Posted: 01/20/2012 in house of music

smoke across the spot light,

chili pot of voices, see no faces,

i fidget stage right, tap my foot from nerves.

apple is out there, pluggin in, turnin on,

messin with the microphones.

jake looks my way and alls it takes

is a nod and a smile;

he twirls a stick and starts a beat…

bass shakes the stage and it’s

alive beneath by boots,

then it’s me, walkin out there,

neon bright,

i sweep my hair back and step up,

uncoiling like a snake and I

let everything i feel, everything i can’t speak,

every animal in the zoo up from the

middle of me and i scream,

“bay city, are ya ready?!!!”

they are, and i

sing for em like we was all born for it.

  1. hedgewitch says:

    I love rock n roll about rock n roll–Rust Never Sleeps is one of my fave Neil Young songs–and Joan can belt it out with the finest–as can coal, of course. Electric, in all ways.

  2. Oh I SO LOVE THIS! It has been my secret lifelong dream:)

  3. Mama Zen says:

    That’s exactly it.

  4. dani says:

    sing it, baby!

    {i had to re-subscribe to your emails cuz wordpress decided to stop sending them to me.}

  5. Mary says:

    And I can hear ya belting it out from here! You’ve got the beat!!

  6. Brendan says:

    Aww Joan, purdy cousin of Patty Smith, louder sister of Chrissie Hynde. Taking possession of the savage heart loud and proud and in the key of E-motion e-ruption e-gads. Amen.

  7. You’ve really got inside this rock star’s head!

  8. bajanpoet says:

    This is awesome! Reminds me of my poem Improv! Check it out – πŸ™‚

  9. Cosmos Cami says:

    Oh gorgeous!
    I love the chili pot of voices and everything described from the nerves and the wild abandon of letting it all come out vocally.
    Excellent write!

  10. Heaven says:

    woohoo….I love rock and roll…..sing it loud ~

  11. Kim Nelson says:

    Why, oh why, did you not post a video of yourself rocking the night away. That would have been priceless, like the mood you extract with the intro lyrical ode.

  12. Teresa says:

    What a vivid description of that moment leading up to the concert.

  13. I’ve loved rock’n’roll for a long, long time. From the beginning, as a matter of fact.
    Great poem. I especially like this bit:
    “let everything i feel, everything i can’t speak,
    every animal in the zoo up from the
    middle of me”

  14. Isadora Gruye says:

    I very much loved the last line here, and the way your whole piece cresendo-ed to that final statement. well done and viva la

  15. Margaret says:

    every animal in the zoo up from the

    middle of me and i scream,

    AWESOME! Quite a performance, I bet!

  16. TexWisGirl says:

    very nice! could feel the apprehension in my stomach as i read! πŸ™‚

    thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! i appreciate it!

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