now to be fair – I don’t know who “Not Frantz Fanon” is, what his/her/their agenda is or why hide behind the image of a revolutionary leader who died over 50 years ago. If you are going to propagandize the right (who certainly deserve it in this case if these quotes are all accurate), at least have the balls to be up-front about who you are.
this took some brain waves as well…
1: A song you like with a color in the title – Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow/Zappa
2: A song you like with a number in the title – Revolution 9/Beatles
3: A song that reminds you of summertime – Summer In The City/Loving Spoonful
4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about – All Summer Long/Beach Boys
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD – Octivarium/Dream Theater
6: A song that makes you want to dance – Everybody Dance Now/CC & Company
7: A song to drive to – Gator County/Molly Hatchet
8: A song about drugs or alcohol – Sweet Leaf/Black Sabbath
9: A song that makes you happy – Let The Day Begin/The Call
10: A song that makes you sad – Gone Away/Offspring
11: A song that you never get tired of – American Idiot/Green Day
12: A song from your preteen years – Monster Mash/Bobby Pickett
13: One of your favorite 80’s songs – Beds Are Burning/Midnight Oil
14: A song that you would love played at your wedding -Kill The DJ/Green Day
15: A song that is a cover by another artist – No Quarter/Led Zeppelin & Maktub
16: One of your favorite classical songs – Ein Heldenlieben/Richard Strauss
17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke – Hole Hearted/Extreme
18: A song from the year that you were born (this is wholly unfair) Hound Dog/Elvis
19: A song that makes you think about life – Johnny’s Camaro/David Wilcox
20: A song that has many meanings to you – New #1/Bob Mould
21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title – About Mrs. Leslie/Galactic Cowboys
22: A song that moves you forward – Certain Shade of Green/Incubus
23: A song that you think everybody should listen to – Led Boots/Jeff Beck
24: A song by a band you wish were still together – Majestic/Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies
25: A song by an artist no longer living – Imagine/John Lennon
26: A song that makes you want to fall in love – Teenage Dirtbag/Wheatus
27: A song that breaks your heart – Old Man/Neil Young
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love – Memorial Day/Carly Simon
29: A song that you remember from your childhood – Bristol Stomp/Dovells
30: A song that reminds you of yourself – Bell Boy/The Who
It’s the holiday season, a time of peace, love and serenity – a perfect for the kids to come back from school, meet old friends and revel in the togetherness of the season.
Maybe get everyone together and take in one of the latest movies…. (OK these are not pleasant – so don’t watch if you don’t like horror violence blood and guts – but I pulled these of the latest trailers list from apple trailers and IMDB. And we shake our heads in disbelief at school, mall and public violence – but don’t worry – there’s no direct relationship between violence in the movies and real life. Because everyone who goes to the movies is just out for a good time and has no social or psychological issues that may be triggered by shit like this.)
I was in second grade. It was warm for late November, warm enough that my class took our recess time outside, romping around the swing sets, slides and seesaws. The late fall sun cast long shadows across Wilson School’s red brick face. I was within earshot of our teacher, Mrs. Hutchinson. Andy, the elder janitor at Wilson School, a tall, bulky man with ice white hair who always said hi to me – and I expect many other kids as well (it was like having a grandfather at school all the time) was suddenly standing next to our teacher. I don’t remember him walking onto the playground, he was just there all of a sudden. A look of worry creased his craggy face. That struck me as odd because he was always smiling. “The President has been shot,” he said. My memory stops right at that moment, the rest of the school day is a total blank, until I get home later that day and walk in the door. ”Did you hear the President was shot?” I asked my Mom. Just in case the news had not traveled that far off the school grounds yet.
The other vivid memory I have is of the funeral. I went outside, while my parents remained glued to the black and white TV, and there was not a single sound. No kids were playing, no cars were chugging on the street – I swear even the birds had stopped chirping. Total and complete silence. It was as if the world had stopped, sleeping – resting up for the events of a tumultuous decade yet to come.
With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK less than two weeks away, it occurs to me that the next seven or so years are going to be filled with significant 50th anniversaries. Significant to my age bracket anyway – if you were born in the 80′s or 90′s or later (and why aren’t you doing your homework instead of reading this?) all these anniversaries have as much importance as poking yourself in the eye with a sharp stick.
Just imagine…. The 50th anniversary celebrations for The Beatles alone is a marketing wet dream:
First Ed Sullivan Show
First Gold Record
First US concert
Release of Sgt Pepper
Hard Day’s Night
and on and on and on. Not to mention The Stones, the entire British invasion…
We’re going to relive the 60′s through a consumerist eye: more political assassinations (Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X), Woodstock, The first moon landing. The number 50 will become a constant cultural icon – like Bart Simpson or Donald Trump’s hair. And it will all be linked to car and mattress sales. Just imagine the wealth of Franklin Mint commemorative coins that could be sold. Tie-dye will make an even stronger comeback than it already has (get on it Limey!). Somebody will have to put a TV extravaganza together, celebrating the birth of all those wacky, iconic 60′s shows.
There’s also something oddly disquieting about that fact I’ll turn 60 while we celebrate the 60′s. ::::::shivers::::: Let’s not go there.
never seen/heard a kalimba played this beautifully…