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The Beauty of Meat Loaf

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but this week on Five By Five Hundred, I decided to take some prose and apply it to music. Meaning, I’ve tried to recreate a song with words instead of music. And what better song to try this little experiment on than Meat Loaf’s (and Jim Steinman’s) magnum opus “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” because c’mon, that song’s awesome.

Also I’d advise you read all the way to the end…

“‘THAT'” on FiveByFiveHundred.com

Another Oldie But A Goodie (angsty?)

Not much time to write again today*, after a busy weekend at New York Comic Con that didn’t get me back to Boston until midnight, so here’s a re-post of an old poem/song I wrote in…I think 2005. Looking back, it’s definitely the product of a 19-year-old, but don’t think it was necessarily awful, as far as the poetry of 19-year-old Liberal Arts students is concerned. Check back next week for something new!

“Atlantic Avenue” at FiveByFiveHundred.com

*not that I haven’t been writing anything at all in the last week, which I have actually quite a lot, but nothing that would be appropriate for 5×500 in either form or content. more articles and/or long form works-in-progress.

Pretentious Poetic Firefly References

Not much time to write for FiveByFiveHundred.com today, as we had a big fancy Open House at the Huntington (stupid having to work on holidays* grrrrr). So instead, I’ve re-posted a poem that I wrote about 4 years ago or so, about romance, assholes, and Firefly. Because really, what else is there to talk about?


“Mal Means Bad (in the Latin)” on Five By Five Hundred

*All personal moral dilemma with Columbus Day aside.

Five By Five Hundred: Back In Action

After a brief summer hiatus for some professional and mental recuperation, Five By Five Hundred is now officially back in action! For those of you who somehow managed to find your way here and yet still have no idea what I’m talking about, Five By Five Hundred is a website started by back in April of 2009 by me and my good friend Brian McGackin (of Broetry fame), inspired by an idea from the Internet Jesus Warren Ellis. The website originally featured 5 writers, each of whom composed poetry/prose/whatever consisting of no more than 500 words on his/her assigned day of the week (hence, 5 writers x 5 days a week x 500 words = 5×500 = totally bad pun on Faith Lehane’s catchphrase). The website has gone through a number of writers, with Brian and I remaining consistent since the beginning, and has now expanded to include new posts on Saturdays and Sundays as well (which, with 7 writers, technically screws up the whole 5×500 pattern thingie, but oh well).

Anyway, now that you’re all caught up, you can go check out my latest post over there, an oldie but a goodie titled Dad’s Diaries (and you can listen to it here, too!)

“Dad’s Diaries” at FiveByFiveHundred.com

69 Love Songs

Check out my latest piece over at FiveByFivehundred.com, about a Morning After that she may or may not regret. Complete with an overbearing 20-something male playing bad love songs on an acoustic guitar who is in no way, shape, or form intended as analog for myself. Seriously.

“69 Love Songs” on FiveByFiveHundred.com