Today’s Theme Music – Howl

10 Dec



This song won’t leave my head so I guess it wants me to write about it.  Until the movie 21 & Over (movie #300), I had never heard Howl by The Gaslight Anthem.  But since I hunted down the single, I’ve been hooked on it.  It certainly doesn’t hurt that shares the name with one of my favorite poems.


“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix…” — Allen Ginsberg

I’ve seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by stress and apathy; bloated, complacent. Unmoving in front of the flickering screen looking for a means of escape.  I see brilliant minds flipping burgers, working two and three jobs, under the thumb of mercurial bosses with zero hope of upward mobility.

Do you still hear the sound of the thunder while you lie up by yourself?

I see them buried under the twin loads of student loans and credit card debt.  The only escape from which is the grave.  I see brilliant, compassionate, amazing people, barren and alone.  Chipping away the pieces of their beautiful souls in the ever fading hope of being noticed, of being loved.

Do you believe there’s still some magic left, somewhere inside our souls?

Do three impossible things before breakfast, no matter how small.  Magic is not an illusion; it’s the seed from which joy springs.  Water it with your dreams, your hopes, and the infinite possibilities.  That piercing light that warms the soil and lights the way is the same that casts deep shadows of doubt everywhere.  One cannot exist without the other.

Bless your waters

Bless your doubts

Leave a comment

Posted by on December 10, 2013 in introspective, Music


Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

Graphomaniac - Elizabeth West

On writing, editing, and other stuff I want to talk about

Deconstructing Myths

Social justice is built one idea at a time...

Multimedium Rare

The intersection of life, living and pop culture. All the while trying to leave it better than I found it.

The Archived Thoughts of a Former Professional Writer

"Oh, that could never happen here. But then again, it might."

ColorTheBooks Blog

Official Blog of Kevin Cullen & Friends

Lachlan + Cathy

Welcome to the House of Payne

Poly Momma

My experiences with motherhood and polyamory.

Sex Geek

thoughts on sex and life

Mixed American Life

Mixed Heritage | Mixed Culture | Mixed Identity | Mixed Parenting

That Girl with the Dot Com

A Life worth living

Read On ...

Thoughts from the staff of the Lexington Public Library to help you find your next book.


This site is the bee's knees

Bad horror, Good times

Reviewing the best of the bad!

Fabulous Realms

Worlds of Fantasy, Folklore, Myth and Legend


Healthy hair, Life and Style

%d bloggers like this: