Take Me Deeper Dear

WordPress Daily Prompt – Superficial

Take me deeper dear,
Past the small talk.
Past the “how are you”
To the “why are you”?
Ask me why we’re here,
What’s the meaning
Of all this again?
Tell me of life and love and music
That pulses through your veins.
Talk about the universe and the stars,
About how small we truly are.
Tell me about that glimmer in your eye,
The magic in your soul.
Tell me about the mountains and the oceans,
About the snow on Christmas.
Gift me your memories,
The good and the bad,
Even the awkward and sad.
Take me deeper dear.


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Talk About Living on Another Planet

WordPress Daily Prompt – Planet

You ever have one of those days where you really just dread sitting at your desk?

Yeah, me too. All the time.

That’s partly why I turned my attention back to writing. I’ve written my entire life but as I got older decisions were made, bills had to be paid, I became responsible for other’s lives … All of that meant that I had to put something on the back burner.

My passion for writing was the unfortunate victim. It made sense at the time, after all, writing didn’t pay the bills and I honestly didn’t believe in myself enough to think it ever would.

Finally I got my shit together and realized “hey, if you’re not doing what you’re passionate about then what exactly are you doing?”

So I started writing again.

Ever since I’ve looked for ways to branch out more, to connect in a writing community and to surround myself with people who support and encourage each other. Honestly though, I had no idea what I was doing or how to really do that.

You feel me? We’ve all been there, maybe you’re still there or maybe you’re scared of starting your journey because you see that bump in the road and it looks like freaking Mt. Everest.

Well, I joined a little collaborative community and we’ve got you covered. It was the brainchild of Nitesh at Sketches by Nitesh and brings together several writers/bloggers of different origins and backgrounds.

We call ourselves The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch and we have two posts, one by Nitesh and one by Grabbety Covens up already. My post will go up tomorrow.

So if you’re feeling lonely in your blogging/writing journey or if you just want to see what those crazy kids are up to, head on over and start reading!

Embrace the Chaos (Why I Love My Rock N Roll)

WordPress Daily Prompt – Enamored

I’m a little enamored …. In reality I’ve just had this in my head for a while and have been looking for an excuse to write it. It doesn’t fit the prompt really but who cares …

Rock n’ roll.

Chaos.

Rebels.

Our world in it’s purest form is nothing more than chaos.

We’re human, we can’t function in that. We have to categorize, name, label … we have to organize. How else can we maintain control of the chaos? And if you can’t maintain control of the chaos … well, what do you have?

I fell in love with music at an early age and I fell in love with rock n’ roll when I realized how it embraced the chaos.

The very essence of rock n’ roll is chaos, it’s the ever changing, ever evolving, ever rebelling against the categories, names and labels that society has tried to fit over it. At best society finds a neat box for it postmortem but by then it’s slipped again, right through the fingers and onto the next evolution.

How beautiful that change always is.

How misunderstood as well.

In reality everything we know is based off concepts we’ve created. All of our ideas, all of our perceptions, everything in the most basic forms comes from decisions made by other beings just like us. Someone decided the grass was green and the sky was blue and it was so, now that’s what we’re taught.

Seeing the grass as any other color is weird.

We put clocks on ourselves, gave ourselves a set number of hours, days and years. We govern ourselves by our clocks, by what we believe that concept of how much time has passed should say.  We tell ourselves we should or shouldn’t do certain things, we should or shouldn’t love certain people all because maybe we’ve had more or less time pass than others.

Saying age is only a number is odd.

We live in a society that tries to maintain control of the chaos. We poke and prod, we push to extreme measures, we punish, sometimes viciously, those who break the molds.

Then, roaring out of nowhere, comes rock n’ roll. A band of people, just like you and I, riding the chaos. But, they fall outside of societies box, so they’re rebels, they’re bad, they’ll influence your children to drink and smoke and get all drugged up. Then they’ll drag them to the pits of hell and back again on their chaos beast.

Maybe it’s more that the greatest fear we have is the fear of change and what is chaos but change in a constant fluctuating state?

Just like the world around us is always changing so to is rock n’ roll.

The risk comes when you have to decide if you’ll ride that change or if you’ll allow yourself to be placed into a box and neatly labelled.

For me, I will always choose to embrace the chaos. I will always side with my rock n’ roll.

 

Set My Soul on Fire

WordPress Daily Prompt – Lust

Sometimes I find myself imprisoned in my mind.

Nothing frees me faster than a musical release.

I crave it, lust after it.

Every moment builds to it.

When I can finally plug in my headphones,

Or flip on the radio in my car.

Sometimes it’s the soaring guitars of Hendrix,

Or the rough melodies of Morrison.

Sometimes there’s no words at all,

Only melodies and harmonies,

Instruments layered, one on the other.

I let it take me over,

Invoking waves of emotion,

Sparking bouts of inspiration.

To the music I can find strength,

I can find that release,

To satisfy that lust

And set my soul on fire.

Feel

WordPress Daily Prompt – Survive

Your words make me feel alive.

I know you’re not speaking to me but in that moment it doesn’t matter.

Because your voice makes me feel.

Things I thought I knew,

Feelings I thought were gone;

Everything comes back when I hear you.

And I’ll jokingly say that you fuck the mic,

And maybe you kind of do,

But that’s ok because without it

I wouldn’t feel anything at all.

 

Living Life in Harmony

WordPress Daily Prompt – Harmony

Another actual blog! Looky there.

In honor of today’s prompt and record store day 2017 I’m throwing out some beautiful harmonies and melodies that get me through.

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on the likes of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix and I’ve delved into many realms since.

I’ve listened to everything from full orchestras to pure industrial like Skinny Puppy.

Music has had a profound and deep effect on me throughout my life. Whether it’s been through early memories or making me feel something when I thought I would be broken forever …

The right piece at the right time can truly save a person if you allow it to.

Without further ado, here’s some music I love:

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here and Pink Floyd: Meddle – Although I grew up listening to Pink Floyd these albums were my first intentional experience with them as a pre-teen/teen

Jimi Hendrix: Blues – This is a compilation album of blues songs that Jimi sang/covered. Some are live versions, some are studio versions. Some were unreleased. They’re all pretty fantastic.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis Bold as Love – Essentials.

Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures – I love Joy Division.

Skinny Puppy: Too Dark Park  and Skinny Puppy: VivisectVi – Because Skinny Puppy.

Speaking of Skinny Puppy and industrial music

Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile – My first NIN album

Muddy Waters – All of it.

Speaking of Muddy Waters and Rollin Stones and Catfish Blues ….

Robert Petway – Thought to be the earliest recording of Catfish Blues, though possibly not the first person to sing it (there’s a whole history there, look it up, very interesting).

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – These guys are an incredible part of my life, I have to credit them for reminding me that I wasn’t broken forever. I would recommend any of their albums *even Effects of 333*

Break of Reality – I originally started listening to them because I heard some of their covers but their original music does not disappoint either.

The Dead South – A bluegrassy type band that hasn’t disappointed in the time I’ve been listening to them.

I’m going to wrap it up here because I could literally go all day.