Life · Rock · Sobriety

Sobriety Song of the Day (and programming note!)

The music will go on, just not here.

Yeah, it’s that time. My domain registry and blog renewal are coming up. As of November 24th, this blog will expire.

One song at a time has been working well for me. On a personal note, I am now 1 year and 9 months clean and sober (as of yesterday). When this kind of sobriety mileage is achieved, it gets to be old hat. You start taking it for granted. It’s one thing to be sober for a few months. It’s one thing to be sober on and off. That’s little league sobriety. Big league sobriety is over a year. It’s being able to say years, plural. It’s doing the work continually, one day at a time. It’s not giving in or giving up or letting the “oh screw its” trip you up. It’s staring the roots of addiction in the face and doing the necessary work to figure out where they stemmed from and dismantling them, root by root.

I’m proud of how far I’ve come. I’m proud of where I will be in another year. Because I know there is no going back. Those dark, nightmarish years are in my past now. When one can say it’s been more than a year, there is peace in that.

Every day, no matter what else may be going on, I feel some of that peace.

With gratitude (and musical interlude),


2001-present music · Sobriety

Song of the Day

Today’s SOTD is one that makes me feel gratitude. Grateful for seeing myself through, one day at a time, safe and sound and sober. I first heard this song when I was still in the throes of tomboozery (so to speak). But I longed to be free of it. I missed the person I used to be. This song makes me think of that person and that time, not so long ago now.

This is Flogging Molly and Whistles the Wind. A good song to feel grateful to.

1990s Music · Hip Hop · Love · Sobriety · Survival

Song of the Day

So yesterday was my birthday. The sun shone all day. Up my sleeve was my still healing sleeve. On my head was a fresh barbershop fade. My button down shirt was crisp. Friends took me out for lunch. I ate a lot and laughed a lot. It was a good day. One of those days where this classic ‘90s song comes to mind.

And yeah, I’m checking all the buckets for this one. Love, survival, sobriety. I’m feeling it all.