Thursday, November 30, 2006
Take a trip through this website, and find out which one you are. It's just Wikipedia, not a complicated discussion, but it's more than enough to find and state your political bearings.
I find myself going left and right throughout the whole discussion, so does that make me a centrist? Somehow, I don't find that appellation appealing either. If you are "lost in confusion" and confronted by ideologies "designed to enlighten" you, I think you'll be in fairly good company.
I know far-leftists who favor pro-gun legislation, and far-rightists who say we should legalize all recreational drugs. And I think such political configurations are more the rule than the exception.
What about you?
Knowing the stance of John Lennon through his music and public interviews, I believe that there is a good chance he would say, let Mark David Chapman--his killer--go from prison, if he were deemed to be no threat to society. For vengeance is the Lord's.
But those of us who do not wish to punish Chapman simply for punishment's sake, or our losses' sake, or even John's family's sake, must be conflicted. Where can Chapman go? For I would personally take the man apart, though it contradicts my principles. You see, it is quite possible that Lennon was loved even more than John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, or Mahatma Gandhi...as great as these men were. Lennon reached more people.
You will probably be happy to know that Chapman's parole review last month leaves him in prison for another two years. If he has access to a computer, he might read The Walrus Speaks and soothe his tortured soul by clicking on that good Beatles music. I would not deny him that.
But I would deny him parole.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
There were two versions of Revolution, or rather three. There was the slower one on the White Album, and the faster one released as a single that was always played on the radio. Then there was Revolution Number Nine, toward the end of the White Album. If you were on acid or something, and survived Revolution Number Nine, you were treated to a very reassuring Ringo singing "Goodnight" at the very end...and while relishing Ringo's warm and common sense good humor, along with Martin's excellent orchestral arrangement, you might even imagine that the world was cool the way it was...no revolution needed.
I suppose we should admit that there were actually four Beatles Revolutions. There is a version where Lennon says that "if you go talking about destruction, don't you know that you can count me...in." I don't know if this version was for the album or for the single, and I don't care.
Apparently Lennon was in a mood that day, just like days you and I have had when we wanted to strangle someone. But we don't really, and to maintain that Lennon favored violence (overall) is not realistic. It's not Beatleistic.
For every statement Lennon might have made approving violence, I'll show you a hundred more where he abhors violence. You can count him out.
And if you want money for people with minds that hate, all he would really tell you is brother, you have to wait...forever.
Here are the album and single versions of Revolution.
A KTWS Radio back-files repeat.
I'm on a roll here, so let's hear what Elton John has to say on the subject.
The Station Agent and I have completely different views on the space program. I wouldn't spit on it if it would do it any good, but the Station Agent believes in material progress...so naturally, outer space beckons.
The only progress I believe in is the progress of the soul, not that I'm any example of it.
But I do like Rocket Man.
Station Agent, are we in synch or what? It just so happens that I watched Apocalypse Now last night. Woke up sad...
There is no difference between the helicopter scenes in Apocalypse Now, where the crazy colonel is directing the destruction of a village full of civilians, including women and children--and the stupidity of our "smart bombs" in Iraq, which are constantly killing the wrong people, and all we can do is say, "sorry Charlie"...
But I guess that's exactly what we said in Viet Nam...
Here's the Animals with Sky Pilot. The title of the song is taken from US Army slang at the time. It refers to the chaplains that accompany troops to war. In my youth I had heard that it also referred to the colonels that led the helicopter teams in Viet Nam, exactly as portrayed by Robert Duvall's psychotic character in Apocalypse Now.
Here they are, juxtaposed:
Tags: Barry McGuire, Stanley Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket, Saudi Arabia, Iraq War.
Donovan had a string of hits in the 60s worth listening to. He hung out with the Beatles in India and was drawn to Indian music, even trying his hand at the sitar. His fortunes declined in the 70s, being scorned by the punk crowd. On behalf of this gentle soul, I believe I will return the compliment. The punkers can clean my bathroom.
Here's a discussion of the production of Within You Without You. I find it amusing that George Martin calls the Western instruments "English instruments", as if a violin speaks the BBC's standard clip.
I am fascinated with this period in musical history, because it has far-reaching implications for world history. If the pen is mightier than the sword, it seems that music--especially in the modern context where music is everywhere, and easily reproduced--is at least as influential as print.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The United States officially became a nation in 1776, but the conflict that provoked that development did not really end until 1814, when our Mother Country across the Atlantic said, OK. The new spirit of American national unity following the War of 1812 did not last very long, for the issue of slavery boiled and festered until the outbreak of Civil War in 1861. This was the real event that decided whether we were to be a nation, or not. Essentially, America gave birth to itself. It was not pretty.
Anyone who has ever seen Ken Burns' wonderful documentary on America's Civil War cannot help but be moved by the theme music, Ashokan Lament, composed by Jay Ungar.
India's Ashoka, you may remember, is one of the most famous monarchs in history, celebrated as a humane ruler. His pre-Christian era rock edicts commanding kindness and compassion for all creatures can still be seen today. Many do not know that before Ashoka found religion (he patronized Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism), he had engaged in a terrible, bloody struggle with the king of Kalinga, now modern Orissa.
Afterward, he lamented.
Tags: Ashoka's Lament
Monday, November 27, 2006
Incredibly, Whole Lotta Love was Led Zeppelin's only top ten song in the US, peaking at #4 in the fall of 1969. I think it doesn't get better than this for the rock genre--if you don't like Whole Lotta Love, you don't like hard drivin' rock and roll.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Did you know that Lennon has been apotheosized in Cuba?
But Castro and his commie cronies only like him for his revolutionary ideas, apparently, for that's all they mention. That's how foolish they are.
However, is there any statue of Lennon in Washington? That's how foolish we are.
Did you know that John Lennon's favorite color was yellow?
The College Dropout by Kanye West (2004)Here's a few that might have made the list if only they would have asked me:
Kid A by Radiohead (2000) Stankonia by Outkast (2000)
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey (2000)
The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem (2000)
Elephant by The White Stripes (2003)Tags: Listblogging.
Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003)
Give Up by Postal Service (2003)
Figure 8 by Elliott Smith (2000)
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes (2005)
Saturday, November 25, 2006
President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address seemed to transcend divisions of I, Me, and Mine. He asked, for instance, that the poor be uplifted, not because the Communists were doing it, but because it was the right thing to do.
The music was there, too. These were the days of Peter, Paul, and Mary.
In America the "Christmas season" begins immediately after Thanksgiving, partly because people like it and partly because THE BIG MONEY declares it so. Businesses routinely operate in the red, which is why the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday.
What nonsense. The TV news has been showing people rioting to enter stores on Black Friday to purchase discounted Christmas items before they are sold out. 1) If these fools would shop throughout the year and keep the stuff for Christmas gifts, they would get even better deals and wouldn't have to risk life and limb; but 2) this American institution is shameful. And stupid.
What is the use of having a human body if such a consumer consciousness is the result? A holy man from India, observing American society, once quipped: "The dog is running on four legs, and you are running on four wheels. What's the difference?"
Indeed, if all we do with our human lives is consume--wallow in the business of eating, sleeping, mating, and war--then what diffentiates us from the animals? They make a bed of leaves or something, and we have luxurious beds. Animals wear a coat of fur, and we wear their coat of fur...what's the difference?
Well obviously, we cogitate as well as masticate and procreate. But if all we cogitate about is eating, sleeping, mating, and war, we are wasting this valuable human form of life. In the spiritual traditions of India the warning is there: to attain the human form of life is a rare achievement. There is no guarantee that our next life will be human if we use this life only for animal propensities--in fact, the opposite in indicated.
John Lennon was very aware of this problem. He addressed the Christmas season with more thoughtfulness than any artist before him, as far as I know. It is true that he did not concern himself with the next life as much as did George Harrison, but Lennon was by no means concerned only with the mundane. He knew that humans are designed for the sublime...but it's up to us.
War is over if we want it...badly enough.
Tags: Black Friday
Friday, November 24, 2006
If that doesn't work for you, then what about good old American profit motive?
