Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 11/09/20

An Addict’s Notes

Every music lover has the habit.
It’s a deep-seated desire, an addiction, but it doesn’t require rehab.
Besides, there’s no cure anyway. All that’s required to feed it is a repeat button.

It’s that need, that urge, to listen to a great song over and over again
upon first discovery and thereafter.
At some point, you may tire of it, but not to the point that it’s forgotten.
The greatest songs require you to revisit them over a period of years, even decades.

These songs continue to grab you, they redefine what we consider to be the five senses: intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual.
The song pervades any combination of these five senses to one degree or another,
and once it has, it becomes a part of you, captures you, they call it a hook.

A hook could be all or any part of the song including, but not limited to:

Lyrics: Dylan-Mitchell-Walker-Cohen

Riffs: Page-Guy-Seltzer-Nelson

Technique: Hendrix-Emmannuel-Shimabukuro-Pham Duc Thanh

Enthusiastic love of the craft: Quiett-Howard-White-Young

Voice: Groban- Mathis- Gibb- Zander

Genre: Segovia- Howlin’-Paisley- Seeger

No recovery needed.

Rhythm and Blues

Rock and Roll




©2020 Linda Imbler All rights reserved.

Linda Imbler has six published poetry collections and one hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry. She lives in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Linda is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee. More information can be found at

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