Idle Thoughts on Popular Songs: Synesthesia Outros

What’s the point of starting something if you don’t finish it strong? These songs don’t just tell a story, they bring it on home with senses-scrambling virtuosity:

Morrissey. The title track on his 2014 album “World Peace is None of Your Business” makes him the Edward Snowden of music. And although “I’m not a Man” curses meat and muscle, he is one of the good guys. The song builds up to a grisly outro shrieking in steely flashes of silver, then makes a bright red squirting mess. What kinds of pigs are being put to the knife?

Pink Floyd. I see the outro to “Comfortably Numb” in a rich geometry of green, to burgundy-black and back. It’s a great song, but as a commenter elsewhere put it, it’s a commercial extrapolation of their signature song “Echoes.” There’s a guitar break in “Echoes,” he continues, just before the final verse, that sounds like a sunrise or a sunburst or an explosion of light. I agree, one of David Gilmour’s best moments.

Prince.Purple Rain.” One time while listening half-asleep to its terminal falsetto cries, I saw a man’s spirit ascending over vistas of mountain ranges. The crazy diamond of Minneapolis made whatever he touched shine in violet and pink hues of the visible spectrum, not the least his cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella.

The Beatles. Paul McCartney has been the steady Delta to John Lennon’s restless Gamma, and no story of their friendship bears it out better than “Hey Jude.” Lennon rejected his first son Julian in favor of his second son Sean because he fell for his Sean’s mother. McCartney, the stand-up guy, took Julian under his wing and wrote that song to cheer him up, changing “Julian” to “Jude” for reasons of meter. The long na, na, nana na na outro chorus is soft blue and breezy.

Pearl Jam. No, this time I will not be talking about this blog’s most favored hit “Black” and its anguished why why, whyyyy! howl of a dispossessed generation. Rather, I am looking at Vedder’s story of feral motherhood, the song “Alive.” A USO band once visited our outpost in the Far East. A young Lieutenant from our company jumped on stage and a band member handed him an electric guitar. We watched in awe as he and the band’s rhythm guitarist dueled-out a fifteen-minute freestyle version of that song’s outro.

Eric Clapton. It is also this blog’s position that the Baby Boomer sense of identity not be stroked with approving references to the icons of their youth. But the fact is that until we topped them in 1991, their musical achievements were unsurpassed and “Layla” stood among their best. There is a downshift around the 3:00 point, sepia colors of summer nostalgia, seagulls, sand, water and sky.

The Eagles. Don Henley liked to call out the American hubris, most pointedly in the epic ballad “The Last Resort.” And there was a time for that — but that time has passed. We purged the cuckservatives, our last necessary act of inward-aimed aggression. From here on, it’s as star commenter Greg Eliot puts it:

In short, time to close ranks and get on board… the days of “loyal opposition” are gone, and ANY opposition in the quest for a future for White children is not to be cavalierly or treasonously rationalized as independent thought.

There is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here. The steady rhythm of the song’s outro paints broad streaks of orange, the hazy sun sinking in the sea. We know what to do.

 

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110 thoughts on “Idle Thoughts on Popular Songs: Synesthesia Outros

  1. Pingback: Idle Thoughts on Popular Songs: Synesthesia Outros | Reaction Times

  2. “Ten” is an overall brilliant album. “Jeremy” is something of an anthem for generations of left-behind white boys.

  3. That last guitar solo to end Alive is one of my all-time favorites. The energy, the enthusiasm, the flow…all of it. One day I’ll get off my ass and learn to rock that out.

    That 15-minutes freestyle must have been something to witness. It sounds like it’s still fresh in your memory.

    Have you heard that version from the “Live on Two Legs” album? He goes off and does quite the freestyle riff, but brings it back home. (Another good song in that vein is CSNY’s Southern Man, from their Four Way Street live album. They turn a 5 minute song into a 12, 13 minute jam. Likewise: CCR’s I Heard It Through The Grapvine

    Funny you mention The Last Resort I was a fan of that song, and I heard it about a month ago and it just didn’t resonate the same. I blame the red pill awareness, but I think I just realized how much it’s about punishing this country more than anything. (Much how I used to like Dances With Wolves till I read a few comments by you and GE on CH’s site awhile back.)

