Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Computer Guy

June 14, 2013

Computer Guy

David Bowie’s new album

May 8, 2013

Great new song by Tim Heidecker – Running out the Clock

February 2, 2013


They say Iran has got the bomb
And wants to see us dead
They ask you to ignore the news
Watch the Super Bowl instead
Why should you be shocked
We’re all just runnin out the clockThey say the rivers are polluted
And the waters not safe to drink
But they try to confuse us
And trick us not to think
Better head for the dock
We’re all just runnin out the clock

Running out the clock
It’s the only thing left to do
Running out the clock
It’s running out for me and you

They say there’s guns and murder
And violence on the street
But they tell you just to lie in bed
And hide beneath the sheet
Think you’re sly like a fox?
And we’re all just runnin out the clock

Well they say the food we eat
Is not even fit for a dog
But they sell it to you wholesale
As you walk around in a fog.
Might just sell your stock
Well we’re all just runnin out the clock

Running out the clock
It’s the only thing left to do
Running out the clock
Running out for me and you

Well you can try for the hail mary
you can go for it on fourth down
you can pray the saints are watching
and rooting for your hometown
pull up your sock
after all we’re just running out the clock

The Last Resort

January 26, 2009

Because music is poorly understood, Don Henley is not recognized as one of the greatest American poets. Here are the lyrics to the song The Last Resort:

She came from Providence,
the one in Rhode Island
Where the old world shadows hang
heavy in the air
She packed her hopes and dreams
like a refugee
Just as her father came across the sea
She heard about a place people were smilin’
They spoke about the red man’s way,
and how they loved the land
And they came from everywhere
to the Great Divide
Seeking a place to stand
or a place to hide

Down in the crowded bars,
out for a good time,
Can’t wait to tell you all,
what it’s like up there
And they called it paradise
I don’t know why
Somebody laid the mountains low
while the town got high

Then the chilly winds blew down
Across the desert
through the canyons of the coast, to
the Malibu
Where the pretty people play,
hungry for power
to light their neon way
and give them things to do

Some rich men came and raped the land,
Nobody caught ’em
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus,
people bought ’em
And they called it paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun, sinking in the sea

You can leave it all behind
and sail to Lahaina
just like the missionaries did, so many years ago
They even brought a neon sign: “Jesus is coming”
Brought the white man’s burden down
Brought the white man’s reign

Who will provide the grand design?
What is yours and what is mine?
‘Cause there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here

We satisfy our endless needs and
justify our bloody deeds,
in the name of destiny and the name of God

And you can see them there,
On Sunday morning
They stand up and sing about
what it’s like up there
They call it paradise
I don’t know why
You call someplace paradise,
kiss it goodbye

Currently most listened to music

November 10, 2008

Nick Drake:

Time Has Told Me

River Man

Three Hours

Way to Blue

Day is Done

Cello Song

The Thoughts of Mary Jane

Man in a Shed

Fruit Tree

Saturday Sun

Lemon Demon:

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny


Joe Jackson:

Steppin’ Out

Beach Boys:

Good Vibrations

The Mamas and the Papas

California Dreamin’

Creeque Alley

Cab Calloway:

Reefer Man

The Coup’s Dig It

December 26, 2007


Wow – this might be The Coup’s best.


December 16, 2007

Sell out – do what they want – you’ll get a record deal
Talk about bitches and hos, work out 5 hours a day
Wear ten pounds of gold around your neck
Oil your muscles and flex while they take your picture for the album

Congratulations, you’re a real man
You’re a sell out, a slut, a man whore
Whitey has his cock stuck up your ass
Tell me how you like it – once you get out of the limo you’re hiding in
You’re worth about 50 cents

Never turn your back on your people
Never exploit anyone, and especially not your own
Bitches and hos? Gangsters and pimps?
Whitey is laughing at you all the way to the bank, blackie is crying for you
All I want to do is put a bullet in your brain

Some good music

December 7, 2007

Good Vibrations

Piano Man

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Smells Like Teen Spirit



Smooth Criminal

Mad World

Brown Eyed Girl

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Good Vibrations might be the most efficient rock song ever. Wow.

Cab Calloway

December 2, 2007

Reefer Man

Minnie the Moocher

Jumpin Jive

Geechy Joe

One For My Baby

St. James Infirmary Blues

Hi De Ho

The Man From Harlem

Gil-Scott Heron – Ain’t No New Thing

November 23, 2007


Gil Scott-Heron

November 13, 2007

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Black History

Legend in His Own Mind

Ain’t No New Thing

Is That Jazz?

We Almost Lost Detroit

The Bottle

Winter in America / Whitey on the Moon

The Classic Lemon Demon (Neil Cicierega, Alora Lanzillatto)

November 10, 2007

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny


Bad Idea

I’ve Got Some Falling To Do

Geeks in Love

Word Disassociation

Between You and Me

Ode to Crayola

Kitten is Angry

Consumer Whore

Musical Chairs



Pumpkin Pie

Dead Sea Monkeys

Fancy Pants Manifesto


I Know Your Name

Atomic Copper Claw

Sunbeam Light Show Flower Seed

Smell Like a Cookie All Day


Your Evil Shadow Has A Cup Of Tea

Sick Puppy

Matches and Nails

Indy Cindy and the Lo-Fi Lullabies

Action Movie Hero Boy

Imaginary Friend

Subtle Oddities

The Hyper World

Ebaum’s World Dot Com

Great music

October 24, 2007

Requiem for a Dream

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Part 1

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Part 2

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Part 1

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Part 2

Hotel California

“programmed to receive” also works well as “programmed to recede”

Immortal Technique

October 3, 2007

Dance with the Devil

The Poverty of Philosophy

Point of No Return

Freedom of Speech

4th Branch

Dominant Species

The Prophecy

Leaving the Past

Crossing the Boundary

Internally Bleeding

You Never Know

The Cause of Death

No Mercy

Harlem Streets

Creation & Destruction

Beef & Broccoli

Positive Balance

The Getaway

Peruvian Cocaine

Bin Laden


Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

August 29, 2007

Song and Video


Still one of the greatest rock songs.

Immortal Technique with an expert political statement

July 27, 2007