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The Beat of Drums

From somewhere the beat of drums Steady rhythms piercing my senses Persistently thump, thumping a bass Thump, thump, thump, thumping Behind unimaginably monotonous lyrics And I longed for a crooner like Sinatra Center stage with a single spotlight No flashing strobes or crystal disco balls Or pounding migraine made to order
written November 22, 2021 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 11/28/2021 7:16:00 PM
I listen to Sinatra on a regular basis; I love the songs from the 50's and 60's the best. This made me feel safe.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/28/2021 7:19:00 PM
That was my favorite period of life. Thanks, Caren.
Date: 11/26/2021 4:15:00 PM
Hypnotic, Tuneless, repetitive sound...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/26/2021 6:46:00 PM
That seems to spell music these days. Beat, rhythm, that pounding, haunting...seems to be where it is at, although Disco 4/4 is still very much alive and thriving in P.V., Mex.
Date: 11/26/2021 1:31:00 PM
Never any monotonous lyrics from Mr. Hankins! Ever! Enjoy your holiday Milt. Best - Ken
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/26/2021 3:21:00 PM
Ah, Ken, I'm sure there are lots of "monotonous lyrics" from Mr. Hankins! LOL. But, I don't put music to them and have them flood the airways!!! You enjoy the holidays, too, Ken.
Date: 11/26/2021 12:48:00 PM
Interesting... Made me long for folk music... I remember Sinatra's later hits being more of the boom, boom, strobe variety actually. Oh, well. Love old Blue Eyes songs, anyway. ~ Jersey Guy
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/26/2021 1:06:00 PM
Almost anything beats (oops) those continual beating of drums to non-existent or unintelligible lyrics.
Date: 11/26/2021 11:21:00 AM
Modern music is beyond me boom boom boom, Maybe I'm old fashioned lol. Hope you had a great time away apart from boom boom boom. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/26/2021 11:59:00 AM
I did, indeed, Tom. Thanks for your thoughts.
Date: 11/26/2021 10:34:00 AM
Try, "The Little Drummer Boy" . . . . .
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Rico Leffanta
Date: 11/27/2021 9:42:00 AM
The last time I "heard" a silent night was Aberfan 27.X.66 . . .Sarah Brightman's, "Pie Jesu" is a constant reminder . . . .
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/26/2021 12:00:00 PM
Oh my...how about "Silent Night?"