Blog tour stop #7 plus I think I’ll start writing songs

Hi everyone,

Today I’m honored to have Janice Scully hosting tour stop #7 at Salt City Verse Although each stop along the tour is about the same book I’ve been amazed by how different each approach has been. I can’t imagine how any book could ask for a better send up than AFTER DARK is getting. My thanks to the inventive hosts of the stops so far: Kathy Temean, Carol Varsalona, Jane Heitman Healy, Sylvia Vardell, Linda Baie and Michelle Kogan. I’m truly blessed.

On another issue, I try to appreciate today’s songs. I truly do. But it’s hard to find much meaning in lyrics that rely on so few words – sounds, really – to voice their meaning. The other evening I pulled together a medley of today’s popular songs and this is what I jotted down.
Oh oh oh oh
Du de du de du de du
La la la la
Yei yei yei yei
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
No no no no
Yes yes yes yes
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Give me a break. What is wrong with kids today? Have they lost their minds? How I miss the good old days when lyrics meant something, when songs had words in them and expressed real issues of the time, songs like, “Cement mixer, putty putty” and “Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy” and “You ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog” and “You can’t go roller skating in a buffalo herd.”
Enough of this nonsense. I say bring back the old days. Today’s songs are just plain silly.