Would someone turn off the lights already? It’s 3 am!!!
Oh yeah, it’s the “I’m never gonna sleep again blues time” –again. So, hey, some tunes are in order. Or maybe not? Aww what the heck, here’s a little trio that have been just been crying for connection like some rowdy kids wanting a sleep over in the back yard in the summer just so they can play with water balloons. Ah, yeah, well so that’s a feeble comparison–but there it is. Summer and water balloons sound good about now. To me anyway. I know there are some snow worshippers out there–some where. In Iceland? So gathered here they be. Tracy Chapman’s rich chant to the “Mother of us all” in “The Rape of the World”. Sue Jeffers strums through a rendition of Joe Jencks’ “Gasoline”. First heard Jencks voice his ode to our “petroleum addiction” on KKFI. AS IF any other radio station would ever give this song air time. Not happening. Just not happening in this universe of corporate personhood. Before I detour down the road of the joke of corporations being ‘persons’ –STOP! Jeffers gives Jencks’ song an admirable go round in this video. And then there’s the eternal “Vampire Blues” of a man with incredible musical staying power, Neil Young. Eat your hearts out American Idol wanna be-s! Here’s the real deal–singer songwriters with more on their minds than scoring tv ratings. Now here’s a thought–let’s have THESE songs sung on American Idol. Why not? Eh? Why not indeed??? Some real blood, sweat and tears for the enthralled ‘voters’.
I wonder if insomnia was the reason Phillip K. Dick penned Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I rather doubt it, but . . . . Hey, what do you suppose ‘corporate persons’ dream about??? Serfs increasing their profit margins with cheap labor? Huh. Now there’s a rant in vitro….the serfs come marching one by one. Hurrah! Hurrah!
Oh please feel free to share your personal favorites of like-minded songs. I’m always game for new musical adventures. Almost always, but especially in the wee hours when I can hear the snowflakes beckoning….