Thursday Thirteen #74 — Roadie Poet


As I said over the weekend, the winds are starting to bring some changes around here. While I’m waiting to evaluate what those changes are (and if I find them acceptable; so nice to feel in control of SOMEthing!), I’ve been playing with my characters.

I’ve been trying to come up with something for a Flash Fiction Carnival I’d like to take part in. I’ve got some things in mind — I hope they correspond to this weekend’s writing prompts! — but somehow, inspiration for some fiction came in the guise of Roadie Poet. Not that RP is going to write fiction anytime soon.

Anyway, it dawns on me that many of you who hang around here on Thursdays haven’t met the Roadie Poet yet; he tends to come out for the Poetry Train.

So… Meet Roadie Poet.

Thirteen things about Roadie Poet
1. His poetry is often the only poems many of my groupies read.

2. He’s definitely a male. For a while there, I wasn’t certain. My groupies helped me figure it out.

3. I adore this guy. Read on and see what you’ve been missing.

4. He doesn’t have much of a life off the road. He lives and breathes roadie.

5. Even over the holidays.

6. Even when the hours are long.

7. When he’s not on the road, he lives at home.

8. He’s got a best friend named Hambone.

9. And a girl named Maureen, who he calls More.

10. She’s often working when he’s free.

11. But they find ways.

12. He can party hard.

13. But he sleeps better on the bus.

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  1. On a limb with Claudia

    April 9, 2008 7:09 pm

    You got to love the poet roadie! Roadies are amazing. My favorite band – breaking benjamin – has interviews with their main roadie. He’s a riot.BR/BR/Happy TT! Thanks for sharing your ED experience! 🙂

  2. Ornery's Wife

    April 9, 2008 7:22 pm

    Happy TT!BR/TM

  3. Ornery's Wife

    April 9, 2008 7:22 pm

    Happy TT!BR/TM

  4. Ornery's Wife

    April 9, 2008 7:22 pm

    Happy TT!BR/TM

  5. Sue

    April 9, 2008 7:24 pm

    Hmmmmm he definitely sounds intriguing! Happy TT 🙂

  6. anthonynorth

    April 9, 2008 7:26 pm

    Memories of roadies? Oh, man, do I remember 🙂

  7. Amy Ruttan

    April 9, 2008 7:26 pm

    YEah for Roadie Poet.BR/BR/I’m intrigued by these changes in the wind. 😉

  8. bunnygirl

    April 9, 2008 7:58 pm

    I love Roadie Poet! Not as much as Trevor, but of course that goes without saying. 🙂

  9. spyscribbler

    April 9, 2008 8:09 pm

    Cute butt. 🙂 BR/BR/I like the roadie poet. I love his poetry train entries, too!

  10. Julia Smith

    April 9, 2008 8:21 pm

    Woo! Yeah – Roadie Poet! My favorite! Thanks for the links – I’d missed the holidays one. And I’m waiting oh so patiently for the day your secret can be not-so-secret.

  11. SandyCarlson

    April 9, 2008 8:31 pm

    Oh, to be him. I wonder if I would ever be able to afford to eat again.

  12. Joely Sue Burkhart

    April 9, 2008 8:35 pm

    Yay for the Roadie Poet! *crossing fingers on your developments*

  13. Hazel Nut

    April 9, 2008 9:06 pm

    What a great life – it’s what most of us would like to do if we could just dump our real lives.BR/Good stuff!

  14. shaunesay

    April 9, 2008 9:10 pm

    I think I like #12 the best, on the floor, that gave me a chuckle! Heehee, but they are all great!BR/BR/Ok m’dear my 13 is now fixed, I just wanted to try out the linkie thing to see if I could make it work, you weren’t supposed to visit before the curtain went up! *blush*

  15. Cheerio

    April 9, 2008 9:12 pm

    It must be interesting to read his poetry.

  16. The Gal Herself

    April 9, 2008 9:14 pm

    “Explains why I’m naked. But not why I’m on the floor.” Roadie Poet is a wry and funny guy, isn’t he? Thanks for the introduction, and thanks for visiting my TT.BR/BR/PS The Natural movie is more of fable than the dark Malamud book was. I was disappointed in the book, too.BR/BR/PPS Has Trevor ever had a groupie with dangerous stalker tendencies?

  17. Nap Warden

    April 9, 2008 9:20 pm

    I know nothing about roadies…Yeah Roadie Poet!

  18. Alice Audrey

    April 9, 2008 9:51 pm

    LOL on #12. Excellent writing.

  19. Adelle

    April 9, 2008 10:00 pm

    Gotta love a man who can write poetry. BR/Happy T13!

  20. Lara Angelina

    April 9, 2008 10:16 pm

    Hi Susan,BR/Can’t wait to see/read/hear what the winds blow in!! And roadies have such an awful job — I’m glad your roadie likes his and has his own talent as well!

  21. Lori

    April 9, 2008 10:43 pm

    Happy TT my friend:)

  22. Winter

    April 10, 2008 1:42 am

    Too cool! He sounds like a great character! Happy TT!

  23. Thomma Lyn

    April 10, 2008 3:53 am

    I love Roadie Poet’s poems. And I got that guy vibe early on, I think from the first poem of his that I read! BR/BR/And I not only love his poems — I love his air of mystery. :)BR/BR/Re: the changes on the wind, I’m keeping all my appendages crossed for you: fingers, toes, arms, legs, even my eyelashes!

  24. Nicole Austin

    April 10, 2008 5:45 am

    What a cool character. I think the life of a roadie would be very interesting.BR/BR/See you next week.

  25. Irishcoda

    April 10, 2008 6:09 am

    I’ve never heard of Roadie Poet, thanks for sharing the links. I always enjoy learning about new people, places things!

  26. Picturing of Life

    April 10, 2008 6:44 am

    For the truth…I don’t know Roadie Poet :DBR/BR/A HREF=”” REL=”nofollow”Visit my T13 : What I want…../A Thanks.

  27. tipsandtricks

    April 10, 2008 6:47 am

    Go Roadie Poet! Thanks for the introduction.

  28. Deanna Dahlsad

    April 10, 2008 6:58 am

    You can always find out the gender of your stars from the groupies :p

  29. storyteller

    April 10, 2008 8:21 am

    Roadie Poet seems like a cool dude to me ;–)BR/Hugs and blessings,

  30. fullbodytransplant

    April 10, 2008 8:26 am

    Sounds like you have been hanging around my friends!BR/BR/Mad grats on your Pens, that was impressive.

  31. KC

    April 10, 2008 9:05 am

    interesting T13BR/happy thursday

  32. Ann

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am

    Hi Susan- did I mention I also have bookmarks and postcards? I’ll bring you some. Email me and I’ll email you with my cellphone number, and we can talk Tues. (do you have plans Tues. evening?- want to meet some authors and have pizza? we’ll talk when I get there). :)BR/P.S. I also posted this on my blog, wanted to make sure you got it. 🙂

  33. Lesley

    April 10, 2008 11:43 am

    I love the More poem. It’s great! hehe Happy TT!

  34. pussreboots

    April 10, 2008 2:19 pm

    I’ve met a few roadie poets when I was working at my college theater. Happy TT.

  35. Celticlibrarian

    April 10, 2008 2:43 pm

    This is the month for Roadie Poet to shine. Well…at leat the month for the Poet part. (I’m sure he shines all of the time.)BR/BR/May the changes in the wind be favorable.

  36. Kaige

    April 10, 2008 3:18 pm

    Roadies, such unsung heroes! And Poet’s too! Great TT, Susan!

  37. Shelley Munro

    April 10, 2008 4:28 pm

    It was great meeting Roadie Poet. Wind changes are good. 🙂

  38. Starrlight

    April 10, 2008 4:38 pm

    Heh…imagine having to explain to your 10 year old the difference between a groupie and a roadie 😉 BR/BR/Happy TT!

  39. Nicole

    April 10, 2008 5:40 pm

    I love the roadie picture!BR/BR/Happy TT!

  40. cajunvegan

    April 10, 2008 6:06 pm

    Love #9 – great play on words. BR/BR/Which little dance from my post would the Roadie Poet do? BR/BR/Happy TT!

  41. Harris Channing

    April 10, 2008 7:26 pm

    Interesting list. Roadies are cool!BR/BR/Harris.

  42. Denise Patrick

    April 10, 2008 10:28 pm

    Gotta love a roadie. I love what he calls his girlfriend. I’ll bet that’s a crack up in public.BR/BR/Sorry, you won’t see me at RT. I can’t get away that week.BR/BR/Thanks for visiting my TT!

  43. Haley-O

    April 10, 2008 10:34 pm

    Oooo, I wanna MEET this guy! He sounds HAWT!

  44. Kathleen Oxley

    April 10, 2008 11:53 pm

    Very cool! Sounds like an interesting character. Happy TT!

  45. Robin L. Rotham

    April 11, 2008 2:05 am

    This is the first time I’ve stumbled across the Roadie Poet. He does some good stuff!

  46. Wylie Kinson

    April 11, 2008 10:18 am

    Okay… you’re intro has me all curious. Winds of change? What’s going on? Do tell!! 😉

  47. Janet

    April 12, 2008 6:11 pm

    Roadies are like the janitors of the musical industry. They hear and see all.BR/BR/Thanks for stopping by the blog!:)

  48. auria cortes

    April 12, 2008 10:14 pm

    Rodie Poet. Very cool. My first time hearing about them.

  49. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

    April 13, 2008 12:40 am

    Hmmm. There were roadies present when I met Billy Idol! Not sure if they were poets or not, they were a bit…scary!

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