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Vance’sMondayAcousticPajamaParty #129 - NEW ALBUM TOP TO BOTTOM SOLO

When: Monday nite 10/17, 7:30EST (doors open @7 for community hang)


Who gets 10%: Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Task Force -
they sent pros via FEMA to help with the Florida/Ian disaster. or or
a check to VanceFunder P.O. Box 17,
Arlington, MA 02476 for this web-groovery.
Pay or not, up to you. Let’s stay connected.

This week's pyjamas - the ones with varieties of doggies for sure

IN PERSON SHOWS: See below for details, but this Thursday i’m at The Charles River Museum in Waltham MA

NEW ALBUM. Donate any amount = name on the cover. Sure there’s still time. Same links above, note “VanceFunder”. Any amount over $1 works, but $1000 -plus- makes you an exec producer, name in heavy black font.



I recently read a stunning piece about Fiona Apple who cancelled her South American tour to take care of her dog. Her dog Janet was there when she was at her lowest moments. She thought she should return the turn and be there for Janet’s final moments. Oh do I get that.

This following poem is for Marley, one of Sam & Shannon’s 2 dogs at Riverview Sound.
Actually it’s more for Sam and Shannon.
Actually, for all the life and career changing music I’ve done there over these last 2 albums, it’s for me.
I’ve never sung or played better than today. That’s in big part because of the wondrous normal we do over there with food, friendship, time, dogs, and did I mention food?

Bye Marley. As another fan says, “I may not believe in God, but I surely believe in the Rainbow Bridge.” Oh, and would you please woof at Roscoe and Bessie for me.


you’re going to see shadows

when you smooth a sheet or bedspread
it will sound like his tail against
the kitchen table bottom

you’re going to see shadows

there will be a flash of white
when you go from room to room

Someone flipping pages
of a good vacation book will sound
like happy panting

you’re going to see shadows

you will never trust again
the corners of your eyes
with their tears and apparitions

and never mind the bastard breeze
that scatterer of the cruelest tufts of fur
from where you swore you cleaned completely
and happy now you didn’t

and all the faucets tight to stop
the drip that you mistake
for tippy tappy nails on tile linoleum tile
how many times have you cleaned what
from that so gladly

and damn the couch cushions
that hide a spitty tennis ball
two fingered icky toss down the hall
bounce one, two, three and rest
no one to return

you’re going to see shadows

I contemplated holding on to
this warning as this is
yours to own now

It’s just a way of saying
I’ve seen them too a time or two
and you are not alone

and you will never get over

you’re going to see shadows


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