Sick Writings and Molten Morning Damage

Spent a day and half or so holed up Howard Hughes-style in a Nashville hotel room, not really feeling well, filling up the trash cans with tissues, but happy as a clam that I got some writing done, no matter how little - object writing and the start of a new song.

And by the way, you know I'm not feeling well when I'm staring at a football game on TV for any extended length of time in the early evening.

New song started:

The definition of your tears
Is that the world can't keep it's hold on you
They'll scrub your heart to see a higher truth
[Insert acceptable line, at least for the time being, here]

The definition of your tears
Disguise a fighter who can take a punch
And plumb the depths of dreams with all they got


That's all I will reveal for now. :)  I would have sung a little for you, but see my sniffling excuse above.

And warming up......The word, "Eruption", unedited writing practice, 10 minutes, go!...

Microwave oatmeal decides to teach me all about a volcanic eruption. Pressures from within this water-drowned mass of pseudo-breakfast oats and scientific tasty hellodelights silently scream their way upward. I supply the words like, "Damn" and "Crap" with explosive exclamation marks. Totally unwanted lava drippings bubble over the edge of my crater paper bowl. Peaceful morning thoughts jump and flee, screaming, "Run for your lives"! Pasty disaster, glass plate stops it's rotation when I press cancel. I am suddenly like God who can halt catastrophe as I am doing now. But the molten morning damage is done.
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6 comments

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Tampa, FL

    Thank you for sharing the inner sanction of writing a song. The line "Is that the world can't keep it's hold on you" spoke to me in a special way. Can't wait to hear the completed song. The oatmeal vs the microwave was way too funny. Thanks for the laugh.

    Thank you for sharing the inner sanction of writing a song. The line "Is that the world can't keep it's hold on you" spoke to me in a special way. Can't wait to hear the completed song.
    The oatmeal vs the microwave was way too funny. Thanks for the laugh.

  • Greg Jeffrey

    Greg Jeffrey Fort Wayne, IN

    Hi Steve. Priscilla and I hope you are feeling better. We attended the last Foellinger Concert Saturday Night- Los Lobos. We are excited about you Hotel California concert in Melbourne, FL on October 19, followed by The Villages, FL on the 20th. We will see you at both concerts! Be safe and take care. Your loyal fans and friends, Greg & Priscilla

    Hi Steve. Priscilla and I hope you are feeling better. We attended the last Foellinger Concert Saturday Night-
    Los Lobos. We are excited about you Hotel California concert in Melbourne, FL on October 19, followed by
    The Villages, FL on the 20th. We will see you at both concerts! Be safe and take care.
    Your loyal fans and friends,
    Greg & Priscilla

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Thanks for your comment Rebecca. I' working on giving the song about tears a positive message. :)

    Thanks for your comment Rebecca. I' working on giving the song about tears a positive message. smile

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Hi Greg. Wow see you in Florida too!

    Hi Greg. Wow see you in Florida too!

  • Jen Detweiler

    Jen Detweiler Raleigh NC

    Hey Steve! Sorry you were feeling bad! I'm the gal with the big bald husband who loves the Eagles! We've seen you guys at Epcot for several years & here at Holly Springs, NC. & low & behold you're headed to Cherokee next week! We have cleared our calendar to come & see you guys! It's 5 hours away but if Hotel California is gonna be that close then we will be there! Can't wait! You guys are awesome!

    Hey Steve! Sorry you were feeling bad! I'm the gal with the big bald husband who loves the Eagles! We've seen you guys at Epcot for several years & here at Holly Springs, NC. & low & behold you're headed to Cherokee next week! We have cleared our calendar to come & see you guys! It's 5 hours away but if Hotel California is gonna be that close then we will be there! Can't wait! You guys are awesome!

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Thanks for writing Jen. I'm getting there (well and Cherokee!)

    Thanks for writing Jen. I'm getting there (well and Cherokee!)

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