Sunday, January 13, 2013

live rock at club woodstock

Yes, yes, another archaeological find from my NaPoWriMo archives.

Back in the bad 80's there was this club on the roof of Far East Plaza which played the hardest rock in town. I can't remember the resident band's name, but it was good, doing covers of Pink Floyd (Another Brick in The Wall was played to death), Scorpions. et al. Come to think of it, in our beer-drenched state, every song that exploded out of the speakers was good. :)

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live rock at club woodstock

the band was gunning through
a pink floyd number
heart-stopping bass
rolling thunder
like a tribe
on the eve of battle
we punched our fists
into the smoky air
and as one uttered the call
another brick in the wall.

and the maori trooper rose up
from his rickety chair
like a dark hill shaken by a quake
said he gonna take a leak
(we suspected he was looking for trouble)
we parted like he was the plague
counting the seconds
before the first glass breaks.

written          : 22/04/2011
slightly revised : 12/01/2013

"All in all you're just another brick in the wall".

-- Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall - Part 2

Shared on Poetry Pantry #132  at Poets United.

Also shared on Poets Rally Week 77 at Hyde Park Poetry.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2013

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Blogger Mary said...

You really do well with setting the atmosphere. I felt as if I was right here with you. Ah, the good old days.

14 January, 2013 00:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

yes, the good old days. :)

Thank you, Mary!

14 January, 2013 00:15  
Blogger Lotie Bollag Mosher Kloppenburg Romney said...

great imagery.

14 January, 2013 00:42  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

ha nice....def ran in similar crowds in my the underlying tension of the second...and really cool closure on it...

14 January, 2013 00:53  
Blogger Unknown said...

love the humor sense in it, well penned.

14 January, 2013 01:12  
Anonymous Aya Wilson said...

musical stuff entertains.
a fine account on some talent shows.

14 January, 2013 02:41  
Blogger aelfbee said...

Let him leak, but not on you!

14 January, 2013 04:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thanks for visiting! :)


you too?



thank you! :)


thanks! always good to see you around. :)


he got it on someone else. :D

14 January, 2013 09:16  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think this is terrific!

14 January, 2013 18:18  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Rosemary. :)

14 January, 2013 22:40  
Blogger Unknown said...

One feels the group energy in the read. REally well conveyed.

14 January, 2013 23:59  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks, Kim!

and sometimes, there's too much energy. :)

15 January, 2013 20:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

inspiring words.

16 January, 2013 19:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks, Aya! :)

16 January, 2013 22:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have nominated you for the Blogger of the Year 2012 award! I find your work to be refreshing and different from most in the rally!

18 January, 2013 23:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


19 January, 2013 13:24  
Anonymous Angela chelsea Joseph said...

careful composition, keep it up.

19 January, 2013 13:24  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thank you! i was pleasantly surprised on reading your comment, after reaching home from a day at work. makes the day (or night) so much brighter. :)


thanks for visiting! :)


thanks for the encouragement. :)

19 January, 2013 22:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice reading. thanks

21 January, 2013 07:22  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

ZQ, thanks! :)

21 January, 2013 21:06  

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