Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Morning Mickey—My morning poet laureate is Ray Davies of the Kinks—LOW Budget—Thank u Prez Bush !!—http://tinyurl.com/2gmh3r—and Celluloid Heroes—http://tinyurl.com/2bke44—HERE GOES the opening lines TO LOW BUDGET: CHEAP IS SMALL and not too steep—BUT BEST OF ALL cheap is cheap—CIRCUMSTANCE HAS FORCED MY HAND .. To be a cut price person in a low budget land—TIMES ARE HARD but we’ll all survive—I JUST GOT TO LEARN TO ECONOMIZE!!—EXCUSE MY SHOES - they don’t quite fit THEY’RE A SPECIAL OFFER AND THEY HURT ME A BIT—even my trousers are causin me pain—THEY WERE REDUCED IN A SALE SO I SHOULDN’T COMPLAIN—they squeeze me tight so I can’t take no more-- THEY’RE A SIZE 28 BUT I TAKE 34 !! ... I’M a cut price person in a LOW BUDGET LAND ... --- http://tinyurl.com/2ml64w—smile—ps I voted for Lucy Sunshine—ADORABLE—Posted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/12 at 09:49 AM
Thanks, Richie. The first rock concert I ever attended was the Kinks and the Beach Boys at the Nassau Coliseum in 1972...when I was only 12.Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 03/12 at 09:52 AM
I’m reading Kierkegaard with my book club lately and quotes from him so often get taken out of context, but this one comes to mind these days when thinking about the elections and lots else:
“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.”
And well, from the Çynthia link on the main page I found this:
Still gonna be tough to decide who to vote for, and how to feel about Nader and McKinney having to run against each other. I guess it’s good that there’s more choices, but then also less “progressive” unity?Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 10:04 AM
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Mickey—in my younger “roadie” years I had a chance to work with the Kinks and the late Robert Palmer on the LOW BUDGET tour—I also hooked up with Ray in the 90’s on his Storyteller tour—A songwriter/friend had spent a week with Ray at his English rural hide-away—for a week of songwriting—and we dropped by to say Hello after his Mpls. show—Here’s a lil’reading by Ray from Storyteller—and the origin of the original Metal Classic—You Really Got Me!!—http://tinyurl.com/26dg99—Incredible that u got to first hand experience them during the LOLA heyday .. smile… captcha sez “stage”Posted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/12 at 10:10 AM
Believe it or not, Richie, the Beach Boys were the headliners in that show. They had just released the “Surf’s Up” album and were riding high.
As for the Stones movie, James, I like the title: “Shine a Light” is a underrated classic from “Exile on Main Street.”Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 03/12 at 10:16 AM
James...I am hoping that McKinney will support Nader in the end.
Hi Mickey, Richie, and all…
I don’t have any real philosophical wisdom - just a comment, “I used to be patriotic, but then I learned how to read.”Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 10:26 AM
Why so, RMJ, and not the other way around?
And how about that Stones movie-- an appearance by Christina Aguilera, and directed by Martin Scorecese. Something for everyone. I’ll have to see how I feel about shelling out money to see it in Imax.Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 10:30 AM
Mickey and James --- right u are on the Kinks and American tours --- People didn’t get the magic of the Davies brothers in concert until ... The LOW Budget Live Album/Tour in the late 70’s ... Ray is a very engaging fellow—greatful.. and thoughtful—My friend Gini—credits her songwriting success to the time she spent with Ray—“polishing her work ... so here’s one of Ray’s fans—Jersey Guy—Bon Jovi—doing—a duet with Sir Ray on Cellyloid Heroes—http://tinyurl.com/2kexe5—Here’s my frien Gini Dodds website ... Gini spent time with Ray in England ..—http://tinyurl.com/26c7tv—check her out .. peace ...Gini is also a great lyricyst.. captcha sez “voice” smilePosted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/12 at 10:35 AM
You asked me to post something, so here’s my little tidbit, courtesy of Planet of the Apes:
“Beware the beast, man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother, to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home, and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death.”
Not really in theme with Ani DiFranco’s quotes, but, meh, it’s how I feel.Posted by Charles from Jersey City on 03/12 at 11:12 AM
I met Charles (#10) at my talk on Monday night. He’s a fellow vegan and a regular visitor here...so I urged him to comment. Let’s make Charles feel at home, okay?Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 03/12 at 11:57 AM
Charles...A GREAT BIG WELCOME TO YOU !!!!
