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.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Screaming Trees, Screaming Kids... Must Be Christmas

It's December, time of holidays, carols and ho ho ho's. Time of my birthday too, but that's a story for another day. Tonight we tell a short story, just 100 words. Lance from Myblogcanbeatupyourblog let Melissa @realgirlmelissa pick this week's song choice.

Screaming Trees started out in Washington just about the time when the music scene was getting hot. Grunge was the rule rather than the exception, and the Trees incorporated a little of all the sounds coming out during the early 90s. From their album Sweet Oblivion came the successful single "Nearly Lost You," which happens to be the pick of the week.

Here's the rule, simple really. Use the song as some sort of inspiration and write exactly 100 words.

"Nearly Lost You"

All arms and legs. Slippery for such a small one. He looked at me, eyes a mixture of bewilderment and terror. It’s natural, yes, but after waiting a whole year, he's still not ready for his moment to shine.

Scanning me left to right, then up and down. Is he real, he seemed to be asking? But he didn’t say the words. Actually, it’s my job to ask the question.

Before I can, he starts to slide off my lap. “Careful, nearly lost you.”  Pulling him back up, I smile and say “And what would you like for Christmas?”

This little bundle of sweetness is in direct response to everyone who bitches that I write too dark in these little exercises. So just like last year at this time, this one is all sugary and shit. Don't get used to it.

bah humbug.

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  1. awwwww

    This reminded me of a scene with me and my middle daughter, when I was a single dad and she was about 3. Nice memory. thanks for the 100

    1. Don't let the kid fall, screws them up for life. Glad I could help.

  2. A good mall Santa is hard to find. A bad one is worse than any clown.

  3. ho,ho,ho and a bottle of rum.nice of you to try the pleasant side.must have been hard for you