Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Summer of 1981
tripping on the dunes of Cape Cod
listening to Permanent Waves on my Panasonic boombox
I witnessed a shooting star as these lyrics played
"All at once, the clouds are parted
Light streams down in bright unbroken beams"
That was Jacob's Ladder but my favorites were
Spirit of The Radio
which was all over the radio that summer
and Freewill
I never listened to much Rush after that
but I did sneak into the Worcester Centrum to see them on the Signals tour
"Be cool or be cast out"
I was somewhere in between

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Turkey On Thanksgiving

 All we need is money, just give us what you can spare
Twenty or thirty pounds of potatoes or twenty or thirty beers
A turkey on Thanksgiving like alms for the poor
All we need are the necessities and more...