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Copy of A-new NIN


I am just a copy of a copy of a copy of a….

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White Zombie-Blood, Milk, and Sky


This is probably the most fitting video I have ever seen made for this song.  The darkness of the song and the images from the 1950’s commercials all mixed together really give me a sense of dystopian darkness poorly covered with a sheet of happy capitalism.

 

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A favor for my adopted daughter, please. (5 minutes of your time and a moment on Facebook, by August 12th, 2013)


Go to this page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dear-Creek/262507910471707?fref=ts

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for grace

Grace is my daughter, who was adopted by a loving family when I was 16.  I can’t do much for her, but I try to do what I can.  Thank you!

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Ted Nugent-Stranglehold


Ted Nugent has a lot of political ideas.  Agree with him disagree with him…  his guitar skills are amazing.  This is probably my favorite song from him.  The bass riff counterpoint to the guitar just sucks me in.

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“Tainted Love” Evolution of a song…


This is the earliest version I could find on youtube:

Great song, right?  It appeals to so many for so many reasons.  At the time, there was so much strife, women’s rights were still a new idea, segregation was still in effect, Vietnam was going on.  Gloria Jones was a black female singer during this time, and sang this popular song, written by Ed Cobb.

20 years later, “Soft Cell” covered the song.  This was not the first cover, but it was the cover that really brought the song back into the limelight, being played on MTV and associated with a popular music video.  The singer is male, and it speaks to the near desperation of a young man and his desires.  The “synthpop” styling revamped the song into something that appealed more easily to the youth of the 80s, and the song set a guinness book of world records for “longest stay on the top 100”.

Redone again, 20 years later, for the move titled,”Not another teen movie” by Marilyn Manson.  The song and video now become an attention getting anthem for the “Gothic” subculture and it’s dark “forbidden” calls.  The video mocks the “prep” college culture, suggesting that all those people in all black just might be having a more awesome time than the “popular” kids.

All of that said, I love the song.  I really like how one song, redone slightly, appeals to different audiences over a period of 40 years.  It doesn’t matter when you first heard the song, you can jam to any of the versions.  Some songs are good enough to do this, and I always enjoy trying to trace it back over time.  I look forward to the next version that will be a real change, in my opinion-the version I hope we’ll see in 2021.  🙂

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Gnarls Barkley-Crazy


Gnarls Barkley, aka Cee Lo Green, is one of my favorite musicians.  This song, “Crazy” speaks to the idea that no one really has control of their lives or anything, that such thinking is wishful at best.  I like the places I can go philosophically and thoughtfully with the message.  Add to that, the way it makes me think of “old” music in it’s melodic tones is an interesting counterpoint to the gritty sounds of more “modern” sounding musicians.  I think there is a real attraction to this type of music among gen X and later.  I know I like it, anyway.  🙂

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Puscifer with Milla Jovovich…


I love the sound of this song.  Puscifer is a side project by Maynard James Keenan, and the voice of Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) adds something… dirty to it.  Dirty in that visceral way that speaks to the darker part of me that whispers seductively from the dark.

Our turn to decide, who lives and who dies
Right in front of your eyes, it’s time to get up
Our turn to decide, who lives and who dies
Now answer the lies it’s time to get up
Our turn to decide, who lives and who dies
Whatcha’ know about the ways on the underside?

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