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Gregory Alan Isakov - “Saint Valentine”

For his Sitch Session at the York Manor in Los Angeles, Gregory Alan Isakov teamed up with the Ghost Orchestra to perform “Saint Valentine.” Being lucky in love is great work, if you can find it. But, for the rest of us, it’s a hard row to hoe. As Isakov tells it, “Well, I just came to talk, Saint Valentine. I never pictured you living here with the rats and the vines. Ain’t that my old heart hanging out on your lines. You’re all fucked up, Saint Valentine.”

Amen, brother. A-damn-men!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
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WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON:PROTESTERS PERFORM "I CAN'T KEEP QUIET"
These women practised this amazing song online and performed it during the women's march on Washington. Original artist: MILCK https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

The Los Angeles-based singer known as MILCK knew she wanted to do something memorable for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C on Saturday. So she contacted a small group of other singers from across the country to coordinate a flash mob performance of MILCK’s song “Quiet,” an emotional rallying cry for self-empowerment and unity. The group of women rehearsed together via Skype and rendezvoused in D.C., where they performed a capella versions of “Quiet” several times during the march.

Israeli director Alma Har'el captured part of one of the performances and posted it to her Twitter account and Facebook page, where it’s accrued more than 8 million views.

The performance is unadorned and profoundly moving, capturing at least part of the mood that settled on the march, with a balance of defiance and love.

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