  4. I don’t really know any of those songs (maybe apart from PF and Beatles). Good rock, indie, and popular music pretty much ended n the early 1980s for me.

  5. There’s an older short story by fellow synesthesiac Nabokov in which the main character alternately perceives the tunes at a party as a thin dungeon and a literally “breath-enabling” magic sphere. That’s in sum how I feel toward music at large.

  6. A tacky music hater at heartiste demanded another riff on Shakespeare, and for their sins I delivered, but mod has a problem with solid chunk verse. For edification and giggles, I drop it here:

    Let me to the marriage of true Ice
    Admit impediment. Love is not love
    Which dilutes kin with a roll of the dice,
    Or bends with the mixer his race to remove.
    No! Let the Han and Aryan be ever-fixed marks,
    That look on J*w p0rn and are ever disgusted:
    Let them abolish J*w media and all their damned larks,
    And exile to Israel that maladjusted,
    Interloping breed. Ice is not Yid’s fool,
    For these two Master Races truly are supreme.
    Compared to us, Dots and Semites are mere tools,
    While mestizos and blacks, only are of Apes the cream.
    Europe and North Asia remain the two great peoples:
    All else by compare are dumb and ugly feebles.

  7. “For edification and giggles,” you say? Hmmm.

    One question; if that ever-wily ‘Jew’ so clearly inferior, how does she so consistently trip up the Aryans and Hans, and create all that artful sabotage if they’re of inferior mind and body?

    (PA, mayby it’s semites who are that hypothetical ‘supreme middle-most’ humanity hybrid that i came up with for purposes of discussion, no?)

  8. One question; if that ever-wily ‘Jew’ so clearly inferior, how does she so consistently trip up the Aryans and Hans, and create all that artful sabotage if they’re of inferior mind and body?

    Huh? Jewish history is 6,000 years of getting their a*ss kicked by everyone surrounding them – the Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Romans… you name it. I’d argue that their clique-ishness, status jockeying and endless politicking was a barrier to growth via merging with other tribes.

    Why do you think that Jerusalem’s oldest monument if called “the wailing wall”?

    They’ve done well over the last 60 years and profited from the political and economic stability of the West, but the Muslim explosion in Europe and the Middle East do not bode well for them, nor does the passing of their conservative American patrons in politics and the US military.

  9. “not the least his cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella.”

    Where you at taht gig? I thought that was very interesting when i first heard he covered the song there. it’s my understanding that he did a inspiring version, yet never clearly said the tagline “But…..I’m a CREEP!”—– that such a self-deprecating utterance was just not possible in his being and vernacular, etc. …..lol….I would have liked to have seen that one, even though i’m not the world’s biggest Prince fan..

  10. — the passing of their conservative American patrons in politics and the US military (Camlost)

    That’s very significant.

    — Where you at taht gig? (Nikcrit)

    No. I never saw Prince perform live.

  11. ‘I never liked John Lennon. Now I know it was because of his gamma personality. It sounds like Julian still has a lot of resentment toward his father.

  12. My celebrity moment was that i saw Prince, and sort of met him, on the streets, in NYC. Some eye-contact and acknowledgment.

    I think the world of him. As we all know, he recently passed away, and left a FORTUNE of 600 million. Jimminy Christmas. As i heard, he had no will, but like a good man, left it intestate.

    ********************

    Though he did exhibit some Racial Sentiment, in his signature movie, that now seems kind of bullshit. Can he be forgiven that, or not? It was literally 40 years ago. Different times.

  13. John Lennon, by all accounts, was an ASSHOLE.

    However he was also genius. You decide.

    It was Different Times. I lean toward the genius side of that argument; and that the AR can’t sorta incorporate his personality success and brilliance, speaks of a temperamental incompatibility of youthful incompetence. (to coin a phrase)

  14. — the AR can’t sorta incorporate his personality success and brilliance

    I’m listening to Richard Spencer talking with Millennial Woes [Youtube: “I’m Alt-Right, Jack (with Richard Spencer)”] right now, and just as I read Elk’s note above, Spencer and MW were talking about the bohemian, “alternative” quality to the All-Right that confuses the establishment. Basically, the uninitiated and journalists, when they hear of this radical right wing movement of ours, they expect a hyper-neoconnish militarism and free trade baggage — and they get knocked off track when they hear our ironic, populist, urbane side.

