Next year, we’ll have 76- per obvious- if the creek don’t rise!
It is Twitter DJ time, with leisure on the Fourth. Our local classic rock station used to do the top 100 countdown for the Fourth, and probably still do- without regard to lyrics and meaning. I will do Candidates for the top 17 Pure Rock songs Twitter DJ M. A. Mac. My Daddy: DJ CJ Mac.
I will do candidates for the top 17 pure rock songs, spreading a net wide enough to catch at least these, if not the top ten. I will require that these be part of our folk tradition, in the sense that they are well known, anthems rather than ditties, composed , and with exalted lyrics that are good rather than harmful for the soul. Because the Fourth is a noisy holiday, we will leave out all the mellow stuff, the pure folk part of folk rock that is classical rock.We will call this “rock proper,” or “pure rock,” if only for lack of better phrases. Hence, Pink Floyd’s Breathe, Eclipse, and the other great tunes that are a part of the classic rock tradition are left out, because they are not noisy. The Fourth is noisy, not moody blues. So it is the led rather than the Zeppelin we are collecting here for our Twitter DJ show, and we will of course try to select these not because we like them personally, but because they might be among the best objectively. The personal is of course our access to the objective, but not nearly as interesting. Where the popular is the standard, the result is a sort of lowest common denominator that makes a whore of the DJ, and prevents his true function, which is not, for example to flatter but to ennoble a wedding.
I will list these as they come to mind, then they will appear backward on Twitter, like a countdown. There are not that many. # 1 on the radio stations was always like Floyd or Stairway, but that is not so. Watch:
11:03 AM – 4 Jul 2019
#00 is Hendrix doing Dylan’s All along the Watchtower. This is because the exhilaration of Rock is not Bacchic but apocalyptic. I can explain it to ya, but Ja, I cannot understand it for ya. (Of course, I can’t even understand it for myself!). But I have it way down there at # 30!?
“So, you think you can love me and leave me to die?”
Well, that is what tragic love is, and most is tragic. It is because of our guilt, our part as human in the murder of Cain, and an expiation. See the trial? Simon says the same: “Somewhere They Can’t Find Me.”
Love is of course the activity of the image of God in man, and the principle of lyric poetry. Hence a song about falling in love can also be about the breakthrough that is salvation: We thought “Christian” rock bands should ALL play this (but they don’t like wizards?)
Jimmy the Mod goes to the doctor, then the mother, then the preacher in an attempt to cure his teen age Quadrophrenia. Given that the preacher showed him “to the Golden Gate,” one sees what Plant means about the evangelicals in Stairway. Not that Jimmy needs a robed exorcist! The plea of Jimmy is surely not comprehensible to our science of psychiatry, which is why music is better at the healing of the soul than our over-paid “doctors.” They killed Nick Drake, for Chrissakes!
#15 Beatles Day Tripper
Is this the first Beatles excursion from pop into pure rock, as distinct from pop psychadelia? Twist and Shout? Work it on out! But romantic dis-illusionment is a motion of the soul, and distinct from the dancing of the body. It is hard to find Beatles doing noisy rock with high lyrics. Actually, number fifteen should be “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
One wonders if maybe people who think woman-ness is a primary qualification for intell. and security work are really in the right business to begin. Granted it is ditto for maleness. … Not like the liberal arts departments for the past 20 years, safe to use for gender politics.
Caption: George III when he/she read Jefferson: (Or was it when he learned his favorite petticoat was not back yet from the cleaners?)
Mark A. McDonald added,
‘Least ‘e remembered t’ poof ‘is f’n whig! Dudes were cross-dressin back then! French fashions.
Calley the cat has seen it- the fireworks on the Fourth- 19 times, but wants me to make it stop “Not till the Redcoats go home.”
Man, there’s skirmishes with Redcoats all about in the woods here by the burbs, where the neighbors set off more fireworks than the amount of money I live off in a year. I tell the squirrels et. al, : “Freemen feed the birds and squirrels better!”
Did I mention that “King” George wears tights? Poofs his wig at the vanity? Lets his horse ride him? Liberty or death, and make the other sucker die for his, come fight freemen, you slaves, or join us against tyranny!
Now, a word from a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson:
#17: Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane:
When the garden flowers, baby are dead, yes and
Your mind, your mind is so full of red
Don’t you want somebody to love
Don’t you need somebody to love
Wouldn’t you love somebody to love
You better find somebody to love
Your eyes, I say your eyes may look like his
Yeah, but in your head, baby
I’m afraid you don’t know where it is…
Tears are running down and down and down your breast
And your friends, baby they treat you like a guest…
These are to be the 76 candidates for the top 17 Rock songs of all time. My first list is in the order that I thought of them, to be reshuffled and selected. I do like the method of spreading a wide net to catch the best:
#76: Here’s some we left out: Hendrix “Third Stone from the Sun” is available only with the amplified message from the aliens on Youtube. Maybe we can get it off “Experience.”
This is Crazy Ted BEFORE he took up hunting! Dude did not learn that from a journey to the center of mind! Oh well, he never said we’d MAKE it !
Beyond thought and “what” is of course interesting, because the Lord too is said to be beyond being or logos. He calls it the center, too, as of a circle. He warns of the danger of becoming trapped in the products of the imagination: Jung speaks of getting “possessed” by an “archetype-” the sources of the products of the imagination in the knowledge that is within the soul. We integrate the contents, by understanding, or else these disintegrate us. Hence the danger of psychedelic drugs especially for those who do too much are not friends with themselves, and do not have the patience to sleep off a bad trip. One wonders if Ted did not get possessed as by an Artemis the huntress archetype! Apologies from Michigan!
