This one was a commish from a small publisher - a book of poetry by a 'new, gritty voice' on the poetry scene. Do what you will, they said - some central themes of the poet's work are disillusionment and nostalgia. Rock- N -Roll is a current that runs through the work as well.
I felt as if I covered all the bases, but when the final was in the publisher got cold feet. I suspect the author wasn't pleased, but this was neither confirmed nor denied. And so it goes.
If anyone is publishing a book for which this would be appropriate as cover art, I'm letting it go on the cheap.