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What is Scrine?

• Scrine is the home of lost, forgotten, and lonely sentences.

What are the rules?

• Play nice. Be kind. Post only single sentences.

• Scrine gives everyone plenty of rope to play with, but reminds everyone that even the longest rope is capable of hanging a person.

• Censorship is ugly, but still not the ugliest bird in the sky. Happily, this has never been necessary.

• The appropriateness of all sentences will remain the sole discretion of Scrine's tender.

Who can play?

• Anyone. Reading along costs nothing but time.

• Membership is required to post your own sentences. Joining is quick and painless.

• With membership comes the unique privilege of calling yourself a Scriner.

What about privacy?

• Your information will never be sold, given away, shared, or even traded for an unimaginably delicious slice of pie.

• The above sentence may be the only sentence on this site that is 100% true.

June 17, 2015

While not all of the original comments or Scrineblog entries have made it home to roost quite yet, it appears the days of newscrine.com have come to a close.

Scrine.com is back in business.  Still lacking a decent mobile access, but we're getting close.

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April 10, 2006

The struggle to save the family farm rages on, leaving me with little spare time for just about anything and everything.  I will tell you this, the focused pursuit of money never fails to leave me with an empty, desperate feeling, strengthening my belief that we humans go about this business of living all wrong.  We are missing the point, I am sure of it, but I have yet to find a way to live, or even survive, outside of the norm.  The answer would seem to lie somehow in communal existence, but then, this has been tried already many times, tried and failed.  There have been limited, short-time successes, yes, but overall, even that system seems to have lacked the necessary backbone.

How about a few songs before I push off to work?  The first you will no doubt already have heard in one form or another, perhaps either the Rufus Wainwright or John Cale version.  Many might associate it with one of the <i>Shrek</i> movies, although which one exactly escapes me this morning.  The second, I think.  The song I'm talking about is Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, as performed by Jeff Buckley.  I'm even throwing it up here in a lo-fi version, so that the dial-up visitors might have a chance to listen, although I'm not sure the lo-fi version does it justice.

• Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah

And then, just as a reminder (mostly to myself) that language isn't everything, a couple of non-English songs capable of moving me, in spite of not knowing what they're about.  

• Sapna Awasthi & Sukwinder Singh, Chaiyya Chaiyya Bollywood Joint from The Inside Man soundtrack

• Seu Jorge, from The Life Aquatic, Studio Sessions

April 06, 2006

No time to write, but why not share a few more songs.  Some nice slow guitar and mandolin plucking.  [links removed]

 • Jens Lekman, Your Arms Around Me
         (You've got to love anyone who can work the lyrics "oh honey, you've cut off your finger, I bet that's got to hurt" into a song.

 • Kevin Long, I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out (Elliott Smith cover)
 • Kevin Long, Haunting My Hallways

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