    Lennon is a relic. Yes, a great artist but like with many artists over the past decades, he was used as a tool. “Imagine” (remember that thread? great comments there) is an anti-human song that Lennon himself later second-guessed.

  15. cam,
    I mean, look at Israel compared to the rest of the mideast, then compare it to certain western nations: more sophisticated industrial structure and economy and a GDP that of Arab nations in the dust. I figure it’s aggregate IQ —– but it’s odd that there’s is highest, because otherwise European IQ levels correlate upward when going south-to-north on the continent, no?

  16. Jeez nikcrit, you know Episcopalians have higher IQs than Ashkenazis, right?

    Jews haven’t got the better of the Han (unless you count Maoism, but China endures). The Emma Sulkowicz’ are in for a rude awakening. But it underscores the delirious opportunism of the breed, that they simply think themselves divinely entitled to enter any society that already is fully advanced, successful, at the top, and then start running things as if no one before knew how to put up a pagoda. To say nothing of pissing upon and profanating every thing and every one.

    And really, why need you defend the honor of the Jews? Why should anyone? If we never had a Mozart or Hitchcock to answer to Mahler or Kubrick it might be different (and the sable races haven’t much in the way, even now, of an answer to writing and the wheel– though they DO have dem Beats by Dre haydfonns, naw!); but for my part I aver their accomplishments are vastly overrated and– what frightens them more– severely circumscribed by some mysterious mechanism not quite explicable to the common eye once they are removed from the proximity of “the goyim”. How rates the Tel Aviv Philharmonic? Why did Brandeis not shine bright enough to leave Harvard unheeded?

    And as one who has suffered and endured the rape-like advances of the Jewish warthog, to say nothing of the blithe “Eyes Wide Shut” style confessions of these amoral pinheads, I am very serious in demanding their removal from the lands of all civilized peoples. They’ve had their kicks. They can keep Israel– if they can handle it. But I’d give Iran the keys to the Bomb in a heartbeat. After all, an old wives’ tale says they took a vote in the cafeteria at Los Alamos to give it to the Soviets– you know, for World Peace. Well, doesn’t Tehran love peace too?

  17. Why is so hard for the alt-riter to conceive the Jew qua Jew as archetype anti-white Supremacist AND THEN rightfully and logically proceed from there into white Supremacy?

    I’ll wait for an answer before I give it to *you.

    * high IQ “white” male

  18. Not that i am sucking anyone’s dick — but yeah i am sucking his dick.

    I know that PA doesn’t appreciate such GROTESQUERIE — but my hit rate gets away with some abuses.

  19. Perhaps you meant “we” and then the division is between those who view such talent with a sense of awe and those who view such talent with a sense of enmity and rage.

  20. Jeez nikcrit, you know Episcopalians have higher IQs than Ashkenazis, right?

    Repeat repeat repeat. Also, there is a group of South African Whites, with an average iq of 120-plus. What do i know, but i believe that is an accurate statement.

    I have done some psychosymmetrics on my high school (back when i was there), and an honest estimate based on national merit scholars is 115.

  21. The superior jewish iq is bullshit. If they are so smart, then why do they have to live among us as parasites?

    Alex Linder, with his inestimable verbal intelligence and before he got smashed into the ground, put it simply,

    Jew are smart. Almost as smart as White people.

  22. “The superior jewish iq is bullshit. If they are so smart, then why do they have to live among us as parasites?”

    And yeah i know that is non-sequitor. But on the other hand, it’s not.

    Let’s not be iq-fetishists. Let’s be more Miami Vice tough squad mothers.

  23. The superior jewish iq is bullshit. If they are so smart, then why do they have to live among us as parasites?

    Their average IQ may be slightly higher, but they’ve never been a large nation. And despite their outsized media presence they’re only 3-4% of the US population (and falling due to intermarriage and loss of religiosity). They’re just a small tribe.

    When you form an actual nation you can’t have everyone being a thought leader and a politicking, plotting striver angling for the levers of power – you also need a berzerker class, a warrior class, a worker class, etc – IQ across the spectrum. By definition, hierarchy demands that those less qualified follow their betters.

    because otherwise European IQ levels correlate upward when going south-to-north on the continent, no?

