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The Government Can

Who can take your money, with a twinkle in their eye; take it all away and give it to some other guy? The government. The government can.

Harve Presnell 1933 – 2009 R.I.P.

Harve Presnell had a great voice and fine presence on stage and screen. He also appeared in several of my favorite musicals.

Happy Independence Day

Steppenwolf’s “Monster” — Lyrics.

Literal Videos — going viral ?

“Ever wish songs just sang what was happening in the music video?” Many excellent songs with great music and lyrics often have music videos which don’t seem to fit the songs at all, and also get strange. Bonnie Tyler had a huge hit with “Total Eclipse of the Heart” which was written by Jim Steinman […]

Catchy tune

“Musical op-ed piece written and performed by John Forster and Tom Chapin”

We’ve lived so well so long . . .

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken And certainly misused Oh, but I’m alright, I’m alright….

A rule to live by . . . ?

When you see your ship go sailing When you feel your heart is breaking…. When you need a shoulder to cry on When you get so sick of trying…. When you get so down that you can’t get up And you want so much but you’re all out of luck When you’re so downhearted and […]

At last . . .

No, not the Etta James song . . . I suppose it makes sense now that the media giants have a new contract with writers and fairly thorough penetration for the DVD sets containing many of their most popular old TV series, that they would start to stream some of them on the ‘net. All […]

Happy Birthday Steve Earle

Happy Birthday Marlene

Marlene played a gypsy in one of my favorite anti-fascist movies made close to the WWII era: Golden Earrings (1947) (included in the set from Amazon featured here on the right). I don’t recall any singing in that movie, nor did I find a clip from it. However, the song above still seems very relevant. […]