Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Songs from the Big Chair

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I play the songs in my head these days.  They are the songs from the bigchair where I now sit and narrate my story.

To those who ask why I retained the studio after the members left, I respond that it was the musical memory that I wished to keep alive.

Music presents an emotion that your soul can react to.  It is like experiencing the emotions of other people.  But you recognise and react to it in your own way with a sense of joy or deep melancholia.


I only killed them so that their music would survive.

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Written for 
Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100


Missing too many prompts recently, couldn't let this one go.  Not after the wonderful story by Rochelle.

32 comments :

  1. Ah.. I have to look at the picture more closely next time.. very clever to see the record in the studio.

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    1. Thank Björn, I had to look around the photo of the room and the moment I saw the album cover I knew what to do.

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  2. Literally a killer of a last line!

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    1. Thanks Claire, glad you liked it.

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  3. Because nobody gets really famous until they die--got it. Nice little surprise :)

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    1. You've just got to see how the music sales soar. Thanks for reading and commenting Sorchia.

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  4. Say it ain't so --- not Roland and Curt!
    Glad someone else saw the album -- that's the first thing I saw in the picture and it make my heart skip a beat!

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    1. It is it is. I also did think of going with the story behind the album title. Thanks for reading and commenting Jen.

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  5. Dear Subroto,

    Obviously I need to find out more about Tears for Fears. More than one writer this week zeroed in on that album while the photographer was oblivious.

    Well written with a zinger of a last line.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I think the photographer might have noticed if it was a Beatles album, though for us 80's kids Tears for Fears did leave some musical memories.
      Thank you for reading and your words of appreciation.

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  6. I too zeroed in on Tears For Fears, a powerful musical influence in my youth. That last line really surprised... The story was almost poetic, in the way it captured the mood. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Dawn I am glad you liked it. Looks like a lot of us zeroed into that Album and it bring back some 80s memories :-)

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  7. A powerful, ringing strokes into the galleries, just when one thought it would sail into the wicket-keeper's gloves!

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    1. Thanks Umashankar I am glad that connected then :-)

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  8. Great story and I saw the Tears for Fears also, but I'm old so Beatles is more my style - well really the Mama's & Papas, and anything from MoTown. Good job! Nan :)

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    1. Thanks Nan, glad you liked it. And one can never be old or young when music is concerned. I got my love of Beatles from listening to my father's records :-)

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  9. end took it to the great heights, excellent story

    The Performer

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    1. Thanks Cifar, glad you liked it.

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  10. I zeroed in on the album then realized I didn't remember any Tears for Fears songs. So I went for the chalkboard beside the window. Glad you stuck to your path, you led us into an interesting world.

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    1. Thank you Alicia. I was a big radio listener those days and now for some reason I can't get their song 'Everybody rules the world' out of my head.

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  11. Oh, it got really dark at the end there. That's one way to preserve music. Your opening is a standout. Nice story!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Amy. I am glad you liked it.

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  12. That was cool. The narrator was sounding emotional and deep until the killer last line. Love it!

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    1. Thank you LHN. I am glad you liked the story.

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    2. Interesting use of the title of the Tears for Fears album. A bit creepy too.

      All my best,
      Marie Gail

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    3. Thanks Marie I hope it didn't creep you out. The story behind that album title is equally interesting.

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  13. I am also a clueless boomer who knows only one song by Tears for Fears and had no idea there was an album cover present. But what a great creepy story! Well done.

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    1. Some (unkind) people would say one is enough but that's a start cos the 80s are back. Thanks for reading and commenting Perry.

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  14. Well, that's ONE way to insure their immortality ...
    Good one, Sub!

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    1. And boost the record sales too :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Kent.

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  15. Songs from the big chair was always such a great title, well done on identifying the album cover and using it so well! Your tale is full of melancholia and I appreciate what your narrator says about musical memory - all those jolly TfF tunes have had me dancing around this weekend - mentally if not literally. I think killing for preservation is going a bit far though, and I didn't see that end coming. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Sarah I am glad you liked it. It's true there is nothing better than a good tune to uplift your mood.

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