Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Mag - 8 June 2014

Image posted by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales today.

"We are put on this earth to have a good time.  This makes other people feel good.  And the cycle continues." - Wolfman Jack

So it goes for me as well,
this thing of making happy, happen.

The Wolf Sings

I too, trained for radio
back in my day
of play
on our own flat boxed tape-recorder for endless play.

Round and round 
the tape swirled
like coco turning
round and round.
with sound
capturing voices we swore weren't ours.

Oh I remember it well
that wispy, biting sound as the tape spits out its end.
My fantasy 
to record and play
by audio on my patio
mesmerized by that one scratchy
Wolfman Jack
and his one man rodeo.
Respectable Renegade.
The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness.
Oh yes, the wolf could claim
but not I.
For I was like five
Mommy's plea
he's a quack!

45s collector was I
spinning my tunes
spilling stories 
of my own words
jazzing it up
splurging stories 
 inserting lyrics
from 45s
here and there.

How unoriginal that soon became.
The story of my life
always another day late
and none the wiser.


TexWisGirl said...

that was great. :)

humbird said...

What the precious memory this prompt took you to..! How fun you had with the tapes and radio! Thanks for sharing this with us :)x

Jinksy said...

Never mind original - stick with unique - we can all lay claim to that...!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


May I recommend something by Los Lobos?

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I love old tape decks! I have two of them in my room (although I haven't used them in years).

"The story of my life, always another day late, and none the wiser" that's a bit sad / dark.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh my, I would love to hear you howl, and this is a completely innocent thought--I swear!

Cloudia said...

Me too, Baby! Had my own practice tape recorder show, college I'm into this thang called bloggin!

"Every day of your life is a page of your history." Arabian Proverb

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

Kutamun said...

So glad you are always on high rotation for us here at magpie tales ... I loved this , it was a real mazing !

Berowne said...

Wolfman Jack took me back. Thanks for sharing...

sage said...

Nice, Wolfman Jack brought back memories. The radio seems so archaic to my daughter and that makes me sad...

Carrie Van Horn said...

You have conjured up some wonderful memories for many of us Karen. Love this! :-)

Carrie Van Horn said...

You have conjured up some wonderful memories for many of us Karen. Love this! :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

And thanks to YouTube we can hear then all again...loved this...

Other Mary said...

I remember Wolfman Jack too! Haven't thought about that in years though, thanks. I'm sorry your memory ended on a down note though.