James..."I learned to read, and became a dissident”.
On the brighter side - it is a good thing to finally have a person with a vision impairment as governor. The disabled are too often marginalized in this culture.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 12:05 PM
James...you meant about Nader and McKinney? In my view, Nader is more qualified and has a long history of accomplishments. I like McKinney too and hope that her day will also come. Either way would be a gigantic improvement.
President of the meat processing company just admitted before a Congressional hearing that at least 2 downer cows entered the U$A food chain. Now let’s see if he and the others responsible are arrested. Much of that meat went into the school lunch program. How many thousands of kids now have the prion time bombs ticking inside their little bodies. Just one more reason we need Nader.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 12:14 PM
Hi Charles. Now that’s some dedication, if you came from all the way from Jersey City to Astoria on Monday. Hm, wasn’t New Jersey part of that desert wasteland in Planet of the Apes?Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 12:20 PM
RMJ, oh right very good about both things. Reading and becoming a dissident, and about Nader/McKinney. He obviously is more accomplished and I’m glad I supported him the past two elections, just that part of me wishes he were with the Greens so they could be built up more and more but I guess we’ll just wait and see what happens.Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 12:24 PM
James...I understand your point about the Greens, BUT there is some advantage to throwing off the bonds of any political party. If everyone just focused on the issues, Nader would have been elected a long time ago.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 12:34 PM
Thank you, everyone. For the record, I’m also a Yankees fan and was taking martial arts last year (before they raised their rates on me, the bastards), so it’s not wonder I’m a “Z” fan. Dude speaks my language.
And Jersey City’s hardly that far. It was a half hour drive. I live right by the tunnels.Posted by Charles from Jersey City on 03/12 at 12:40 PM
I think Bill’s got it mostly right here. If I see Another psychologist-wanna-be psychoanalyzing Spitzer I’ll throw away my remote too.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 12:44 PM
Charles...Just for the record - I love New Jersey (some of it). I’m an old clam digger from Cape May.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 12:47 PM
Welcome, Charles. I agree with your philosopher of the day - Cornelius, reading from the sacred scrolls of the apes (according to IMDb, which also lists the great Rod Serling as co-screenwriter).
I once heard that when Van Halen remade “You Really Got Me” that Ray Davies used to introduce it at Kinks shows as “an old Van Halen song...”Posted by Zen Prole from Urth on 03/12 at 01:00 PM
Um, anyone here wanna comment on what Bill Maher had to say about sex and marriage?Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 01:12 PM
How Madonna was inducted but not Iggy and the Stooges is beyond me.Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 03/12 at 02:04 PM
Anyone who has eaten a hot dog, hamburg, or slice of bologna since 2004 is at risk.
captcha says “directly” Go directly to jail.Posted by RMJ from Ward Churchill 4 Prez Hdqts on 03/12 at 06:43 PM
Welcome Charles ... hello RMJ, James, Mickey, Zen .. etal.... I just had to send a shoutout to our Jersey guy—here’s a lil Steve VanZandt .. as he welcomes Jersey’s own 60’s rocklegends—The Rascals—into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame ... It’s worth a listen as Steve recollects the Rascals roots—playing the rollerrink circuit in the early 60’s—and his impression—of “white-souled Italian-Guys ...—http://tinyurl.com/3cmhmb—for old time sake—live—from 66’ on the Soupy Sales show—dig the B3 Hammond rif on Good Love—http://tinyurl.com/3baxwv—amen—smile—good-nite!!Posted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/13 at 12:08 AM
........couldn’t resist one last nite-cap --- the Rascals doin’ People Got to be Free --Live from 1968 --- It’s been 40 years since we said farewell to Martin and Bobby—http://tinyurl.com/37jcth—4 Jersey guys—smilePosted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/13 at 12:36 AM
Ever wonder what it would be like to still be performing the delta blues at 92?? I bumped into a live recording of Dave Honeyboy Edwards—a friend and contemporary of blues master Robert Johnson—http://tinyurl.com/35enaw—..seems like the old—is new again in these very uncertain times—smilePosted by Richie from st cloud / n ft myers, FL on 03/13 at 08:54 AM
Very cool, Richie. I had no idea that anyone who jammed with Robert Johnson was still around.
Btw, new post is up.Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 03/13 at 09:11 AM
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