|Tread Lightly On The Sand Of Unnecessary Drama|
"A great idea wakes you from a sound sleep and refuses to let you rest until it is written," they said.
"The best songs haul off and belt you within the first thirty seconds," I've heard.
"You know immediately when it's the real thing," they said.
I'm not buyin' it.
Sometimes, inspiration dawns on me, rather than manifesting itself as some blast from the dark.
Likewise, great music needn't be so grabby. Sure, it needs to need your attention, but to say that it should pounce on your throat the instant it sees you? Not necessarily so.
"The real thing?" You mean love? Yeah - that had to whack me over the head with a club and drag me to its cave, but did that make it any less real? Nope. I've known love you wouldn't believe, but that knowledge wasn't immediate.
Beware of drama for drama's sake.
(Some songs don't pounce - they rise)
Once again writing in response to a prompt from my friends at Studio 30 Plus - this time I had to use "it should pounce," from the brilliant Thomas Marlowe and his poetic piece SILENCE - and I had to do it within the cozy confines of no more than 150 words! Seriously - I can only hope to be a fraction of the writer that this man is. Check him out.