Sudden Amaryllis

“In dead fields reach lilies to the sky…” On toxic relationships, supporting each other, and hope that blooms even in the midst of cynicism.

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Thirty-five

Recognizing a milestone, reflecting on change, letting my history and my gratitude fill me up.

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Battle Cries

On the slow march of my sister’s cancer, the swirling chaos of uncertainty in the face of change, and the kind of soul-searching that leads to the deepest questions of self, soul, and science.

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Tall Trees

On reclaiming songs about loves that are over, not letting things mean more than they have to, and paying attention to the way that very hard things make our true colors show in bursts of glory.

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Sweater

IT’S SWEATER WEATHER, YOU GUYS. (A reflection on hugs, a theology of closeness, and the most sort-of-suggestive song I’ve ever written.)

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Bluebird

In honor of school starting in August around these parts, here’s my song about my first day of preschool.

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Trees Inside My Walls

A song about an old man and a house and the lingering, swirling passage of time.

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The Blind Assassin

The entire book is a personification of that feeling when you think you know someone well and then become aware there was this whole other secret world percolating underneath them all along that you knew nothing of.

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Part of Outside

I wrote this song in college, after what Wikipedia says is called the “Northeast Blackout of 2003.” Also, atoms.

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Baring It All Sneak Peek

In 2010 several of my songs were featured in the Emmy-award-winning documentary Baring It All. This clip features photographer David Jay talking about the project and utilizes the song “Spilled.”

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Tall Trees (Yearbook Committee)

Official music video for the Yearbook Committee song “Tall Trees.” Filmed at various tree-y locales around Terre Haute, this video was done by Johnny Hazard.

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The Emperor of All Maladies

I thought I had a knowledge of cancer before this book, but now I understand it more, in all of its feverish complexity and horrifying beauty. This book is elegant, extraordinarily insightful, and important.

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Christina Blust

Christina is a vocalist, songwriter, and player of accordion, guitar and piano. In addition to performing and writing as a solo artist, she has been a member of several projects including the indie-folk band Yearbook Committee (3-time SXSW official showcasing artist) and the accordion-electronic duo Mauveine. Her music has appeared on numerous releases and in an Emmy-award-winning documentary. Christina is also a designer, developer and one half of Blustery Day Design. She is an active Wikimedia contributor and supporter of open knowledge and is the co-founder of The Live Sincerely Project. Originally from northern Kentucky, Christina lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more.