Sitting with “Splitting the Atom” once again

It’s easy. Don’t let it go. Don’t lose it.

These lyrics continue to invade my thoughts at random. How I perceive this is it’s saying that indeed it is easy to let it go and lose it. In short, to lose some important part of ourselves. Therefore aim to resist doing so. And that can’t help but take diligent effort, especially considering all that we’re up against at present. Modern dragons are every bit as ferocious as those of ancient legends, despite the different shapes they may be taking now.

It is easy to let go of what matters more. This concern strikes me regularly enough. Too easy to be lulled into an abyss that proves unworthwhile. A matter plenty of us continue to wrestle with.

Conjures up questions on why we’re motivated as we are. How much of it is worth striving to change and what is better off being accepted? It will divvy up differently depending on each individual. Can’t help but do so.

Full lyrics follow:

The baby was born
Nettles and Ferns
The evening it chokes
The candle it burns
This disguise covers
Bitter lies
Repeating the joke
The meaning it dies
Pass me a coat I’m not afraid to leave
I’m letting you know
I know what you need
I’ll turn you around
This beautiful town
And then you’ll believe it when your eyes then deceive you

It’s easy, don’t let it go
It’s easy, don’t let it go
It’s easy, don’t let it go
Don’t Lose It

Its getting colder outside
Your rented space
They shadow box and they
Paper chase
It never stops
And we’ll never learn
No hope without dope
The jobless return
The bankers have bailed
The mighty retreat
The pleasure it fails
At the end of the week
You take it or leave
Or what you receive
To what you receive
Is eternited leave

It’s easy, dont let it go
It’s easy, dont let it go
It’s easy, dont let it go
Don’t lose it

Incandescent light at doors
In adolescent menopause
In little clicks you got the music stops
The needle sticks and the penny drops
The summer’s gone before you know
The muffled drums of relentless flow
You’re looking at stars that give you Vertigo
The sun’s still burning and dust will blow
Honey-scars I’ll keep you near
Our blood is gold nothing to fear
We killed the time and I love you dear
A kiss of wine we’ll disappear
The last of the last particles
Divisible invisible
The last of the last particles
Divisible invisible

Haunting song that lingers on the imagination…if you let it.

Late October 2016 tunes and update

Had a good day today. Went biking with my trainer this afternoon. Shared a nice meal with my former partner this evening before hitting my favorite watering hole and beating a score that’s been bugging me for a long while on the megatouch machine (yeah, lame like that, lol). Then met an interesting couple who engaged me in a lively political discussion. The female of the couple was especially nice and I look forward to chatting with her again in the future. From Croatia and unable to vote in our country thus far, but very knowledgeable and up on what’s going on. Stayed out a little late talking with her and am now home with my own cheap brews (Busch Lights) and internet and smokie. wink  No problems here today. cool

Other than dining at a fast-food restaurant earlier before my bicycling appointment. Ugh. Gonna learn one of these days…  Rare as these diversions have become. Had healthier snacks stocked at home and KNEW IT. Also knew my former companion was cooking us dinner tonight, which turned out to be a yummy meatloaf (his is the only one I’ve ever liked), potato casserole, and steamed broccoli.  smile

Biked my ass off today though. Really pushed it. Partly because my bicycle got set in a funky gear and refused to cooperate otherwise. But fuck it. I probably needed that. Heh  My trainer’s a good one and I appreciate the few bike rides we do decide to take. Probably only biked about 3 times this year thus far. Loathe the heat. Blessed Fall.  Fall and spring are my favorite seasons.  nod

Another thing I’ve been appreciating are the cruising tunes I most recently burnt to a CD to play in my car. Don’t have a fancy, newfangled automobile with wifi-capability or Sirius radio. Hitting the town in a 2003 Ford these days. And so be it. That’s fine. Relatively easy and cheaper to work on, comparably to my last 2004 Hyundai or my previous 2002 Dodge Ram. We’ll take what we can get at this point.

So let’s play some of those tunes here tonight.

That was “Woke Up This Morning” by Alabama 3.

“Wash My Hands” by Cedric Burnside Project:

That’s not the exact version I have downloaded. But a very talented young man, most definitely. The grandson of the great R.L. Burnside.

Speaking of which, R.L. Burnside’s “Goin’ Down South”:

Yeah, it is bad, ya know?

I’m going with you, babe, I’m going with you baby
I don’t care where you go

 

Switching gears, another tune playing is “Country Ghetto” by JJ Grey and Mofro:

Switching gears again, Marilyn Manson’s “Personal Jesus”:

Love both that and the Depeche Mode versions.

“2 + 2 = 5” by Radiohead:

That was a cool live version.

This video might not be the best but I do adore listening to this song, “Satisfy” by MOONZz:

Good night.

The iconic performance art of Marilyn Manson (part two)

Part one can be found here. Continuing on this evening…

“Dogma”:

One of my long-time top favorites, the very sultry remake of “I Put a Spell On You”:

“Diary of a Dope Fiend”:

“Tourniquet”:

Another favorite, “Minute of Decay”:

I’d love to live this lie…

“Rock ‘n Roll Nigger”:

“Irresponsible Hate Anthem”:

I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers

I don’t need to choose a side…

“The Reflecting God”:

“Antichrist Superstar”:

“Angel With the Scabbed Wings”:

“Dried up, Tied, and Dead to the World”:

“Kinderfeld”:

That’s enough of that for now.

