(No author’s note. Just nice! Be with you next week.)
Love Lies Dying
by Miles H. Rost
Charles came home from school and ran upstairs without even a hello.
For 7 months, this happened everyday. Only stopped plinking to eat and sleep.
Finally, he came out of his room one day and called a family meeting. As the family gathered, he set up his one-man equipment.
“Family, I’ve slaved 7 months for this moment. To be able to present my new music. I call it “Jingle Rock”.
He played his heart out for 4 long minutes. The family paused, and finally clapped.
“What do you think?”
“You’re 32 years too late, son. They called it AOR back then.”
Charles only facepalmed.
It’s so frustrating when you make something up and then find out it already exists. 🙂 Maybe he can bring it back and form an AOR revival.
How frustrating for poor Charles! But then, how common, as well: it’s almost impossible to invent something nobody else has before you, and to do so on your first try, as a child? Everyone has to start somewhere — hopefully Charles will keep trying!
I hope so too. Charles needs a break in his life…
I had to google AOR. (Adult Oriented Rock) even with your excellent example. I totally missed the movement. So if I was a musician, I could easily have ended up in his shoes.
Great music, isn’t it? 🙂
Better late than never? Perhaps not! Nice one
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He shouldn’t worry, everything comes back round again
Just as long as it’s not smelling of hydrochloric acid…
Aw, poor Charles! Frustrating, for sure.
How annoying! Poor Charles! He’ll get there in the end though!
One way or another…either that, or he’ll go pop-punk.
He may not be original but he could at least lead the AOR revival! Poor kid. Great story!
A jukebox hero for sure!
Facepalmed – new verb on me! Good story.
I credit the anime community for that one. Facepalming was an unheard term until about 1997 or so, then it started showing up. And I started using it.