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#21892
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
Jeff,

I don't want to take away any "ambiguity", to a simple sounding song.

Sorry Earl, that one is a little too metaphorical for me to sink my teeth into.


Let me try and keep it simple,(see two years on the Bulls and I just now figured out, what you mean in the KISS approach).



www.metrolyrics.com/symbol-in-my-drivewa...cs-jack-johnson.html

I've got a symbol in my driveway - (the automobile)
I've got a hundred million dollar friends - (Better than Petroleum, 3M, DOW, Dupont, ect.)
I've got you a brand new weapon - ( mis-directed technology)
Lets see how destructive we can be


I've got a brand new set of stencils
I've been connecting all the dots
Got my plans in a zip lock bag - (patents sealed)
Lets see how unproductive we can be


I've got a light bulb full of anger (power plants/ the debate)
And I can switch it on and off
In situations it can be so bright
I can't believe, how pathetic we can be


I've got a perfect set of blueprints
I'm gonna build somebody else
Might cost a little more than money ( the power conversion)
But what's man without his wealth?


I've got a phosphorescent secret (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphorescence)
But don't you tell nobody else
Next thing you know, the whole world Will be talking
about all the clues they got
They just ain't no use,
they've got us fooled


Each verse will take you back to the last verse (a see above) a "recycle motion".

Hope, I left a little "ambiguity".

Thank You
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#21895
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 262
Earl, I thought I clearly articulated (i.e. spelled-out) "the KISS principle" before, but maybe not. It's full form is "Keep It Simple, Stupid".

For me, the second "S" is just as important as the first, since it reminds us that the KISS principle is simply a different wording for another colloquialism:

Too clever, by half.



Not only does the KISS principle preach the virtue of not making things unnecessarily complicated; it reminds us how we usually end up feeling/looking, when we FORGET this pearl of wisdom -- and try to get "tricky"...

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#21923
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
Jeff,

All this talk about marketing and advertising (PROGRAMING) is very valid.

My personal case in point is KISS. If I see KISS, I immediately go to a vision of a lunch box or a 7-11 "slurpee" cup. Not anything musical, no song. It truely interrupts my train of thought. Jeff, you do get your point across, after this momentary vision encrypted in my mind.

I know I'm not alone. There must be a generation with this KISS curse. Here's the link to select your own KISS coffin- www.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store...mp;sourceCode=KISWEB OR if you just want to "window shop"-www.bing.com/images/search?q=KISS+coffin...offins&FORM=IGRE


Moving along-

www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/tom_petty/money_becomes_king.html

Money Becomes King


By Tom Petty

If you reach back in your memory
A little bell might ring
'Bout a time that once existed
When money wasn't king
If you stretch your imagination
I'll tell you all a tale
About a time when everything
Wasn't up for sale

There was this cat named johnny
Who loved to play and sing
When money wasn't king

We'd all get so excited when
John would give a show
We'd raise the cash between us
And down the road we'd go
To hear him play that music
It spoke right to my soul
Every verse a diamond
Every chorus gold
The sound was my salvation
It was only everything
Before money became king

Well I ain't sure how it happened
And I don't know exactly when
But everything got bigger
And the rules began to bend
And the tv taught the people
How to get their hair to shine
And how sweet life can be
If you keep a tight behind
And they raised the cost of living
And how could we have known
They'd double the price of tickets
To go see johnny's show

So we hocked all our possesions
And we sold a little dope
And went off to rock and roll

We arrived there early
In time to see rehearsal
And john came out and lip-synched
His new lite beer commercial
And as the crowd arrived
As far as I could see
The faces were all different
There was no one there like me

They sat in golden circles
And waiters served them wine
And talked through all the music
And paid to john paid little mind
And way up in the nosebleeds
We watched him on the screen
They'd hung between the billboards
So cheaper seats could see

Johnny rock that golden circle
And all those vip's
And that music that had freed us
Became a tired routine
And I saw his face in close-up
Trying to give it all he had
And sometimes his eyes betrayed him
You could see that he was sad
And I tried to rock on with him
But I slowly became bored
Could that man on stage
With everything
Somehow need some more?