From the Associated Press:
In a city where you can get just about anything delivered to your door--groceries, dry cleaning, Chinese food--pot smokers are increasingly ordering takeout marijuana from drug rings that operate with remarkable corporate-style attention to customer satisfaction.By the way, maybe giving your 13 year old bong rips as incentive for doing homework seems like a bitchin' idea, but it's not--you're just high.
An untold number of otherwise law-abiding professionals in New York are having their pot delivered to their homes instead of visiting drug dens or hanging out on street corners.
Among the legions of home delivery customers is Chris, a 37-year-old salesman in Manhattan. He dials a pager number and gets a return call from a cheery dispatcher who takes his order for potent strains of marijuana.
Within a couple of hours, a well-groomed delivery man--sometimes a moonlighting actor or chef--arrives at the doorstep of his Manhattan apartment carrying weed neatly packaged in small plastic containers.(more)
VIDEO: Even Stephen--Colbert and Carell take on medicinal marijuana.
Everyone's talking about the viability of a Barack Obama run for the Presidency of the United States. He certainly has the chops. Ironically, if he were elected President, this would not mean that conservative forces have rolled over and croaked.
Oh no. American society and politics is very complex, with strands of social and political thought so tightly interwoven since the nation's beginning that it is difficult to untangle them. This has produced an extremely stable republic. I wonder, then, if there can be something good to say about political gridlock.
Naah. I want Obama and I want him to kick conservative butt. I am always hopeful that things can change for the better, even if it is two steps forward and one step back.
Here's a classic song by Bob Dylan. The times are definitely changing.
Wilson in 1965...still a pup.
Here's Wilson performing God Only Knows with the Corrs, a group I am becoming fond of. I must admit that I am startled by Wilson's appearance. We all have to grow old, but why must he dress like a church usher, for a concert performance?
Tags: Brian Wilson
Here's McCartney and his penchant for diversity. Check out his clavichord playing. John and George sat this one out.
One could have, somehow, not gotten the message that the Beatles were evolving spiritually with the album Rubber Soul (if you were brain dead), but with Revolver no one could misunderstand: the Beatles had outgrown the Fab Four phase, and were now the undisputed gurus of a whole new world of music.
I love the medieval sound of the clavichord on For No One. Currently, Revolver is considered the Beatles' best work by the non-geriatric crowd...is that correct, Station Agent?
Much of the music of the 80s was known as New Wave. I have come to think of it as Second Wave, as a reflection of my thesis that the 60s represented an unprecedented flowering of melody built upon thousands of years of Western music. You classical buffs might be vomiting after reading this last statement, but I'll explain that further in another post.
The 60s represented THE WAVE, THE BIG KAHUNA (because it rules) of melody; the 70s wallowed in disco (although there were some high moments that come to mind, such as the Dead, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley) ; and the 90s STUNK TO HIGH HEAVEN with a perverted emphasis on dissonance. Dissonance is like horseradish...a little goes a long way. I'm sure I'll get some flack for saying this, but I'll stick to my guns. More than a smidgeon of dissonance is not music, it is anti-music.
It was from the vantage point of the 90s gutter sounds that I learned to appreciate 80s music, which I had previously reviled for its lack of lyrical content. I stand by my criticism of 80s lyrics, but the contrast between 80s and 90s music is clear--the 80s represent a Second Wave of melody comparable to the 60s. This wave was not nearly as tremendous, but if we could only return to it now...
Of course Rilo Kiley is the exception to all of this...
VIDEO: The BBC reports.
Bobby Kennedy was absolutely fearless, and while it sickens me that we haven't torn this country apart trying to find out the truth about his death, what is even more important is this sad fact--we have no one like Bobby Kennedy now. Not even close.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving is a huge holiday in America, but people should realize that thanksgiving rituals and holidays are common the world over in various religions and cultures. You don't have to believe in God to take stock of your situation and feel thankful for what you have. It never killed anyone to count his or her blessings...for things could always get worse.
I really love this holiday, and to make it better, I give the turkey a reprieve. Upon request I will supply anyone with my wife's famous Tofu Turkey recipe. The struggling Puritans in 17th century America were well within their rights and general decency to eat the animals in their midst, but one wonders why such a rich nation, at this time, persists in such a habit. Thoughtlessness, perhaps?
What is the use of all this wealth if it does not lead to compassion for all life?
Please don't embarrass yourself with the "plants have life too" argument, unless you are also prepared to face humiliation in a debate, and I warn you, I've been studying this debate since 1974.
But let's inject some warm and loving sentiments here. It's a good day for it. In one sense all you need is love...unless you have a better idea.
I love all of my carnivorous friends, and I thank them for their tolerance of my strange ideas.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The man who was "bound for glory",
Woody Guthrie (1912---1967).
Everything in this world is a product of history, music no exception. To understand such a complex music and figure as Bob Dylan, for example, requires an examination of his influences.
Dylan made no secret of his indebtedness to Woody Guthrie, in fact he reveled in it, and it became part and parcel of his mystique. But Guthie had his own mystique, portraying an image of simple Americanness, an American citizen of the world. Dylan, who had visited Guthrie in his later years before Huntington's chorea left him paralyzed and mute, commented that Guthrie was no ignorant hick. He was a self-taught man, concerned with social justice and music. Those two things characterize this socialist who believed in God more than anything else we could say about his public persona. The difference in this connection between Guthrie and Dylan, though, was that Guthrie's persona and Guthrie the man were one and the same. He was a simple and intelligent American who cared for all, and expressed it through his music. The composer of This Land Is Your Land was indeed a citizen of the world.
In Buffalo Skinners, Guthrie takes us back to the wild west before the establishment ruled it. In those days it was just the land, the sky, the purple sage...and frontier justice, American style. Guthrie's smirky treatment of this justice is a thoughtful comment on injustice and its eventual consequences. It's not hard to see why Dylan idolized the man.
We come into this world with nothing, and go out the same way we came in--with nothing. So why do we always think in terms of I, me, and mine?
In Indic traditions this is called moha, delusion. And that is why the world is the way it is. If we had a sharing consciousness instead of a hoarding consciousness, we would know God.
Even if there wasn't one.
If you think the music of the 60s is overrated, or that today's music is just as good, I dare you to compose a song as fine as I'll Never Find Another You.
I DARE YOU.
Of course, Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett are the exception here, having taken the dare and won...
Tags: Judith Durham, Jenny Lewis
Dr. Richard Dawkins
I must respectfully but sincerely disagree with my good friend the Station Agent about Dr. Dawkins, the atheist of the hour. Dawkins feels that science should take a page from religion, and fight religion as religion has fought science.
First of all, I believe it is stupid for religion to fight science, since it uses it all the time. Yet I feel that it is equally stupid for science to fight religion because the business of science is to discover and produce, not philosophize.
Let religion and science mind their own business.
Dawkins has a right to attack religion, as far as civil rights go. But his advocated program of systematically attacking religion in schools vis a vis science curriculum denies the civil rights of religion, which then has no means to defend itself. Dawkins is saying that only science--or rather, scientism--has civil rights. What's more, religious people would be paying for the attack on religion through taxes.
Why am I talking about social institutions, intellectual positions, etc, as having civil rights? The reason is that all of this stuff boils down to people. Dawkins is calling on his colleagues to endorse Dawkins and those who agree with him, as dictators.
If this ever happened, it could bring no good to science, for the backlash would be horrendous. Let science and religion go their separate ways, and when they should chance to meet, nod to each other like civilized people should, and leave it at that.
Dawkins is a living example that scientism can be as oppressive as any religious Inquisition, for if you don't agree with him that all things knowable are knowable by science alone, you are a fool according to Dawkins.
I know too many very intelligent people who would disagree with Dr. Dawkins, to go for his proposal. Some of my most revered professors come to mind here, and I know that these people are not the fools Dawkins would have me take them for. I respect his knowledge, and even his conviction, but his rhetoric and plan for scientistic--not scientific--education prove that it is he who is the fool...and a pompous, dictatorial one at that.
So the religious have trampled on science in the past. Do two wrongs make a right?
Just for a lark, here's Thomas Dolby's She Blinded Me With Science.
Tags: Dawkins, scientism
"Police on My Back"
Tags: Military Commissions Act, The Clash.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Here's a beautiful song, from Sargeant Pepper's. It's been listened to many millions of times by people on LSD. We're not recommending anything like that here at The Walrus Speaks. It's just as good without it.
You wonder how Paul McCartney thought of this theme...in 1967 he was a young man with no children, what to speak of grown children.
Simply put, the Beatles were deep. Lit up by the fire of inspiration. Old souls.
Of course, credit must go to George Martin too, who was able to decipher the Beatles' dreams and help them to become very valuable grooves in vinyl.
So I thought, Classic Rock...aren't the Beatles Classic Rock? As if the folks addicted to punk, grunge, rap etc. are by their very nature...sophisticated?
Anyway, Creedence Clearwater Revival went out of their way to pose as Southern hosers. And black hosers, at that. John Fogerty, their genius song writer who I have previously compared to Stephen Foster (1826-1864) , critically renowned as "the father of American music", was once asked why he sang like a black man. He replied that whenever he opened his mouth to sing, that's what came out--a black man's voice.
Fogerty was a good singer, but it is his simple yet enduring melodies to which I pay tribute.
Hoser music, indeed.
Tags: John Fogerty, Stephen Foster
You youngsters out there may never have heard of Duane Eddy, so listen up. To say that this guy broke ground with his guitar and Lee Hazlewood's production is an understatement. Peter Gunn does not do justice to his guitar innovations, but it has a great sound for a detective show, like that classic theme for Perry Mason.
Dig that mean sax.
Richards attempted to apologize on Letterman last night.
Clearly Richards is on another planet altogether. This pains me as a long time fan of this guy and Seinfeld. Hopefully he can turn this into something good.
Tags: Michael Richards, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld.
Monday, November 20, 2006
And here's an anonymous dude doing a straightforward cover. He neither tries to imitate Paul, nor does he take any liberties with the music. He's just himself, and he looks like he's having a lot of fun. When was the last time you hauled out your old guitar...
Sunday, November 19, 2006
"It's all the treasures in the street, as we drive right over them..."
Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley is like all of us (or most of us, anyway)--she feels that life is passing her by, that she's practically dead...always looking for a new thrill...she's barely alive.
This is a brutally honest song. If you don't recognize yourself in it, either write a self-help book for the rest of us poor folks, or jump off a bridge.
Because you're barely alive.
Everything they did was pure corn and completely out of step with their era. Nevertheless, I believe my philosophy of music--the primacy of melody--is vindicated by the success of the Carpenters. As if melody were not enough, Karen was a songbird extraordinaire...who played drums!
Their normal image was dismantled when Karen died of anorexia in 1983. Brother Richard, it turns out, was addicted to Quaaludes.
But their music lives on as a testament to home and apple pie.
Tags: Karen Carpenter
A Kearny High School student has accused a history teacher of crossing the line between teaching and preaching -- and he says he's got the tapes to prove it.Goes to show what a little evidence can do, eh?
Junior Matthew LaClair, 16, said history teacher David Paszkiewicz, who is also a Baptist preacher in town, spent the first week of class lecturing students more about heaven and hell than the colonies and the Constitution.
LaClair said Paszkiewicz told students that if they didn't accept Jesus, "you belong in hell." He also dismissed as unscientific the theories of evolution and the "Big Bang."
LaClair, who described his own religious views as "non-Christian," said he wanted to complain about Paszkiewicz to school administrators, but feared his teacher would deny the charges and that no one would take a student's word against a teacher's.
So, he said, he started taping Paszkiewicz.
"I would never have suspected something like this went on in a public school," LaClair said yesterday. "If I didn't have those CDs, everything would have been dismissed."
VIDEO: Atheist Richard Dawkins talks about Intelligent Design.
Crossposted at Ice Station Tango.
People talk, and talk, and talk, about great ideals: democracy, civil rights, socialism, love of God, etc. But in India's great epic, the Mahabharata, there is a refrain that makes sense on an intuitive level: heroes do not talk much.
Tags: Roy Acuff
Saturday, November 18, 2006
There may be no one that I enjoy disagreeing with more than Karl Marx. I do not blaspheme the man for insincerity, for obviously he was anything but insincere. Nor would I misunderstand his obsession with economic injustice--I go around half the time saying much the same things myself. I just love to disagree with him because he is worth arguing with. At the very least his preoccupation with power is substantial. I've been beaten down enough to know about that.
His colleague Frederick Engels eulogized Marx at his funeral so elegantly that it sums up the life and work of his friend in a nutshell:
"...mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc."
"...Marx also discovered the special law of motion governing the present-day capitalist mode of production and the bourgeois society that this mode of production has created."
The first quotation seems to be self-evident, and is the reason I respect the humanity of the man. The second quotation is the difficult part, for it requires much thought to understand. Having understood it, one needs to listen to counterarguments if reason is to have its day, and this too requires much thought. Whichever way you eventually come to see it, anything to do with Marx' views on economics is not a picnic--you have to crack some books and prepare to intellectualize with the best of them.
But my problem with Marx is far simpler. How much does any individual need before he can "pursue politics, science, art, religion", etc.? Abraham Lincoln and George Harrison went rather far in life, although they started with nothing at all...and what to speak of many of the world's great religious figures. I am not convinced that childhood prosperity would have made Lincoln a better president or Harrison a better Beatle.
Perhaps the argument may turn upon which emphasis we choose, the corporate or the individual. Of course Old Abe and Beatle George were successful, but what about oppressed groups in general--what are its overall levels of material prosperity in relation to others? This line of thought brings out the socialist in me. But when I think of the rights of individuals I think like Jefferson and Hamilton, not Marx.
I am not of one piece, so I leave you with more Ten Years After:
Tags: Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, Abraham Lincoln
All of the Beatles played on the second half of Abbey Road, but John had washed his hands of its completion. George Martin and Paul McCartney finished it's production so nicely that Abbey Road is considered the Beatles' best work by the first generation of Beatles people (second generation Beatles people, statistics show, give pride of place to Revolver).
When you think about it, would it have made any sense for Lennon to finish McCartney's songs? No way. Paul McCartney sticks to a project until it is finished. His work with Martin on a piece like Because honors the genius of the editor of The Daily Howl more than any amount of words could ever do.
So here it is, John's rough gem, and Paul's tribute to John.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Alvin Lee is the kind of guy, he comes by to see your daughter, you throw him out immediately. But man, does this guy have the chops.
Tags: Alvin Lee
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Yet, for as great as rugby is, the best part of the game is when the All-Blacks fo the Haka (via Andrew Sullivan).
Tags: Rugby Union, All Blacks, Haka.
They were slick, commercial, etc. but everyone of them had talent. Look at little Michael, a nice looking kid who didn't believe it. I believe it's only decent to feel compassion for little Michael.
That's right, and I'm not ashamed to say it--the Jackson Five made wholesome family music. At the same time they were not Pat Boone.
In this bit, he talks about the end of Empires, and though he may not have all the dates right, he knows enough (h/t to my fellow Unruly, Jump to the Left).
Tags: Eddie Izzard.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
From the AP (h/t Russ Weiss):
Of course, the idea for the album itself distorts songs that fans have been familiar with for 40 years, in some cases. "There will be a lot of people pissed off about this," Giles Martin said, "but it was all in fun."I got no problem with this. My friend and Ice Station Tango collaborator Russ Weiss is uncertain about doing this to the Beatles music. Paul and Ringo okayed it. What says Hector Diego?
Count Bob Spitz, author of "The Beatles: The Biography," among the unhappy fans.
"I'm disappointed," Spitz said. "Not by the end product but by the fact that they are the Beatles' songs and overdubbing them and massaging them allows other people to impose their own creative ideas on something that was so immediate and of a particular time. I thought that legacy was virtually tamper-proof, until now.
"Once you meddle with something so fixed in the public's mind you will risk having a failure on the proportion to Twyla Tharp doing Bob Dylan," Spitz said, in a reference to the musical that is closing Sunday after less than a month on Broadway(more)
What say all of you?
Tags: The Beatles, Love.
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- A Look at Love.
- CHAPMAN STAYS IN JAIL
- RILO KILEY---EXECUTION OF ALL THINGS
- Elton John---Rocket Man
- David Bowie---Ground Control to Major Tom
- "I love the smell of naplam in the morning..."
- Once Again, We're On the Eve of Destruction
- There Must be Some Kind of Way Outta Here
- Donovan---Season of the Witch, Hurdy Gurdy Man
- THREE PIECES BY BEATLEMANIA
- "Something from a bit left-field on the album..."
- Ken Burns' Civil War Theme Music, Ashokan Lament
- I'M SO TIRED
- Bee Gees---I Started A Joke
- I SAW HER STANDING THERE
- Capitalism Has Officially Jumped the Shark
- LED ZEPPELIN---WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
- The Insanity Pepper
- An American Artist, Nat King Cole (1919---1965)
- I'm Only Sleeping by John W. Lennon.
- GRATEFUL DEAD---FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
- Best. List. Ever.
- American Artist---Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
- THE WHO---BORIS THE SPIDER
- John Lennon---Come Together
- KENNEDY'S INAUGURATION SPEECH
- PAUL McCARTNEY---THE SPACE WITHIN US
- Are we simply two-legged animals?
- Hey Man, Get the Door...
- President Obama, 2008?
- God Only Knows---Dedicated to Station Agent
- FOR NO ONE
- Cyndi Lauper---Time After Time
- New Evidence Implicates CIA in RFK Assassination
- Real Thanksgiving Music--All You Need Is Love.
- WOODY GUTHRIE---BUFFALO SKINNERS
- GEORGE HARRISON---I, ME, MINE
- The Seekers---I'll Never Find Another You
- DAWKINS IS NO FRIEND OF FREEDOM
- The Clash - "Clampdown" and "Police on My Back"
- Always Room For Jello Biafra
- She's Leaving Home
- Hoser Music---Creedence Clearwater Revival
- DUANE EDDY---PETER GUNN
- Within You, Without You
- Totally Unacceptable
- JOHN LENNON---OH MY LOVE
- A Professor's Daymare...
- Here, There, and Everywhere
- St. Joan of California---Diamonds and Rust
- Say it Ain't So, Cosmo
- JENNY, YOU'RE BARELY ALIVE
- An American Artist---Karen Carpenter (1950---1983)...
- Teacher Taped Preaching to Class
- BIG BAD JOHN
- CARRY THAT WEIGHT
- Jefferson Airplane---Pretty As You Feel
- You look like a fool to me...
- "WE SWEAR IT ON YOUR GRAVE!"
- Ken Wilber on Descartes
- Simon and Garfunkel---The Boxer.
- Rumsfeld rolls up.
- ALVIN LEE---I'M GOING HOME
- I Never, Never, Never, Never...
- Johnny Winter---Highway 61
- It's A Beautiful Day---White Bird
- Beatles outtakes.
- Behold, the Haka
- JACKSON FIVE---I'LL BE THERE
- Norwegian Wood.
- No Empire, No Longer...
- Led Zeppelin---Dazed and Confused
- Kula Shaker---You'll Be Grateful When You're Dead
- Is Love Real?
- Dedicated to the Pondering Pig---Sweet Sir Galahad...
- STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
- Double Shot of the Black Crowes
- Christians United For Israel
- THE MONKEES---DAYDREAM BELIEVER
- IT DON'T COME EASY.
- For George People...
- Introducing: Shout Out Out Out
- Digital avatars...what's next? The holodeck?
- The Dream Memorial
- THE BAND---THE WEIGHT
- Unreleased studio version of Lennon doing God.
- Nowhere Man
- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD, NAKED
- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
- There Are No Bad Words for the Coast Today...
- Unexpected New Stats on Evangelicals
- THE RISE OF INDIA
- For Deadheads only---Las Vegas June 6, 1994
- John and his woman.
- I'm on a roll here with RFK...
- ▼ November 2006 (137)
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