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Jan 9
Ansel Adams (U.S., 1902-1984): Road, Nevada Desert
Silver-gelatine print, 7.5 x 9.5 inches, circa 1960
via American Museum of Photography

Ansel Adams (U.S., 1902-1984): Road, Nevada Desert
Silver-gelatine print, 7.5 x 9.5 inches, circa 1960
via American Museum of Photography


Jan 4
Arkansas, December 2013.

I took this last week.

Arkansas, December 2013.

I took this last week.


Mar 1

TODAY, FRIDAY MARCH 1st, I NEED YOUR VOTE.

Vote for MERCY BELL at Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem Contest!

Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station, has selected me as one of 32 musical acts of over 300 submissions to receive heavy rotation on-air and a spot at an amazing outdoor concert series in Nashville. Past artists include Alabama Shakes, Trampled By Turtles, The Wallflowers, Band of Horses, Edwin McCain, Moon Taxi, The Wailers and way too many great artists to name here.

WHAT TO DO:
TODAY FRIDAY MARCH 1st, head over to http://www.lightning100.com/musiccitymayhem and click “VOTE” next to my photo and name. They will ask for your name, email, and zip code. YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL.

The great guys at Lightning 100 will be playing my track “Icarus” at 12pm central and 6pm Central time TODAY, FRIDAY March 1st. If you feel like it, you can listen live at www.lightning100.com by clicking the ‘listen live’ option. You will be sent a confirmation email in about 30 minutes.

http://mercybell.com


Jan 15

Truck in Drive (demo)
Words & Music by Mercy Bell & Sara Olivia Moore

Here’s a demo. Testing out writing some pop country.

Verse 1
Raining on a Monday
Working 7 days straight
Waiting for the clock chime
Trying to see my baby
I ain’t got time

She calls me up
Says “we don’t see enough
of another anymore.
Why don’t we throw down the hood
of your 4x4?”

Now I’m here to pick her up
Gonna test our luck
Gonna head out to see if we can find that

Chorus
Big sky, wide open
Got a cherry coke and a “hey good lookin” beside
I put my truck in drive

Don’t know, where we’re going
Got a full tank and sure am feelin alive
We’ll know when we arrive
I put my truck in drive

Verse 2
Roll down the window
Turn up the radio
Holler as the fields roll by
Singing some good ol’ Hank
with the sun in our eyes

Ridin’ down ol 40
That look in her eyes, oh lordy.
Lettin these country roads do what they do
Beneath that

Chorus

Bridge
I ask baby do you wanna go back home?
She smiles at me and says, “gimme that

(Chorus)
Big sky, wide open
Got a cherry coke and a hey good lookin’ beside
Put your truck in drive.”

Don’t know, where we’re going
Got a full tank and sure am feelin alive
We’ll know when we arrive
I put my truck in drive


Jul 5

A song dedicated to everyone I loathe but society says I have to hang out with.

"Who Said We Were Friends? (DEMO!)" lyrics & music by Mercy Bell
Demo video directed by Sara Olivia Moore

Verse
Got your invitation she’s bringing me along
Yeah it’s been a while since y’all were all involved
I should just be friends with you
Jesus Loves us both the same
Mea culpa is a latin phrase and it means I’ll take the blame

Folks say you’re in love with her
She’s the one that got away
When she kissed me at the last party
Your face turned deathly gray

You give me booze from your private stash
And invite me to watch the game
But getting closer to me won’t
Get you closer to my babe

Chorus:
Who said we were friends?
Brothers, buddies, guys?
I’ve been watching you undress
My baby with your eyes
I might be a nice fella
I’d buy a beer for this whole place
Mea Culpa, here’s a gulpa, my drink in your face.

Verse
Guess I’m kinda backwards
I bet that in LA
People’s exes go get drinks
Giggle, laugh, and play
My mom, my shrink, my preacher
Say let go of yesterday
But when pigs can fly, and I catch mama high,
Is the day that we can hang

Chorus

Bridge:
All those hugs you give her
they last a little too long
but all those tales she tells about you
I might just tell your mom

Chorus


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Jun 3
i’m in arkansas and last night i tried real moonshine then my friends’ dad ate what looked like a dung beetle on a dare and then got another bud light while everyone freaked out. but i was thinking of all my brooklyn friends that’s what you guys should do with those roaches.

i’m in arkansas and last night i tried real moonshine then my friends’ dad ate what looked like a dung beetle on a dare and then got another bud light while everyone freaked out. but i was thinking of all my brooklyn friends that’s what you guys should do with those roaches.