My iPod Has Issues – But It Does Not Have Writer’s Block

22 Nov

This writer’s block cloud is still hanging around. There are some ideas floating around my mind, but I cannot get them organized to the point of putting them on the screen. On top of that, I do not have the urge to reach the depths that they require. Hopefully, they will work themselves out in short order.Block

Part of me is concerned that this blogging thing has run its course. It has been going on for several years, and it could be time to put this toy away. Perhaps, I just need a break. I have seen a bunch of bloggers come and go, and I have promised myself that I will not be one of those. I think there are still some stories that need to be told. They just need to make themselves known.

With nothing else ready to write, I am going to an old standard and am going to see what my iPod is doing tonight. Certainly, it is something interesting.

“Long Hard Times to Come” by Gangstagrass

“You’re Losing Me” by Zucchero

“Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead

“Love Serenade, Parts 1 and 2” by Barry White

“Hotel California” by The Eagles

“Never Can Say Goodbye” by Isaac Hayes

“Caroline No” by The Beach Boys

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

“Chill in the Air” by Amos Lee

“And It Stoned Me” by Van Morrison

“The Last Pale Light in the West” by Ben Nichols

“Ming’s Theme” by Queen

“Clubbed to Death” by Rob Dougan

“Easy” by The Commodores

“I Am…I Said” by Neil Diamond

“By the Time I Get to Phoenix” by Glen Campbell

“Land of Confusion” by Genesis

“Somewhere Down the Crazy River” by Robbie Robertson

“This Train” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

“Compared to What” by Les McCann and Eddie Harris

May the block be unbroken.

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9 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – But It Does Not Have Writer’s Block”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 22, 2014 at 01:54 #

    Specifically, “The Gambler” has always seemed like deep, philosophical truth. “Know when to walk away, know when to run” is better than anything I’ve read in any of my philosophy books. “There’ll be time enough for counting, when the dealing’s done.” Yup.

    I’m a little stretched think blog-wise too. A bit stale, but loathe to give up something I have put so much effort into. I sure could use some inspiration. Or maybe I just need the holidays to be over. This is not my favorite time of year any more.

    • Rick November 22, 2014 at 02:13 #

      A lot of truth can be found in song. Sometimes, the simple verses are the ones that bring it out.

      I don’t know what’s causing the writer’s block. It has happened before but never for this long.

      • Marilyn Armstrong November 22, 2014 at 02:31 #

        I feel as if I’m repeating myself. I’m also tired and haven’t had a good brainstorm in a while. The holidays don’t help either. Maybe I need to slow down and do less. I’m pretty wired.

  2. Andrew Petcher November 22, 2014 at 05:36 #

    Hope you get through it soon, I hate to see good bloggers fade away!

    • Rick November 22, 2014 at 05:38 #

      Thanks. I’ll get through it. The mojo is rising.

  3. NotAPunkRocker November 22, 2014 at 22:43 #

    I also hope you break through the block soon. Great music mix!

    • Rick November 23, 2014 at 18:36 #

      Thanks. I’m working on knocking down the wall.

  4. DyingNote November 24, 2014 at 12:54 #

    I was amazed by Robertson’s “Somewhere Down The Crazy River” when I first heard it and I continue to be every time I hear it. Limited his voice is but the imagery he evokes on this one takes rare skill.

    Writer’s block? Play some headbangin’ metal – you’ll break down that wall 🙂

    • Rick November 24, 2014 at 15:30 #

      Somewhere Down the Crazy River is one of my favorite songs. He is not a great singer, but I can see the story in my mind when I hear it.

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