Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt- “Song”

 

It is Stream of Consciousness time again and here is Linda Hill to explain the prompt for this week. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!”

If you would like to have fun, please visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is.  Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 11/2020

Song by John W. Howell © 2020

“What are you doing?”

“Looking at a picture of an antique car.”

“Why?”

“Long story.”

“Linda hill, right?”

“Right. Now I have to think of a song that the car inspires.”

“And then write about the song?”

“How did you know?”

“Five years looking over your shoulder every Saturday has given me certain clairvoyance.”

“So I think I’ll write about “On the Road Again.”

“The Willie Nelson hit?”

“Yeah, you’ve got it.”

“What are you going to say?”

“Well, I want to be on the road again, making music with my friends.”

“Have you ever been on the road making music with your friends?”

“No, of course not.”

“Then what are you going to write?”

“I’ll make up a story. How’s this. We are in a band, and we travel from town to town, making music.”

“Been done before.”

“Okay, how about we are in a band and we travel. to different countries making music.”

“That’s been done too.”

“Has anyone done being in a band and staying in the basement?”

“Now that may have some legs.”

“Pretty boring, I think.”

“You think?”

“Maybe ‘On The Road Again’ might not work. I know, how about the story of a young girl who has a T-bird.”

“And she gives all the guys a wild goose chase now.”

“Yeah. Then there’s a guy who wants to go out with her but as long as she has the T-Bird he doesn’t stand a chance.”

“So the girl tells her dad that she’s going to the library but goes to the hamburger stand instead.”

“Here’s where it really gets good.”

“Her dad takes the keys to the T-bird, and now the boy and girl can have fun, fun, fun now that daddy took the T-bird away.”

“You’ve heard this before?”

“Nah. You are just a great storyteller is all.”

“Why, thank you.”

“Anytime.”

63 comments

  1. Nice job, John! I can’t say that I’ve ever been on the road making music with my friends either. I do remember driving to the beach with a college friend and listening to the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing…does that count? 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of She’s Not There by the Zombies.

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  2. Good one! How about “It’s All Been Done Before” by Bare Naked Ladies?

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    1. That is a good one too. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  3. […] ‘John Howell’s Bourbon‘ for instance. Who outside of this bar knows what that […]

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    1. Thanks for the mention, Dan

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  4. Great job on the prompt, John. That was a good choice for a song. I think I’ll hit the diner for dinner, that song is on the jukebox.

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    1. Good idea. Thanks, Dan

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Excellent use of the prompt, John. I remember the songs, remember the teens who lived the songs….and then there was me, a sheltered farm girl who milked cows. Yep, I was not part of the crowd having “fun, fun, fun.” 😀

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    1. I don’t suppose I ever told you of the Mini-farm I had. I built a one cow milker that had a pint mason jar as the vaccum. It was a DeLaval enclosed milker. The Amish used to come from miles around just to see it work. They thought it was so cute. Sorry abut the fun, fun, fun. 😁

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        LOL… Now that’s a story that needs elaboration! Hmm…maybe a beginning chapter for that memoir you’ve been avoiding? 🙂

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      2. And will still avoid. 😁

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  6. If they were telling that story – singing that song today daddy would throw the keys back on the table and say drive baby drive we are opening back up quickly and beautifully… seguing quickly into oh where oh where has my baby gone ! Where are those Frank Zappa fans when you really need them ?

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    1. All gone to flowers evey one. Thanks, John.

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  7. There will be fun, fun, fun with a Beach Boys song and John Howell’s pen. Nice response to the prompt!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. 😁

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  8. Wow. Has it really been 5 years of Saturday prompts?

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    1. Pretty close. I didn’t get a calendar out but took an estimate. 😊

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      1. Calendars are so 2019 anyway.

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      2. Hahahaha. So true.

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  9. You could give the band staying home in the basement a C-19 spin, that could be quite interesting.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Robbie. I’m sure they would like that. 😁

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  10. Used to drive a VW, Never stood a chance with the T-bird girls. Not much luck with the surfer girls either. Country girls? That’s another matter.

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    1. To a country girl a VW was an exotic import. 😀

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  11. Flat-bed truck with amps, playing songs, giving ‘birds’ to the ‘Baddies’…but, wait, maybe not in this generation!

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    1. Nope. A couple of generations back. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  12. If you keep your songs old enough you look like a genius to the younger crowd.

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    1. I think that is Keith Richard’s secret.

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      1. Seems to be working for him.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Two good songs, I bet music was made in rhe basement the last few months.

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    1. I’ll bet so too, Denise. Thanks.

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  14. The band in the basement scenario is pretty accurate right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. 🙂 Great use of the prompt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  15. Great job, John, and two great songs! I also haven’t had a hamburger in years, sounds good! 😉

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    1. We do only Turkey burgers. No beef for the last 25 years.

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      1. Same with us, that’s why a real burger sounds good. But we’ll pass anyway. 😊

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      2. True. Thanks, Lauren

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  16. Well, she’s got that right- you are a good storyteller 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. 😁

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  17. Two good ones, John! ‘Twas a “Fun, Fun, Fun” post!

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks, Jill

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  18. Well done, John! On the Road Again is one of my favorite songs, always pops in my head when I take a car trip.

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    1. It is on our roadtrip playlist. Love the song. Thanks Marie. Stay well and safe.

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  19. Fun, fun, fun use of the prompt! I would go for the post-car world with Red Barchetta myself.

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    1. Good song, Eilene. Thanks.

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  20. Haha! I like this, John. Lots of road-trip melodies!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  21. Great songs, John. Now they’ll be stuck in my head. But that’s a good thing.

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    1. Yes. This is ear worm central. 😁

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      1. Haha! 😀

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  22. Most excellent post John! Clairvoyance is a wonderful word don’t you think? I need to use it more often. I did crack up at that line. And I also have a Beach Boys ear worm. Good stuff 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Sometimes it is hard to fit clairvoyance into a conversation but I think it might be fun. 😁

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  23. LOL! Now I have two songs playing in my head! 😀

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    1. Yup. Mission accomplished. Thanks, Deborah.

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  24. I think every writer can relate to this one. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marc.

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  25. How about the one where they… never mind, it’s been done
    Fun one, John!

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Dale. 😊

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