Maybe it’s me, maybe I’ve just been spending far too much time on the internet, but do people seem to be getting crazier by the week? Is that much cheese falling off of that many crackers? How many bends can people go around? Are there really that many happy meals missing french fries? Judging by the look of the GOP, the NRA and producers of rifles for children, I really think so.
So this weekend’s music thread is about crazy people, lunatics and just plain mayhem. Add your favorites or just sit back with a bottle of Zanax and enjoy.
First but not least–Pink Floyd-Brian Damage/Eclipse
Patsy Cline – Crazy
Imelda May – Mayhem
21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
Working Class Hero-John Lennon
They’ll be calling you a Radical .. a Liberal
No they are not crazy, but at first the world thinks they are, then history proves them right
The Logical Song – Roger Hodgson
Live ….. this is really great…
I have such a new respect for this song.
Great choice Patsy. I’ve always liked this song.
Van Morrison – Till We Get The Healing Done
For you CL, my good friend!
Aerosmith – Janie’s Got A Gun
KT – your musical knowledge is awesome, but this week’s selections are giving me hives! It was ALL offset by your throwaway comment about “has that much cheese fallen off the crackers” which made me laugh OUT LOUD which, given the topic, is pretty swell.
Thanks as always for sharing your love of music, your amazing ability to pick the right stuff, and for great comments. However, with all the anger and hostility here and in the world, I think I’m going to listen to Lawrence Welk and chill.
Too much insanity so I am opting – today – for inanity.
NOT without respect for your work, your insights, and your gifts to us all!
Thank you very, very much CL. I understand your feelings. I usually like to keep things lite, but considering the sheer insanity of the NRA and the GOPers and the RW media, I just had to post some insanity. It’s not all dark. I just can’t believe how crazy our society has become.
Thank you again for your kind words. Sometimes inanity is a respite. I surely know that from experience.
Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
The Clash – Rock the Casbah
The Doors: Peace Frog/Blue Sunday
Frank Zappa – Trouble Every Day
The Trial – Pink Floyd
Can never go wrong with the Floyd. This is great, because I’ve heard this before. (at least I don’t remember) 😉
It’s from The Wall, the refrain came to mind from it, “Crazy toys in the attic I am crazy. Truly gone fishing. They must have taken my marbles away. Crazy toys in the attic he is crazy.”
I later learned that this was lifted verbatim from one of Ted Cruz’s student evaluations in college.
LOL! The GOPers just don’t get it. Clinging to old ideas in a rapidly changing world is sure defeat. I think time will bear this out.
Nice pick, KT, this was a big epic for Ralph Bakshi, of Fritz The Cat fame (and not coincidentally, a Lord of the Rings animated feature). It was very creative and ambitious for its time.
Oh, I agree. My brother and I, who is 5 years older than me, went to the opening in Cleveland, of Bakshi’s Lord of the rings. A few decades before Peter Jackson made his epic film, with real life characters and scenes.
I saw Wizards a few years later, and really marveled at the prescience of his work. It holds true even today, decades later. There will always be a battle between good and evil.
Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks – Lonely Madman
Worldwide Suicide – Pearl Jam
Great pick Ad. Here is a new one by the Stones, very much in the same vein;
Joe Walsh – Analog Man
Joe may be shoveling smoke with a pitchfork, but he does it oh so well.
Elton John – Madman Across The Water
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody