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AdLib On January - 22 - 2010

Music not only soothes the savage beasts, it can send a message to the savage beasts that “we won’t be fooled again” and “you’re too good to be true”.

Today’s theme is Music that sends a message to someone you fancy, a friend going through tough times, greedy politicians and CEOs, dear old Mom or even your friends at PlanetPOV.

Here are a few messages in a bottle:

These twoΒ  songs are to send a message to the MSM, the weak-kneed in Congress, the Teabaggers and all those who think losing one Senate seat means the end of the Progressive agenda:

Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty

Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young

Here’s a message to the insurance companies and corporations trying to own us and our democracy:

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

Here’s the message I’m sending to Pres. Obama:

I Believe In You – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

And to all my fellow Planet members:

All Together Now – The Beatles

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. javaz says:

    My husband and I are working on learning this song on the guitar --

    And this one --

    And I’m trying to learn this one on the piano --

  2. bitohistory says:

    Another Birthday to celebrate, a music birthday:
    Django Reinhardt: 100 Years Of Hot Jazz

    Listen or read the story

    Listen to a some of his music here:

  3. Hopeington says:

    Great choices AdLib. Tom Petty ..was perfect, and I’d forgotten all about that Beatles song. All Together Now Have a good night!!

  4. Hopeington says:

    This goes out to all of us us that are just plain fed up.
    It’s a close friend of mine that I used to play bass with.
    I’d hold the beat down on this one while he figured out the crazy guitar stuff.
    Back Off

    This is a little something he did while he was in Amsterdam.
    It’s for America
    Hatred and Bitterness

    • Khirad says:

      Nice. I’d like titles identifying all the scenes in the second one. I got quite a few of them, especially the Pakistani and Southern references.

  5. Tiger99 says:

    Happy Birthday Bito !!!

  6. boomer1949 says:


    This first one was a fave from 10(?) years ago; yep she was younger then (myself as well, go figure), the message is the same, yet there is such a maturity in her voice/presentation, that has grown with mine. Actually, I think I like the 2009 version better; maybe it’s because both of us have grown up (although I’m probably old enough to be her mum). Nevertheless to the love of my life:

    Then: 1996+

    and now, Australia 2009

  7. Tiger99 says:

    Hang in there TheRarestPatriot …

  8. KQuark says:

    This one more fits my mood.

  9. Kalima says:


    Sending you some flowers and many ((((HUGS)))) all the way from Tokyo, hope that you have a wonderful rest of your night.

    Sing it for bito Stevie!!!

  10. nicole473 says:

    Adlib, excellent choices and sentiment.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks Nicole! It was hard narrowing them down. My favorite is “I Believe In You”, with the corporate Repub types singing, “Gotta Stop That Man!”

      Didn’t realize how fitting it was till I watched it, been a long time!

  11. javaz says:

    For B’ito --

    For everyone discouraged by last week’s news-

    For all baseball fans --

    For homophobes --

    For California and Arizona folks cleaning up after the storms --

    And just because it’s a great song --

  12. Khirad says:

    I heard it was someone’s B-day today. This one’s for you Bito:

  13. Kalima says:

    Hi everyone!

    I won’t lie and tell you that I just woke up because I’m not awake yet. Reading through AdLibs introduction, the first line made me laugh, “Music not only soothes the savage beasts,”
    As many of you know, English is my second language and there are times, when very tired, that I tend to write it upside down and inside out. The “savage beast” part reminded me that as a kid with limited knowledge of my new language, I thought for years that it was “savage breasts” and couldn’t wait for my time to come to grow some. πŸ™‚

    Love her voice, reminds me a little of Tina Turner.

  14. SanityNow says:

    here’s a brand new offering by some friends here in the Seattle area…a bit hard hitting sonically. Best listened to really loud.


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