Shell Shock

Shell Shock

by Mike (Binary Rhyme) Heffernan, 2008 Vivid rush ancient terror fear Adrenalized panic crush smeared me Abruptly jellied soul naked shriveled heart Catastrophic collapse of literate grace Fumbled exit to terrified loneliness Descends the vulture past and its bloody beak Wait and endure carrion soul will rise Zombie shadow a lingering aura A bit of a portrait of post traumatic stress – how it can all rush back on you sometimes with only a shadow of some reminder triggering...
Twelve Bars with Dog and Pony

Twelve Bars with Dog and Pony

by Mike (Binary Rhyme) Heffernan, 2004 12BarsWithDogAndPony.mp3 Watch the clock, get out by eight don’t make me wait – babe, you know we can’t be late gotta get a good location in the evening rotation the place fills up fast – at least in the past we wanna get a seat, not be standing out in the street What’s that I hear you say? You want a place to play? A hopping hot spot where the music has style? A place that’s really cookin’? Well you can stop lookin’ the heat in town is with the Dog and Pony First we chose as you’d suppose standard songs that everybody knows Ballads, Pop and Blues will combine with some booze to help us branch out and cast off our doubt watch out we feel bold! ROUND 2 is about to unfold! Now the place is pumpin’ – the drinks are even jumpin’ the rockers have started to wail They’re belting out the high notes – screamin’ out from hoarse throats the mood is right off the scale there’s dancin’ and there’s flirtin’ – some guy is de-shirting! the pals have engaged on this Ottawa stage Final hour countdown – the night’s final crown a last shot to earn your renown if the crowd is abating, there’s merit in waiting for the thing that you yearn – that one final turn or the moment sublime when they say ”Stay Overtime!” (say goodnight, Gracie) Dog and Pony Sound are a Karaoke service that I frequent. The “Pals” earn paws – one for each different venue they visit. I put this tune together...