Vintage Trouble, The Queens Hall, 24th June 2014.

Vintage Trouble, The Queens Hall, 24th June 2014.

Three Mississippi riverboat gamblers and a preacher walk into a church.
Several hundred people follow them.
The preacher, a barely contained righteous black tornado in a white tuxedo, draws his three white brothers close.
The crowd press in tight, the band play tighter, and the Devils music is ridden hard to take them all to Heaven in a chariot of gospel soul.
There will be no swinging low here but there will be getting down and grinding dirty and it will sound sweet.
But as all things pass so the sermon comes to a close.
And the four had wrung their souls dry to leave the throng and the walls dripping in sweat.
Together the quartet had slain everyone in the church but no one had died.
Instead they had all lived that little bit more.

I have seen the future and it comes from the past.

And its name is….

Vintage Trouble.

(c) Jim Laing 2014.

 

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About Jim Laing

The Buddha said there were four kinds of people. Those who run from dark to dark, those who run from light to dark, those who run from dark to light and those who run from light to light. From a life going from dark to dark to having a few years running from dark to light, with scuffed hands and knees from sometimes falling, I may be getting the hang of it now. How it began is not now how it is, I need a quiet space, After the noise of the day, So I take sanctuary in the creativity, And my soul feeds, On sometimes dark, Sometimes light fantasy, And I dare like many to work, But stay up off my knees, To dream, perchance to suffer, But always still to dream. Here are things mostly lyrical and poetic, with nonsense sometimes, reviews and personal musings. The coffees hot and always black. The words not necessarily so.
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