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Flashback Track #9

Life’s luckiest combinations often happen purely by chance. Today’s flashback track is an example of a peculiar combination of luck. American rock band, Tommy James and the Shondells released “Crimson and Clover” in late 1968 as a rough mix after a radio station interview secretly recorded the track and “accidentally” leaked it. As the band […]

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Disco, Disco Duck

My mother’s record collection was the greatest find of my childhood. Listening to her music was a way of getting to know her in a way she had yet to reveal to me in person. My little sister and I shared a small bedroom with side-by-side single beds in our little white house with a […]

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A Darker Shade of Black

This piece is my response to today’s Flashback Track, A Whiter Shade of Pale. Join me in penning a piece that brings out a new shade. The heaviness of CJ’s outfit matches the darkness of her soul. Jet black bangs hang too far in front of her face. Her rants shine brighter in pitch blackness. […]

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Flashback Track Friday #7

Today’s flashback track is both unusual and mysterious. The biggest hit of the British band Procol Harum, A Whiter Shade of Pale, is sometimes called the song that no one understands. Released in 1967, the track seems to be about a nervous drunken sailor wandering through his fragmented thoughts from childhood to his present attempt […]

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Bowie, You Got It!

This flash fiction piece was prepared for the Friday Flashback Track #5 “It” Factor. Join in the fun by writing about a person or thing that embodies the “It” factor for you. This Little Slice I knew I’d been possessed by David Bowie when I put on the silk-ruffled blouse and Jareth riding boots hidden […]

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Flashback Track Friday #5

Today’s Flashback Track Friday artist is a bit of an enigma. There are no videos or recordings of him. His biography doesn’t include information about his personal life, career or inspirations. What we do know about Toussaint McCall is that he was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1934. Despite his incredible vocal talent as an […]

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Flashback Track Friday #3

Shakespeare described love as, “Brief as the lightning in the collied night.” Hmm, I was a skeptic. Love was more like a massive building project requiring plans, pieces, and daily physical labor. This week’s Flashback Track Friday is inspired by the most romantic song I’ve ever heard, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” […]

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