Friday, November 11, 2011

Tunes for 11-11-11

At left, Daisy meets local legend Country Earl! I was thrilled beyond measure. I was introduced to him when I visited the Mauldin Open Air Market last week, to buy Joel Ann's legendary cashew brittle, as well as oodles of fabulous local produce.

I hope you are all having a good 11-11-11, which is a suitably cosmic thang.

I tried to remember to make a wish at 11:11am, and forgot. Yall don't forget at 11:11pm!

Below, some earworms and other delights.


I thought this was called "Rock and Roll Star" but it's just "Star." It's been ages since I looked at the album cover.

Its a pop/rock gem from that amazing work of art titled The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

I also love it, since he explains exactly what he is going to do, and then he went out and did it. (And how often does that happen?) For emphasis, at the end he adds, "just watch me."

I could do with the money
I'm so wiped out with things as they are
I'd send my photograph to my honey
And I'd come on like a regular superstar

Star - David Bowie


Okay, trigger warnings and all that stuff. You know what comes from poppies, and you know what happens when people get too fond of it. (Lyrics here)

My tarot reading for 11-11-11 started with the Temperance card, which made me think of this song. It always does.

Baby want more.

Poppies - Patti Smith Group


My favorite song by the late Jim Croce, which it seems few people have heard.

Hey Tomorrow - Jim Croce


And finally, this is for Veterans Day.

How many of you were aware that Jim Morrison's father was a Rear Admiral in the Navy? It really does explain a lot.

In concert, Morrison would hit the ground at the sound of the gunshot, like, splat. No slow toppling-over, but bang, flat on the ground. I think you probably have to be really high to do that. Nonetheless, it was damned impressive.

Note the cheering-crowd noise spliced with funeral-church bells at the end. Perfect.

The Unknown Soldier - The Doors

Happy Veterans Day. Bring Them Home Now.


JoJo said...

I stared at my clock starting at 11:08 so as to not miss 11:11 b/c I woulda been REALLY pissed if I had. Then Russell and I held hands and made our wishes. He asked me what mine was and I told him I couldn't tell or it wouldn't come true, but it involved him. He said his wish involved me too, even though that wish already came true. I know, I know, "sickeningly sweet". lol

DaisyDeadhead said...

THAT IS SO SWEEEEET! Honestly Jojo that is just adorable. :)

bryce said...

love psg - thnx d! hope all is well. & good luck tonite.


YogaforCynics said...

No "this is the dawning of the age of aquarius"???!!! Probably just as well...