These days are difficult, and there is so much to surmount. This song is for anyone feeling a little overwhelmed right now.
Many weeks in quarantine and life disrupted and derailed have affected us all so deeply~ a new emotional wave persists: What is coming? What will the new after be? Do we wait for it, search for it, or create it? This song is called To The After.
Often we see the direction, rightly right for us, and yet when that moving step is required, we get all moonstuck. The path to change requires our trust in ourselves.
The Repressions had the loveliest of times singing their original song Followcat, and from the Tiny Desk followed the Tiny Repressions… See their debut in this video. This song is dedicated to Luna!
What can you do with the feeling when you know there is something you wanted but can never have? The deep, hard things, that seem unjust… a sense of loss for what cannot be… Can you bury or set free desire?
Allow- live acoustic performance at The Dolphin in Port Washington NY 1/31/20
Last year Nate and Barbara celebrated New Year’s Eve with merriment and music, and a video for their song Bright Lights. They decided to make this a tradition, and this year the lyrics are on screen. Bright Lights is a journey of love and change, reconciling our natural selves in the modern world, and leaping into your life even when you cannot see.
Happy New Year Friends. Thank you for being here.
The Repressions are grateful to have played so many live shows in 2019, including the NYC Veggie Pride Parade in Union Square and Kingston Animalia Concert at BSP Kingston! Thank you to these terrific New York venues and events: The Local, Espresso 77, East Village Social, Irish Whiskey Bar, Union Square Park, Make Music New York, Jack Jones, Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, Belvedere, LIC Bar, Kumon Awards Ceremony, Athens Square Park, RaR Bar, Shore Fest, Uke Hut, BSP Kingston, The Way Station, The Quays, Shillelagh Tavern, The Mad Donkey, and Marine Terrace. Special thanks to photographer Patrick Merino (he took the fine professional images here,) John Cavaliere and Zack Dash for filming, photographing and always being there, Ben Olson, The AR Community and Astoria Music Collective, our neighborhood musical family! There is much more to come in the new year!
Music: Thank You Charlotte Bronte (Extended Intro) by The Repressions
Such fun playing holiday songs for a lovely crowd… The Repressions jazzed up this classic, and send you warm wishes….
Do our instincts work against our growth? Why do we act out in wildness while we further ourselves from the natural world?
Tonight on Youtube we have a lyric video for the song “What’s To Be Expected of the Wild,” performed unplugged at Repressions’ Castle.