April 17, 2009
The ironically titled “Industry Giants” by Superdrag came in the mail last Monday.
It just might be the best Superdrag ever. This is the first cd by the original line-up in this century. It is confirmation of how important Brandon Fisher’s guitar playing was to the Superdrag Sound.
I was already a fan of this band when I realized that Superdrag was more or less a friend of mine’s old band without him in it.
April 17, 2009
is a band that the lovely lettuce and I know personally from our time in Knoxville. We are both big fans. They are a great live band that doesn’t always make good videos.
some of the clouds are not clouds. some of those jets pose death threats. it’s coming around. coming around. some of your rights stolen outright. sometimes lights are not lights. the consuming fires of hell burn this place to the ground. burn it right to the ground. i just write songs. i don’t carry a gun. i want peace and safety for my innocent sons and wife. i just love God i don’t trust in man. armed with the truth against the wickedness at hand. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i’ll be ready in a half an hour. i’ll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i’m still not certain of that. sometimes brains are mundane. entertained and restrained and sealed up tight. all the aspartame and the video games and the drugs in the food keeping you subdued so you’ll never recognize who put out the lights. put out the lights. i just play guitar. i can’t stop the war. i want peace and safety for the kids in kandahar. if you love peace and you love mercy you’re bound to cause a little controversy. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i’ll be ready in a half an hour. i’ll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i’m still not certain of that. we’ve gotta usurp the power. the devil seeks who he may devour. keep your life intact. the liars in his service conspire to make me nervous. i am certain of that.
October 11, 2008
In another century (1999), I was driving home late at night (actually more like early in the morning, the bars were probably closed) from some fucked-up RGIS inventory (if memory serves, I was running it and it didn’t go well) and I heard a song that made me pull over and listen. At the time I had no earthly idea what song it was or even who sang or wrote it. But it spoke directly to my heart, as few songs have before or after. After calling the radio station, WNCW, a few days later (yes, I was working RGIS at the time so that was the first chance I had), I found out the singer/songwriter was Julie MIller and the song was “Broken Things” from the Broken Things cd.
Here’s a clip from a live performance of the song by Julie Miller:
You can have my heart
Though it isn’t new
It’s been used and broken
And only comes in blue
It’s been down a long road
And it got dirty on the way
If I give it to you will you make it clean
And wash the shame away
You can have my heart
If you don’t mind broken things
You can have my life if you don’t mind these tears
Well I heard that you make old things new
So I give these pieces all to you
If you want it you can have my heart
So beyond repair
Nothing I could do
I tried to fix it myself
But it was only worse when I got through
Then you walked into my darkness
And you speak words so sweet
And you hold me like a child
Till my frozen tears fall at your feet
At the time, my love interest from Canada (no not the Lovely Lettuce) didn’t get or even like the song. Needless to say, that relationship didn’t last.
Although I didn’t know it at the time, this song was about the Lovely Lettuce and me.