I know every week I say that we’ve had the greatest, most creative, bestest one ever of all-time. But this time I really mean it. The entries for Tracy Chapman’s Telling Stories were tremendous. Marian, Cam, t, frelle, Tara, Vic, so many of you went above and beyond the pale with creative takes that required a lot of thought and editing. My favorite belonged to my longtime friend Barbara of The Purple Moose Gazette. She lives in another country, Alaska. Since she has to share space with Sarah Palin and she can see Russia from her house, writing is a heck of a great way to manage her stress. Barbara and I have been doing these 100 word deals with www.velvelverbosity.com for almost two years. Her writing is terrific. Her 100 word song : http://purplemoose.kenaiwriter.net/2012/05/09/telling-stories/ was cute, poignant and very deep. I couldn’t stop reading. I asked her to pick this week’s tune and since Barbara is a touch older than me, I wondered if we’d recognize the decade. She chose The Beatles’ Revolution. Our souls will be saved this week. Please go see The Purple Moose Gazette. It’s a great place.
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You have seven days from right now to play Revolution. Another song will be posted at 7pm Atlanta, Georgia time next Tuesday.
We check in with Helene Troy for my 100.
A peanut butter bagel and two more aspirin staved off her hangover. Helene shuffled into the Soho loft flanked by her bandmates. She expected trouble after her drunkedn behavior the previous night.
“So, let me have it.”
The manager sat behind a small wooden desk studying his laptop. Helene could feel Sadie and Mara creep behind her like scared children. She chewed on her left cheek while approaching him. The manager grinned while handing a Village Voice newspaper to Helene.
“Read the headline.”
Helene’s sharp green eyes couldn’t contain her surprise.
“The Helene Troy Revolution Has Begun, Count Us In!”
Your 100 Word Song for this week is from Barbara at The Purple Moose Gazette. Here’s The Beatles’ Revolution: