The best Public Service Announcement I've seen.
One of my favorite bands. Their sound is described as "Experimental Pop" and it's certainly a blend of genres. There's a definite Pet Sounds influence. In fact, someone once described it as a "drunken, coked-out Brian Wilson"... and I'd agree.
I would have posted this to Music, but... the video is pure art.
Heading into the election, this scene resonates with me. I feel like Captain von Trapp. Over the last 4 years, I've watched (in shock and horror) as America went from being Reagan's "shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere" to a nation that is pitied around the globe. We've turned our back on our allies and embraced dictators. We ignored a pandemic that has killed 231K of our citizens. Time and again, Republican sycophants (led by the disgusting Mitch McConnell) turned a blind eye to this racist, misogynistic (and astoundingly illiterate) President. Their blatant hypocrisy would be comical if it weren't so traitorous.
I'm a moderate. Been so all my life. I've voted for candidates from both parties in the past. There used to be good people on both sides. I still believe there are many conservatives with a conscience. I, myself, am not crazy about Biden (or AOC, for that matter)... but I'm voting blue across the board this year. It's clear to me that the Republican Party is on the wrong side of history. There's a right-wing populist movement getting stronger every day, spreading hatred and fear. In 2016, many of us sat it out. We didn't like Hillary, so we didn't show up to vote... figuring there was no way America was going to vote for a clown. We were wrong... just as many Germans and Italians were wrong about Hitler and Mussolini. Those two "clowns" were lampooned at the time, but they spoke to the masses in their own language (nationalism).
America is spiraling toward fascism... and it's painful to watch. No more turning a blind eye. Regardless of who wins, though... I just hope we can heal from it.
Inspired by dementia (the gradual descent into nothingness), as well as the ballroom music in The Shining. James Leyland Kirby (aka The Caretaker) takes vintage music and deconstructs it. The result... it's some haunting (but beautiful) music.
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Adding "Stardust" as a bonus.
The 13th-century Persian poet.
Patience is a virtue.
From the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado.
Ok... no more late-night walks.
Life goes by... in the blink of an eye.
I could watch this over and over (and have).
Interesting dance videos.
She's written some great songs, sure (including this one that references her love for Springsteen), but damn if this girl isn't a fantastic poet. In his "From My Home To Yours" gig on SiriusXM's E Street Radio station (where he's been playing records from his own collection and sharing his thoughts about the time we're living in), he played LDR's "Video Games" one night. Here's what we he said about it/her.
The great German singer/actress.
With summer coming to an end, I thought I'd spotlight a couple of recent verses from Bruce Springsteen as he was looking back at the summer of his youth. The video (and the quote, below) was taken from his SiriusXM show (where he's a DJ on his own channel; as he introduces songs, he spins a little poetry). Beautiful.
I'm reminded of a favorite quote...
"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
Just some musings from an old guy...