adventures in dysthymia

Thursday, February 22, 2007

SMUGGLING LIGHT BULBS

Let me make a business proposition,
Suited to someone in your position;
I hear that you’re on your way to Oz,
And we could make a profit, just because...

Light bulbs are illegal in Australia!
What can you do when florescents fail ya?
No one sells incandescents – they might jail ya!
So we’ll be smuggling light bulbs to Australia!

How will they light their Christmas trees this Summer,
Without little light bulbs? What a bummer!
But when you’re helping out some needy Aussie,
Avoid the local sheriff and his posse

For light bulbs are illegal in Australia!
What can you do when florescents fail ya?
No one sells incandescents – they might jail ya!
So we’ll be smuggling light bulbs to Australia!

Could we hide enough small bulbs. I wonder,
To light up all the Lava Lamps down-under?
Yes, I know we’ll breaking several laws
But someone needs to do it, just because

Light bulbs are illegal in Australia!
What can you do when florescents fail ya?
No one sells incandescents – they might jail ya!
So we’ll be smuggling light bulbs to Australia!

Stephen Brooke ©2007

A silly -- and very rough -- song concept, based on the recent news about Australia's plans to outlaw the use of incandescent bulbs to save energy. Another ridiculous band-aid in my opinion, not that anyone wants it...but I definitely wouldn't want to be forced to use NOISY florescent lights in my studio. And, of course, the Lava Light DOES need bulbs, y'know.

Speaking of the studio, the new mixer/recorder came in today. Oh boy, new toys!

Friday, February 16, 2007

FILLING UP

My glass is empty
and the bottle that filled it
and for all I know the whole
damned distillery may have
shut down, all those oak barrels
now tacky furniture
in someone’s paneled den.
Were I a drinker,
one of those barfly poets,
I’d not be sitting here,
holding the empty past.
I’d be filling up,
anywhere I could, trying
to replace what runs out through
the cracks. But empty is empty
and I can live with that.
Yeah, I can live with that.

Stephen Brooke ©2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

GREENS

While the other seeds sleep
in a shoe-box, out in the garage,
the mustard goes into the ground.

Frost still paints the mornings
and those packets of anticipation
must wait. Not the greens;

they’ll rise early to greet
a newly arrived Spring.
Wake up, gardener,

or you’ll be left behind.

Stephen Brooke ©2007

yep, time to come out of hibernation!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


What part would you play in a horror movie???

The Killer

No parts for you, except those of others...

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