Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Eve of Destruction - 3WW

Thom writes:
Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.

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This week's words:

Destruction; Endure; Trust.

Wiki says: "Eve of Destruction" is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in 1965. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire. This recording was made between July 12 and July 15, 1965 and released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine (of Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew") on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording "leaked" out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded.

P.F. Sloan a few years back, largely absent from the music field for many years, he has said due to ill health. Sloan is one of the musicians who knows well the seamy side of the music business and its abuse of artists. He has been one of the abused.

To My Friend

I am so angry
on this eve of destruction
and I would destroy
the shylocks if not
for the taint it would bring me.
But you do endure
and I trust this time
to release you from the chains
that have tied you down.
I know well the pain
like a tidal bore that found
the cracks in your soul.

April 17, 2013 6:36 AM


  1. Well then! I wonder how the friend responded.

  2. Thanks, Sheilagh and Charleen for your comments.

  3. Those last two lines are so also has a universal feel..i can think of many cracks in the soul inflicted and left to fester..i am glad people like yourself give voice to these friends..


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