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, August 22, 2013

Count Words, Count Stars... Whatever

So look at me. I'm back again. Don't lie, I know half of you didn't even miss me. But here I am because I felt bad I haven't played in Lance's sandbox for a while.

For newbies around here Lance, my fellow Sprocket and author of myblogcanbeatupyourblog runs a little party every week where someone picks a song and the rest of us take it as a prompt to write exactly 100 words about it. No, I don't know if he counts the words. I try not to cheat.

Anyway, it doesn't matter what you write: poetry, prose, a shopping list... just write something. It makes him happy. Oh and by the way, he just published his second book. The first is about sex and drugs and rock & roll... very cool. The second is about love and death and shit like that. Go to his website and see where to BUY THE BOOK. Else he is not happy.

So the song pick for the week is from a band that has been together for about a decade, had some nice success and have a new album out now. The band is OneRepublic and the song of the week is "Counting Stars." For the most part they are a little too Pop for regular rotation in my playlist, but this is a good song.

A little story in 100 words. Go ahead, count 'em.

"Counting Stars"

It almost felt like the past sixteen years were an unending episode of The Honeymooners. Just like Ralph and Norton’s plans, there was always a get rich scheme. I can still hear him say “it’s gonna be so big baby, we won’t be counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.”

Sure there were almosts, and I fed off of those moments.
But too often, failure brought the icy chill of depression to engulf me.
Until I was choking.
And still, I threw my arms open wide, time after time.
It seems everything that drowns me makes me want to fly.


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  1. I used to be one of those folks looking for the next big thing. I blew thousands of dollars, literally. It's a pretty embarrassing admission.

    1. Not changing would be embarrassing. Learning and growing are what life's all about. At least that's what they tell me. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. are you getting a wee bit soft here?Still love your tie ins.Keep up the good work

  3. Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. I have a touch of crazy in me too, or terminal optimism.

    1. I think we all do. Else we think sooner or later the odds have to break in your favor. Or crazy.

  4. Loved the post, but my favorite line actually resides in one of your responses, "Learning and growing are what life's all about." Truer words have never been uttered, dear =)