Saturday, November 16, 2013

Caccophony



Twang, crash, squeal,…boom, boom, boom, boom

At first, I thought a cat was in pain.  Next I thought someone was testing the sound level in a microphone. 

Lord have mercy on that poor cat!  Is she in heat?  Is she in labor?

Boom, boom, boom…a steady pulse of drums told the story.
Electric guitars squealed and squealed.

“What’s going on?”  I asked.

“Oh Grandma, it’s Metallica’s Ride the Lightning.”

“Is Metallica a cat?”

“No, it’s a heavy metal band.”


“Well, perhaps they should switch to light plastic.”  Grandma quipped.