The Symphony at the End of the World (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of flash fiction about spending the last moments of humanity in a concert hall. It’s about 530 words and has an estimated reading time of 2 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Music Friday: Bert Jansch

I’m toning it down from heavy rock this week for Music Friday and turning to a Scottish folk musician named Bert Jansch. I like lots of different kinds of music, and that includes folk (both old and new). I’ve always loved Neil Young, and I also dig newer folk acts like Fleet Foxes. I stumbled upon Bert Jansch about a year ago and I’ve grown to love him.

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Music Friday: The band OM

It’s more stoner rock for Music Friday this week. After writing for a site called Monster Riff for a bit, I’ve been digging a lot of newer rock bands. This week, I’m highlighting a band I’ve been slightly obsessed with for the past few months: OM. It’s a weird name, I know. I believe it’s supposed to be representative of the sound made during chanting meditation, as the band has written plenty of songs with spiritual and mystical themes.

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Music Friday: Mythic Sunship

One of the things that’s been keeping me occupied during the pandemic is music. Spotify is a wonderful thing, and I’ve been devouring different types of music during workdays. Rachel is annoyed by it because I’ve been making massive playlists and, at times, getting a tad bit manic with it. But it’s fun, and I haven’t gone full-blown manic, so it’s okay.

So, I’m thinking about a new weekly post called “Music Friday” where I’ll shine a spotlight on a band I’ve been listening to. In this inaugural edition, I offer you the psychadelic sounds of the Danish band Mythic Sunship. I stumbled upon these Copenhagen rockers recently and I haven’t been disappointed. Part of the band’s name derives from John Coltrane’s 1971 record Sun Ship, so there’s one music legend who has influenced them. Indeed, Mythic Sunship’s long jams have many wandering saxophone solos that are reminiscent of Coltrane in his later years.

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Music of Democracy (a poem)

dance in the street, move to the music

of democracy – our long national nightmare

is over, we’ve been chopped to pieces

by a man filled with grievances –

we’re hoping he fades away

locked in his gilded towers

removed from power

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Euphoria (a poem)

The river meanders

dividing line of Philly & Jersey

fog drifts off blue-black water

on the way to the concert

you can hear music reverberate

feel chilly breeze on your skin

men & women pulsing with

sexual energy

some of them tipsy

touch my hand

tell me you understand

let me know I’m alive –

the warmth of your body

the coldness of steel handlebars

ready for a night of euphoria

(Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash)

My All Them Witches Album Review is published!

A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to a friend to ask about job opportunities. Lucky me, he runs a music website dedicated to what’s known as “Stoner Rock.” Now, I’m not a stoner (not anymore, anyway), but I do listen to Stoner Rock bands quite often.

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