If time is truly wun barometer
den most of dese current glitter pops
haven’t sniffed any kine of originality
since da Ice Age—
It seems like dat anyway.
Maybe da wandering riffs
and da primal urges back den
wuz enhanced by da politics
and da hallucinogens of da day.
It’s hard to say
cause it wuz almost as if wun magician
put someting in da drinking watah.
Screaming behind wun power cord
to wun crazed drumbeat and bass
da sustain of wun reaching lead guitar
would pierce da ethers
and send one
streaking into uncharted space.
It’s wun shame
to pine foa da good old days
cause musical nostalgia is so haunting
wen one listens to all da present notes
in wun reluctant surrender.
No one is saying
creative talent no can exist nowadays
but at times wen you hear
some of da new renditions and offerings
it makes you want to
turn your collar to da wind
cut off your ear
like Van Gogh
and den commit seppuku to end it all.