Monday, September 28, 2009

Are we Human? Or are we Dancer?


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Had a good time at the killers show this last Saturday with my wife, and my cousin with his wife. They are a great live band. Dig the video if you'd like. Excellent show!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

WTF?


So these are the lyrics of the song the teachers taught their kids to sing in a 2nd grade class in New Jersey:

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight (this line taken from a song about Jesus)
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama



Scary that this is being sung in a school. To be fair- here's my song

Mmm mmm mmm George W. Bush

Spent money like a Democrat
Made the terrorists go kersplat
mmm mmm mm George W. Bush

Screwed us with no child left behind
A coherant sentence I can't find
mmm mmm mm George W. Bush

His VP shot someone in the face
But made America a safer place
Mmm mmm mm George W. Bush

The last 4 presidents that we've had
At time have all been pretty bad
Mmm mmm mm Bush Clinton Bush Obama... ...Conan O'brien

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beauty?


What is Beauty?
What makes one part of the country more beautiful than another?
What makes her better looking than her, or him better looking than him?
It's all perspective. It's all neutral now.

I'm half asleep typing this, but I'll try to make sense of it.

In Star Wars there is a light side of the force and a dark side of the force. But if you didn't know about the light side or the dark side then there would just be "force" right?

If you looked at beautiful portraits all day, then some kind of abstract painting would look "ugly" right? What if it's just different?

Take music for example. You have a vast variety of tunes yes? Some might think that Enya is beautiful, and it is, it evokes certain emotions of peace. What about a loud screaming rock song? Well that's "ugly" because it evokes sad or angry emotions. Well that's true, but is there beauty in the ability to think or feel differently? It's not necessarily the dark side of the force, it's just a different way of using the force, and if we keep that perspective then it doesn't bring me down. For every Da vinci there needs to be Van Gogh right?

I can listen to "make me happy" songs all day and be cheerful, but then something bad happens and I can't deal with it. If I listen to sad songs all day then I'm never happy and life is miserable. If I mix it up, explore the emotional ranges out there, then I'm better equipped to handle emotions when they really show up.

Make sense? No, not really.

Look I see students EVERY DAY who only listen to gangsta rap, or only listen to screaming metal songs, they never smile, they frown and they bring us all down. Mix it up you guys. For every Manson song there MUST be some Boston. For every Disturbed song there MUST be a fun 80's tune. Get the balance right.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Your Own...Personal...Justin

So I love Music...Especially live music. Especially live music when it's one of my favorite bands. The other night I took my wife to Depeche Mode. Now the first time I took her to see this band it was when we were dating, not yet engaged even. I remember seeing U2 about a month after these guys, and as impressive as Bono was...these guys are still the ultimate shiznittle live in concert. Granted their light show (see above) can sometimes be a bit "inappropriate" but for the most part it was artsy and rad. (by inappropriate I mean they played their song "strange love" and...well...I averted my eyes from the "strange love" on the screen. Yeesh!)


The t-shirts were $40 so instead I just ordered a live recording of that night's show. How cool is that? I mean once a concert ends...it ends. But what if you have a real recording of it? I've tried to post some video (that I didn't take, I found it on Youtube from other posters)

Highlights of the night were:
1- Being with my sweet smoking hot wife and having a babysitter
2-Precious
3-Personal Jesus
4- Policy of Truth
5-I feel you
6-Shake the disease (on piano/vocal solo, so freaking beautiful...sniff)
7-WRONG!
8- Enjoy the Silence
9- Fly on the windscreen (basically everything off of black celebration was sweet)

Heck all of the songs were epic. Precious, Personal Jesus, and Policy of truth are 3 of my favorite songs from any band EVER anyways.

If you haven't heard any of those 3 songs, two of them are below, and precious is totally worth a download from Itunes. So many memories from that song: namely my wife and I dating back in the day. Love to all, Thanks for another epic show DM!- Out





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