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Wisdom From Music #1
I am the Lizard King, I can do anything!
A major source of wisdom, from the most medicated mind in history!
Wisdom from Music, yes. But Justin Beiber?
Well, no. Justin really has no wisdom, per se, in his music. aside from girls being "baby" and his really, really needing some of whatever he thinks these "girls" will provide him. However, there are many instances of universal wisdom being uttered, or even screamed into the microphone fronting a rock n' roll band.
The best bands to listen to - and I mean listen to! You have to really hear the lyrics, and get their meaning. Once this has been accomplished, wisdom from music rears its' pretty little head more often that you may think!
How often, you ask (yes! yes you did! I heard you just now, don't deny it... you asked!) does wisdom rear its' head in classic rock n' roll music? Well, I'm willing to bet at least a year's worth of daily blog posts worth?
If there were enough comments left, and enough page views (don't be shy... share! - you were taught at a very young age to share... so, share! please?) then i am sure there would be at least one, maybe even 2 or 3 year's worth of daily tidbits of real-life wisdom found within the lyrics of rock n' roll music...
"Rock'n, rock'n'roll radio Let's go
Do you remember rock'n'roll radio?"
Well, do you? Do you remember listening to the radio, really loud, with the Doors, King Cromson, The Grateful Dead, David Bowie, The Ramones, Simon and Garfunkel, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, The Sex Pistols, The freaking Who, man! They (we!) were listening to the Who's latest hits, the day they were released! What a generation! That's right - I'm actually gonna say it (type it?) - "It's my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation!!!"...
I'd much prefer smoking a joint outside with my girl and my buddies, a tenty nearby, and loud music from the stage as Pink Floyd played a sold out night under the stars - than to sitting in front of the TV with smartphone in hand, watching peer-to-peer channels like FaceBook while texting their many friends, most of whom they've never met.
Wisdom? Yes, please but do look back at least 30 years now...
Sadly, the last few years have been overtaken by "boy bands" like the Leif Erricssons of our days. Lots of doo-wop, and baby oh baby, baby yeah bay... but wisdom? Not so much (unless you really need some very bad dating advice? Or a new, old and scary fashion sense?).
So, lets start taking a look at wisdom from music, with the real clasic rock n roll bands, like The Doors, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, The Grateful Dead (a lot of "The"'s in there, no?) The Band, Roxy MUsic, David Bowie, Queen, and the ultimate "the" - The Who"...
Come with me, it's going to be a beautiful, erotic and sensous experience... after all, I am the Lizard King!
Well, I never claimed to be an artist!
Could we get to the "wisdom from music" part of this show?
Uhm, yeah. Yeah, sure - let's get on with the show (you do realize that most of these statements' I've been using are from rock songs, right?).
Okay - we start with the ultimate source of positive wisdom from rock n' roll radio - with no less than Paul Simon. Come on, now! The Concert in Central Park was the best outdoors show, ever! Well, maybe except for The Doors, Pink Floyd (what shows!), Queen, the Band's "The Last Waltz"...
We start this series out with;
"Life I love you! All is groovy..."
Ha! It gets better - we move on to more philosophical wisdom in our next tidbit (do I say "tidbit" a tad bit?) of wisdom from music...
Got no deeds to do, No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all it's petals on me.
Life, I love you, All is groovy.
And, I'll leave you with one of my early favourites (early in my life, that is...) of wisdom from music - look for it - it's in there! Don't forget Jim Morrison was a poet savant...) ;
"Me and my -ah- mother and father - and a
Grandmother and a grandfather - were driving through
The desert, at dawn, and a truckload of Indian
Workers had either hit another car, or just - I don't
Know what happened - but there were Indians scattered
All over the highway, bleeding to death.
So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time I tasted fear.
I musta' been about four - like a child is like a flower,
His head is just floating in the breeze, man.
The reaction I get now thinking about it, looking back
Is that the souls of the ghosts of those dead Indians
Maybe one or two of 'em, were just running around freaking out,
And just leaped into my soul.
And they're still in there.
Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind.".......