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Apr 18 “Tilting”

Lay down your burden,

the melancholy burden

of your sanity.

From Man of La Mancha:

He ponders the problem of how to make better a world where evil brings profit and virtue none at all; where fraud and deceit are mingled with truth and sincerity. He broods and broods and broods and broods and finally his brains dry up.

He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity and conceives the strangest project ever imagined…. to become a knight-errant, and sally forth into the world in search of adventures; to mount a crusade; to raise up the weak and those in need. No longer will he be plain Alonso Quijana, but a dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha.

YouTube video:  Impossible Dream (Gomer Pyle version)

Windmills in La Mancha, Spain:
Windmills in La Mancha, Spain

Apr 8 “Pucker Up”

Are you kidding me?

KISS North American tour.

Unplugged? I think not!!

        
YouTube video: “Kiss on tour 2009” (short promo filmed on stage in South America)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id7BIPjQVWU

From Wikipedia:
“KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972. Easily identified by its members’ trademark face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid and late-1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 24 gold albums to date. The band has sold over 19 million records in the United States and their worldwide sales exceed 85 million albums.”

Apr 3 “Sociable”

I enjoy most dogs

more than I do most people.

Not you though. You’re great.

We Love Dogs

YouTube Video: Van der Graaf Generator – Meurglys III The Songwriter’s Guild

“These days I mainly just talk to plants and dogs –
all human contact seems painful, risky, odd;
so I stay acting god in my own universe
where I trade cigarettes in return for songs.
The deal’s made harder the longer I go on:
I find me gone from all but secret languages.”

Mar 22, 2009 – The World is a Vampire

Despite all our rage,

We’re still just rats in a cage.

We’re smashing pumpkins.

YouTube Video: “Bullet With Butterfly Wings
(Smashing Pumpkins, live in New York)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ8_dswW-18

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
Then 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?

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
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Tell me I’m the only one
Tell me there’s no other one
Jesus was the only son, yeah.
Tell me I’m the chosen one
Jesus was the only son for you

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
And someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a-
Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a-
Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a cage

Tell me I’m the only one
Tell me there’s no other one
Jesus was the only son for you

[x4]
And I still believe that I cannot be saved

Mar 21, 2009 – Goes to 11

This is Spinal Tap!

Silver anniversary,

Unwigged & Unplugged.

YouTube video: Unwigged & Unplugged
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlWqAQ1oB8g

Unwigged and Unplugged is the guys behind Spinal Tap and The Folksmen (from “A Mighty Wind”) coming out from behind the hair, the facial hair, and the absence of hair, to perform as themselves songs from both films, and more, in a rare acoustic setting. You’ll never hear Tap songs less loud!