January 2008


Author’s note: Click on the words in green throughout this article for links to related video clips and supporting articles. Click on the song title and artist’s name at the end of this post to listen to this song in its entirety and to visit a Web site dedicated to the singer.

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I find it refreshing when someone with a public platform that reaches many people tries to pull back the curtain to expose the lies we have all been told. If for no other reason, it serves the purpose of reassuring those of us who have questioned the lies from early on that we are not alone and we are not crazy for questioning what we have been told. It also exposes the lies to a wider audience. The more the mainstream media and the politicians in power try to ridicule and discredit these people who publicly speak out and question what they try to sell us (for example, Charlie Sheen, Rosie O’Donnell ) the closer to the truth we know we are. The pundits and the politicians never answer the questions being asked, or back up their arguments with fact. They go straight to name calling and character assassination. Because the truth and what it will reveal, and the responsibility they will have to take if the truth came out scares them…

-B

 

     

– Half a million soldiers fly across the water.
One in ten are never comin’ back again.
Fifty thousand sons who never grew to fathers.
Don’t you ever wonder who they might have been?

What if you could’ve been there on that day in Dallas?
What if you could wrestle back the hands of time?
Maybe somethin’ could’ve been done in Memphis.
We wouldn’t be livin’ in a dream that’s died.

Go on and tell yourself again there are no secrets.
Go on and tell yourself that you don’t want to know.
It’s best that you believe that you don’t hear the footsteps
That follow you around wherever you go.

Maybe you were thinkin’ that it didn’t matter.
Maybe you believed nobody else would care.
But once you’ve added every little lie together
You finally find the truth was always waiting there.

 

 

     Steve Earle, Conspiracy Theory

 

 

 

by Bob Langham

A helpful list of some things that you probably shouldn’t say during or after sex:

  • That oughta hold ya.
  • I swallowed my gum.
  • Not it!
  • Do you smell something burning?
  • And most people just get cards for Secretary’s day.
  • I won!
  • Sorry, I thought you were someone else.
  • Can you sign this waiver?
  • Can you break a twenty?
  • Got your nose.
  • I do all of my own stunts.
  • Next
  • Do you validate for parking?
  • GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I want lots and lots of babies.
  • Can I have a do over?

Author’s note: Click on the song title and band’s name at the end of this post to listen to this song in its entirety and to visit a Web site dedicated to the band.

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It’s funny how the simplest lyric to a song from long ago can recapture the innocence of youth you didn’t know you had the first time you heard it.  An innocence that promised everything but revealed nothing of how it would actually be…

-B

  

-City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile…  

  Eagles,  Lyin’ Eyes

Author’s note: Click on the song title and artist’s name at the end of this post to listen to this song in its entirety and to visit a Web site dedicated to Melissa Etheridge.

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Many of us have been awake for along time, trying unsuccessfully to nudge the slumbering, and many more are waking up. But I worry it will be too late because the politicians, pundits, and corporations have the power and the wealth to lull a majority of the people back to sleep with overblown and concocted fear alerts, and non-news stories of missing white girls and celebrity divorce and malfeasance or to at least encourage the masses to hit the metaphorical snooze button and wish reality away. But this song gives me a bit of hope anyway and isn’t that what music is all about – punctuating or life with hope and allowing us to rock in the process? 

-B 

       

  I believe
That we are waking up,
From a spell
That those that profit from the fear,
Cast so well.
And good people of the earth,
Now can tell,
There is no “us and them”!
If not now, when?
If not today, then
What happens tomorrow?
 
   

   Melissa EtheridgeWhat Happens Tomorrow?