Lala Wins.

I just paid for music over the internet.

For the first time in my life, I paid for music, delivered entirely digitally.

Why? Because has managed to break the barrier. The music available through them is lower than the cost of convenience.

I'll always remember that Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" was the first MP3 I ever downloaded (hey, I could have done worse). From around 1998.

Now, in 2010, Natalie Walker's cover of Colorblind has become my first MP3 purchase. $0.89.

It only took someone 12 years to get it right. Go figure.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cherry and Martin

Sure it's a little whimsical and I think the meter is all wrong, but I never said I was a *good* poet.

Cherry and Martin,
Heart of the town,
sometimes they break in
when the income is down,

Next thing you know
it's a call coming through
"get those pedals moving
go find out of its true."

A few pointed questions,
a scuffle, and one muffled crack.
Thank God it's cold
you've got the vest on your back.

Now you're gasping for air
and they're rabbiting fast
at least thanks to the vest
you'll make it, you'll last.

You're a hero, Travoris,
A modern day saint.
Your job is a minefield
innocent children--these ain't.

So a respectful salute,
to Macon's finest in blue
When we've run out of hope,
We'll rely upon you.

For Travoris Wilson and all the fine men and women of the Macon Police Department. You work on the edges of hell every day, and we cannot say thank you often enough for your service.

Thursday, January 07, 2010