Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Best Show You Never Saw

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.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Talk-To-Text-To-Poetry (TTTTP)

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

Lou Reed, Berlin and New York

Listening to Berlin by Lou Reed and realized that if I decided to make a list of classic albums with city names as titles, Lou would have at least two on the list.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No blog love!

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

Rock City! Not Detroit Rock City though.

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.

Lover's Leap

1000 ton lift and my arms didn't get tired a bit!


Amy in light.

The path.



I'M NOT CLAUSTROPHOBIC AT ALL! I SWEAR!


Amy on our swing.

Full-on waterfall.

Light and Amy.

Indianapolis and the 5K

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

Amping up the blogging

I have neglected this blog far too long. I'm going to make a concerted effort to blog much more in 2012, yo. Also going to be using "yo" a lot more as well, yo.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cemetery Dance Magazine

You like horror? Check out:
http://www.cemeterydance.com/

I've been spending quite a bit of time in the forum the past few months. It's been a heck of a lot of fun.

Slackness Abounds

I had no idea how neglected this blog was. I need to update this sucker.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kissing You In Art Deco Light

It's burned in bright,
Kissing you in art deco light.
A wonderful night.