Kate Parish


Hot summer fun limited me to a mere post this week. My apologies. In honor of members from my big, beautiful family gathering —  at a beautiful lake in the middle of Michigan — to eat, drink, and party. He shoot Coca Cola He say I know you, you know me One thing I can tell you is You got to be free Come together, right now Over me — Paul McCartney and… Read More

Time is never time at all You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth And our lives are forever changed We will never be the same The more you change the less you feel Believe, believe in me, believe That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain We’re not the same, we’re different tonight Tonight, so bright Tonight — Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins One selection from many… Read More

Purple Haze was in my brain, lately things don’t seem the same, actin’ funny but I don’t know why ‘scuse me while I kiss the sky. — Jimi Hendrix I don’t know about you. But, for me, summer just wouldn’t sound the same without listening to legendary guitar riffs from Jimi Hendrix. His lyrics and melodies always make it easier to wait for some delicious ribs to smoke up all hot and… Read More

My timing is way off. Plus, I owe you an apology for not writing my Bonus Post in honor of Lyric Status Friday last week. But, the lyrics playing in my head tonight are synonymous with all the young minds that are now free from the confines of school for a couple months. I can identify no matter how old I am and how distant those days seem to be. No more… Read More

When you can’t give no more They want it all but you gotta say no I’m turnin’ off the noise that makes me crazy Lookin’ back with no regrets To forgive is to forget I want a little piece of mind to turn to Be good to yourself when, nobody else will Oh be good to yourself You’re walkin’ a high wire, caught in a cross fire Oh be good to yourself… Read More

What’s the matter with the car I’m driving? “Can’t you tell that it’s out of style?” Should I get a set of while wall tires? “Are you gonna cruise the miracle mile? Nowadays you can’t be too sentimental Your best bet’s a true baby blue Continental.” Hot funk, cool punk, even if it’s old junk It’s still rock and roll to me — Billy Joel This and Blondie’s Call Me were two… Read More

I love this Friday tradition my cousin, Joe encouraged me to start a few weeks ago. There is nothing like waking up and realizing it’s Friday. I don’t know about you. But, even though I am 40 and have two school-aged children, Friday mornings still make me smile because it’s almost time for some weekend fun. Tonight We are young So let’s set the world on fire We can burn brighter Than… Read More

The heart is a bloom  Shoots up through the stony ground  There’s no room  No space to rent in this town  You’re out of luck  And the reason that you had to care  The traffic is stuck  And you’re not moving anywhere  You thought you’d found a friend  To take you out of this place  Someone you could lend a hand  In return for grace  It’s a beautiful day  Sky falls, you… Read More

So now you know (Who gets mystified) So now you know (Who gets mystified) Show me the power child, I’d like to say That I’m down on my knees today It gives me the butterflies, gives me away ‘Til I’m up on my feet again I’m feeling, I?m feeling Outshined, outshined, outshined, outshined — Chris Cornell, Soundgarden You can count on it. This won’t be the last song I promote on Bonus… Read More

All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!  Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay  Crazy, but that’s how it goes  Millions of people living as foes  Maybe it’s not too late  To learn how to love  And forget how to hate   — Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. I like this Bonus Post idea. Do you? After all it is Friday. What could be better? The school/work week is coming to an end;… Read More