Sunday, February 27, 2011


You've probably noted a huge lack of posts in 2010. Sorry, but the pay sucks and I'm a very busy man. You won't believe how many boxes of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls there are in the world and how much free porn you can find on the Internet.

But there's always time for music. I recently wrote a quick review of a concert in an email to friend. I was proud it only took forty words and suggested I should start a forty word concert review site. She pointed out somebody already has one for seventy-five words or less. And they don't count one and two-letter words. Pussies. So she challenged me to haiku concert reviews. I accepted. Following are January and February in haiku form:

Ruthie Foster

Exponential joy
Soul, gospel and front porch blues
Please come home with me

Leon Redbone

Your grandparents’ tunes
Without the scratchy records
Shine on harvest moon

John Hammond

Crazy guitar skills
No effects, just acoustic
White boy delta blues

Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz, where’s the guitars?
Retro soul tunes don’t need ‘em
Keys and horns work fine

Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

New Orleans got wet
But the culture cannot die
Zydeco! Let’s dance!


Retro dance music
Platform boots and aerobics
Only straight guy there

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Thanks to Paul Simon
Their voices travel the world
Mesmerizing sounds


Japanese drumming
That would make John Bonham proud
Watch out for that tree!

Cowboy Mouth

Let it go they say
A lesson in crowd control
Come have fun or else!


keysunset said...

Wow. I am in awe of your mighty poetic power, Super Sid. My favorite haikus? Ruthie, Leon, and Cowboy Mouth. Write on, brother, write on.

Joe said...

These are great. You really are a poet! I haven't checked out your site in a looong time (since "Rockstar" went off the air) -- I was just cleaning up my bookmarks and thought I'd take a peek. You always made me laugh back then, and I see there's a lot more to browse through here ...