Friday, June 11, 2010

me, Edie Brickell and a double mohawk

i got a paper cut
from the note you left
on my pillow last night
and now i am bleeding
all over our white sheets,
the drops forming little broken hearts
(you even took my band-aids
with you when you left.)

sometimes, love is like
sipping sherry
(with nails in it)
wishing it was always cheery
(but it's not)
sometimes, love hurts.

i threw my cell phone
against the brick wall
when you hung up on me
and now it's shattered
in a million pieces
arranged to look just like my heart
(you'll just have to leave a message
at the beep....BEEP!)

sometimes, love is like
sipping sherry
(with nails in it)
wishing it was always cheery
(but it's not)
sometimes, love hurts.

all in all, i'd have to say
i am taking it good,
although my dog might disagree
because...

(repeat chorus until all lighters are raised
or enough vegetables have been thrown
on stage to make a decent meal...)

I don't know if someone can actually parody themselves, but...this is what happens when you are listen to Edie Brickell at the coffee shop for an hour. Don't get me wrong, I like her voice and her music, but...hope at least you got a chuckle.

Here is a picture of my son's double mohawk, which was his choice for a summer haircut. Commander Greer, on Star Wars: Clone Wars, has one and was the inspiration.




Have a great weekend!

84 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

How's that haircut!

The poem was surreal, I just finished reading a book today, Broken For You. The two had a lot in common.

kkrige said...

Interesting do! Ha! Oh God, that will be something to deal with in a future that is just too damn near. ugh.

And I love Edie! I guess maybe I would have to give you that some songs are not so bubbly cheery.
So sip some sherry,
but maybe take the nails out first :)

Brian Miller said...

hey! i didn't say my song was any good...lol. it does remind me of some of the crazy stuff i used to write with my cousin...smiles.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Why does that haircut have me humming the University Of Michigan fight song?

and that coffee shop poem..heh...just got back from Borders..similar experience tho' different music :)

Peace ~ Rene

C.M. Jackson said...

yowser!! like the look! poor edie will never been the same..;-)

Eva Gallant said...

OMG! The haircut! Wow!
I like my sherry without nails. Actually, that's a like. I don't like sherry at all, but I do think if I had to have some, I'd prefer it without nails.

drybottomgirl said...

I thought the chorus was interesting, sherry with nails? Not my first choice of drink....Edie reminds me of college...lots of drinking in those days but still a good music flash back. Nice haircut. I've learned one valuable thing in parenting "if they're happy with it that's all that matters. Enjoy your weekend!

TechnoBabe said...

Brave little dude to choose a haircut that is a little out of the box. It is really cute.

Ed Pilolla said...

dude, i love the sherry-cherry insight, and how you doubled up, like you do so effectively. the only thing that could out-do that would be, yeah, your son's haircut. can you believe how these kids are into star wars today? i mean, we weren't into anything of our parents when we were kids like the kids today are of star wars and other cultural shows from the 70s and 80s, seems to me.

Teri said...

It seems as though we both have things in our throats that are hurting us these days! You: nail. Me: sharp words. Love that hair! I think it's so cool that he wants to be different and that he isn't afraid to be what he wants to be. I was always too worried what "everyone" would think. To hell with "everyone" I've learned the older I've gotten.

Bernie said...

Love the haircut...your a cool dad.

Great poem, pretty close to a real life happening many years ago. Hugs

Felicitas said...

I think your lyrics are knarly! I'm sure if I could've I would've listened to them over and over again on my turntable waaaaayyy back when!

And your son's haircut... Stellar! Looks like he's an original just like his dad!

Tamarind~ said...

What a song, mate! What an imagination!!

And the haircut rocks ;)

sheri... said...

had to laugh at your edie parody! i sat in dq with an old friend, listening to country music and i ain't been the same since then!
i love, LOVE the hair cut...takes a brave kid to pull that one off ;)

TALON said...

Loved the title of this post and the post didn't disappoint!

I have no Edie Brickell knowledge so I am thinking she is all about the angst and the angst imagery. I did laugh out loud at--

(you even took my band-aids
with you when you left)

Love your son's double mohawk and love that you let him GET a double mohawk. It looks like he's going to have a fun summer!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Wow, I haven't that name in awhile.

I have to admit, I saw her in a concert. I loved her cd, but it was the biggest waste of $$ spent on a concert ticket -- she literally NEVER MOVED.

She just stood there.

Last I knew she was married to Paul Simon living in the town next to mine.

Lori said...

I love the haircut! I love people that dare to be different and from the looks of it, he is quite the cutey so most likey any haircut would be cute on him.

As always, I enjoyed what you had to say. :)

Ronda Laveen said...

I think like self-parody is the highest art form.

"...like sipping sherry
(with nails in it)
wishing it was always cheery
(but it's not)." Reminds me of all the old novels I used to read in which people elegantly sat around the fire drinking cognac. Sounds so romantic and delightful. And then I tasted Cognac...wishing it was cheery but it's not. That stuff kicks like a mule.

You know, I listen to my hair stylist co-workers and I over heard them tell the mother of a boy about the age of yours, that they have colored hair gels that wash out that are fun to use with the spiky dos.

Magpie said...

You're a card...wonderful sense of humor - both in songs and haircuts. :)

Dianne said...

Of course! when I first started writing, I wanted a songwriter to write for me!
I think your son needs an arrow as well....AVATAR AIR BENDER my boys can't wait for the movie this summer. thanks for visiting my blog, I like your writing, but you know that already. hope the summer with the boys is memorable and fire-free. can't write much lately, puttin out fires and all...
(smiles)

Terresa said...

Edie is good, but too much Edie might be like too much chocolate...not so nom.

PS: The hair cut? My 6 yr old son would be all over it. Big time Star Wars fans here.

sakhii•• said...

cool haircut!!
nice poetry wid a wierd simile :D

Eternally Distracted said...

and I thought my hair cut was funky. Nope, not even our cockatoo can beat this one... single mohawks are just so lame!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, that is some haircut he's got there.

And that is a great song-- love the chorus.

Lighter raised, swaying to the music!
jj

The Empress said...

Oh, your boy is A-dorable.

serious case of boy going on there, but, then, I AM partial to them....

Selina Kingston said...

I don't know Edie Brickell but I confess now that i would probably love her! Not as much as I love your son's hair though - that looks amazing!!

Barbara said...

My son would have totally loved this hair when he was that age...he always had to be different. I like it!!!!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Now that's a haircut, what an awesome little dude...and an awesome dad for letting him get it!

Just Be Real said...

Oh my goodness the hair styles these days.

Awesome poem Brian. Broken pieces arranged in a heart.

Blessings.

Lorraine said...

Oh my so much blood and cuts and pain, and oh how beautifully you write...
and the haircut, cool that you allow it lol

slommler said...

I must confess I am at a loss...such angst! And pain...with a dollop of humor! I especially like the visual of the cell phone...in pieces like the broken heart!
The hair cut is brilliant! And it is perfect for summer. I just bleached out my grand daughters' locks to a bright blond. She is ecstatic!!! Her mom is bemused and I am just exhausted. Took all day to achieve this look!! Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. Loved the parody. BTW, your son's haircut is cool. You let him get a double mohawk? Nice. Convince my Dad the next time...:)

Vicki Lane said...

Love the haircut! I haven't listened to Edie in a long time but this does, indeed, sound like her stuff.

Bonnie said...

Boy, he must feel SO cool with that cut!

Ms. Gibson said...

Um, okay. When are you going to publish your work and become famous????!
BTW, your son's mohawk is over-the-top...I noticed you said his "summer haircut"...You just gave me a great strategy: The next time my Mr5 asks for a crazy haircut, I'll tell him he can have it for summer vacation.
God bless you, you are some terrific Dad.
OH!
Happy Father's day to YOU!!!
I almost forgot!

Birdie said...

I for sure did chuckle at the "you even took my band-aids
with you when you left" :-) you see you may still make it as a rock star ;-) and the hair cut is super cool :-) I really do like it (and he is very handsome so any style would probably suit him), I wouldn't mind my son to have one like that ... in few years we may be there too ... have a lovely w-e Brian :-)

Nessa said...

You should definitely write country music songs.

:)

You son is ready to take on all the bad guys.

Adam said...

You can parody anyone or anything (i think) though difficult to be objective when the subject is yourself. Nice work as usual. I tried that haircut once; once lol.

Vodka Logic said...

Very cool haircut.. wonder if my daughter would like it.

Now put the song to music and send it to Edie... lol

Cheryl said...

The coffee shop poetry is sheer brilliance. Please don't do that again? M'kay?

That haircut. Whoa. Kid's got chops.

Brian Miller said...

haha. cheryl...i will try not to...i think we all have a bad angsty hidden somewhere inside of us...someof us just don't know when not to hit the publish button...smiles.

sont want anyone to start getting the impression i am perfect or anything. lol.

Mona said...

That is cool :)

Valerie said...

That's a cool haircut!
Great writing, Brian. I'll always be wary of sherry now.

Katherine said...

Your son certainly picked a radical sorta do for the summer... at least you won't have to be at him to brush his hair and he will have the added advantage of being nice & cool. My son has tooooooo much hair. Refuses to have it cut because here in the land of OZ, at the moment, much hair is Way Cool!

Zuzana said...

I have to say I like it.;) I am not familiar with the music or lyrics of Edie Brickell though.;)
Your son haircut is cool!.;)
Have a great weekend,
xo

Paul C said...

