• Tag Archives Rock & Roll
  • Rock & Roll Excellence ~ Led Zeppelin

    Since I can’t mourn Springsteen forever, I have decided to be thankful for what I have, and also for up and coming stars and new music.

    I’m not saying I’m over my hurt and disillusion. Just last night, while looking for a Fleetwood Mac CD in my car, I had to flip through sleeves & sleeves of Bruce CDs. I began to cry, and then… I cussed Springsteen. And yes, I forgive him, and no, I cannot just get over it and listen to his music already.

    But that’s my problem and no one else’s, ( and yes, I know I sound bitter. Oh, well.) so I’m writing some short blogs featuring the greats of Classic Rock, and also featuring new music I have discovered.

     

    Here’s to Led Zeppelin.

     

    13095847_486131281587675_8216794404079680585_n

     

    Crowd surfing aside, you will never be as cool as the above photo. Ever. You will never hold a dove in one hand and a beer and a smoke in the other, looking like a… I don’t know… um… a sexy S.O.B.? Maybe that covers it.

    Plant did this… nobody else. And though I will never see Zeppelin in concert, I did see Plant, and I hope to see Jimmy Page someday.

     

     

    And… no one will ever replicate the sound above. It is also unique, and excellent, and deserving of my respect.

     

     

    And, no one else will ever play a guitar solo like the above. Stairway to Heaven is the most played song on the radio of all time. That’s something quite unique.

     

    Image-1

     

    Again, I am eagerly waiting for news of Page, and a possible tour. If there is any chance whatsoever to see Page live, I will be there unless I am incapacitated or without funds.

     

     

     

    And… no one else’s music will be quite as right, IMO, that it can feature clips from Lord of the Rings, like Zeppelin’s Battle of Nevermore. (Cadáin’s  song, from my upcoming novel).

     

    So, I give you Led Zeppelin, a phenomenal force of Classic Rock.

    And we must not live solely in the past. Everyone knows how many musicians and actors we have lost in 2016. Each has been a blow… but we must understand that this is life. And there are other musicians and artists up and coming.

    My friend Marina told me about Thousand Foot Krutch. I am not much of a metalhead, but that may change. I am not unwilling to try new music, and I like the sound of this band. The following song, Incomplete, reminds me of my novels. The sharks are in this song, and this band seems to be on the same page I’m on, at least in this one song.

     

     

    So, we can remember and appreciate the artists of the past, while progressing and trying new music. Progress is not a word that we should cede to the Regressive Left.

     

    Krutch

     

    We are not the ones stuck in the 1960s. They are.

     

     

    Related Post:

    Drunks and the Music they thought they Enjoyed throughout the Years.


  • Remembering 9 11 2001

    I was an uninformed, complacent American housewife when I got up on the morning of 9 11. By the time I went to bed that evening and had spent a sleepless night, tossing and turning and trying to forget the scenes of explosions, firefighters going to their deaths and Americans jumping out of the twin towers, I was a different person. For a grim look at the events of this day see National Geographic’s article, Remembering 9/11 in pictures.

    The events of 9/11 changed me. On 9/12 I was the polar opposite of the person I had been just two days earlier, which, in turn,  led to the eventual publication of my books. I’ve written this part of my story on the “About” page of my website.

    For the next 3 months I was glued to the Cable news tickers, and in the subsequent lead up to the Iraq war I began to discern the media bias that I hadn’t been able to see on 9/10. It was the same with politicians, talking heads, and professors in academia. This lead to cynicism and lack of trust, which continues to this day.

    I’m pretty ashamed of my complacency, and my arrogance in thinking that America was safe, and that we would never be attacked. What a fool I was in those days. At least I admit it, though.

    If you’re reading this right now, don’t make the same mistakes I did. Get informed about current events. Don’t depend on only network news, or only one cable channel or a special news site that you love. Go outside the box. If you tend to the Left, try listening to Mark Levin or Rush Limbaugh for a week or two. If you tend to the right try Alan Colmes or NPR. Do the same in your viewing of news and your website choices. Try to spend one day a week looking at the opposite side. Swap The Drudge Report for The Huffington Post, and vice versa. Check out The Blaze or the UK Daily Mail.

    This serves several purposes:

    1. Everyone’s beliefs should be challenged at times, including mine and yours.
    2. You may change your views on some issues, if you were misinformed before.
    3. You can feel confident in your own convictions.
    4. You will be able to discern the lies or lack thereof.
    5. You will recognize truth.

