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Month: March 2010

Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc

So the House passed the Senate Health Care Reform bill tonight.

Swell.

You know, George Lucas, masterful dialogue composer that he is (*cough* sarcasm *cough*) once penned:

SO this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.

One concept occupies my mind.

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,–
Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips,
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue–
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Best Trivia Factoid Evah

Best Trivia Factoid Evah

Was listening to the This Day Back In The Day quiz on The Rise Guys Show on KHTK Sports 1140 this morning when Quizmaster Maximus Whitey Gleason dropped the best trivia factoid evah.

The Question: What year did (some science) Magazine publish the article “Why Stalin will live to be 100”?

The answer – 1953.

On the VERY DAY HE DIED!

I want that superpower! Kind of like that cat in the nursing home that “knows” who will be the next patient to die.

If I had that power, I’d begin penning articles about Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and many more. Yes, many, many more.

Time to make a list.

Stuck In My Ear: Night Ranger – The Color Of Your Smile

Stuck In My Ear: Night Ranger – The Color Of Your Smile

Solid 80s Rock / Pop. Hook laden and full of some lovely guitar histrionics, lovingly crafted to fit into that Rock / Pop mold. A perfect time capsule of 1987.

I saw this performed live and the guitars were much more prominent.

Note at about the 3:04 mark the graffiti that reads “Jack and Mollie” That would be bassist Jack Blades and his wife Mollie, still married 23 years later.

I can’t believe
That I survived til Friday
I grab my coat
And make a run for where I
Hide and dream and lie all afternoon

I call you up
Although you work on Sunday
I’m not accustomed to a lonely afternoon
Inside my room
Is it the same with you

It’s just the color of your smile
Oh, it’s the color of your smile
You know you knock my senses out
With the color of your smile

I love to see you
When you’re tired and worn out
It doesn’t matter if you paint by numbers
All your colors move like a lonely moon

And I’m aware
Of all the friends you’ve gone through
A situation that convinces me
I’m cool on price
But short on my nights with you

It’s just the color of your smile
Oh, it’s the color of your smile
You know you knock my senses out
With the color of your smile
The color of your smile
Oh, it’s the color of your smile
You know you knock my senses out
With the color of your smile

Not even talkin’ ’bout a new sensation
Not even sayin’ how I’ve been mistaken
Well, I’ll be here when you return from your holiday

Never had a tougher situation
Lot of trouble with your reputation
I think I’ll go and take a well deserved holiday
Oh yeah

I can’t believe that we survived til Friday
I’ll grab our coats
And make a run for where we
Hide and dream
And lie and scream
And hide and dream
All day

Oh, it’s the color of your smile
You know you knock my senses out
With the color of your smile

Stuck In My Ear: Lone Justice – Shelter

Stuck In My Ear: Lone Justice – Shelter

Two versions. The first, a live performance in 1987. Maria McKee’s voice is always amazing, but the bass is so prominent in the live version – of course it could be that I’m listening to it through some sub-par computer speakers, but like most live performances the bass is really the glue anyway.

The other version, the official music video for Shelter, also released in 1987. Since I embedded this from a Vevo post, there might be an advertisement, so please indulge. By all means, if you have an opportunity to hear more Lone Justice songs, or just some work from Maria McKee, give it a listen. That gal can belt them out.