night scene

©2022 Michael Raven

night and cars and
streets and lights
music on the stereo
rain plane shift scene
drumming on the dashboard
you and me

tonight...
tonight tonight
tonight

cracked windshield
shattered stars
cracked windshield
shattered stars

tonight...
tonight tonight
tonight

9 thoughts on “night scene

  1. Hey, Michael, do know Stephen Jenkinson? He’s back on tour with his group, but it’s not altogether music–there’s nobody quite like Jenkinson, that psychopomp of our times. but it occurred to me when I heard the latest iteration of his Invocation that he reminds me a bit of you or vice-versa. I first heard the invocation at the beginning of the pandemic and it seemed to sum up that fall-off-the-cliff of sudden jolting change . . . He’s got a newish version this year for the start of touring again.

    version 1 2020, 2:36 mins:

    version 2 2022, 4:07 mins:

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      1. That’s very kind of you to say. *blush*

        Interesting approach in these. Reminds me a bit of something like Jim Morrison’s American Prayer in many respects; but better done than that effort.

        I suppose that might be the tie — although I never held that particular piece in high esteem, I count Morrison amongst some of my many influences, especially the Doors earlier songs with his lyrics — which in turn influenced my more overt influences of Ian Curtis (Joy Division) and Ian MacCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen), and Robert Smith (The Cure, although I don’t know he’s explicitly listed The Doors as an influence).

        Thanks for sharing!

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      1. IDK, it really was off the cuff and potentially too obviously inspired by someone much greater than me when a rhythm of a melody got stuck in my head yesterday. I was more purging “demons” by writing it out. 🙂

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