Paper cuts, nails in sherry...love is like that...hopefully rarely.

Pat said...

The song made me laugh!

Your son's haircut? Somehow I think he might develop the nickname "skunk" this summer. It's different, I'll say that! :)

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

bless you , Brian for linking up with the funnies...
so thoughtful of you!
I thought I left a comment way earlier...
I love his haircut , do keep up updated.
come to think of this, I can never do that for my daughters, maybe my grandsons? LOL
have you a truly blessed weekend!
hugs
shakira

buffalodick said...

I like Mohawks, but never had spikey enough hair for one...

Daniel said...

... or at least make a good meal ... Nice.

Bachelor said...

Last of the Mohegians! :) The Bach

island of peace said...

hilarious poem- but it was heart touching too.

i loved your son's hair cut. :)

Betsy said...

I've never seen a double mowhawk! Little brother didn't want one?

tattytiara said...

The nails were a very nice touch.

Love the 'do!

Heartspell said...

double, maybe triple chuckle here... between the poem, that it's a parody, and your son's haircut... I was wondering if maybe you had a double or triple expresso... Loved it all; made me smile. I'm sure you will every time you look at your son. Heartspell

novaheart said...

Good twists on cliches! And especially liked the first image, of a small cut getting all the white sheets bloodied. and the double mohawk is indeed cool - wish my hair were still full and black so I could get one too!

Monkey Man said...

Love the look.

Maggie said...

Mi vidaaaa! He looks adorable! Gotta stay fresh for the summer!

Sam Liu said...

Great song/poem...so cleverly crafted! And your son's haircut is certainly unique :D

repressedsoul said...

Very brave of you to let your little boy do that to his hair! Mine's only two but I think I'd cry! Poem reminded me of what it felt like when my husband left me. Made me think just how far I've moved since then. Thanks Brian I'm now smiling!

william said...

hehehhe experimental shave lol, cool, the poem was as always expertly crafted, hope his hair is complete lol, good weekend mate :)

Marla said...

Loving the Do!! There is an award for you over at Butts and Ashes, Brian!

Steven Anthony said...

DUDE, love the h/c...if I had hair I would so do that ;)

Caty said...

great haircut! I love how kids aren't afraid of trying anything :) And a great attempt at a song too!!

Wings said...

LOVE the double mohawk!!! Wish I had enough hair left to do it! :)

Kat_RN said...

Yes, I got a chuckle, once again, I know what you mean. The double is cute and original, but the single has to get my vote.
Someone else has already said it, but those two boys have some cool parents.
Kat

Hilary said...

I did indeed get a chuckle. Your son is so ready for summer. No added colour though? ;)

natalee said...

Ahhh Star Wars.. I hope George Lucas knows what influence he has on our boys... LOL!!!!!

California Girl said...

I don't listen to Edie Brickell. Is she the one who was married to Paul Simon?

Your sons' mohawk. sigh. they do go through that, don't they? Mine shaved his head quite a few times. No mohawk but his BMF had one several summers running. It gave me the shivers.

moondustwriter said...

Love the song
love the mohawks on the boys
summer indeed
clicking on my lighter

mine is here

Bing (PinkLady) said...

your son was really brave to get that look :D well, as long as it makes him happy, why not, right?

i love the way you injected humor to the melancholic message of your poem/lyrics. brilliant!

PattiKen said...

Creativity seems to run in the family.

I did chuckle at the Edie Brickell part. Don't you just love a good chuckle?

My favorite Edie Brickell line: "What I am is what I am. Are you what you are, or what?"

The Retired One said...

Loved when you said "like little hearts" in the poem...
and tell him his hair is AWESOME!!!

secret agent woman said...

Somehow that haircut makes me think of a badger.

Kay said...

haha... i just don't even know what to say... it's great being a kid!

sheila said...

Awesome! Ah, to be a young boy. Girls can't pull that off. Well, most can't.

JStar said...

OMG I have never seen a double mohawk lol...

AmyLK said...

Love the hair cut! I will have to show Son and see if he wants this one for summer.

Goofball said...

all of a sudden I wonder if your sun get a 3 stripes sunburn on his head...

Yeah sorry not exactly the point of your post, but it just crossed my mind

Syd said...

Nice haircut. And sometimes love does hurt.

fiveloaf said...

interesting read and i lke the repeated chorus- thanks for sharing brian..

Jingle said...

very lovely song...
it reflects life or love accurately in a fun and musical way...

Logan's haircut is cool,
His image and facial expression make me smile, simply cute!

Mighty M said...

I'm not aware of too many things, but I know what I know and I know that your poem rocked almost as much as that haircut. :)

Jonha @ Happiness said...

That's a very nice hair cut, haha I wish girls could look as good if we'd try to have this hairstyle. lol