It is funny how one thing can lead to another and in the end you are somehwere else than when you started.
Yesterday night, I was reading an online newspaper. Then I came across a review of the Gaslight Anthems new cd American Slang, which is due next wednesday. It got great reviews. 5 out of 6. The reviewer called them ‘the sons of Springsteen’. So I decide to see if any other Norwegian newspaper have revided their new album yet. Only one could I find.
Then I decide to check some international music magazines. First I check Pitchfork, but can’t find any. So I move on to Rolling Stone. At the front page, and the head news, I find out that they are streaming their new album from their site! I forget all about the reviews and go straight to the place where they are streaming and hit play!
Out of pure excitment I have to tweet about it. Not only do I tweet, I also find the Gaslight Anthem and Brian Fallon (lead singer) on twitter and follow them. In one of the bands tweet, they write that Mr. Fallon has started to blog. Out of curiosity I find his blog and read a bit in his blog.
Inspired by one of this new song, which I’m not sure of who was at the moment, and something he writes on his blog, I got an idea for a poem. And it doesn’t take long before the poem is ready!
I haven’t written a poem in a while and was a bit surprised that a poem arised out of the blue. Well… music inspire me a lot when it comes to writing poems.
The poem sort of has two meanings; I leave it up to you to figure out what it can be. I’ll post the poem on my poem-blog too.
Blinded by the stars
Aren’t we all
chasing that dream.
Trying to find the perfect picture
like the guys on the screen.
Aren’t we all
chasing that hit.
Unaware that we are,
we are missing it.
It’s not about the hits
or everything great.
It’s from the ordinary things
we should create.