Archive for July 14th, 2010

Back in Germany, when I was in the Army, my roommate was a former college DJ from Texas.  He found out I enjoyed rhythm and blues music and he turned me on to a group he said was going to be a breakout group “someday”.  They did end up with a few top-40 hits, but they were never as big as I thought they might have been.
The group was Hall and Oates and my favorite song by them is “She’s Gone“.  It has two of my all-time favorite lines from any song in the lyrics.  The first is about getting up, looking in a mirror and looking as worn as a toothbrush hanging in the stand.  If you keep the same brushes as long as I have (DO!), you have a vivid image of how worn out he is.
The second great line is about going to the city to let the carbon and monoxide choke your thoughts away.  Summer nights!  Sometimes, it just beez that way!
As usual, enjoy the imagery and poetry of the lyrics, then go listen to Hall and Oates perform the song!

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Imagine if you are the KING of Kings.  Imagine knowing your greatness is such that for a thousand years, no other king could hope to rise to your level of wisdom, generosity, courage, wealth or power…  Would you challenge the mighty with a mocking shout across the void of ages to despair because they can never rise to your level?  Would you pity those who would seek to rise to your fame?  Or would you, (in your wisdom,) issue a warning – couched in a mask of arrogance – that even the mighty are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Ask Ozymandias

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