Turntable Talk: Cover Me — “Comfortably Numb,” by Roger Waters & Company on the In the Flesh Tour on June 27, 2000 at The Rose Garden Arena in Portland Oregon, featuring Doyle Bramhall II and Snowy White on lead guitars.

Instead of an essay on cover songs that gives a rationale of what kind I like or don’t like and why, I want to take it in another direction. What I want to talk about in today’s essay on cover songs is what I will dub a semi-cover or modified cover of an original, which…

dVerse — Poetics — Unraveled

“The trees are mad silhouettes against the rouge pink sky; perhaps they too need emptying.” – by Sanaa Rivzi, from, “A pocketful of maybes” Winter trees were madness, webbed silhouettes, gaining grey sky; compelled, relieved a keened need for empty… Pulled out through every hole in the head, crystal-silk threads now fill still, glittered heaven….

#MM Music Challenge — Time, from here to there

Jim Adams is the motivational host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Music Challenge. Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [New York Minute by Don Henley] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression.   “New York Minute” is a new song for me, and I appreciate the background information and interpretations…

Coloring Club Plus — 3/19/19

I was trying to think of an appropriate song for today. One that would speak to the mass shooting a long way from here, in NZ, but close for so many of the writers and readers on Word Press. We in the US have seen it become almost commonplace here. It sorrows me to see…

Poetry Day 22 — Betrayal

image link   The prompt today is betrayal.  It seems to happen so much, the question must be asked if betrayal is not an immutable part of human nature.  There are levels of betrayal, all painful, but some more harmful than others.   I chose to free form it but split it into 2 halves.  …

Breathe

  Square room, cushion-y carpet; plush pillow; 4 speakers, one in each corner; sound system, quadrophonic. one teenaged body, center of room, on floor. two teenaged ears, same. “Dark Side of the Moon.”   Word of the Day Challenge — enthralling