In a pet project exercise, I've slammed head long into a brick wall. The challenge I'm presented with is to write the experience of listening to a piece of instrumental music. Exactly how does one go about describing instrumental music in text? The exercise was to pick a song and write a short story inspired/based on the song. My pick was "The Devil went down to Georgia", by the Charlie Daniels Band. Spinning a tale of the devil incarnate, materializing in Georgia, burning hoof prints into the soil as he treks out upon a quest to steal a soul, was easy enough. The exploits of the good ole southern boy, Johnny, fighting a fiddle duel by playing his folk tune, expounding upon the virtures of good, simple country life was easy enough. But, the devil, with his fiddle of gold...and a band of demons that join in to make it sound something like this? How does one describe the instrumental music with only text? Alas...it vexes me.