Hear my chat with the incredible Kim Doolittle!!
We chat about :
– Writing and performing music
– Her newest album “Into the Blue”
– Being a long-term pillar of the music community for 40+ years
– Being a chick singer
– The housing crisis in Northumberland County
AND!!!! She played a song live on air!!!
Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco
Al Kirby and Jim Yates.
I was laying in the grass
and I saw one single bird
fly across my line of sight
sunlight glaring off it’s feathers
which were black
like my hair
spread around me like a halo
weaving through blades of grass
while the bird weaved
through the tree line
shrieking at the barn cat
things were simple.
I felt part
I didn’t feel
part of myself
just part of
outside of me
body lost below me
except to anyone else
left for me.
So I’ll just be grateful for birds (for now)
ones with wings that blend
into the night sky
of the new moon
ones that exist
simultaneously with the clouds
the trees even
when they need/want it,
the opposite of dissociating
the opposite of this
this existence I’ve tried
to opt out of
Check out my conversation with Lyndsay Lazar!
We talk about:
– Lyndsay’s history of business ownership
– Starting her new company, Bonbon Fashion
– Balancing sustainability and feminism in the fashion industry
– Our mutual love of vintage fashion
– Living with chronic pain and a traumatic brain injury
– Creative work as therapy
– How Lyndsay’s work keeps her well
Featured Tunes by:
Tegan and Sara
Check out my interview with Justine, Catherine, and Val from Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly (presented by Northumberland Players). Cohosted by Bob Bailey!
Photo by the fabulous Greg Curtis.
We talk about:
– The plot of the play
– What it’s been like working on this show
– Jane Austin
– How Justine and Catherine got involved in theatre and how it keeps them well
– Escapism in period dramas
– Speaking in dialects
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Arrival at Netherfield from the Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
Sweet Liberty from Jane Eyre the Musical
The Girl I Mean to Be from The Secret Garden
O Come all Ye Faithful played by Jennifer Eklund
I’ve been falling in love
with my bellybutton
as it slowly pops out, being
pushed out into the world along
with this someday soon task-
Thicker ribcage where he’s pushed
up and out of his way as he grows and
for once, my body doesn’t struggle
it turns out growing this being
what I was made for.
No more hip bones
soft curves, softer still.
simultaneously mine/not mine
it’s magic it’s
to my baby and I
while we grow us one
just for a while longer.
Sometimes I think I’ll miss him
when he’s not a part of my body
yet I know
I’ll dance in every moment
he breathes on his own
because motherhood is simultaneously
Because this body can only hold
as he grows,
this body can be home
soft, and softer still.