Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Musical Interlude

Amidst the day-to-day carping about the world around me, I like to stop every now and then and listen to the music. What music you ask? Well, something like this -

I stumbled across this song on the Tube o' You some weeks ago, and it has captivated me ever since. Not sure why, but the lyrics speak to me, the music itself has a catchy beat, and it's pleasing to my ears. Speaking of lyrics ...

Written by Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins & Dave Grohl
Seda, can you hear me?
Do you know my face?
Perfect like a circle
Gone without a trace
So long I have known you
Marks upon your skin
I can picture everything
Can you picture this?

Seda doesn't care, she just sits and stares
All her secrets there for the world to see

Who will stand before you
If you don't say my name?
Safe to say we will never know
We are both the same
I don't mind, I can always find you
Waiting there for me

Seda doesn't care, she just sits and stares
All her secrets there for the world to see

Seda doesn't care, she just sits and stares
Seda doesn't care, she's just dying there
Seda doesn't care, she's just lying there
All her secrets there for you and me

Different folks like different tunes, there are so many types of music in the world, and many of them intrigue and entertain me. From classical composers like Beethoven and Bach, to the folk music of various regions. All have their adherents. I'll listen to damned near anything once, if I like it, I'll listen to it for the rest of my life.

Music soothes, it helps me to think, and it helps me keep things in perspective. But my tastes are somewhat, shall we say, eclectic? (Seeing as how catfish mentioned bagpipes the other day ...)

Speaking of Shipping Up to Boston ...

Love those guys, music with an edge.

I don't care about my musicians' politics, to each his own I always say. There is too much politics in the air these days. If I had my way ...

Nah, too dark.

By the way, it's about time for this OAFS favorite!

Man, I love that one.

Be seeing you!

Man, I could use a bit o' eggnog about now, preferably "contaminated" with a bit o' bourbon.


  1. The last one is one of my favorites!
    - Barry

  2. Thanks for the musical interlude. I like to listen to your stuff on occasion. I have my own druthers, but I do like to hear new. Have a restful time at home. Happy Christmas!

  3. Love the Snake Charmer, she's a fetching lass with a nice set of pipes!

    And I have learned to really enjoy Dropkick Murphies.

    On another note, we're having so much Globull Warming that Hawai'iiieeeee (or however you now have to spell the damned name of the Sandwich Islands) is expecting blizzard conditions and 12" of snow on the lowland sections of the islands. And guess what fat bloated kleptocrat has a new mansion where once the Magnum PI mansion stood? Ha. Haha. Hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa... aaaah... I feel better now.

    But back to music. It's what we go to sleep to every night so the rules are 'No live performances as most Americans are too f'n rude during the applause stage' and 'No wildly varying of music so pretty much no symphonic pieces and we vet them during the day.' And, of course, the music has to be restful. So some ELO is okay but not all. And mellow music is the thing. Weirdly, some guy playing "Bohemian Rhapsody" on a harp-guitar (yes, a harp guitar, that looks like a guitar and a harp had a baby, it is a real thing, very weird)( here's the yousetube: ) is okay.

    1. Wow, love the harp guitar! Incredible sound!

    2. The guy that plays that one? He's one of those musically gifted people who can listen and look at a piece of music and work out how to play it on the harp-guitar.

    3. I subscribed to his channel, he is incredibly talented!

  4. Here's 3 examples off of the tube of you of a European genre that I am totally hooked on:
    Nightwish -
    Epica -
    Therion -
    Fantastic vocals

    1. Wow! Those are very good, Finns, Swedes, and Dutch. Great stuff, thanks James!

    2. All 3 bands have been around for more than 20 years, the amount of singles, albums and live shows on the tube of you is amazing. Be sure to play some of the concerts, the music quality really holds up.

  5. One last band, Sabaton is a metal band whose songs are all about military history. Good stuff.

    1. I really like Sabaton, a metal band with an appreciation and love of history. What's not to like? 😁

  6. Not Christmas Music but if you like acoustic guitar you'll LOVE, ASOLUTELY LOVE Leo Kottke! RUN, don't walk to check him out. Found him in '70/s--enjoyed EVERYTHING he's done since..

    1. I'm very familiar with Leo, first heard him back in the day. Good to see (and hear) that he's still playing. Brilliant guitarist.

    2. @OAFS/ *cough, Just exactly what are you NOT familiar with?--Musical Historical or Otherwise.. Inquiring and/or befuddled minds want to know.. :)

    3. I've been around. Don't know squat about nuclear physics, that's the oldest daughter's specialty. 😁

  7. @OAFS?/ Whaaaa? No Quantam Mechanics or String Theory in your data banks? No LaPlace Transforms? No Fluid Mechanics or Organic Chemistry? You're half-steppin' Sarge. Get with the Program! :)

    1. While it's possible to teach an old dog new tricks, the dog has to want to learn.

      Half-steppin' my life away.


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