The iconic performance art of Marilyn Manson

And then I became ill, once again. Am now taking antibiotics that are not compatible with alcohol consumption (will make a person violently sick if mixed, as I’ve discovered on this drug in years past) and so am forced to take a week off from drinking. Probably a blessing in disguise there. Might actually file my frickin’ taxes finally, with only two weeks left to go on that, and work on revamping my business website so that I can roll out new local advertising in an effort to beef up my income. Maybe I’ll also bore myself into creating a new youtube video as well. Maybe. We’ll see.

In the meantime (while tending to laundry on this dreary, cold, rainy day), let’s look back on the tunes of Marilyn Manson, an iconic figure most influential during my youth. Was a big fan of his music in the ’90s and early 2000s and admit to not keeping up with his new stuff since, but hope to soon enough sit with his newer albums to find out what I’ve been missing. But for today let’s stick with what’s well-known and loved.

Beginning with the remade song that initially sealed the deal for so many of us, “Sweet Dreams”:

“Prelude (The Family Trip)”:

Always liked that intro.  reddevil

“Get Your Gunn”:

“Cake And Sodomy”:

White trash get down on your knees, time for cake and sodomy…

“Lunchbox”:

“Dope Hat”:

“Snake Eyes and Sissies”:

“My Monkey”:

Weird song right there. Yup.

“Misery Machine”:

Time to create a part 2.

Late-night tunes in early October 2016

Had kind of a funny night. Not funny haha, funny odd. Not a major deal or anything, just the sort of thing to help remind me why I seriously need to stay home more often and out of the barscene, doing something more productive with my time. As a bar-pal reminded me tonight, no one in a bar is truly your friend. Can’t be true, full-on friends with alcoholics or people who earn their living off of serving folks alcohol. Lots of truth in that, which I damn well know after 15 years of regularly frequenting these scenes. Got a little irritated, but again, it’s not a huge issue. Just the typical stupid drama one can expect from time to time. No point in even spelling out the details on here. What’s done is done and now it’s over. Will remember to keep it “hi” and “bye” with that individual going forward. Twice bitten, thrice shy.

Not everybody out there is willing to accept one for whom she or he is. Looking to change you, to offer unsolicited advice in an attempt to mold you toward some sort of socially-acceptable standard. Why? Who knows? Human nature, apparently. Perhaps because misery loves company (whether consciously so or not). Or perhaps because it’s all some people know or have any imagination for, seeing as how it’s become the norm. *shrugs*  Not my problem either way. Have plenty of shit to work on and am aware and am doing so, but some random dude’s uninformed opinions aren’t high on my list of concerns right now, nor should they be. Never been interested in him beyond just chatting and that isn’t working out so well. My bad, his bad. Is what it is. We’re not all compatible with one another. Not all are good actors or socially savvy in all situations.

Enough said. Let’s listen to some tunes before the night evaporates.

Heard this one for the first time about a week ago. “Drink Up And Go Home” by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman:

Another new one for me, “Country Ghetto” by JJ Grey and Mofro:

A personal favorite, Junior Kimbrough’s “Lord, Have Mercy On Me”:

Gnarls Barkley – “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”:

A new one I hadn’t listened to before tonight that played on Orange Is the New Black, Boondox – “Inbred Evil”:

Kinda disturbing.

Charles Bradley – “Love Bug Blues”:

Charles Bradley – “Why Is It So Hard”:

Bottega del Suono – “Beautiful” (cover of Christina Aguilera’s song):

Yet another from Orange Is the New Black soundtrack, Bobby Hamilton’s “Crazy Eyes for You” (1958):

Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”:

Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)”:

That one came across my radar again tonight and strikes me as currently relevant to re-listen to and watch. Glad to re-stumble across it by happenstance.

Haven’t sat with this one in many moons. Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”:

A perennial favorite, Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”:

A change of pace, this is a new one to come across tonight, Golden State Klezmers – “Freilach Fun Der Chupe”:

Talented performance there. And on that note it’s bedtime.

Time for more tunes (heading into fall of 2016)

Boss – “I Don’t Give A Fuck”:

That one came across the radar courtesy of the show Orange Is the New Black.

Here’s one made popular by the movie Office Space:

That was “Die Motherfucker” by Geto Boys. cool  Heh

In a rap mood tonight. Geto Boys’ “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta”:

Here’s one I never tire of, “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison:

Here’s one I don’t recall hearing before tonight, 50 Cent’s “Death To My Enemies”:

50 Cent – “Ya Life’s on the Line”:

Chali 2na – “Lock Shit Down” (feat. Talib Kweli):

2 Chainz – “Boo”:

Later September songs

R.L. Burnside — “See My Jumper Hanging On the Line” (1978):

R.L. Burnside and family — “Boogie instrumental” (1978):

That’s a cool home video. His grandson Cedric proved to be really amazing on the drums as a result of these sort of regular family jam sessions. And for the record, R.L. (Robert Lee) Burnside remains married to his wife shown there for over 50 years.

R.L. Burnside – “It’s Bad You Know”:

Love that remixed tune by him.

She asked me why. I just went on and told her.

 

T-Model Ford – “I’m Insane”:

Junior Kimbrough —  “Burn in Hell”:

Well, fell on knee
Take to drink
Pray this prayer
And pray no more
I don’t doubt, Lord
Don’t let go
Don’t let go

Junior Kimbrough – “Lord, Have Mercy On Me”:

Particularly love that tune. Hauntingly comes back to my mind again and again.

R.L. Burnside — “Poor Black Mattie” (1978):

Not the version I am familiar with, so might need to upload my own since I am not finding it on youtube. Thought mine was by T-Model Ford but can’t find confirmation.