🙂

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