All The Sand In All The Sea

About The Author

I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning as the constant in my life.

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  • Samantha Garoutte 01.07.2020

    Miss seeing that beauty in action! Enamoured with the video AND the song! Well done, my friend.

  • Miss seeing you, Samantha May, amazing friend, fellow bartender, unparalleled co-worker. I miss seeing your beauty in action.

    Thank you for dropping by!

  • For those of you scoring at home:

    All the Sand in All the Sea
    DeVotchKa
    All your precious souls
    Have been bought and sold
    For bargain basement lows
    To common criminals
    So you are having visions
    Adverse flying conditions
    Overseas transmissions
    To anyone who will listen
    You’re waiting for the drums to kick in
    You want to free your earthbound limbs
    I am gonna count to three
    Then you are leaving here with me
    Are we wasting all our precious time?
    Chasing dollars, chasing dimes
    German, English, Japanese
    All the sand in all the seas
    It’s all in place, it’s all laid out
    And as we speak it’s going down
    Oh, don’t forget me regretfully
    Here’s the part that always gets me
    You float across the room
    Your lips are in full bloom
    Pedals fall from your mouth
    Have you found me out?
    You’ve been here before
    A lover’s civil war
    I…

  • Thank you for that, Scott! Don’t you just love it?

  • Music, Spirit, and Body in perfect motion together…Fluid, Graceful, Electric…Reminds me of one of the powerful points of philosophy in your beautiful book, “Gap-Toothed Girl”…
    Keep shining, Harvey!

  • Frith Drietz! You shining star! You move me nearly to tears in mentioning Gap-Toothed Girl. Thank you. I could only ever dimly aspire to little Dusty May’s grace and courage and strength-of-spirit.

  • Indeedy-do!

  • Rad song, sweet moves and I love how you took a shot at the end!

  • Jessi!

    The only thing that would have made that shot better is if you were drinking one with me.

  • I LOVE this video – it takes me back to that sweet indescribable feeling of being captivated and inspired by the way you move, by the way you think. It’s an honor to have seen that so intimately – you’ve shown me depths of love I never knew. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us – It means so much to me, more than I can say.

  • I appreciate you, my brother. Very much.

  • Just love the vid and the music Ray… I have to defer to Mr. Thompson here to amplify my thoughts:

    “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”

    Miss you brother!

  • I miss you too, brutha!

    Thank you for your extraordinarily kind words, and thank you for dropping by — especially with that amazing quote. I love it.

  • Great video! An artist in action.

  • Thank you, Mike! I appreciate it truly, and what a pleasure to see you here.

    Thank you for watching, thank you for commenting, and thank you for dropping by.

  • Jim

    All the Sand in All the Seas. Love it. Next time we see you we’ll ask for two.

    Doc and Red

  • I’ll be hurt if you don’t!

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