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No No Ms. Kondo You Must Go

You do not spark joy so please get the hell away from me. What part of Memento Mori do you not understand?? If I keep only what sparks joy I would never write another song. No, really. Think about it…

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Working for free this week? Welcome to my world.

Yes, I work for free most of the time. Logged about 36 hours rehearsing, gigging and driving to and from this week. Grossed $104. After gas net about $75. Not worth it. Can't carry that no ore. It isn't anyone's…

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She asked for bacon...

Just a little update on my Mom...she has been finally assigned to a room in a rehab place. No, not a drug rehab place, but a place where she can get some physical therapy and heal from her hip fracture--enough…

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Last night's no-show

It never fails. So at least I can count on that.  Besides the fact that no one NO ONE came to hear my songs (I am getting acclimated to the cold...) the two resident dogs at Landers brew walked out…

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Deserted desert story

Pastures Of Plenty
 
In the fall of 2013 I took a job teaching two classes—one at eight a.m. and the other at 3 p.m. — twice a week at the College of the Desert's far-flung Mecca/Thermal campus.

It yielded me…

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A Fresh Idea: Building Material for The Wall

Who needs government? Who needs the nanny state to wipe our butts when we leave our waste by the roads in our national parks? Really. Well, this seems like a great time to make hay while the sun is shining…

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Getting on another plane...

I am getting on another plane. Actually I got on one already and now I am waiting to get on the next one. The first one was held up because SOMEONE IN FIRST CLASS COULD NOT RECLINE THEIR SEAT. SO…

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The Poem That Helped Me on Friday

I was sitting by my mother's hospital bed exchanging messages with a friend far away. I remembered a poem he wrote decades ago about when his mother had fallen. My friend Dave Alvin wrote this and I am counting on…

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Song Patrol: Recruits Wanted

If you are interested in joining the Song Patrol, please email me at lisa@lisamednickpowell.com

I don't have any money. I don't have a plan yet. I have a vision, that's all. Maybe we can make it work. I think it…

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Greetings from Highland Hospital

Hello from Rochester, New York. My mother fell again and she's here at Highland Hospital recovering. She will be moved to rehab soon, then, we hope, back to her apartment at the assisted living venue. But we don't know. Especially…

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Christmas With Moloch

I hope everyone is having a great day. Children are dying at our border. It is a fucking holocaust. Trump is Moloch.

We did have us some fun last night playing for free at Pappy and Harriet's. It being a…