Love Affair

East low resOur new album East features songs inspired by favorite novels. The Cat’s Table (Michael Oondatje) inspired Tempest, The Summer Book (Tove Jannson) the song Sophia, and Snow Hunters (Paul Yoon), Tree. My great-grandfather’s poem My Soul is put to music as well. My sisters and I spent many summers with our grandparents and bachelor uncle outside Birmingham. The brick house had a slope down from the street and seemed magically burrowed into that cool, dark place shaded by an enormous elm tree and surrounded by the azaleas and lilies that my Uncle Allen loved so.
By |June 22nd, 2016|Memory's Dog-teeth, Other Musings|0 Comments

it’s the little things

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seeking perspective
a seed, ant, wisp of petal
warm pebbles, pocked cheek

 

By |July 10th, 2016|Other Musings|0 Comments

New Music Homes Project

Dear Friends,
You may have caught wind of this from others, but I wanted to make sure you knew about a special gathering taking place in Berkeley on March 6th. Please feel free to spread the word, it’s pretty exciting!

COMMUNITY PARTY/OPEN HOUSE
3PM-6PM – SUNDAY MARCH 6TH
The Backroom, 1984 Bonita (at University), Berkeley
RSVP berkeleytrad@gmail.com

5pm Music with […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Other Musings|0 Comments

Dreamstorming

We moved all round at the behest of the US Air Force, my father was an attorney and made it to “full bird,” and was known amongst the son-in-laws as Col. Bob. My mother was a working-mother, in a career she loved and was very good at, running laboratories at military hospitals. They had us […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Memory's Dog-teeth, Other Musings|0 Comments

The Long Memory

“Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we’re going, but where we want to go.”
- Bruce “Utah” Phillips 1935–2008

I love this quote. Jim Nunally […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Memory's Dog-teeth, Other Musings|Comments Off on The Long Memory

Almost Weekly Muse Episode Deux

RATING:  Mom, there is a sexy picture in this video
(I have a concussion and cant look at screens for long so this is my new newsletter that doesnt require me to type much or look at my computer.)

This episode includes:
Nell v. Nell Hot Jamaican Supermodel
Letter from Listeners: thanks Mom
Music News: […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Other Musings|0 Comments

Almost Weekly Muse Episode 1

RATING:  Mom, there is a cuss word in this video.
I have a concussion and cant look at screens for long so this is my new newsletter that doesnt require me to type much or look at my computer. Please feel free to send Letters to Listeners to nell@nellrobinsonmusic.com. Click on […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Other Musings|0 Comments

The COLUMBINE is the birthday flower for April 1st

Columbine FlowerNative to Europe, it is a perennial with short-spurred violet-blue flowers that normally have a hay-like scent. In 17th Century England a lady who was given columbine was likely to be saddled with a reputation for having flexible morals. To dream of columbine is said to […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Letters from the Road, Other Musings|0 Comments

Winter Stories

Book at Bittersweet Cafe in BerkeleyI am crazy about good fiction and writing, have been an avid reader since a kid. Here are my favorite books so far this Winter, topped by:

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje – LOVED this one, it inspired a song, each page […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Other Musings|0 Comments

Love Note to Winnemucca…

IMG_20130903_185959Some towns just won’t let you wallow. I was recently in Winnemucca Nevada with a case of melancholy hanging just around the edges of my senses. I’d already forewarned my companions, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Logan “Red” Ledger that my favorite sign appears in that windblown western […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Letters from the Road, Other Musings|0 Comments