All posts by Michael Vitale


I miss smoking
And smoking in diners
It brings back fond memories
Of when I was younger
That’s why really
I miss most things I do
Because they happened when I was younger


I bumped my head
on the sharp corner of a metal box
I was at work when it happened
The pain lasted about 30 seconds
And then subsided
The feeling afterwards was glorious
In that moment
I knew true relief

Wheel of Faith

Mary this is not my fault but I will take the blame for it all we could go down south we could make a go of it I won’t really care no I won’t give a shit you could have my hand do with it what you please I will have your foot take it to the knee sometimes I could drive sometimes you just sit look out the window and try to navigate us around don’t take don’t take it too hard don’t go too fast without a pace we’ll run out of gas where did we go just the other day I’m trying to remember if we went astray brighten up my life take a Wheel of Faith guide it round in circles till we’re out of space to move keep it groovin keep it on the road so we say its stupid the walls and ceilings cave but if they have paint at least while we’re looking at them they will look okay take your time to leave because I can’t guarantee it won’t be the last tribute to the past I will take the wheel that’ll give us liberty with this wheel of faith we might not ever be alone again again again I am alone we’ll make a new house build it with the phone call all our men so they can help us out and afterwards we may be broke but we won’t have a doubt it’s the doubt in faith we keep the resurrected beast this time I will try to be more encouraging without an honor without a pay I’ll know you were here by the smell of your hair it may be dark the blondest of the blonde keeps creeping on to conquer

Brand New Shoes

Don’t bother putting on your shoes today your soul has enough to protect you and your feet, shoes are,’t needed anymore. Don’t worry about getting over something life is all about getting over something unpleasant or embarrassing or unexpectedly terrifying.  Life never gives us enough time to do anything, I often feel like I need more to time to do whatever I am doing at the moment. Like writing this out, if I pause and let myself think it’s over, time water and forever unfinished. These are the things that tougher our soul. Work, too much work and our soul is tough. We don’t need shoes to protect our feet but life is so much better with them. I wish I could protect my soul from harm, from abuse, from being sucked away from me. Too much soul and too much time to think aren’t necessarily bad things. Used in moderation the souls of our shoes won’t wear too quickly.


I think the idea of musicians and instruments was more singular in the past. I’ve heard several times of one famous musician giving another and instrument that they then went on to play at a really famous concert or event and the instrument becomes synonymous with greatness.  It’s a wonderful thing to think that you have everything that you need and don’t desire anything more but that concept seems lost on people today, young people. It’s to easy to spend a lot of time looking for exactly what you want instead of actually just doing something with what you all ready have. It’s sad how that part of the past is gone. It’s like we woke up and we’re all ready on the ride that was created by our forefathers and foremothers. We’re too jaded at an early age and we don’t look at our heroes and say ‘what is it exactly that you are doing?’. Music has always been on the edge of being ‘taken for granted’. That really sad thing is that ‘foremothers’ was spell checked but ‘forefathers’ wasn’t.

This Week

A new song called ‘Mad Man’ has been added to Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify this past week. News songs will be added to this website monthly and eventually be released as an EP or collection of singles. which will also be added to Spotify, etc.. Look out for upcoming releases!