“She was living in a single room with three other individuals. One of them was a male and the other two, well, the other two were females. God only know what they were up to in there. and furthermore Susan, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them hibitually smoked marijuana cigarettes… reefers”
I smoke two joints in the morning.
I smoke two joints at night.
I smoke two joints in the afternoon, it makes me feel alright
I smoke two joints in time of peace, and two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
and then I smoke two more
Smoked cigarettes ’til the day she died, toke a big spliff of some good sensimillia smoked cigarettes ’til the day she died toke a big spliff of some good sensamill…” “Easy-E were ya ever caught slippin’ Hell no!
Daddy he once told me “son you be hard workin’ man” and Mamma she once told me “son you do the best you can”
but then one day i met a man who came to me and said
i’ve worked good
and i’ve worked fine
but first take care of head
Classic Gil Scott-Heron. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Leonard Cohen on Drinkify: Never drink alone!
“There may not be much difference, between Chairman Mao and Richard Nixon, if we strip them naked,” Yoko Ono reminds us in this classic cut from the Plastic Ono Band’s Sometime in New York City LP. Chock full of revolutionary protest songs (from Attica State to Angela Davis) and stuffed with a petition to allow John to fight an unjust deportation, SINYC is like a musical time capsule capturing the last rebel yell from the era of the Sixties street-fighting man.
Feeling nostalgic for some Elephant’s Memory Band? It’s only a click away. It’s all free for your listening pleasure on Yoko’s Soundcloud site.
We’re all water from different rivers
That’s why it’s so easy to meet
We’re all water in this vast, vast ocean
Someday we’ll evaporate together
When You Wish Upon a Tree at the Hirshhorn
by Brandon Springer — Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for Smithsonian.com
Some wish for their mothers. Some wish for their fathers. Some wish for siblings or friends, children or partners. Some wishes are rather rude. Some wishes are earnest and sweet.
Yoko Ono’s Washington D.C. Wish Tree is back in bloom in the Hirshhorn sculpture garden this summer.
The tree has stood in the sculpture garden since 2007. It is one of many wish trees around the world installed by Ono as a part of her international peace project IMAGINE PEACE (the name a reference to her late husband’s celebrated album and song).
With the heat, if not the light, coming from Tea Parties erupting around us, Free Pamphlet Publishing couldn’t think of a better time to dust off this cool video, from the PBS broadcast of Leonard Cohen Live in London.
First we take Manhattan. Then we take Berlin!
Live in London.
A special from IndySocial:
The Draft Mellencamp for Senate Movement is officially underway and very much for real.
Since the notion was introduced by The Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel earlier this week on an MSNBC morning show, and later in greater depth on The Nation‘s web site, thousands have joined impromptu Mellencamp for Indiana Senator Fan Pages on Facebook, and voices ranging from rock fans to professional politicians have signaled their support.
As of yet, no official comment from the Mellencamp camp. His web site’s news section is promoting an upcoming performance headlining Rock Fest 2010 in Cadott, WI on Saturday, July 17th and makes no mention of potential senatorial aspirations. Rock Fest is four day music festival.
The controversial leftist editor’s proposal that the scrappy Hoosier Rocker might actually make a viable candidate, and a palpable alternative to big-business-friendly Dan Coats, who is widely believed to be the Republican candidate.
Indianapolis jazzer, singer/songwriter and owner of Hit City, Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts remind us to stop, and celebrate the season. Xmas comes but once a year. Enjoy.