…and are doing it now, because WE DON”T GET IT! Could Facebook cause a civil war with targeted marketing? Well, do you think Putin is more villainous but less stupid than Zuck?
Git yer guys in the executive agencies and secure elections and communications from data collection and targeted interference. Restore the security of the 4th Amendment, or you will never have another free election. They messed with the voters themselves, channeled opinion,
Trump would have been eliminated in the primaries. Instead, Putin ran him up the flagpole, and the stupid Americans salute. I do not want to hear another “D” assume they lost a fair election and discuss adjustments on that basis.
Mark A. McDonald added,
As noted by no less an authority than Jimmy Carter. https://twitter.com/lorenza71319/status/1146590929756839941…
The cruelty is the goal. It’s called “deterrence” – a policy stance that if our country inflicts enough pain on refugees, they will think twice before believing America is worth their dreams & aspirations. Only policy change can end cruelty, not blank checks to the status quo.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added,
Adam Serwer🍝Verified account@AdamSerwer
The cruelty is the point. The cruelty is the point. The cruelty is the point. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/…
We cannot be proud of our military might because it no longer upholds justice, the “end of government,” according to Madison: “‘Till liberty be lost in the pursuit.”
Mark A. McDonald added,
Bastille Day and Independence Day are holidays to celebrate we the people rejecting Monarchies and tyrants via revolutions. What are we celebrating in DC now with tanks?
Last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg trials says Trump’s family separation policy is ‘crime against humanity’
IMPEACH!! REMOVE!! VOID!! This is the consequence of our not acting according to the truth: Trump and the Trumpsters are tyrants. Our tradition of Liberty does not allow that we acquiesce.
Mark A. McDonald added,
Richard BlumenthalVerified account@SenBlumenthal
Shock & shame—& rage. All Americans should weep at this stomach churning, heartbreaking Inspector General Report documenting indecency & inhumanity. But more: Demand accountability. Punish all responsible, & lift up families & children. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/politics/border-center-migrant-detention.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share…
Last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg trials says Trump’s family separation policy is ‘crime against humanity’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-border-crisis-nazis-nuremberg-trial-ben-ferencz-family-separation-migrants-un-a8485606.html…
Notice that the best songs and the best “Classic Rock” is not pure rock at all.
Pretty good way to conclude. I’m trying to stop the list, but it keeps flowing. We’re on the edges of the Genre, though. No more stuff like Entwistle’s base in “Real Me,” etc, stuff that might make the top 10 and is not mellow, but ROCK, for the Fourth, like fireworks!
Through the invocation, he becomes one with the Jacknife barber- is the best I can figure. At first he is the victim, making Love while he knows the truth and has to deny it to follow the compulsion. Dissociating.
I dated that chick, poor Greenie low hanging fruit for the Jack-knife barber.
Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile She love him, she love him but just for a short while She’ll scratch in the sand, won’t let go his hand He says he’s a beautician and sells you nutrition And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear Poor little Greenie.
The Universe reclining in ‘er ‘air, has she? Brian Wilson’s had such, a word on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air. Bet Patty Boyd had nothin’ such… Plus, she goeth with him to a blossom world!
Car. Girl, head, car:+ Highway Star https://youtu.be/Wr9ie2J2690 via @YouTube “Nobody gonna take my head I got speed inside my brain Nobody gonna steal my head Now that I’m on the road again Oooh I’m in heaven again I’ve got everything Like a moving ground an open road And everything
Louie, Louie, oh, oh, me gotta go Louie, Louie, me gotta go Fine little girl she waits for me Me catch the ship for cross the sea Me sail the ship all alone Me never think me make it home Louie, Louie, …
[2/2] Three nights and days me sail the sea Me think of girl constantly On the ship I dream she there I smell the rose in her hair Louie, Louie,… Me see Jamaica moon above It won’t be long, me see my love Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave again
End: I crossed the ocean Where no one could see And I put a time-bomb In your submarine Goodbye to old friends The secret’s in hand With phonied up papers And counterfeit plans You never will understand
I also like Van Halen’s Kinks, but AC/DC is just too ugly to watch. I turn off the radio if they play it, especially on Sunday, let alone the Fourth!
Amusing to see the death metal and Ozzie types, Ja, we don’t do them: except some early Sabbath, Paranoid: Sweet Leaf and: “Will you fear when death is near, and say that you may as well worship the sun?”
Watch “Jimi Hendrix Castles Made of Sand lyric video” on #Vimeo
I’m still procrastinating the Mueller report- hard to read on line. I’ll send Tweets out, though, of highlights, if I get to it. I’m still trying to write my paragraph on the context of Arthur, 516-542 AD, what was going on then in Rome, France and Byzantium.
Some Redcoats were still about last night, bomb bursting in air, gorgeous- George- in the field across the street, here in the burbs, where the rich pop off enough fireworks to support a migrant or two- in addition to the ones we are trying to house and failing: LET MY PEOPLE GO!
#61: Here’s some we left out: Hendrix “Third Stone from the Sun” is available only with the amplified message from the aliens on Youtube. Maybe we can get it off “Experience.”
*Woodstock Joni Mitchell as done by Crosby, Stills Nash and Young.