Take a long, long ride with yourself

That was Rhinobucket’s “Ride With Yourself” — a terrific song.

Needing to decompress a little this Friday evening. The work schedule currently has me heading out for an appointment or two, back for a couple hours, out again, back again, out again, all weekend long. Which is fine. Such is my life. But doesn’t lend itself well to going out or making plans, needing to be up early tomorrow.  Hopefully Sunday afternoon we’ll find time for my beau to add freon to my brake lines (non-working air-conditioner in the car as of right now).

Had a conversation with an older lady I’m pretty well-acquainted with yesterday that’s left me doing some deep pondering, wrestling with her claims about life and her expressed cynicism. What troubles me most about her views is the field she works in while she professes such incredible disdain for the overall human population. I keep telling people it’s folks in social control-oriented lines of work we need to be keeping an eye on and learning more about, because they wield an inordinate amount of power in this day and age. We’ve placed too much faith in them and the ‘pseudoscience’ they often rely on, that is my belief. Not because I don’t like this woman — I do. But because those views coincide with her possessing authority. It strikes me as very unsettling. To perhaps be explained in greater detail another time.

Sunday night update

Still bogged down on time over here. Finally finished my second part to the domestication topic, which is uploading to YT as I type. Was a slow process tracking down images to use in its slideshow, and while I’m not thrilled with how the video clip came out, it seems decent enough to post up and share, if only to satisfy my need for self-expression via free thought exercises. Not everything can be packaged for purposes of easy and quick consumption by others, nor is that ultimately my aim. Written outlines can and do help, and I’ll plan on creating videos in the future that include them as seems fitting, but free thought exercises don’t lend themselves to that sort of restrictedness. Sometimes ya just need to record thoughts and ponderings for what they are, as they come to you. That’s how I see it.

Anyway, let’s post up another song in the meantime and hopefully there will be more time for creating content here soon.

Here’s a fantastic live performance of James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti singing “It’s a Man’s World”:

Gambling on better odds in 2013

Very slow about adding content to this blog, my excuse for the last several weeks being my draining work schedule around the holidays and then a bad cold that lingered on for two weeks. But here we are, standing in a new year, open to brand-new possibilities and opportunities for growth. Last year was rough and I couldn’t be more pleased to turn the page on all of that and commence writing a new chapter.

Tonight the hours are getting away from me, so I’ll just post up a song to christen the new year, with hope of returning here tomorrow.

Here’s an oldie and a goodie from Kenny Rogers:

Always loved that song. “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.”  🙂  So they keep telling me.

Starting up this new venue…

The best way to start is to simply get to it. So, as is my custom, I’ll begin this blog off with a song, one I’m sure many are familiar with.

“Bullet With Butterfly Wings” by Smashing Pumpkins:

Lyric excerpt:

The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know, I suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold, like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Someone will say, “What is lost can never be saved”
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I’m naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show
And what do you want, I want to change
And what have you got when you feel the same

 

Because that song rocks. Plus it made an impression on me as a young teen when it came out and it still does. I, for one, continue to feel like an enraged rat in a cage, bewildered and exasperated by modern life and by most people populating the planet alongside me. As this blogging venture fleshes out perhaps the reasons why will become apparent. Cynical as that might come across right now…