Prob’ly two decades ago I took a Creative Writing course.
I can’t remember the exact assignment now, but it was to write a short storyish thing.
So I did.
I typed up a nice creative little ditty, read it over, rubbed my breath polished fist on me puffed chest, and patted its little Arce sending it on its way to my instructor via the net.
Was prob’ly a couple days later, she … the instructor… handed me my Arce.
Boy, was that a belly kick. Somehow, I was expecting the same dreamy response Ralphie got in that Christmas Story movie when he handed in his Christmas theme. “A work of art! A+ my Capt’n! A+!”
Not even close… the way I remember it.
Hells, even Ralphie got a C+ on HIS paper… the Lucky little dork.
But you know what? That asswuppin’ was prob’ly the single most thing bringing listenability to my songs I could have gotten.
Without it? I’d have went about my gigs misreading the audience’s reaction.
Hey, if you have ever gigged, you know the applause you get when people awkwardly try to determine when to tap skin as the song ends…
Compared to the times where they have their hands raised in ‘smack mode’ before you even finish because they can’t wait to show you that you drilled for emotion and it’s gushing.
If you don’t gig, trust me. It’s there.
There’s lots of things to make ‘em applaud proper, but there’s one in particular ruling supreme over the rest.
It’s the same one that creative writing instructor smacked my ego around with.
Among other things, I show you just how to stab the poet with his own pen, join the real dead poet society, and rid you from ever getting the beating I got.
Plus, help the listener appreciate your lyrics.
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