From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Are You Experienced?

Sometimes when you sit down to write something, there's nothing there. My plan was to take up this week's 100 Word Song Challenge mainly because, well it's a Jimi Hendrix song. I first read the other entries in the challenge and maybe because I was blown away by one of them, or maybe because I was exhausted...I could not come up with an idea. So I sat with my laptop and nodded off. Just a few minutes later, I woke up and wrote this in less than ten minutes. Sometimes that's just how it works.

The song this week is "Are You Experienced" and as usual, with the song as inspiration, we write...something.

Maybe I'm finally getting into the spirit of the season.

In his dream, Billy saw the bright colors, the moving pieces, some finished, some not. The stacks went on forever. He watched the workers fit the last minute additions into the correct order. Of course, he thought, there would have to be a system.

His head was spinning as he took in the full extent of the workshop. As he saw the man in charge he couldn’t help but ask “How do you know how to do this?”  The elderly gent stroked his long white beard, smiled and replied “Ho, Ho, Ho…I’ve been doing this for a very long time."


  1. Ha! I like it a lot. How you made this work is beautiful. Those last three lines are Christmas magic.

  2. ...and before I wrote this, other than deciding which weekend I would be baking cookies, I had not given a thought to Christmas. Thanks Lance.

  3. I would never have thought anyone would link Hendrix with Christmas, but, I suppose the Jolly Old Elf would have all kinds of experience, wouldn't he?

  4. where this came from kinda surprised me too. we all have very scary minds, don't you think? thanks for stopping by.

  5. So, I got to the last line, loved it, and then when I started reading it again said, "dammit, it was only a dream!"

    A practically perfect post in every way!

  6. I think the dream came in because I literally had just opened my eyes after a five minute nap. At least I almost got it right. And that's why we do it all over again. Thanks for checking it out.

  7. did not have any idea where u were heading with this.thought maybe too much cooking sherry.brilliant tie in

  8. now we all know, sherry is not my beverage of choice. unfortunately, the house has been emptied of all my beverages of choice. but that can be remedied.