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My Inspiration, My Drive, My Stupid CD Collection

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 06-26-2000 01:09 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

Do you recall records well?
The good ole days are gone for long
Eight tracks moved to cassettes
I have each way to play my songs

One day I will have a study
With shelves to fill my collection
Compact discs are reigning now
Theyíll be in the older section

Writing poetry is my passion
It might never make my living
But to look for inspiration
My music is always giving

Iíve twenty-four Beatle CDs
I would say that they are the best
But then I look at Neil Diamond
His savoir-faire and hairy chest

Billy Joelís the Piano Man
He cracks me up and makes me sad
Electrical Light Orchestra
Makes me like songs that are bad

The Turtles were in the big time
They played the Ed Sullivan show
My autographed cover delights me
Iím so happy to let you know

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin
Theyíre living in rock and roll peace
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly
Their legends will never cease

When the Mamas and the Papas
Need to talk about birds and bees
Instead much more important
Are the Byrds and the Monkees

Bob Dylanís poetic style
And the Beatles solo careers
Simon and Garfunkel bring me
To cry the sound of silent tears

Cat Stevens and the crazy Kinks
Donovan, Jefferson Airplane
My all time favorite weirdoes
When Iím feeling a bit insane

The Doors and the Rolling Stones
They enjoyed such huge success
Hermanís Hermits are great oldies
The Dave Clark Five are no less

Let me say this but just once
I will say it softly and slow
Yes I ever so often will
Listen to Barry Manilow

I do like good Tears for Fears
Maybe more than Fleetwood Mac
If my departed mother knew
She would have a heart attack

Duran Duran and Aerosmith
I am quite the Super Tramp
I do love my good Adam Ant
His made up face looks like a vamp

Bruce Springsteen is my hero
I love USA Iíll say aloud
But yuh gotta have the Police
So Every Breath You Take is proud

Jane happens to be the name
Of my sweet mother in law
Janeís Addiction is to be
Always getting stuck in my craw

Butthole Surfers and Chumbawumba
Are two groups I love to say
But Violent Femmes Iíll always hope
Will come crashing along my way

Green Day and the Chili Peppers
R.E.M. and Sound Garden
I listen to them so loud
Iíll have to beg your pardon

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
O man can they really wail
And I listen to my Weezer
Cuz I lived their silly tales

Bush can surely take the Cake
In a battle of the bands
I try to hear the Cranberries
But sheís so hard to understand

To Third Eye Blind you guys know
That Iíll Never Let You Go
And to my beloved Verve Pipe
Your Freshmen works steal the show

Of course I don't have every thing
There's no way I'd like to offend
This is my little collection
I've only so much I can spend

So from Beck and Prodigy
Smash Mouth and the Pumpkins too
Even disco can sometimes be
A poetís paradise come true





[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 06-26-2000).]
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1 posted 06-26-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I love this! You're as diverse and wonderful as your CD collection!  

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
Sudhir Iyer
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2 posted 06-26-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

and what about the maniacs in metal,
and the Ian Anderson from the Tull,
The floyd in the pink, and nirvana,
Or cuban mixes with reggae havana...

....

hey walt, this made interesting reading...

regards,
Sudhir



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Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne
wayoutwalt
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3 posted 06-26-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

this one may be long but the lines are short so it can be doubled up i expect yuh
Janet Marie
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4 posted 06-26-2000 05:56 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

i remember this FUN one...
you shouldnt call it stupid..its awesome
jm
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5 posted 06-26-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

While it lacks some of the best bands in existence, I gotta vote for this one for the book   Walt has an irreplacable gift to take the most bizarre of subjects and write wonderful poetry.
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6 posted 06-27-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Walt,
The title got me to laugh, and the words got me to smile knowingly. I love most of the bands you mentioned, and enjoyed this glimpse into your passion of poetry and music. Thanks for sharing, dude. Rock on! By the way, don't think I didn't notice you didn't have Deathtongue or Billy and the Boingers. You gotta love Opus on the Electric Tuba!  

Mike

[This message has been edited by bsquirrel (edited 06-27-2000).]
X Angel
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7 posted 06-28-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I, too, LOVE music Walt!  
Great poem m'friend...*hugs*
~H
Andrew Scott
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8 posted 06-28-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Hey man that was truly Way-Out.  I can dig every band you mentioned... all except Barry The God of Mellow.  What really scares me is that most of the bands you mentioned I have on LP, not CD... and I just got done telling one of the students who works here at the station about 45's.  He really had no clue. Damn! but I'm getting old.
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Walt I still love this one! Beck Rocks! You've done a great job adding them all in.
I have to vote for this one  
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10 posted 06-28-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Holly   Email Holly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Holly's Home Page   View IP for Holly

Walt...you have done well. I don't think there are many left out here...other than Hanson and Marilyn Manson. But even putting those two together could be a sign of needing some serious therapy. LOL   I think this is a very cool and yes, I hate to admit it, but "cute" poem! You get another big smile  
-Holly


I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel de Montaigne

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11 posted 06-29-2000 02:05 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

heheheh white dove likes beck heheh cuz she's getin crazy with the cheese whiz and yuh i shoulda included manson i do have a couple of his songs on the lost highway sountrack but i bought it for eye by the pumpkins but i do have all the pumpkins yuh yuh my fave alt band for sure except they suck now  
Severn
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12 posted 07-08-2000 06:15 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This rocks Walty...this truly does!!!

Voting cause it is deserves a place...

lol

K
Rex Allen McCoy
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13 posted 07-08-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Read this 3 times ... didn't see ...the Guess Who ... Led Zeplin ... BTO ... Slayed ... Beach Boys ... Dr Hook ... Steve Miller ... Moody Blues ... Three Dog Night ... Culture Club ... Santana ... Grand Funk ... CCR ... and lets not forget ' Tiny Tim '

Good collection though ... and great poem
~Vote~
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14 posted 07-08-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

This is GREAT!

Yes....Let's DO
forget TinyTim.LOL

Naughty,naughty...you
didn't mention
the great and wonderful
sounds of JT.
  
I am happy you mentioned
MammaCass!  

LPs-78s-45s-8tracks-
tapes-CD's/my collection
is small--only about 1000!

Thanks for the read,it
deserves the vote!

MagnoliaBlue


~My Skipper Jim
I love you!
Your Lady June~
Kit McCallum
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15 posted 07-08-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

From the Monkees to Simon and Garfunkel to Smash Mouth!  Love em all Walt!  Just reading brought back so many memories ... loved this!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
Jamie
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16 posted 07-08-2000 02:50 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

We share the same taste I can tell,
You really must try Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bell's.
Great Poem....the title does not do it justice....lol

Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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17 posted 08-02-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Gossamerwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gossamerwings

Great poem!!  

Gossamerwings
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18 posted 08-08-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

What a variety!  This is great walt!

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis
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