Friendly Skies

And getting friendlier.  A cadre of delayed passengers almost killed the boarding pass handlers last night at Charlotte Douglas International’s C10 gate who had, only moments before, permitted the departing plane to taxi away, notwithstanding information that a companion flight had been substantially delayed.  No one seemed particularly relieved that they might have instead just had the good fortune of missing a bomb-ladened aircraft, which is, now, always some risk. 

This song was by the skin of my teeth.  The first real test of my song-blogging resolve.  I wrote and recorded this in under an hour on my way out the door for Halloween with my three babies and then on to New Hampshire last night for business.  (So, of course it’s brilliant.)  I didn’t think I was going to get it done.  Themes include recent terror plot, apparently originating out of Yemen; proposed additional security measures; and the balance between liberty and security in the war on terror.

My plan is to do something different for the Tuesday midterms.  Running diary, maybe. But I will be returning home that night.  It’s  going to be a hectic week.

This is going to complicate your enjoyment of the song, but please turn off all electrical devices and stow them in the overhead bin or safely under the seat in front of you.  We should be departing shortly as the Captain has indicated that we are no less than plane #43 on the tarmac.  Thank you for flying with us, we no you had little choice.

Performed by ipoet.  Music produced by DJ M@nwell?

Today’s audio here:

High Alert Pt. 1

4 thoughts on “Friendly Skies

  1. It might an embarrassment that an hour’s worth of effort may have produced the only listenable song on this site.

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