Be Kind, Rewind

June 20, 2008

It still does the same thing. Even on the small screen. Even on the cold and impersonal computer screen.

I wanna make movies.

It brings us all together.  It gives us all a place to belong, even if only for an hour and a half.  Entertainment sure is wonderful.



June 10, 2008

You’re like a beautiful machine
They way you are in this world
Undisturbed by what you see

Crap. I made a link. I thought that song was for that that someone…

I think too much.

Aren’t I supposed to be creating, instead of “memoiring”?

I’m sure we’ve all heard at least one version of this song, be it the original by the Ronettes, this one which seems to be the most accessible, or The Ramones sub-par cover, among others. The reason I post that one is because while it is the most accessible, and nothing like the original, it is quite good.

Pop music has always had this very strong presence, especially regarding love. The Ronettes make it cute; it’s stuck in the 50s, it’s girls singing, so it can’t be weird. The Ramones sound a bit flat, but otherwise it’s still the same song.

According to chords sites, the song is only 3 chords long, over and over. Add some piano and drums in the beginning. Backing vocals always help, even more so with the catchy “Nah-nah-nah/nah-nah-nah-nah”s after the chorus. It doesn’t get much more orchestrated than that, but boy oh boy, is this pop music at its best.

Dear Mr. Eisenhower…

June 1, 2008

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

For as long as I can remember; it seems, after college all I’ve been thinking about is how unfortunate it is that the world is greedy. That people need to own, that people need to possess. As if, without the idea of having something that is yours and yours only (as if information in book, music or DVD form) cannot and will not be shared with others. Which is actually something I just thought of, and thus I need to sit with it. But for the past two months or so, I’ve been wondering, what’s so wrong with sharing?
The thing that allows greed and possession and “selfishism” is the government. Without the government, we wouldn’t need money, and thus we wouldn’t need possessions. We wouldn’t need jobs we all don’t like, we wouldn’t need things to make us happy. Or, at least, momentarily allow us to forget that work is tomorrow (I am writing this on a Sunday evening as well…)
So yesterday I’m out burning my $4+ gasoline, driving aimlessly cause I’m feeling less and less excited about going to the mall and hanging out in book stores. And I hear the above quote on the radio, right after hearing a story about the lyrics to “Give Peace A Chance” being sold. And I found it true. That, the individual will start a movement, and the movement will start a change.
The government will not start a change, in fact, the government will only add to the desire to “be in the right”. If the government didn’t want to be right, there wouldn’t be wars. So, the people will indeed do more for peace than the government. And, “attentivism” aside, along with gift economies and the Economy of the Iroquois, I think that one day, people will learn to trust each other more than authority.

Happy June…