Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just a thought

Imagine if some teevee network gave several hours per day of free support and publicity to, say, the Green Party, and the other networks and lots of newspapers, in fear of losing viewers/readers, followed that network's lead. Imagine, too, if some powerful former political insider -- Bill Moyers, say -- was able to marshall billions of corporate dollars and tons of political know-how into a non-profit activist group like FreedomWorks to help stage "grass roots" enviro rallies around the nation. Where would the "center" be then?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Badass Botswana Guitar

From Norwegianity by way of Boing Boing.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Song I Wish I'd Written

Flagpole Sitta

I had visions I was in them

I was looking into the mirror

To see a little bit clearer

The rottenness and evil in me

Fingertips have memories

Mine can't forget the curves of your body

And when i feel a bit naughty

I run it up the flagpole and see

Who salutes (But no one ever does)

I'm not sick but I'm not well

and I'm so hot, cause I'm in hell!

Been around the world and found

That only stupid people are breeding

The cretins cloning and feeding

And I don't even own a TV

Put me in the hospital for nerves

And then they had to commit me

You told them all i was crazy

They cut off my legs now i'm an amputee (God damn you)

I'm not sick but I'm not well

And I'm so hot cause I'm in hell

I'm not sick but I'm not well

And it's a sin to live so well

I wanna publish zines

And rage against machines

I wanna pierce my tongue

It doesn't hurt it feels fine

The trivial sublime

I'd like to turn off time

To kill my mind

Kill my mind, mind

Paranoia paranoia

Everybody's coming to get me

Just say you never met me

I'm runnin' underground with the moles (Digging holes)

Hear the voices in my head

I swear to God it sounds like they're snoring!

But if you're bored then you're boring

The agony and the irony are killing me

I'm not sick but I'm not well

and I'm so hot cause I'm in hell

I'm not sick but I'm not well

and it's a sin to live this well

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