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.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Corner of Bowery and Canal: Ho Hey


A little folk, a little roots and a whole lot of nice listening. The Lumineers began as a group in Denver, created one really well done debut album and have been reaping the rewards of hard work ever since. Nominated for two Grammy awards, their first two singles "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love" have received a lot of commercial play.

One of those songs, "Ho Hey" is the choice of this week's 100 Word Song Challenge over at Lance's My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. Since I've been meaning to showcase The Lumineers, this seemed as good a time as any. And because it's a pretty upbeat song, I didn't go over to the dark side. Maybe next week.

Using the song as a prompt, exactly 100 words later, here's what I came up with.

"Ho Hey"

Corner of Bowery and Canal; usually a good spot. Plenty of tourists, and locals who were young and willing to help support their own.

Trey watched her get off the bus. The evening sun shone off her auburn hair, her green eyes caught its fire. Who are you?  He longed to scream “Hey,” but kept singing instead.

“I belong with you, you belong with me.”

For an instant his voice drew her attention, until thoughts of home or work or something more significant pulled her away.

Losing her in the rush hour crowd, Trey knew where he'd be singing tomorrow.




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12 comments:

  1. be still mine hertz,no knife,no blood no mutilation,WTF.nice to leave dark side once in a while.me likey da blog&band.nice job

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  2. This was perfect Kat - not one word wasted!

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  3. I love that. The search for the girl with the auburn hair...

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  4. Thanks Linda, Maybe he'll find her.

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  5. Perfect. I love those stories....now write the screen play so I can go see the movie please.

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    1. ha, thanks for the encouragement but I don't know if I have a few hundred pages of romance in me. Someone would probably have to die.

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  6. great interpretation. I like what you did. This is a perfect little story in 100 words.

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  7. I dunno, you and t telling me it's perfect. I think you're both wacko. But I take the compliment in the spirit it was intended and say thank you.

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