A Little R ‘n R

May 25, 2017

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Rats and roaches in the kitchen. Nobody to blame but ourselves for letting it happen.

My man Calvin Russell – Rats and Roaches (Independent Obit)

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Meanwhile we’re all feelin’ so damn…groovy huh.
From The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Paul Simon

Learn to play Feelin Groovy and spread the grooviness.

Stuck in the Middle

May 24, 2017

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Winnipeg Victorias’ 19th century team ‘sweater’. Note: The Habs stole Winnipegs iconic logo design whilest the Flames stole the colours (and in 1979 the NHL stole al their players whilest in 1996 Phoenix stole their whole %@&^$ team). Conclusion: they may steal bases in baseball but the real thieves are found in hockey.

Stolen team. Stolen jobs. Stolen economy. Stolen heart and soul and future. Stolen land. You could rightly call this steal town but then it would be confused with Selkirk, Hamilton, Pittsburgh, some city in China…
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I seldom talk sports but what the hell. It was cold on the weekend which made me think of hockey.
What is the real reason Montreal traded PK Subban? Who cares? Here’s a real hockey story:
How about this for a stretch. Winnipeg has not won the Stanley Cup (hockey’s holy grail) since 1902. That’s a 115 year drought.
Winnipeg has only won the Stanley Cup 3 times but have played for it a whopping 8 times. As I told you before I think, Winnipeg was the first team outside of Quebec to win Lord Stanley’s cup (1896) and had the very first Stanley Cup Parade (same year). I missed it.
The game has been rigged against this town since the last cup win in ’02. And for clarification, it wasn’t the construction of the Panama Canal that hindered river city’so demise. That’s just a lie perpetuated to deflect from the truth.
So who killed this burg? Just follow the money trail and it leads directly to a couple of power corporations run by eastern “families”. They have had control of PM’s and local politicians since the 60’s (not so coincidentally that is when the thievery went into high gear). Only one person ever …I mean ever…stood up to the continuous pillaging of this place by the agents of power. He looked at big money crony politicians and said “do not forget us”. He put everything on the line with a simple act of defiance. Elijah Harper, a Cree from Red Sucker Lake.
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Free Press photo.

So you think we’re all stuck in the middle of this mess? Here’s a song (2 transplanted Americans cover Dylan) that has lyrics that start in the middle with a dialogue between a joker and a thief:

Happy birthday Bobby Z!

All Along the Watchtower – Calvin Russell and Elliott Murphy

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Manchester ~ United

May 23, 2017

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Image from BrainLine.org

We’re in tune with each other. In spite of what some want us to believe, there is light. Open up.

How can such a sad song be so uplifting? Just let it.

From Vevo.

Angel Olsen – Windows

Lyrics

Won’t you open a window sometime?
What’s so wrong with the light?
What’s so wrong with the light?
Wind in your hair, sun in your eyes
Light
Light

We throw our shadows down
We must throw our shadows down
We live and throw our shadows down
It’s how we get around
In the sun
In the sun

Why can’t you see? [x3]
Are you blind? [x3]
Are you dead, already?
Are you all right?
Are you all right?

Won’t you open a window sometime?
Won’t you open a window sometime?
What’s so wrong with the light?
What’s so wrong with the light?
Wind in your hair, sun in your eyes
What’s so wrong with the light?

Head Games

May 22, 2017

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Definition of the expression dead deal

Scottish:  the board on which a corpse is laid

Monty Hall, another one of this town’s locals to work a big stage, was most famous for hosting the game show “Let’s Make a Deal”.

Meanwhile, 45, another TV wheeler-dealer, is in the Middle East thinking he can translate “The Art of the Deal” onto a part of the world’s political stage that has seen some intense gambling now for a couple of years/eons.

Which door we gonna pick DT? Will we all become eternally grateful? Bet some will look like they…maybe have a few screws loose?

The Grateful Dead – Deal – 1972

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The Grateful Dead formed in Palo Alto in ’65 – over a half century ago.  In ’67 the Arab/Israeli 6-day war was fought over territorial control of  land that was once Syria’s Golan Heights, Jordan’s West Bank and East Jerusalem, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip (Palestinian Gaza).

If #45 can waltz in there with his book in hand espousing his well known deal making tactics, and fix the never-ending tension that exists there, I will forever hold my peace. (And maybe, just maybe, a guy with no political experience but who is skilled at land deals and wall building is the guy who can finally make things right in that part of the world). Phew!

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When Touch of Grey was released in the 80s I remember thinking ‘Are these guys still goin’? The concert below was in 1991…over 25 years ago.

And the ‘discomfort’ in the middle-east goes on and on as we all grow old together in complacency. Comfortably numb.

NWO/Deep State motto: We’re not comfortable until you’re not comfortable. Mission accomplished.

Deal lyrics

Since it costs a lot to win, and even more to lose,
You and me bound to spend some time wondering what to choose.
Goes to show, you don’t ever know,
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round,
Don’t you let that deal go down, no, no.

I been gambling hereabouts for ten good solid years,
If I told you all that went down it would burn off both of your ears.
Goes to show you don’t ever know
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round,
Don’t you let that deal go down, no, no.

Since you poured the wine for me and tightened up my shoes,
I hate to leave you sitting there, composing lonesome blues.
Goes to show you don’t ever know
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round, don’t you let that deal go down.

Wait until that deal come round, don’t you let that deal go down,
Wait until that deal come round, don’t you let that deal go down,
Don’t you let that deal go down, don’t you let that deal go down.

All of Us

May 21, 2017

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Image from Muskrat Magazine

We’re all given a chance. That’s why we’re pehtam/here/icitte.

Rhonda Head has had a winding road to follow from her home in Opaskawayak Cree Nation.

Trained as an opera singer (mezzo) she has had to reclaim her voice following operations to remove brain tumors.

Check out Voices Voices… (and more) on reverb nation.

To the Museum Robin

May 20, 2017

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From ABC News

Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E Lee. C’mon. We’re all thinking it.
From my memories of college radio:

The Band (original cut was from 1969)

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Must Be the Season

May 19, 2017

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Q: Which hunt are we talking about?

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Here it is in all its 1960s psychedelic glory. Nine minutes vs eight years. You decide.

Vanilla Fudge – Season of the Witch 1968
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For added folk-hippy pleasure, here is the earlier original cut written by Donovan Leitch and Shawn Phillips (with Jimmy Page on electric guitar no less).

Donovan:
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