schematic/thematic brain:

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jumps: juices




collects, then

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patterns of non-linear lines


random thought


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Running with the way my mind melts, melds, twists, travels, fractures, fuses . . . jumps like a scared jackalope* heading for the hills.


MLMM music challenge: Simple Minds, “Don’t You Forget about Me.” (1985)

“Liner Notes” (from the days when albums contained more than simply music) from the post:

Jim Kerr, the group’s lead singer, was married to Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders when this song came out . . . they named themselves after a David Bowie lyric from his song ‘Jean Genie’, “He’s so simple-minded, he can’t drive his module”.

There is no need to stick with this song, as if you like to write about  . . the whole point of this MM Music challenge is to get you to think, to trigger something This challenge is very loose, so pretty much whatever you come up with will be acceptable. 

You could write about a song sung by . . . even David Bowie.

mlmm music challenge, september 5, 2020

Usually I start such enterprises with a “handbasket” of “good intentions”, then w a   n

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sidewaysasallgoesto hell

and chaos theory

and rarely ever finish.

String of beads and broken jewelry and:

The Pretenders’ “Brass in My Pocket” written by Chrissie Hynde, recorded in 1979, and released on the debut album The Pretenders in 1980. And “Back on the Chain Gang,” from Learning to Crawl, released in 1984.

David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane (follow-up to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) released in 1973, during his “Glam Rock” years.

and because these mlmm challenges often are serendips with places my mind has been strolling:

Keith Forsey . . .   co-written songs were also featured on the soundtracks of GhostbustersBeverly Hills Cop, and The NeverEnding Story

Listening to NPR on Friday, my husband and I were reminded of just how wonderfully bouncy the Pointer Sister’s “Neutron Dance” (from the soundtrack of Beverley Hills Cops) remains:

*jackalope: portmanteau of jackrabbit and antelope; taxidermy trick and “urban” legend

I met my first jackalope at Wall Drug, in South Dakota in 1982. Man in image is no relation.

feature image: M C Escher