    Yes, Auster talked about this all the time. He even pointed out that Southern Italy IQ and criminality in Sicily and Corsica was probably affected by the slight amount of Arab intermixing that occurred during the 1000 years of fighting between the Italian Mercantile city-states (Venice, Genoa, etc.) and Ottomans who would alternately settle, conquer, invade or get driven out of those areas.

    And I know its a hackneyed idea, but their has to be some truth to the old hackneyed idea that Jewish financial skill was helped by their participation in money lending in the West for centuries (think Shylock) as Christianity frowned upon usury.

  24. All these piss-contests of ‘IQ.’ How embarrassing. It’s like girls comparing their gold-speckled tampons. Options obliterates intelligence in real life. I suspect some of the street-smart are out there too?

  25. “But I’d give Iran the keys to the Bomb in a heartbeat.”

    Good music coming out of Iran too, Look up Alan Kushan wailing on his his personally crafted santour. The true battle sound.

  26. Look up Alan Kushan wailing on his his personally crafted santour.

    I will look it up, tough guy. I make my own sticks, by the way. Obviously that is a damn sight short, of the full craft.

  27. It is a simple thing. A steady knife and piece of wood. Anything works — birch, ash, mulberry.

    Oak and elm might seem good contenders, but i am guessing they a little hard.

  28. “Jeez nikcrit, you know Episcopalians have higher IQs than Ashkenazis, right?”

    No, I don’t recall ever having seen such a ranking.

    Look, I’ve got no real dog in this fight; I’ve also said that i’ve seen some widely varying national IQ rankings amongst Europeans. But with those variations in mind, the lists have always followed this general order: sub-Saharan blacks at 70; Afro-Euro and Afro-American blacks at 85; Southeast Asians at 85-90 with Koreans, Japanese and Northern Chinese at 105; Europeans between 95-105 and Ashkenazim Jews at 112 with Sephardics a few points lower.

    Now, before Lucius or anyone takes umbrage and sharpens their knives, this is just casual recall of anecdotal encounters, with the figs culled second-hand from alt-right blog posts and their suggested links; i’m not claiming anything decisive here; in fact, I’d welcome any more refined suggestions in terms of links running down the quantitative merits of HBD measures.

  29. Jews breed for intelligence at the expense of most other desirable traits. The fact that they have to work so hard at convincing themselves to marry within the race, and still with limited success, shows they see value in non Jewish genes.

  30. Those are good comments, by nickrit and then Lara. They are both right on the mark.

    An internet hard-guy tough-guy bro salute.

    How about some AC/DC? for those about to rock, or maybe Jailbreak ’76?

  31. Too… knee!
    Prophet
    Before thee
    Open thy Windows
    Unzip.
    File.
    Free.
    Beguile
    Widdle would
    Jew neat trick
    “Suck a d–k”
    Elk gone wild…
    Grown man like child
    Equally
    Penning things
    Stabbing innuendo
    Like anti-mild
    Retardation
    Stunted back
    Jew something vile
    Self-annihilation
    In his homo-connotation
    Amongst fathers
    Who sicken of his inebriation.
    Cessation
    Of the fiendishly forward fag-talk
    In jew ill, littered rations.

  32. Kunstler is devastatingly brilliant this week. Yeah he is a blond jew, but pretty sure hell follows us.

    http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/signs-of-desperation/

    “Trump offers incoherent rhetoric in opposition to the current dismal order of things; Clinton offers empty, pandering rhetoric in defense of that order. Both represent an epic national drive toward political suicide.”

    i disagree with his take on Trump, but not really.

    *******************

    Hey thorbro — maybe, on the other hand, you could quit fixating on me? What, i give you life on the internet, and then you psychoanalyze? How about you join the Big Boys, outside of gayface Cali?

    / yeah i just said it, and don’t reference me in your “poems”.

    Why have *you* been banned, from every damned sight, whereas not me. Do you have any self-referential capacity?

    Do you have any self-referntial capacity? / ok this is kind of rhetorical

    Don’t get back to me, without answering the question. Everyone asks you a question — and yet you can NEVER answer. I give you the benefit of the doubt here, btw. Let’s move on from gay autism land, or is that too much to ask.

