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by Michael
July 3rd, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: Struggles Of The Psyche
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Struggles Of The Psyche

A few years ago, Doreen Peri – ya’ll know Doreen Peri, right? If you don’t know Doreen Peri, ya’ll got some knowin’ you gotta start doin’ – well, a few years ago, Doreen Peri pointed me in the direction of a poem written at another message board by a British gent named Alan Hodgson. She said that t...
by Michael
July 1st, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: keeping it alive
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: keeping it alive

You’ve heard of “extended metaphor”? Well, this is extended imagery and vivid imagery at that.

This is heartbreaking in all of its radiant vividity.

Wondrously written.

Thanks for the reminder.

To friendship,
Michael
by Michael
June 30th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: I Long For A Better World
Replies: 1
Views: 489

I Long For A Better World

In 2006, I wrote an OpEd piece for an online news/oped outlet for which I was an assistant editor. The outlet is, strangely enough, called OpEdNews . I kind of got the idea for the format from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. In no way, shape or form do I believe that my piece is e...
by Michael
June 26th, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: Dhafer Yousef Quartet
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Dhafer Yousef Quartet

Mi amiga, I went to high school from 1964 through 1968. I was in many bands and most sucked. However, in my senior year, I was in the best band in which I ever played. The guitar player in that band had some of the fastest fingers I’ve ever seen on a guitar player. The reason I bring this up is that...
by Michael
June 25th, 2013, 9:39 am
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: a guitar piece
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: a guitar piece

I hear, with my old musicians' ears, cacophonous sounds created by notes extended by reverb or echo effects that clash with the chords being played. To put it simply, because that’s the easiest way for an old guy like myself to understand it, in one measure there’s a “C” which is tied to a “C” in th...
by Michael
June 23rd, 2013, 10:05 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: climbing
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: climbing

73? And you call yourself a kid? I’m but an infant, then, at 63.

CKA,
Michael
by Michael
June 22nd, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: climbing
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: climbing

shem, nice narrative, to which I add: Some folks say they don’t have time, can never stop to rest. Some folks say to make some which is difficult at best. Some folks say time’s running out and don’t know where to go to get some more when all is gone. It’s something we should know. Is there such a sh...
by Michael
June 22nd, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: "Your Song" by Elton John
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: "Your Song" by Elton John

Steve, I really love Taupin’s apologetic way of saying “I love you” to some fine lady – or significant other. “I hope you don’t mind”…if I say…”how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.” I hope you don’t mind? I sang this song to an old girlfriend: Old in that it was a long time ago and old i...
by Michael
June 19th, 2013, 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: a guitar piece
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: a guitar piece

Very sweet, sweetwater. Sustaining notes creates a cacophony that’s really easy on the ear.

There’s also a sort of limited crescendo, so to speak. It’s like reading or watching a good mystery.

This isn’t to mention that this piece really hops.

I like it.

To friendship,
Michael
by Michael
June 19th, 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: Flying Horse Cafe
Topic: Blasting Caps From the Vault, Part 4
Replies: 19
Views: 3467

Re: Blasting Caps From the Vault, Part 4

Steve, there’s all kinds of poetry in this poem. I guess that’s why you posted it as a poem. Wonderful rhyme scheme. Leaves are falling Breezes are blowing ----------------------------------------------------- Hear songs in the trees, as we listen… The creeks are burbling Colors in the trees flash a...
by Michael
June 19th, 2013, 9:26 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: cosmic evaluation
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: cosmic evaluation

I finally decide to visit this fine place and who has the first poem? Amazing. Nice use of symbolism and irony in this piece, mi amiga. The words that utilize those poetic media: “degree”, “position”, “covers”. Very nicely applied. CKA Michael OK, saw, everything I wrote about the great use of symbo...
by Michael
March 19th, 2013, 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: Young Ones
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Young Ones

I don’t post at Studio 8 because I think it’s unfair for anyone to post anything anywhere, expecting comments, while not commenting on the writing of others. It would be just plain discourteous, if not arrogant, to do so. However, as a broken hearted grandfather, I beg your indulgence for my postin...
by Michael
March 12th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Poet's Eye by Lightning Rod
Topic: The Thought, The Word, The Deed
Replies: 19
Views: 7404

Re: The Thought, The Word, The Deed

If you who may read this again will allow me this anthropomorphism, when a father loves a daughter and she grows and marries, he wants her husband to treat her as if she was the most special being in the universe. He wants him to caress her lovingly; give her the feeling that she is the most importa...
by Michael
February 27th, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: Lightning Rod
Topic: Part of an Email I Sent to a Friend
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Part of an Email I Sent to a Friend

Clay didn’t seem to have a self confidence problem. I’m willing to bet that his eye was always on the prize, always on moving forward. He wrote in his column and commented in mine as if his goal was to see a better world before he died. I believe that “normal” stuff seemed to him like a waste of tim...
by Michael
February 27th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Lightning Rod
Topic: In Memory
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: In Memory

So am I, Doreen, so am I. No, actually, I'm sad that we didn't work together a bit more. He would have sweetened up many of my other songs. I believe that we're only going to live one life. From what I know of Clay and from what I can piece together by what others have said, as well as from what he ...

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