The Best Show You Never Saw ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a non-fiction story I wrote a number of years ago about seeing the band Buffalo Tom at a little club in my hometown of Charleston, SC. I was knocked out by them because of the simple fact that even though almost the whole crowd left after the opening band played, they put on a show like the place was filled for basically my two friends, myself and one other guy. As I said, I wrote this a long time ago and it is an excerpt from my collection, Bricks and Mortar. So though I cringe at the clunky language, I make no apologies for the snotty tone. I meant it then to be a lambasting of those who were foolish enough to walk out and miss the best show I had ever seen, and that is still how I feel about it today. I hope you like this, and I hope it makes you think of the best show of your life.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
I have discovered a new poetry design, new to me anyway.
Like many others, I have been vexed many times by the lack of accuracy in the talk-to-text function of my smartphone. Let's just say, it's hardly ever functional. So in an effort to get some use out of the talk-to-text, I am now going to use it almost exclusively to create misheard poetry.
I plan to try to document both what I say and what the phone hears. This may prove to be impossible if I continue in the stream of consciousness talking mode that I used for this initial foray.
Here is the first of many talk-to-text-to-poems, hopefully.
Solid Thousand In the Morning
So I'm down to the turnover,
Solid thousand in the morning
and the one wired around everything,
so you compass encompassing
you really party
The only word of that that I remember saying was 'encompassing'.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tried to bring up the blog today and it was removed. Tried to sign in to the g-mail account and it was suspended due to "unusual activity". Google had to send me an activation code text message so I could re-activate my account. Checked the blog history and no activity appears since May of this year. Hmmm?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
On vacation, we stopped at Rock City in Tennessee and took a whole lot of photos, here are a few:
Amy and I at the start of the trail.
Amy in blue.
Ah, there's the bridge.
1000 ton lift and my arms didn't get tired a bit!
Amy in light.
I'M NOT CLAUSTROPHOBIC AT ALL! I SWEAR!
Amy on our swing.
Light and Amy.
Some photos from Indianapolis and the half marathon/5K - May 5, 2012
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Angeline finishing the half marathon.
Ange and Emily post-half.
Part of the Indianapolis Canal and Tom and Ange.
Fireman finishing the half-marathon. 13.1 miles in full fire gear!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I had no idea how neglected this blog was. I need to update this sucker.