LA CONFIDENTIAL PART THREE
The Wednesday of my trip I went to see DC writer Geoff Johns for lunch where I interviewed him for the TRIPWIRE Superhero oneshot. We went for lunch to a Mexican place in Sherman Oaks where predictably the waiter claimed he was a stand-up comic rather than a waiter so presumably the cliche about LA is true (that everyone who works as a waiter or waitress is either an actor/ actress or comic).

WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
David Bishop tagged me with this meme

Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you’ve chosen it. NB: It doesn’t have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing – whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same.

and as someone who’s always up for a challenge, I thought I’d give it some consideration. After a little deliberation, I chose Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It talks about people who are born from a privileged background and contrasts it with the lot of most writers who have to struggle to get work published and to make a decent living, myself included. I think it sums up a lot of what I feel it means to be a writer:

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail To The Chief”
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

Chorus:

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no senator’s son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one

Chorus:

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh
But when the taxman come to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no millionaire’s son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one

Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war
And when you ask them, how much should we give
Ooh, they only answer, more, more, more, yeah

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no military son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate son

tag Steve Colgan http://stevyncolgan.blogspot.com/, Paul Cornell http://paulcornell.blogspot.com/, David Baillie http://www.davidbaillie.net/ and Bill Baker http://www.specfric.blogspot.com/