There was no use in pretending
No magic left to hear
All the music gave me
Was a craving for lite beer
As I walked out of the arena
My ears began to ring
and money became king
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#21959
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
"Mbube" (Zulu: lion) was written in the 1920s by Solomon Linda, a South African singer of Zulu origin, who worked for the Gallo Record Company as a cleaner and record packer, and who performed with a choir, The Evening Birds, where, according to South African journalist Rian Malan:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimba Way" or "Wimoweh" (and originally as "Mbube"), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted by the doo-wop group The Tokens.

- music by the Tokens

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_Sleeps_Tonight
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#21960
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
"You Can Call Me Al" is a song by Paul Simon, the first single released from his album Graceland. The lyrics can be interpreted as describing a man experiencing a midlife crisis[1] ("Where's my wife and family? What if I die here? Who'll be my role model?"). However, as Paul Simon himself explained during the Graceland episode of the Classic Albums documentary series, by the third verse the lyrics move from a generic portrait-like perspective to a personal and autobiographical one, as he describes his journey to South Africa which inspired the entire album.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Can_Call_Me_Al

www.last.fm/music/Paul+Simon/_/You+Can+Call+Me+Al - music


A man walks down the street He says why am I soft in the middle now Why am I soft in the middle The rest of my life is so hard

I need a photo-opportunity I want a shot at redemption Don't want to end up a cartoon In a cartoon graveyard

Bone digger bone digger Dogs in the moonlight Far away my well lit door Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly Get these mutts away from me You know I, I don't find this stuff amusing anymore

If you'll be my bodyguard I can be your long lost pal I can call you Betty Betty when you call me You can call me Al

A man walks down the street He says why am I short of attention Got a short little span of attention And my nights are so long

Where's my wife and family What if I die here Who'll be my role model Now that my role model is Gone, gone, gone

He ducked back down the alley With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl All along, all along There were incidents and accidents There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard Then I can be your long lost pal I can call you Betty Betty when you call me You can call me Al Call me Al

A man walks down the street It's a street in a strange world Maybe it's the third world Maybe it's his first time around

He doesn't speak the language Holds no currency, he is a foreign man He is surrounded by the sound The sound

There's cattle in the marketplace Scatter lings and orphanages He looks around, he looks around He sees angels in the architecture They're spinning in infinity He says "Amen, hallelujah"

If you'll be my bodyguard I can be your long lost pal I can call you Betty Betty when you call me You can call me Al Call me

If you'll be my bodyguard I can be your long lost pal I can call you Betty Betty when you call me You can call me Al Call me Al

www.metrolyrics.com/you-can-call-me-al-lyrics-paul-simon.html
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#21961
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
Survival is a roots reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released in 1979.

Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme. Some speculate that this was due in part to criticism Marley received for the laid-back, ganja-soaked atmosphere of his previous release, "Kaya", which seemed to sidetrack the urgency of his message. In the song "Africa Unite", Marley proclaims Pan-African solidarity. The song "Zimbabwe" is a hymn dedicated to later-independent Rhodesia. The song was performed at Zimbabwe's Independence Celebration in 1980, just after the official declaration of Zimbabwe's independence. "Zimbabwe" is seen as an unofficial national song.

Survival was originally to be called Black Survival to underscore the urgency of African unity, but the name was shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album's theme. Marley originally planned to release Survival as the first part of a trilogy, followed by Uprising in 1980 and Confrontation in 1983.

In South Africa the album was partly censored by the then apartheid government.[2]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Unite


-music

www.poemhunter.com/song/africa-unite/


Africa Unite

Africa, unite
’cause we’re moving right out of babylon
And we’re going to our father’s land

How good and how pleasant it would be
Before God and man, yeah
To see the unification of all africans, yeah
As it’s been said already let it be done, yeah
We are the children of the rastaman
We are the children of the higher man

Africa, unite ’cause the children wanna come home
Africa, unite ’cause we’re moving right out of babylon
And we’re grooving to our father’s land

How good and how pleasant it would be
Before God and man
To see the unification of all rastaman, yeah

As it’s been said already let it be done, yeah
I tell you who we are under the sun
We are the children of the rastaman
We are the children of the higher man

So, africa, unite, africa, unite
Unite for the benefit of your people
Unite for it’s later than you think

Unite for the benefit of your children
Unite for it’s later than you think
Africa awaits it’s creators, africa awaiting it’s creators
Africa, you’re my forefather cornerstone
Unite for the africans abroad, unite for the africans a yard
Africa, unite
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#21968
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 262
Earl wrote:
"Mbube" (Zulu: lion) was written in the 1920s by Solomon Linda, a South African singer of Zulu origin, who worked for the Gallo Record Company as a cleaner and record packer, and who performed with a choir, The Evening Birds, where, according to South African journalist Rian Malan:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimba Way" or "Wimoweh" (and originally as "Mbube"), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted by the doo-wop group The Tokens.

