|Michael Franti and Spearhead - Light Up Ya Lighter|
(Apr 25, 2010 - 10:08)
Thank you for your post. We in the U.S. tend to gloss over the fact that we are the No. 1 terrorist state on the planet. Our government or those we have elected (or our supreme court selects) claim all that U.S. war activities are for the purpose of bringing democracy to the poor down trodden souls that are oppressed by the tyranny of their government (in many cases pretending to forget the U.S. installed or supported the tyrannical government). Franti's tune is a very good protest song, which has sparked (as apparent from the comments on this page) some controversy and discussion of the issue. That is a good thing. The war is wrong, but in my opinion all war is wrong.
No. Not just as blindly pro-American terrorism tactics as you probably are.
Look, we all LOVE colonialism. Smart, culturally superior people kill and take resources from disorganized "inferior people", turn the country into a military powerhouse or perhaps "make the desert bloom".
It's just that colonialism no longer gives the desired net benefits (to the conquering people) it once did.
In the early 21st century, the USA has clinched the dubious honour of being the No. 1 terrorist state in the world. In this decade, the US has killed more innocent children and grandparents than any other nation state. Do you really think the US and her close allies are more secure as a result?
|Ludovico Einaudi - DNA|
(Dec 02, 2009 - 21:17)
I believe he's currently sawing the brain cap off a dirty cop.
Lecter dinner music.
|Peter Gabriel & Friends - Whole Thing|
(Oct 20, 2009 - 18:25)
|another CD I will have to add to my collection. I can not get enough of Peter Gabriel. Each record grows on you the more you listen.|
|Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up|
(Oct 09, 2009 - 20:21)
|I'm bragging, but I have seen him three times in concert. What a trip to see a bunch of people in Goth gear engaging in a sing-a-long. Hope to see him again.|
|Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man|
(Oct 09, 2009 - 20:08)
|Thanks for giving this a spin. Brings tears to my eyes every time. Great American music. Listen to Mark Isham some time you will hear the Copland influence.|
|Eddie Harris - Listen Here|
(Oct 09, 2009 - 19:52)
|I bought Eddie's record Listen Here. Unfortunately, this is the best cut on the album. I like it but I wish I had just bought the 45.|
|Solas - Dignity|
(Sep 01, 2009 - 21:24)
|If I were a believer this is what I imagine heaven would sound like.|
|RPWL - Masters Of War|
(Sep 01, 2009 - 21:00)
|Hey, some body is trying. I would like to hear the lyrics in German. German is the best hard rock language|
|John Coltrane - Naima|
(Aug 07, 2009 - 17:56)
|Don't be a Stillyphine, let it grow on ya' Keep trying you will get there|
|English Beat - Can't Get Used to Losing You|
(Jul 01, 2009 - 20:20)
|This is my favorite Andy Williams tune. Great love song. This version is in my top 200 of all time. Give Andy Williams' version, what a great voice. I watched Andy Williams' TV show as a kid and loved it.|
|Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now|
(Jul 01, 2009 - 19:26)
|Nice! The cascading scale reminds me of an old fripp and eno tune. I've got to buy some of this.|
|Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old|
(Jul 01, 2009 - 19:11)
|The vocals remind me of Prefab sprout. I can't find any thing to critical to say, I don't want the tune to end, it is good music for the head. It is like riding a fast train through the hills, where is the next turn going to take you?|
|Ultravox - Vienna|
(Apr 04, 2009 - 21:20)
|Midge can really belt it out. He has the dramatic and romantic flair similar to that of Bryan Ferry and Bowie.|
|Neil Young - Powderfinger|
(Apr 04, 2009 - 21:16)
|This one brings tears to my eyes every time. A young man never gets to go on with his life defending the ideal of his way of life |
You know, I hear the lyrics and it sounds like he's describing some sort of ATF raid on one of those wacked out "state militia" groups. Or, it could just be me.