  33. I am going to take this as another win, and knock up my record for Internet Fights up to 22 and 2.

    Unless he can get back to me without another so-called poem.

    And what are the odds of that?

  34. Elk…

    You’re not really serious and your gig, like all the other fags who don’t really have any skin in the game, is to pretend that I’m not serious. But IRL, many, many people JUST ASSUME I’m dead serious. But then again, I’ve been told I could be on the cover of GQ or Men’s Fitness. Yes, faggy, I know. I declined the “progression.”

    No fags ever preyed on Sméagol.

  35. You get what I’m saying…

    You use your “intelligence” for degenerate things HERE and then you attack my assumed physicality as degenerate in order to deflect from the wretched use of your “talents.”

    You have NEVER PUT YOUR MIND on white Supremacy, absolutely.

    So you self-annihilate and put it on display right here!

  36. Let me go even further…

    At 125 IQ or so, my physicality is a force multiplier… In other words, I can put my knuckles where my mouth is…

    You, on the other hand, possessing an IQ > 140 THUS INTIMATING a self-annihating “first principle” can ONLY “make-up” with a upper-tier physicality. Instead, you deteriorate all in one direction.

    Yoiu are a self-annihilator BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE in the “freedom” that is self-annihilation.

    Plain and simple, right here, for the weak minded white boys to imitate.

  37. Accusing the “white supremacist” of being closet-faggot is really old hat. The argument has been destroyed by its own “any means necessary” first principle.

    And nonetheless, faggotry is self-annihilating NO MATTER WHO states this self-evident truth.

    And it is the “jelk” who is “inserting” the explicitly faggotty comments to which NO ONE has objected except me….

    And this faggot thinks that makes me the pariah? SMFH.

  38. thorbro, i read ten percent of your comments. So does everyone else. You are not qualified to participate here. You do so, at our courtesy.

    Camlost and me is the upper bounds. nikcrit and Lara is in the middle. You are about as low as it gets.

    Now go study some insects or something — or but that’s right, they don’t exist in LA — which is the reason you live there.

  39. It is also this blog’s position that the Baby Boomer sense of identity not be stroked with approving references to the icons of their youth. But the fact is that until we topped them in 1991, their musical achievements were unsurpassed

    TOPPED THEM in 1991?? Yo, shiz be cray man. That’s the wrongest thing anybody ever said. But then, it all depends when you came of age, don’t it? (Though objectively, it’s a crazy statement!) (I’m channeling my inner NikCrit.) Rock music peaked from 1977 to 1981 and was never, ever better than that.

    On the John Lennon business, sure he wrote the Worst Song In History, “Imagine,” but he also wrote “Working Class Hero,” and while he meant it in his sneery Leftist way, it remains an incredibly accurate depiction of the white working class. And of course, while it’s not explicitly about whites, what ELSE would it be, written when it was? Think of it as “White Working Class Hero” and it’s an incredible indictment of the system.

    Then again, “How Do You Sleep?” was a hateful screed against Paul McM and Lennon just sounded like a little bitch.

  40. * Edit. Messed up the tags, dammit

    thorbro, i read ten percent of your comments. So does everyone else. You are not qualified to participate here. You do so, at our courtesy.

    Camlost and me is sorta the upper bounds. nikcrit and Lara is in the middle. You are about as low as it gets.

    Now go study some insects or something — or but that’s right, they don’t exist in LA — which is the reason you live there.

  41. I live in San Diego…. America’s finest city.

    And I was NEVER WRITING FOR you, queer.

    I am writing for those young white boys being sucked into the de facto homo lifestyles of their “brotherhood.”

  42. Elk…

    If you measure things in turds, he who is full of the most shit is not the “winner.”

    If your metric is not “objective Supremacy” as conceived by the “white man” then your JUDGEMENT of things measured ARE nonsense… As in, nonsensical. Not grounded or bounded in or by any discernible first principle. And lastly, you take no marks for just straight, outwardly explicit degeneracy of which you have effectively buried yourself.

  43. The only reason you are being read, is because we are in a fight.

    (It hurts, i know, deal with it.)

