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…


“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.

Mid-September journaling

Currently in the process of getting ready for a date. We’re headed out to a nice dinner and then a movie and whatever else that follows. Showered, shaved, plucked, dressed, and now have my hair up in hot rollers, letting them set. Debating whether I have time to swing over to the salon to get a pedicure and manicure as well. Overdue on that right about now.

Should be a decent night out on the town with a friend I already know well and get along with. Nice transition from what else I’ve been up to lately, arguing with some other dude not worth my time and energy since he’s intent on behaving like an asshole for no clear reason and without provocation. Done with that one. He can kick rocks. Beyond that, just out meeting new friends and acquaintances while enjoying life single once again. Still getting along with my former companion, which is always a blessing.

The latest audiobook I’ve been listening to while out working and driving is The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Very interesting thus far, about eight chapters into it.

Following are songs that have been on the mind a great deal lately.

“Eminence Front” by The Who:

“Limo Wreck” by Soundgarden:

“You’re All I Need” by Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige:

Still needing to pay my taxes which were put on extension back in the spring. Gotta get on that soon. Probably finally going to be fined this year for holding out on accepting Obamacare, or so they keep threatening.

What else? Generally trying to remain out of major trouble, aiming to keep the drama at reasonable levels, and building my money reserves back up a bit. Not up to too much lately beyond working and mingling. The summer’s fast winding down and cooler weather is already arriving up this way. Not wishing to rush into winter though, but the climate here is notoriously chaotic and unpredictable.

Time to take out the rollers and finish getting ready.

More tunes for late May 2016

Because more are needed tonight.

“Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit:

Prior to today I hadn’t heard that one in a long minute. Not a personal favorite but I like hearing it from time to time.

Ground Up — “Right Now” (gets into the song after 1:00 in):

An old favorite, DMX — “X Gon’ Give It to Ya”:

DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What (Onderkoffer Remix)”:

Happen to enjoy that remix.

A new one I heard for the first time today, Ground Up – “On Me”:

More new ones, “What I Live For” by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard:

“I Am Not Done” by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard feat. Moxiie:

Honestly not much of a fan of auto-tune. But I dig those songs all right.

Here’s one I came across the other day, The Chemical Brothers – “Believe”:

Really like that one. Especially the video.

Late May 2016 Tunes

Starting out tonight with Kid Rock’s “You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me”:

Not a huge favorite for me personally, but my former companion liked this song and owned the album and so it was played enough to where it grew on me.

Still can’t stand the Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow song though. Noooo. Won’t sit through that one. Simply will not.

A new one I stumbled across lately, Ground Up feat. Marty Grimes – “People”:

People ask what I’ve been up to lately
(Tell the truth, tell the truth)
Ya, I been missing for awhile
(I been missing, I been missing)
Just getting high don’t take it personal
(Oh no, oh no)
When I come down you’ll be the first to know
(Oh no, oh no)

But I ain’t never coming
Nah, I ain’t never coming

(Ya, nigga I be so ghost)
Come get lost with me
Getting money cause that talk is cheap
(Bitch niggas do the most)
Shit, ain’t that the truth
Can’t stop now I’m locked in the zone
(We don’t show no love)
Yelling Ground Up ’till the end
Only ones I trust is my friends
(We don’t like nobody)
They don’t got a team like mine
Lose sleep over dreams like mine
(They ain’t nothing like us)
All work no play
I don’t know what to say
I gravitate to those who know me well
Give me some space to contemplate myself
Get the fuck outta my face, fuck outta my face


Another new one I came across recently, “Run This” by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard:

Take the bodies out, call the ambulances
I’m done giving first and second fucking chances
I’m a killer, I’m a kill it, I’m a kill it
I’m a killer, I’m a kill it, I’m a kill it

Night after day, after night
I work hustle kill and I fight

Might as well give me the throne that you inherit
While you’re at it give me your badge cuz I’m the sheriff

Everybody back up
I run this, I run this, I run this
I’m bigger than a mack truck
I run this, I run this, I run this

Some people are walking blind
And other people fall in line
But I’m too busy chasing mine
To let the world leave me behind
I’m going for mine

Getting to the top is just a matter of time
Until I get mine
Never looking back cuz I’m on my grind
I’m going for mine…

(Everybody back up) …

Really like that one in particular.

More May tunes

Here’s a song I haven’t heard in quite a while, Björk’s “Army of Me”:

Stand up
You’ve got to manage
I won’t sympathize

And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

You’re alright
There’s nothing wrong
Self sufficiency please!
And get to work

And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

You’re on your own now
We won’t save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted

Here’s one I discovered in my collection and didn’t even realize I owned. Don’t know how I acquired it. Björk’s “New World”:

A song I’ve long appreciated and listened to an older woman belt out, actually quite beautifully, on karaoke last night, Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” (here performed lived by him and George Michael):

I can’t light no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
I’m growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life

Too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread my meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

Don’t let the sun go down on me
Although I searched myself, it’s always someone else I see
I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I can’t find the right romantic line
But see me once and see the way I feel
Don’t discard me just because you think I mean you harm
But these cuts I have they need love to help them heal

A very touching song.

Too tired tonight to post up anymore.

Early May tunes in 2016

One that keeps coming across my radar a lot lately, “Paint It Black” by Rolling Stones:

Gnarls Barkley’s “Just a Thought”:

…but I’m fine…

“Transformer” by Gnarls Barkley:

Gnarls Barkley’s “Necromancer”:

Loved that whole Gnarls Barkley album back before it grew in popularity.

“Who Cares” by Gnarls Barkley:

Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”:

That’s a haunting and captivating version of his most popular tune…

Gnarls Barkley’s “The Last Time”:

I showcased that song on one of my escort sites I created back in 2007 and remain in love with it forevermore. Adore it completely.

Indeed, the world is watching…