Friday, October 12, 2007
Music: When all else fails, put the needle on the record
But you know how promises are: only as good, as the motivating factor to keep them. (Money & Sex are pretty good motivators for most mammals.) So instead, here's some music and thoughts surrounding the choices
M.A.R.R.S. - Pump up the Volume. Late 80's dance hit. My best friend at the time in high school totally loved this one-hitter. He was a classic heavy metaller. It is a dance club mix favorite.
Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down. I love this ditty from 1979. Jeff Lynne became the lesser member of the Traveling (Stoners?) Wilburys - Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Roy Orbison. ELO was an 8-track legend as far as I am concern. Another friend had a 73' Olds 98 hoopty that sucked gas like a $20 whore does - but kept on a runnin', 8-track and all.
Material Issue: Valerie Loves Me. Classic early 90's pop ballad. They started in Chicago - where I heard them in the late 80's on the fringe rock station - but they fell out with God knows how many other bands. Toad the Wet Sprocket and Sister Hazel come to mine...as others.
The Why Store: Father. Another semi-big Midestern act out of Indianapolis. They performed at a frat house I happened to get invited into one night back in 1993 or 94. It was the first time I had to carry my then drunk best friend (6'4", 240 lbs. to the car I was driving, along with two women that wanted a ride.) Neither woman was interested in us...You might notice the Father in the video..supporting actor in "Seabiscuit" and "A Time to Kill", I think.
Gravity Kills: Guilty. Hell, I didn't know they would get into a Harry Potter vehicle. This song is about 12 years old or more.
I was going through a phase in music. Along with NIN, Ministry, Stabbing Westward, Manson, Tool and probably a dozen other fucked up bands of the genre, I listened to the this "cutting edge" garbino. (Only NIN had a message I could "relate" to.)
Stabbing Westward: What Do I have to Do?
Johnny Cash: Hurt. Probably a better cover than the original NIN's version. At least, Cash had a sense of what made this song...special enough to record. I can't imagine what it was like for him to do it.
KEEP IT FRESH TO DEATH!!!!
I'll tell you more when you tell me yours. ;)
Patience, grasshopper. You must use the force. Nothing MacGyver couldn't solve... My new bag: to make lives better through their health, their mindset. It's new, but we should always look for new. Take a gander there at Bringin' Gas & Dialin' 9: A Seven Score Addiction to the National Pastime. Writing is just about the only thing one can do to live on permanently - buildings will crumble, pictures can fade, memories blur before we know it, but words can remain visible, and understandable, long after we pass from this mortal coil. (That's why that Socrates guy still gets play!) So that's my story. Create your new story!