Wednesday, 5 February 2014

My Creative Space

In my humble opinion Hugh Dillion and the Headstones saved Rock and Roll from Kurt Cobain and the rest of the grunge hippies wannabes in the Nineties. I know that's almost blasphemy this close to Seattle but ... 

Now twenty years later they come out with this and it's just and good as their first. 

"When something stands for nothing a detached memory
this ones about everything you don't think about until you sleep"

I never know why sparks fly no place to run no place to hide
I try to slow it down but I'm just too wired

 "this one's for nothing and this one's for fun"

You talk too much so I double clutch 
stutter step and a sucker punch
I'm a gateway drug but there's not enough 
so I sobered up 'cause that's twice as tough.

"and this one's for rock and roll and comic books and bubble gum"

I think I'm too old to be this mad 
my mid-life angst feel's a little sad
'Cause when I'm in my creative space 
you can't kick the smile off my face

"So this one's for the silence and the questions that it brings
and the smell of time and irreverence and the possibilities."

I never know why sparks fly no place to run no place to hide
I try to slow to down but it's just the way I'm wired


Kerry has us writing about our "creative space" today in the Garden. For me it comes from inside and it comes in waves. I had fun with this one.

This is their first hit from 1990.


  1. Keep smiling, Sam. It may be a long way to Neverland, but your desk can't be far.

  2. 'Cause when I'm in my creative space
    you can't kick the smile off my face

    And that's what it's all about, isn't it?

  3. hit the mark on this one Sam... well done

  4. "I sobered up 'cause that's twice as tough"--Whereas those Headstones seem to go the other way. Your lyrics are better, Sam. Moving and True. I love this poem and am glad you introduced me to the music too. (I must have been in the other camp. Grin.).

  5. didn't know this band, so thanks for the links. good lyrics in your pen, too - hard to kick off that smile ~

  6. ... and music, music, music! Loved this ...

    1. Actually Hugh Dillon the lead singer is a Canadian from Toronto and in recovery ( I think)

  7. The creative space is the breeding grounds for smiles!! Enjoyed, Sam!

  8. So so nicely done, Sam. So I sobered up cause that's twice as tough..oh yeah.. great are many others. And I enjoyed the Headstones.. thanks for that.

  9. Definitely twice as tough as a lot of things, for sure. Music can create a mood, linger in the back of the mind, and inspire us to write something completely different. Great take on the prompt.

  10. The creative space, the smile, the true.

  11. Those sparks probably keep life interesting! I really like the music - thanks for the introduction!

  12. …never too old! (Adore "Long Way to Neverland" the music and old movie footage btw.)


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