A Poem From JIM SHORTS

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     THE BRUCKO BROTHERS

The Brucko Brothers,
Buster and Buck,
Cut a fine figure
Despite their ill luck.
“My boys are all legs!”
Their mother exclaimed.
“But we’re fast as the wind!”
They said, unashamed.
“We bear no arms,
“No malice, no grudge.
“We never take handouts,
“And we make a mean fudge.
“We never need French cuffs
“Or mittens or gloves.
“We‘re experts at footsie,
“Just ask our true loves!”

© 2016 Jim George

For more information about Jim Shorts, please read:

JIM SHORTS – my first book

JIM BY GEORGE (A Self-Interview On Jim Shorts)

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Author: Jim George

I'm a writer, artist, songwriter, musician, and sound collagist. Working as a freelancer in the '80s and '90s, I interviewed a host of celebrities, including such legends as Gore Vidal, Muddy Waters, Steve Allen, Carl Perkins, Jean Shepherd, Willie Dixon, Nicolas Roeg, Bo Diddley, Steve Cropper, Dick Cavett, Junior Wells, Tony Bennett, and Buddy Guy for such publications as Starlog, Guitar World, Guitar For the Practicing Musician, Prevue and my hometown newspaper the Reading Eagle. Most recently, my interviews have appeared in Playboy, Cinema Retro, and Best Classic Bands. My fiction and artwork have appeared in Otoliths, The MOON, Dream Noir, The Sea Letter, The Ear, Defenestration, What Are Birds, Lotus-eater, Pennsylvania Bards Southeast Poetry Review, Fleas On The Dog, ANON, Hock Spit Slurp, Queen Mob's Tea House, The Five-Two, The Disappointed Housewife and Praxis. I have authored two books--Jim Shorts, a collection of stories, poems and drawings, and My Mind's Eyeful, an illustrated children's book, both available as PDFs at: https://payhip.com/JimGeorge In my musical life, I've written and recorded songs that were used as background on a number of television shows including Young Sheldon, Burn Notice, Sneaky Pete, Fresh Off the Boat, My Name is Earl, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Vanished, as well as in the independent feature film Neo Ned (starring Jeremy Renner and Gabrielle Union). Bluesman Benny Turner has used lyrics of mine for a song he composed entitled "Who Sang It First." Fronting my own band, I have been a supporting act for such artists as Ian McLagan, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Simon Kirke, Walter Wolfman Washington, Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Eddie Money, Starz, Johnny A, The Holmes Brothers, Trampled Under Foot and Gary Hoey, among others.

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