I love this album from Aaron Freeman aka Gene Ween. Someone posted the "English and Western Stallion" on an XTC FB group. It was a great song, so I investigated the rest of the album on YouTube. Then, I went to my local record store and special ordered it. This was quite a few years ago. Lyrically, the album speaks to me with his pain from active addiction bringing to the fore my past struggles and inability to take responsibility for my own happiness or have boundaries with manipulative people. There is also the relief of daylight that comes in recovery. I can get both my head and heart around it and appreciate both the harsh reality lived and incredible gift Mr. Freeman has to express beauty and pain.
I've been watching this as often as I can on HBO. I am currently in the midst of my third viewing. I knew there was an upcoming David Byrne event on HBO, but forgot about it in the business of daily life. I happened across it, channel surfing the night before last and it has been in the forefront of my mind since then. The staging is simple and perfect. The choreography is reminiscent of the coolest college marching band halftime shows, ever plus my favorite-nerdy dancing, like I used to do. Both introspective and observant as usual, Mr. Byrne reminds me to keep my mind, eyes and ears open.
According to my cable, this will stop running on my plain old HBO 10/31.
Well, I listened to the rest of the recently released eels album Earth To Dora. The cover art reminded me of some of Red Skelton's clown artwork. E sounds angry, to me. There are the usual wonderful songs that I will love. Perhaps I am projecting my anger onto e's lyrics due to anger that a partner could go outside our relationship. I waited a long time to feel anger and maybe e did, too. It reminds me of Mr. Partridge's "Dear Madum Barnum" and "Your Dictionary."
So question: How do you post a vid without follow-on vids, just a stand alone vid. My YouTube settings are set to not follow on. I've only just discovered I can post videos because I use a mid priced phone. I don't get the full display unless I use desktop mode. And that's difficult on a phone. Any idea?
Introvertigo: No, thanks, Mare--I don't smoke.
Oct 13, 2021 21:34:13 GMT
donavan: I think she meant toes. 🐫
Oct 13, 2021 23:19:12 GMT
Mare: I meant camel or dromedary.
Oct 17, 2021 0:06:43 GMT
donavan: OK, don't take the hump.
Oct 17, 2021 2:03:04 GMT
Mare: Have a Day, everyone! <3
Oct 17, 2021 15:57:09 GMT
donavan: Happy Monday ! 🙃
Oct 18, 2021 12:08:42 GMT
Mare: I have always said things other people only thought...I got laughter and me, too! as reward. Sometimes, though, I felt regret about what I had brought to the surface. Is that my lot in life-to be an instigator?
Oct 21, 2021 17:17:07 GMT
donavan: It doesn't matter because you have been cancelled. Go figure.
Oct 21, 2021 23:04:17 GMT
Mare: Who cancelled me? If it was me, then it is a moot point, because I am reinstating myself. If it was someone else, I cancel them back.
Oct 22, 2021 16:20:48 GMT
donavan: Don't you just love Cancel Culture? 😃😄😁😆😂🤣😅😀🙂🙃😉😛😜🤪🤭🤔😷
Oct 24, 2021 13:45:49 GMT
Mare: Prejudice is Prejudice. Name calling doesn't change that fact. Should we stop trying to correct a long term wrong just because some people accept what is abusive as normal? I think not.
Oct 25, 2021 18:22:53 GMT