September 13th Cattle Call

September 13th Cattle Call

The door swings open as mom, coffee in hand,
Joins her daughter to wait for Fiona Apple tickets.
It’s one more Saturday morning line-up, but this time
They put Fiona on sale the same day as Primus.

You can imagine the diversity of this crowd!
14-year-old girls waiting in the same line
With college boys whose only knowledge of
Primus is the timely song “Little Brown Beaver.”

Power jazzy jams are just too much for the
Hard heads who still believe this form of speed
Metal has no class. Guess again Suzuki-riding
Nazi-helmet-wearing sophomoric joy-fisters!

It would appear that no howling wind, no
Leeward branch of a blowing locust, no
Pouring rain, nor sleet, nor El Nino snow
Can keep these concert goers from their appointed show.

Lady Orange will open the night for Apple, and, the
Son of jazz great Earl “Papa” Hines opens for
Primus. “Poppa Hymen,” the free-form New-
Ager offers stark contrast to the headbangers.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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