    You could still apologize, and it wouldn’t be gay. But it seems you are not the man to do it. (If i was dealing with a better man, this wouldn’t be so difficult.)

  44. Jelk… At least you don’t call me a “self-annihilator.”

    Then I might take umbrage.

    HAHHAHAHA!!!

    How’s that for sympathy for the disheveled?

  45. Jew pig
    To an identity crisis
    “Bring in the A-team”
    PA Jurassic
    Elk’s Face
    As molasses
    Hannibal licks lips, lectures
    “I got a Neat Trick”
    Let’s put it together
    Anti-white Supremacy
    And Moloch the Head
    Moored.
    Docked.
    Cam…
    Lost…
    Back to Perfection
    The operating paradigm
    No deflection
    That’s an identity come together
    That’s A-team, white brother.

  46. No matter whether one “preaches” anti-white Supremacy or teaches white Supremacy, he will exacerbate the psychological war ESPECIALLY in the minds of the “white” males. This is a given for those firmly ensconced on either side. Yet, the reality as it stands, is one side with bleachers full and the other side with barely a soul in blight. So as the game wears on between the MASSIVELY spread thin forces of anti-white Supremacy AGAINST the incredibly dense force of white Supremacy, the rivaling spectators stand only to exacerbate the psychological war that is anti-white Supremacy IN THE MINDS OF ALL OTHERS by sheer fact of being the largest blob of mad mob.

  47. 17
    15
    8
    7…

    Who has time for friends? There is an existential crisis.

    Or as the best liars put it…

    “White genocide.”

    Bro… I “no” how to fugg jew up.

  48. — Rock music peaked from 1977 to 1981 and was never, ever better than that. (Peterike)

    ABBA’s peak-years. No irony. Intergenerational ball-busting aside though, that’s a reasonable point to make. Don’t discount 1991 though, a supernova year in its own right.

  49. I think PA does not want to give too much credit to the Boomers, which I completely understand. They did produce good music. There was also a lot of bad music, too. A lot of them still think their liberal politics are what all the cool people think.

  50. Elk…

    You are like a bawling baby in this bulwarked battle against the babble of Babel.

    You CANNOT BRING white Supremacy to the fore in the real live person that is “elk.”

    SUCH THING WAS IMPRESSED UPON ME…

    The phrenology thingy, you don’t see.

    HBD…

    Have been duped.

    Supremely.

  51. I am curious what “PA Jurassic” means.

    Looks to me like it means “large”.

    Elk must be BA Baracus on this A-Team if his face is molasses.

  52. Still doesn’t make sense. Maybe the line breaks are throwing me off: could Thordaddy be calling on me to bring in the A-Team, and “Jurassic” refers to Elk?

  53. In 20+ years of bouncing, the only individuals who ever uttered “tough guy” were those who have never been in a physical fight. And that WOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL if the person saying it wasn’t such a weasel. When they are a weasel then “tough guy” is literally their only defense mechanism. YET… They are not really conceding their manhood to the “tough guy.” They are, in fact, true to their weasel ways, attempting at the backhand “compliment” which works especially well IN VIRTUAL REALITY…

    But…

    The fundmental truth still stands.

    The white man HAS TO PHYSICALLY FIGHT against all-out degeneration.

    Weasels who mock “tough guys” ON THE INTERNET just might be a “white” self-annihilator.

    Even Kurzweil understands there is a “race” to the “Singularity.”

  54. PA…

    “We” exist in a radically autonomous world… You are a old commandeering and superstitiously volatile nigger and the Halfrican Superman is a Hannibal who delights in a Face that was once spirited turning to the mush of a self-induced identity crisis which cannot be satiated by the rain man like Murdoch of a Camlost to genuine white Supremacy.

  55. It sometimes amazes me that I, given my meta bio bona fides, opines here pretty much with editorial impunity, even being accorded a fairly unbroken respect despite my oft-contrary commentary.

    Meanwhile, you fellow white band of bros verbally annihilate each other a fairly consistent basis. Perhaps it’s necessary to remember: these blog boards are a relatively new technology; it can bring the msot disparate temperaments and views to f2f confrontation that wasn’t easily possible a mere 15 years ago. It’s understandable, the online confrontation and strife, but keep in mind the vanguard aspect of the basic forum or podium or whatever you might call it.

    Western technological innovation is that good; it makes seemingly familiar what may not yet be fully felt, processed and culturally digested; i.e., “it’s all good, fellers; there’s room for both candor and boundaries in this here com-mun-i-cative forum, y’know?

  56. “You are a old commandeering and superstitiously volatile nigger”

    That’s a stretch in describing me, but all’s fair in blogworld candor. Especially given my metaphysics and our recent tug-o-war.

  57. Damn, what happened here? This thread is really entertaining on a slow Friday afternoon.

    Rock music peaked from 1977 to 1981 and was never, ever better than that.

    Yes. This was a special period.

  58. “…..and the Halfrican Superman is a Hannibal who delights in a Face that was once spirited turning to the mush of a self-induced identity crisis which cannot be satiated by the rain man like Murdoch of a Camlost to genuine white Supremacy.”

    Oh, so THAT’S what motivates my commenting here; thanks for clearing that up for me. Who knew?

    Thor, I wouldn’t get too deterministic in our judgements here; it’s an ancient art to be of multiple minds, y’know. Yet it’s usually a conceit for one to say as much and then claim that they played it that way with finely controlled intent….. Or maybe you get jammed up when your analysis-ees don’t tightly fit the script you’ve consigned them too, no?

  59. ““Rock music peaked from 1977 to 1981”

    Going by the canon of pop mythology and hagiography, that time frame pretty much marks the period in which rap, new wave and punk transfigured itself from vanguard to mainstream in the mass pop consciousness. Talking Heads to Grandmaster Flash.

  60. I have this idea for a script called “Seventy-two Versions.”

    Somebody take it home. Just give me credit.

    Its main plot is the personal beta-testing of a genetically modified super drug that induces those with the newly discovered “jihadist gene” to self-annihilate via overdose due unrelenting provocation by Western licentiousness to be, with Machiavellian-marketing scheme, street named the “seventy-two versions” drug. The beta-testing has proceeded over years in the basement of a nobody who has perfected his drug on a jihadist believed to have been renditioned. But who was actually just kidnapped by a nobody and successfully secluded to a basement laboratory in an unsuspecting place. It concludes with both a revelation of the plot and the “white supremacist*” at its “head” (drug formula is set to be open-sourced, imams will manufacture and sell their own) and a beta-test “success.” A jihadist induced to SIMPLY SELF-annihilate.

    *I work for “See Eye, eh,” Tavis Stock, sir.

  61. The point is PA…

    You are still the biggest nigger on this blog, but the Halfrican Hannibal is setting the agenda and Face… The face of this blog which is the identity crisis of Elk… To which Camlost can solidly add nothing BUT MORE identity crisis… For his white man is like Murdoch and impervious to elk’s despair. Yet his Asian is so moored and docked that it provides just enough sweet succor to give elk some Face back… It’s still mushy like molasses though just like Face’s commitment to the A-team set to fix his identity crisis.

    Then stop crying wolf about your identity crisis.

    Where’s the big nigger, PA Jurassic, to set this little elk right?

    ThenFace is not true. It’s a ruse you use to pull people’s strings. The drink only “refines” the Face, deceptively.

  62. One MUST, on contact, embrace the total inversion of reality or a) concede to the Truth of Christendom and wS or b) deny the truth of Modernism.

    There is no escape.

  63. GD, thorbro — you didn’t drop it, and now we’re enemies forever. You are such a sperg.

    He totally wins this round, btw. My internet record drops to 22 and 3. FUCK!

    But on the other hand, he can’t shut the fuck up, … and life is long.

  64. “Butt the smell up”

    Know “doubt?”
    I do “turn oil.”
    Come bustin’ in
    Ginned and juiced”
    From a nigger flux
    Jew
    Fux
    Black Washington
    Carving bucks
    With white hot minds
    Light mines
    Incite mimes
    With rhymes
    Put the jiggle in “elk”
    Make jewanna “jelk”
    Memetic self-undermine
    I’ll kick a dead elk
    When it’s on the down low
    “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
    No jew
    He’s lying
    Lying on his back
    I’m lion
    Roar him back to reality.
    Keep elk from dying…

  65. “There’s a guitar break in “Echoes,” he continues, just before the final verse, that sounds like a sunrise or a sunburst or an explosion of light.”

