dVerse — quadrille 110 — real good for free

  Real good for free slipping out of k-count silk into carrie bradshaw blahniks, now clicking down fifth avenue. there — a busker bum with a clarinet. now jaywalking, she stands near enough to smell the cooking high notes. stunned, brimming with props, lunch at the carlton can wait     My title and poem…

#SLS — “Cool Water,” by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson

Jim Adams is the cool host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have temperature prompts of Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt and hopefully this will fit for everyone.  Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please…

#MM Music Challenge — Mr. Fantasy ripples…

Jim Adams is the dependable host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Music Challenge.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” by Traffic, written by Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood, and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the…

Women Music March #24 (final) — Joni Mitchell

Here we are, on the last day of my special feature, Women Music March. It has been a lot of fun doing these every day. Next year, I’ll start on March 1. Today is featured my favorite female musical artist, Canadian singer-songwriter-musician, Joni Mitchell. There is a wealth of information out there on Joni, so…

#SLS — Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel, My Secret Place

Jim Adams is the ever-responsible host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim was called away for a few days but still made sure to post the prompt for Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Duet, so you should look for songs that are sung as duets. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to…

Coloring Club Plus — 12/12/19

Blue is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on “A Case of You” to insecurity on “This Flight Tonight”, the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. The album peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 on…

Coloring Club Plus — 11/27/19

I started watching a really good 2019 (82-minute) documentary last night, called, “Echo in the Canyon: the birth of the California sound.” Jakob Dylan (Bob’s son) is at the helm as he travels, sings, and interviews individuals who were part of the musical mecca and alchemical stew that was Laurel Canyon at the time of…