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 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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Threats

May 18, 2017

what is your mission?

Carry a Bigstock

When you pay good money for something, you want the whole experience to be positive. No matter the enormity of effort behind the scenes, your wish is to leave happy.

Some people, some corporations, some politicians and those working on our behalf subscribe to the classic mission statement: We’re not happy until you’re not happy.

I recently read this article about performance abilities by Schwilly Family Musicians dot com. It struck me that the principles apply equally whether you are the President of the United States, CEO of a major corporation, busker on a street corner or a parent.

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In short, the article outlines a valuable blueprint to follow. And yes, if you “pretend” to own the stage, you will be revealed as a fraud.

Every junkie’s like the setting sun: How would I know that this could be my fate?
I sure don’t mind a change. Follow the light.

Chris Cornell was in town recently for a show: Rest well.

Soundgarden – Fell on Black Days

Liar Lawyer

May 17, 2017

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Image from alternet.org

I had a friend whose first language was not English who told me “to my ears the word ‘liar’ and ‘lawyer’ sound exactly the same”. Exactly.

Problem #304 with government: too many liars and/or lawyers.

Speaking of Washington DC’t, those letters (DC) stand for something other than District of Crooks?… Den of Colonizers?…Deriliction of Commitment?…no these days DC stands for Damage Control, mainly due to habitual lying and blatant cover-ups. The Capitol building is in DC alright.

Speaking of blood suckers:

Wood ticks in these parts are “in season” and one sure fire way to remove them is by simply using a wet (h2o) Qtip and gently turning the tick’s body as it slowly pulls out of the skin (see video below). Apparently this must be done counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere…clockwise south of the equator.

If only it was so easy to get rid of our political vampires.

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This Minnesota band had a big hit in the 60s that was also featured in the movie Good Morning Vietnam…they wouldn’t be inferring that there’s a relationship between deception and war …  would they?

I like how the lead guitarest (Robert Folschow?), after figuring out which side of his hollow body Rickenbacker to play, breaks into a sweat during his two note highlight. Life was tough.

The Castaways – Liar Lawyer 1965
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