    This is really freaky to read, because this is exactly how I’ve always described it. I’m surprised anyone else thought this; usually my thoughts on music aren’t shared by the masses. I’d recommend listening to another prog epic, “Supper’s Ready,” by Genesis, which also has a bunch of visual moments.

  66. Hey Days… good to see you here. I was in fact quoting you. I wrote this post after revisiting an old comments thread at CH. The “synesthesia” thing that came up there had me thinking…

  67. “I Want My Country Back, we want to feel at home here once more”

    Good stuff Elk. Never heard of him before. I just listened to the song. May play it more than once.

  68. “A strong musician is Greg Brown. niksonofabitch has lol’d me on him, but check out some of his stuff.”

    Huh? I don’t recall dissin’ Brown. I think he’s fine, tho not someone i go crazy for. Very solid folkie, i think of him as a second-tier ‘Dylan type,’ a la John Prine. Did I really dis him? If so, i was probably in just a pissy, bullshit mood. I have practical respect for anyone who can make a name in the music biz; any whining on my part is aesthetic.

    [the comments under the Youtube video made comparisons to Tom Waits, which also made sense to me. –PA]

  69. Who do you like Nikcrit?
    I’m not a big Beatles fan, but the John Mayer, Keith Urban version of “Don’t Let Me Down” is good.

  70. Rock music peaked from 1977 to 1981 and was never, ever better than that.

    You forgot to carry a “one”, obviously meaning 87-91.

    Seriously, the late 70s? I can’t even name *anything* from those forgettable years, sandwiched between Zeppelin’s glory and the GREATEST DECADE EVER, THE 1980SSS!!!!!!

  71. “Who do you like Nikcrit?”

    Hmm. I’m somewhat jaded and in adulthood tend to like niche artists and genres intensely for a spell, then move onto others….. In my teens and early 20s, i was clearly into retro-rock via blues guitarists like bb king and rockers like Hendrix, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones (fave Stones eras are ’75-ish, with their live shows featuring Billy Preston and percussionist Ollie Brown and the ’78 Stones, their comeback year, in which they put out ‘Some Girls’ and did a great three-song set on SNL. I was also into rap, with Public Enemy clearly head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest favorites; i met Chuck D and Flavor Flav after their first show in this city for a interview in my city’s local weekly; i knew they’d be a hit —- and sure enough, AP wire picked up the story, as they were national sensations less than a month later….. NOwadays, i’m listening to a lot of black pop, which is to say rap and rap-ized R&B, a la Future Chance and Kevin Gates; last winter i was into obscure ‘neo-jazz’ and ‘neo-classical’ 12-tone-centered aritsts.
    I can get into weird and juvenile genres deeply, in part because i play as well as appreciate, and in part because I have a academic/cultural interest in pop, which is further embellished by the fact that i had to listen to it, and know eenough about it to have a believeable opinion about it conveyable and user-ready.

    And in that long, often painful process, you more often than not DO develop a genuine appreciation for such unlikely genres, really.

    I love the Beatles; i don’t see how one cannot; i’ve been listening to some of their outtakes and alternate-rendition tracks from the White Album, Abbey Road and the Let it be albums……..

    Wasn’t aware of the Urban/Mayer cover of ‘Don’t Let me Down;’ I’ll check it out right now….. take that song for an example; compared to the compostion-level of most current pop singer-songwriters, especially those in the ‘rock’ or ‘alt-pop’ mode like, say, Stone Temple Pilots, “Don’t Let me Down” is an intricate classical masterpiece with MUCH more complicated chords, time changes and other compositional elements.

  72. Thanks for answering. As someone who has never played an instrument and can’t even read music, I’ve always liked music, but didn’t know enough to appreciate it. As I get older, I am definitely starting to think there is some value in appreciating it. This brings to mind Steve Sailer’s comment on the Intelligence vs. Rationality thread. The basic question is: do we enjoy things better if we understand them or if we don’t?
    Music doesn’t have as much impact on my emotions as it used to.
    I would be more open to understanding the technical side of it now.

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