The Heavy Metal Kettle Special

Heavy Metal. Starlog Japan. 1981.

I’m linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and everyone is invited to write a story or poem or article constructed of six sentences based on a cue word given.

This week’s cue word is Kettle

There once was a lady who lived in a kettle

Who loved to listen to Heavy Metal:

Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and AC/DC

And many more groups besides these three.

Yet she also loved other styles of music:

Gothic, Post-Punk, New Wave, New Romantic,

Classical, K-Pop, Hip-Hop and Be-Bop,

Ragamuffin, Reggae, and Lovers Rock.

There was Afrobeat, Zouk, Funk and Jazz,

Country and Western, Honkytonk and Bluegrass,

Shoegaze, Electro, Jungle and Grime,

R&B, Disco, Folk and Ragtime.

Then Punk, Ska and Rock, and Congolese Rumba,

Chicago Blues, Gospel Blues, Swamp and Delta.

And all this she loved, did that lady in the kettle,

Yet none so much as her dear Heavy Metal.

Her dear Heavy Metal, her dear Heavy Metal –

None was so loved as her dear Heavy Metal.

Thank you for rocking the metal kettle with us 🙂 \m/

49 thoughts on “The Heavy Metal Kettle Special

      • There was something about “Ozzy” back then, and when I say “back then,” I mean the late 80s, so there’s even something to be said about that! How was Ozzy doing when he initially released these albums? Were they more popular in the 80s? I love questions like these!


  1. Hi TVTA, this poem is so awesome it goes all the way up to 11! I’m a part time keyboard player and even I couldn’t have come up with all those genres of music.
    And in regards to “heavy metal” I don’t know if Bruce Dickinson lives in a kettle but I do know he spends a lot of time in heavy metal, in the shape of a Boeing 757 airliner….he is a qualified airline pilot and flies Iron Maiden around the globe on tours in their plane named “Ed Force One” – complete with Eddie graphics painted on it.

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  2. …and… and! a little touch of Edgar Allan, no?*

    could recognize most… but shoegaze?

    wait a minute, gotta go check

    …ok, back now. I did recognize Sonic Youth (in the list of examples of the genre)…. man! there is so much stuff in the world worth knowing, had I but the time, energy and otherwise-uncommitted brain cells…

    cool pome, yo

    *in the closing verses

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    • Thanks, D. Yeah, I thought you might identify with our kettle lady somehow 😉
      Halfway through I was scratching for some more genres and ones that rhymed, so it was off to Whiskeypedia for some lists. Shoegaze and Zouk I’d heard of but knew little about. That was a lot of fun to write 🙂

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