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Wednesday’s Poem & Tunes

Romance 
by Edgar Allan Poe

Romance, who loves to nod and sing
With drowsy head and folded wing
Among the green leaves as they shake
Far down within some shadowy lake,
To me a painted paroquet
Hath been—most familiar bird—
Taught me my alphabet to say,
To lisp my very earliest word
While in the wild wood I did lie,
A child—with a most knowing eye.

Of late, eternal condor years
So shake the very Heaven on high
With tumult as they thunder by,
I have no time for idle cares
Through gazing on the unquiet sky;
And when an hour with calmer wings
Its down upon my spirit flings,
That little time with lyre and rhyme
To while away—forbidden things—
My heart would feel to be a crime
Unless it trembled with the strings.

Currently playing on Little Mountain FM

Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Something Just Like This – The Chain Smokers / Coldplay
Cold – Maroon 5
Suddenly – The Bogmen / Black Motorcycle Rebel Club
I Am The Highway – Audioslave
Ventura Highway – America
I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses
Always On Your Side – Sheryl Crow & Sting
Everything Counts – Depeche Mode (101 concert version)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Special dedication to Tony ❤

Contact – Big Audio Dynamite
Rock of Ages – Def Leppard
Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann
Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles
Der Kommissar – After the Fire
Runaway Car – Audioslave
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – The Rolling Stones

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Thursday’s Poem and Tunes…

The Paradoxical Commandments by By Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Currently playing on Little Mountain FM

“Beauty of Grey” & “Mirror Song” ❤ wrenching double-play by Live (Unplugged versions)
“Getchoo” – Weezer
“One Dance” – Drake
“Dear God”- XTC
“Infatuation” – Rod Stewart
“Tired of Being Sorry” – Ringside
“Remedy” – Seether
“Fall to Pieces” – Velvet Revolver
“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten
“Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode
“Don’t Stop” – Fleetwood Mac
“It’s a Mistake” – Men at Work
“Teenage dream” – Katy Perry
“Yes” – Coldplay
“Fear of a Black Planet” – Public Enemy
“Life on Mars” – David Bowie (VH1 storytellers version)

 

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My Interviews Featured In The Review Review Magazine

I’m very proud to be a contributing writer for The Review Review Magazine. My interviews are featured here:

http://www.thereviewreview.net/interviews/poems-take-you-surprise-chat-philip-quinlan-angle

http://www.thereviewreview.net/interviews/quality-platform-readers-and-agents-find-talented

Correction on interviews – my new blog address is: https://ldmountain.wordpress.com/
 

Happy Tuesday!
Little Mountain

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Author Interview With Charlie Zero

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1. When did you start putting pen to paper?
It was the beginning of something special. I didn’t know where my poetry at that time would take me. All I knew was I wanted to write poetry, I guess I screwed myself. hahahaha!!!

2. What’s your literary poison – prose, poetry, etc.?
Poetry all the way. For me, poetry cures poison & kills off athlete’s foot. hahahahahaha!

3. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Easy, Iron Man. He’s always been my favorite superhero since the early 90’s.
And I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

4. Which famous writer can you most identify with?
I’d say, William Gibson. Only because he’s a genius & underrated author. Yes, he may be famous to the Cyber-culture hacker geeks and what not. But his books have proven he’s ahead of everyone else in the future. I recommend ‘Neuromancer’, if you haven’t read it yet. Please buy it.

5. What are your current projects? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)
I’m currently working on my 3rd Sci-Fi Chapbook of poems. I’m doing editing work, & doing a collage piece of random images to make it my front cover art. It’s going to be wild.
The poetry itself will blow your mind away. Aside from that – I love blogging on WordPress and sharing my poetry to the world. I always want my readers to step into my brain and let their imaginations run naked.

6. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or writing piece?
No. Most of the writings I’ve done are pleasing to my satisfaction.
I’m unconventional and a perfectionist when it comes down to poetry.

7. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Practice writing poetry everyday. Once you find your spark, then you’re guarantee to go mad.

8. What were your grades like in English class? (A, B, anything less than this is shameful 😉
A’S & B’S I feel proud enough. 🙂

9. How much research do you do for your writing?
Here and there. Not that much unless I want to really write something that’s for parody, controversial, or, politically incorrect.

10. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
I either use my desk-top computer, or, get a piece of paper and free write my poetry on paper. I used to have a typewriter back in my days. I’ve used it 10 times, and I stopped. My dad has an old school classic typewriter. He put it away in storage. It’s still here and in good mint condition.

11. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Hmm??? I can’t really remember who gave me the best advice.
All I know for sure it left me feeling with joy and that I must keep on going with poetry.
I was meant to be here on earth for a purpose and finish what I have to say.

12.  What book do you think everyone should read?
William Gibson – Neuromancer. Frank Herbert’s – Dune. William Burroughs – The Nova Express. That’s as far as I’m willing to share. I have tons and tons of odd books and obscure literature.

13. Two-part question: Do you play an musical instrument? And what instrument would you like to learn to play?
I use to play guitar, & drums. I don’t play those instruments anymore.
I was in 3 project bands back in 2004 til’ 2008. Those 3 projects disbanded.

14. What process did (or are you going) you go through to get your book published?
Well, if I we’re to ever write a book or even get published…I’d have to go through an agent or independent, but that’s a whole other story. I’m going to be realistic here – my work of poetry probably won’t get published til’ I’m dead.  Fate usually works that way with Artist and Poets. Nevertheless, if it ever did happen anytime soon when someone discovers my work. Then awesome! I’ll be happy and I’ll die happy knowing that I accomplish on publishing my first book ever. Not many poets aren’t ready to read my poetry works, it’s way too out there for any minds to comprehend.

15. Who would you like to change places with… i.e. live someone else’s life for a week?
Friedrich Nietzsche. The man was way ahead of his time and he sought a generation that would collapse on its own and be controlled by religious dictators. Plus, he wrote some amazing poetry. I recommend
Dionysian-Dithyrambs by Friedrich Nietzsche

16. If you weren’t a writer, what would be your ideal profession?
Probably doing art designing. Or, be a motorcycle enthusiast.

 
17. Two-part question: Bill Murray or Chevy Chase? And John Cleese or Michael Palin?
Bill Murray all the way. He’s come along way…and he’s such a respected actor and 
comedian. John Cleese he’s phenomenal, sharp, and always a witty sense of humor
and he’s got some very very nice teeth. hahahaha!

18. What’s your most rewarding literary accomplishment to date (one that just blew your mind!)
Two poems – “
Beethoven Down Syndrome” and “The Alchemy Stretches Its Teeth” These two blew me away just because how far I was able to take it, visually and cinematically.
Plus, The Alchemy Stretches its Teeth gave me a reboot in my writing style and ability and launched my writing career into a whole new level.

19.  What quote do you live by?
“The only way your soul will ignite – is if you press your ears against curiosities chest.
That is true madness waiting to undress inspiration.” ~ Charlie Zero

20. What would be your ideal writer profession ambition? (famous Pulitzer Prize winning author, successful self-published author as a day job, etc.)  
Hmm??? I’ve never been asked this question before. I guess a successful self-published author. Be remembered as someone who challenged the idea of poetry and ripped the very fabric of traditional poetry and made it something that no one has ever read or envision before. I’m what you call unconventional, but no one is laughing.

21. Would you like to ask me a question?
Yes. If you could be any planet, which planet would you be?
Jupiter, hands down.
Many thanks to this talented and unique writer –  Charlie Zero, I look forward to reading more from him soon.
 
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Posted by on March 7, 2016 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Poem Of The Day…

~Dedicated to my extraordinary father on his birthday~

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2015 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Tuesday’s Poem and Tunes…

Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

Currently Playing on Little Mountain FM

Good Times – INXS & Jimmy Barnes
People Are Strange – The Doors
It Was Always You – Maroon 5
Here – Alessia Cara
Used Ta Be My Girl – The O’Jays
A Lifetime – Better Than Ezra
Artificial Sweetener – No Doubt
Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
Everybody’s Talking – Harry Nilsson
King – Years & Years
Like I Can – Sam Smith
Drops Of Jupiter – Train
Come Get It Bae – Pharrell
Perfect World – Talking Heads
Feelin’ Good – Braiden Sunshine’s cover version from The Voice

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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Poem Of The Day…

Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover

Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
Let me enjoy the bliss of that
first kiss beneath the moon.
I wish to cradle this feeling,
that has only just been found,
A feeling that has unexpectedly
turned my world around.
Do not depart, Oh please remain
within my heart awhile,
So that I can savour you once more,
and hold you in my smile.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Unedited Quill Spills

 

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