Burning Out The Dark

Murder Ballad Monday is coming up on June 11th. It’ll be the last one for a bit. The Gathering Dark will continue to play Sanctuary Brewing every Monday. I’ll host the open mic and Steve and I will assign a theme to the alternating Mondays.

The Monday Schedule at Sanctuary will look like this:

6/11 Murder Ballad Monday

6/18 Takes All Kinds Open Mic

6/25 Bob Dylan Night

7/2 Takes All Kinds Open Mic

7/9 Paul Simon Night

7/16 Takes All Kinds Open Mic

7/23 “The Gathering Dark Presents Songs About Cars” (Not songs by the Cars unless the Cars also did a song about cars.)

7/30 Takes All Kinds Open Mic

Murder Ballad Monday will return. But I need a break from murder. The news of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have hit me hard. The songs and stories of murder have hit me hard.

Just under the surface lies a darkness. Some days I am consumed by the darkness. Some days I don’t think about it. I’ve heard depression referred to as a dark passenger. Sounds about right. The strange coincidence is that Thursday was one of those dark days for me. I guess it was a dark day for Anthony Bourdain as well. One of us woke up on Friday. I need to remember that.

I need a break from suicide. I need a break from murder. I need a break from the dark.

Here’s a song I wrote about my dark passenger.

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