- music by the Tokens

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the quiet jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)
(A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_Sleeps_Tonight



Earl, amazingly this one made it onto the "rock 'n roll" stations up here in Canada (too) when I was growing up.

I'm pretty sure I haven't "listened" to this in well over 30 years; but I didn't need to click on the clip you provided because I can still hear every note in my head.



This was one where definitely the words alone aren't enough. Sometimes the value of music (or other forms of entertainment) are NOT about a "message" or teaching us something -- but just about how they make us feel.

Cultures who listen to "Gangsta Rap" and other ANGRY messengers/messages are a lot more likely to reach for GUNS (or slasher-movie DVD's, or violence-saturated video games) than cultures listening to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the radio...

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#21969
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 262
Earl wrote:
Survival is a roots reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released in 1979...


Earl, every time you mention reggae in general (and Bob Marley in particular), and on those somewhat less-frequent occasions in my daily "trucking" when I encounter reggae music; it reminds me that I'm long overdue to spend a few hours on i-Tunes to cobble-together a reggae-CD to add to my music collection.

I've got quite a bit of reggae-influenced music, but have been too "stuck in my rock 'n roll rut" to get some of the ORIGINAL stuff.

Maybe this weekend...???

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#21971
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
Jeff,

I, found there's a set going on in my head (at times). I do "think out loud" and I find communicating through song much easier. Thank You

Cultures who listen to "Gangsta Rap" and other ANGRY messengers/messages are a lot more likely to reach for GUNS (or slasher-movie DVD's, or violence-saturated video games) than cultures listening to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the radio...


If one wonders what we did as children, in a F***ed up surrounding. We sang and played music. The "Lion" was very real. The song meant so much peace and understanding among us kids.

Survival is a roots reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released in 1979...

The "blue prints" from the album and CD sleeve are.......

In South Africa the album was partly censored by the then apartheid government.

The musical "enlightenment" -"priceless"

"Thank You" again, for the forum to show my "African" theme set. The parallels of home, show what a "small world" it truly is.

Take Care everyone and enjoy-
Earl

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#22001
Re: Musical musings... 1 Year, 7 Months ago Karma: 218
To the Community,

These two songs taught me more about playing than words can ever explain. But, to sum it up in one word- FLOW

Motivates me to this day to play and LIVE.

I had a roommate (one of many) that was a "Sound Engineer". He'd disappear for weeks doing legs of tours (running the sound board). He came back one trip and told me about people doing the "pogo".

"You gotta hear this group we did, these guys are gonna make it". It was the Police- a song called "Roxanne" would blast the airwaves three months later.

"Reggatta de Blanc" is a 1979 musical composition by The Police, and the title track on their second album.

Regatta de Blanc is notable for being one of the very few songs written by all three components of the band together, and arguably the most successful one, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1980.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggatta_de_Blanc_%28song%29





"Message in a Bottle" is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc.

The song is ostensibly about a story of a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek love. A year later, he has not received any sort of response, and despairs, thinking he is destined to be alone. The next day, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there.

The Police performed at Live Earth, a 2007 charity concert to raise awareness of global warming and other environmental hazards and performed "Message in a Bottle" as the US finale.





Just a castaway An island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day No one here but me, oh More loneliness Any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair

I'll send an SOS to the world I'll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah

A year has passed since I wrote my note I should have known this right from the start Only hope can keep me together Love can mend your life But love can break your heart

I'll send an SOS to the world I'll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah Hoh Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah

Walked out this morning Don't believe what I saw A hundred billion bottles Washed up on a shore Seems I'm not alone at being alone A hundred billion castaways Lookin' for a home

I'll send an SOS to the world I'll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, yeah Message in a bottle, hoh Message in a bottle, yeah
Sendin' out an SOS Sendin' out an SOS Sendin' out an SOS ...

www.metrolyrics.com/message-in-a-bottle-lyrics-the-police.html
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