Friday, September 26, 2008

Was? Am

I'm only now reckoning with the idea that there were rock stars from the 70s and 80s with whom I was in love but only now realize it.

I mean this voice, that face! If you'd just be OBJECTIVE, you'd too would say, FUUUUUUUCK:

This works too, very well, into the 80s. Take it from :39ff.

And ditto, Magic Woman:

I may say more on this later....

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Meaning of "Hockey Mom": More Lipstick, More Pig

Hockey is the whitest ass sport in the world. Everyone knows that.

So, we ask, Is the phrase “Hockey mom” not a euphemism for “white,” maybe even “blond”, “women” who are urged to vote Rethuglican because there is a black man on the Democratic ticket?

Is it not to characterize the so-called “white ethnics” in terms more specific and explicit than “soccer moms” (which could include Hispanic moms, after all) or “security moms” (which is Every Mom, though with a distinctly conservative, post 9/11 flavor).

You can even hear it. The vowels of this phrase “H ‘eye’ ckey ” “M ‘eye’ m” are meant to signal “midwestern-white-, or rust-belt women, and/or mid-North women from Minnesota and other such states”.

One hears in this phrase, then, the aural equivalent of the imagery of the McCain ad that opens with almost subliminal images of blond celebrity women (Paris and Britney), narrated by that “skeptical” or even “worried” female voice – all to express a certain hyped-up “blond/black,” “white/black” dichotomy.

In other words, it's lipstick on yet another pig -- the whole "black man / blond woman" narrative, which has quite ancient, hysterical, and racist roots in this country.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Country First? : The Lipstick & The Pig

Later, in the spin zones of cable TV, commentators repeatedly made the point that there are probably very few voters — some specifically mentioned “hockey moms” — who could explain the Bush doctrine. But that’s exactly the reason we have such long and intense campaigns. You want to find the individuals who best understand these issues, who will address them in sophisticated and creative ways that enhance the well-being of the nation.

The really scary part of the Palin interview was how much she seemed like W. in 2000, and not just the way she pronounced nu-cue-lar. She had the same flimsy but tenacious adeptness at saying nothing, the same generalities and platitudes, the same restrained resentment at being pressed to be specific, as though specific is the province of silly eggheads, not people who clear brush at the ranch or shoot moose on the tundra.

McCain talks about how he would build dozens of nuclear power plants. Oh, really? They go for $10 billion a pop. Where is the money going to come from? From lowering taxes? From banning abortions? From borrowing more from China? From having Sarah Palin “reform” Washington — as if she has any more clue how to do that than the first 100 names in the D.C. phonebook?

-- a heartbeat away.... yikes

Friday, September 12, 2008

How to get to Sesame Street

Wow, there's hidden meaning to the lyric:
Come and play
Everything's A-OK
Friendly neighbors there....":

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Song for the day & the Joys of Decoding Broadcast Porn (When there was such a thing)

This song has special meaning for me. Right when this video came out, I started decoding, deciphering, and unscrambling French porn from a pay channel called "ONTV" in Chicago, and it basically had the "look" of this video. It was awesome. It all came together -- a new interest in sexy music, an interest in sex coupled with a newfound mesmerization with moving, naked bodies in dark, muted technicolor. Only TVs from the 70s, still around in the 80s of course, had BOTH a "vertical" adjustment AND the rarer "horizontal" one, so you could basically fix the split screen image (left to right) and besmirch your mind in all sorts of ways, until all hours of the morning. It's beautiful.

apt13's descrambles

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Then & Now (Every Now & Then): Two Vids with Perfectly Hot Chics Who Are Awesome To Look At & Are "GOOD FOR THE VIDEO, YOU KNOW?"

Be in awe of one of the best rock songs of the 80s. If you don't like it, you're dumb.

"Ah Leah" by Donnie Iris

And this one? Well, wait for "fuck".

"Evil Once Again" by Black Betty

Ballast restricting puzzle muffler?

No. Not that I know. I'm suddenly not allowed to have my own thoughts.
Nice poem Barva, you really hit the mark. You are the standard bearer. You really DO know how to make a salamander...........
None of that?!?

--- On Sun, 9/7/08, GBDH wrote:
From: GBDH
Subject: Re: Fern Worker
To: -----@---.or
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2008, 1:27 AM

Is that last a reference to a Robert Fripp tune or something?

Idsvilbarva wrote:

> Fern Worker, pert burglar. Maison Praline avec-Not/far/from-foolhardy
> pearl merlin hurler.
> Mazel Tov Coctail. Ballast restricting puzzle muffler.
> On a gone a git chee...
> On a gone and got a git chee, indeed.