Sunday, November 7, 2010

South Park Mysticism

SONG OF THE DAY: Defiance, Ohio - I Don't Want Solidarity If It Means Holding Hands With You

This song by Defiance, Ohio must be read with lyrics to be fully enjoyed:

let’s stop this talk of privilage because the songs that we sing are as much
a product of our privilage as
the clothes on my back and the phone call i made
to my mom last night.
let’s stop this talk of action because action comes easy
it’s the moments just before that are hard,
when i’ve got to get my voice and
my fist on the same page as my heart.
let’s stop this talk of them because the
things we find deplorable in politicians, ceos and cops
are the same things
that will tear ourselves apart.
and let’s stop this talk of words because words
like dishonesty selfishness and greed aren’t as distance to us as we’d like
to believe.
so please, the next time you’re smashing the state, don’t go breaking my heart.
because i know
that when we pick up the pieces, the only thing left will be
the same empty rubble that’s
made up every revolution that i’ve ever known
to make me believe and lose faith in humanity
in the same empty breath of hot air.
they say that the beauty’s in the streets.
but when i look around, it seems
more like defeat.
i’m afraid that this fight that we’re all caught up in will
make us the same as that which we oppose.
so please, the next time you’re smashing the state, don’t go breaking my heart.
but i know that we can pick up the pieces and build something new, something
that’s not like every revolution that i’ve ever known
that can make
me believe and have faith in humanity
and we’ll all breath a breath of fresh

Got this from the band's official site, check 'er out!!
Lots of news and pretty much all their lyrics as well as a free stream of the new album "Midwestern Minutes".


I've been getting into a little bit of self-criticism, self-improvement, thinking and all that other good for the soul shit and I stumbled across something today.  The animators and creators responsible for South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up to create three flash videos to accompany some of the English Philosopher Alan Watts' speeches on Zen, music and how stupid the school system is.  They're pretty short, but clever and full of wisdom; you can check them out at the Cold Hard Flash website. 

Alan Watts was heavy into like Lao Tzu and other Eastern thinkers, and he helped bring these ideas to the attention of the Western world; he has a website at  Also, a user on YouTube by the name of PrometheanReach has lots of audio clips turned into videos for our free viewing pleasure if you liked what you saw on the Parker and Stone animations and want to learn more without buying ridiculously priced MP3s from Watts' website.  $175 is a bit much for 6 CDs...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Y'all Ain't Ready to Brawl Until Vin's Gone

SONG OF THE DAY: Vinnie Paz - End of Days

Here's my second post, but I'm not gonna review an album today because I'm too fucking tired.

I'm a huge Jedi Mind Tricks fan and today at work somebody told me that Vinnie Paz had released a new album so I checked it out and it's pretty dope; the album has been out since June so I dunno why I'm just hearing about it now.  It's still the same old angry Vinnie we've all come to know and love but the lyrics are a bit better than some of his old gay bashing stuff like "I think the gay rights movement should meet you and then invest in you": super lame.  This song features a sample from a presentation by David Icke called "Beyond the Cutting Edge", something I suggest everyone to check out with an open mind.  Here's the link.. don't let the length turn you away haha.

That's all I've got time for today, but thanks for the comments, I'm glad some people are clicking by ;) and hopefully following.  Later today I'm going to my first boxing session so I'll leave you guys with the amazing words of Mike Tyson, the greatest boxer and comedian of all time.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stay Free

SONG OF THE DAY: The Clash - Stay Free

Herro all and welcome to my blog post.  This is my first post so I'm just gonna keep it simple, but I hope to be updating it daily so keep checking back.  I will mostly be reviewing punk rock and folk punk albums, also some other genres of music if I feel like it, as well as giving info on some of these bands so that more people can get to know the music and see if they like it.

Like you can see at the start of this post, I'm gonna link a song each time I post, a song that is tickling me in a good way at the time.  Today it's The Clash with "Stay Free" because it's a dope song about friendship that also reminds us all to stay free (which is important).  Also, the bass line at the end.

In the future I might also force my opinion upon you about things like movies, books, boxing, soccer, vids and any other things that I find are awesome in life...

Stay free,