Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Keeping on the Theme: Timeless

Since we're on the Cass Elliott theme, this week's latest paranoid news reminds us that her songs have as much relevance today as they did three and a half decades ago. This is the most (and probably only) Zen song I've ever heard about natural disasters. What will be is what will be.

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At 12:58 PM, Blogger CornFedBoy said...

I wish I would have found this video clip for my earth quake paranoia I have posted on my blog!

At 5:25 PM, Blogger rich bachelor said...

Fucking wonderful.

And, just 'cuz we're here, have you ever examined Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" as a premonition of 9/11, nineteen years previous?

"...you don't know me, but I know you.
And I've got a message to give to you
Here come the planes
...They're American planes, made in America
...Neither snow nor rain or gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

And later:
"Cause when love is gone, there's always justice/and when justice is gone, there's always force/And when force is gone, there's always Mom-Hi Mom!"

And finally:
"So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
In your automatic arms
Your electronic arms
...Your petrochemical arms, your military arms..."


At 6:14 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rich - I definitely recall those lines, and Laurie gave a concert right after 9/11 with "O, Superman" in Manhattan. I was both healing and chilling.


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