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0 posted 2000-06-26 01:09 PM

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
They’ll 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

I’ve 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 Joel’s 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
I’m so happy to let you know

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin
They’re 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 Dylan’s 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 I’m feeling a bit insane

The Doors and the Rolling Stones
They enjoyed such huge success
Herman’s 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 I’ll 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
Jane’s Addiction is to be
Always getting stuck in my craw

Butthole Surfers and Chumbawumba
Are two groups I love to say
But Violent Femmes I’ll 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
I’ll 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 she’s so hard to understand

To Third Eye Blind you guys know
That I’ll 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 poet’s paradise come true

[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 06-26-2000).]

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1 posted 2000-06-26 01:13 PM

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 2000-06-26 01:23 PM

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...


Death, be not proud, though some have called thee,
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;

- John Donne

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3 posted 2000-06-26 03:43 PM

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 2000-06-26 05:56 PM

i remember this FUN one...
you shouldnt call it stupid..its awesome

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5 posted 2000-06-26 10:23 PM

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 2000-06-27 12:57 PM

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!  


[This message has been edited by bsquirrel (edited 06-27-2000).]

X Angel
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7 posted 2000-06-28 03:29 PM

I, too, LOVE music Walt!  
Great poem m'friend...*hugs*

Andrew Scott
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8 posted 2000-06-28 04:06 PM

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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9 posted 2000-06-28 04:56 PM

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 2000-06-28 09:16 PM 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  

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
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11 posted 2000-06-29 02:05 AM

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  
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12 posted 2000-07-08 06:15 AM

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

Voting cause it is deserves a place...



Rex Allen McCoy
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13 posted 2000-07-08 10:13 AM

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

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Posts 367

14 posted 2000-07-08 01:30 PM

This is GREAT!

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

didn't mention
the great and wonderful
sounds of JT.
I am happy you mentioned

tapes-CD's/my collection
is small--only about 1000!

Thanks for the read,it
deserves the vote!


~My Skipper Jim
I love you!
Your Lady June~

Kit McCallum
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15 posted 2000-07-08 02:14 PM

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,

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16 posted 2000-07-08 02:50 PM

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


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 2000-08-02 03:01 PM

Great poem!!  


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18 posted 2000-08-08 11:57 PM

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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