    Please, don’t form an opinion on anything based on extreme positions on either side. Don’t dismiss stories out of hand, especially when videos exist to back up the claims, such as the Center For Medical Progress’ exposés of Planned Parenthood. Watch the videos before claiming they are lies. The same goes for claims made by far Right bloggers or others. Check for further sources to make sure you aren’t being played for a fool.

    The Truth is what’s important, not an ideology. The TRUTH. Things end badly for any society that ignores the truth. It’s been this way since time immemorial and things certainly aren’t any different today.

    Remember 9/11/2001. Don’t believe the truthers who say it was an inside job. They’re either lying for some reason or they are mentally confused. Don’t believe your professors when they tell you America deserved this attack. We didn’t. Don’t believe the people who hate America. They are free to leave if they so choose, yet they stay here, collect salaries and indoctrinate people in lies. Don’t believe them.

    Pay no attention to aging Rock & Roll stars who complain about their music being played by Republicans, and then insult the candidates. This happens every single election cycle. These artists march in lock-step with an ideology that teaches lies and wants to remove YOUR freedoms, all the while collecting your money for shows, music and merchandise. They are playing you for fools.

    Please click here to see my side of  a twitter exchange with Mike Mills of R.E.M. (Make sure you click on tweets & replies. And yes, I do think this band is whining). Then click on Mike Mills’ replies. I can’t read his replies anymore because I blocked him as soon as he played the race card, but others should be able to view them.

    Yes, he insinuated that I’m a racist. It’s patently ridiculous, but this is how elites treat the little people, even those who’ve just complimented them on their music.  Don’t pay them any mind whatsoever-they cannot be reasoned with.  Please understand that this is SOP for people who think the rules should only apply to you, not them. They believe they have more rights than you and I. Such people are not worth my time.

    Just understand that they include YOU in their statements on politics, no matter how much they dissemble & insist they hate only the candidates whose views you support. For these ideological people, living lives in a parallel universe that doesn’t include the struggles you and I face, any Republican candidate would receive the same treatment. Don’t believe everything these people say, and if you feel offended by them, do not support them monetarily. The same goes for Hollywood stars or other media figures. They aren’t living your life–You are living your life. Don’t let people who insult you behind your back influence you. You are an American citizen, and they are no better than you, no matter how much money or fame they may have.

     

    Don’t believe everything out of any given politicians mouth, either, whether they belong to your party or not. Life is much more than political parties. Check, check and re-check everything.

     

    Please remember 9 11 2001.

    9-11-firefighter-1

     

    Never Forget.

    Tribute-in-Light,-September-11th-Memorial-Display,-New-York-City

     

    God Bless America.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Pray for America and the World.

    IMG_1633


  • Cruzing to Schadenfreude

    As I said in an earlier post, I don’t often indulge in schadenfreude, but when I do, I enjoy it. I’m enjoying it right now, as I sit at my keyboard 🙂

    As some people already know, Senator Ted Cruz announced that he’s running for the office of President. Senator Cruz made his announcement via a tweet & a video. (For those of a different political persuasion who might snark and deride the Senator’s use of twitter to make this momentous announcement, please click here. Then: Shut the hell up.

    Disclaimer: Though I am a fan of Senator Cruz, I’m not positive he’s the absolute best candidate for the GOP to run for President, though he is a much better candidate than Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or other RINOs. Ted Cruz is an actual Conservative. So am I. So, if he does win the nomination after being properly vetted, I will be in his camp. That being said, it’s way too early in the game. Nobody, at this point, knows who will win the nomination. This post is for educational purposes only. And also for laughs at what’s coming around to Liberals and snarky-assed Democrats without number.

    Shadenfreude!

    This post will be something I can look to for ready answers in a variety of situations. Let’s just say that (hypothetically, of course) certain people begin trying to… well… maybe pull the rug out from under Cruz. Perhaps some Liberal Americans will begin parroting a talking point saying “Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Therefore, he is ineligible to run for President.” If such a hypothetical situation occurs, I can tell those poor misguided souls where to go to find out how things actually work. (Click here).

    If that doesn’t convince them, I plan to pull the “birther” card, and redirect to the previous link. If, hypothetically, Liberals begin stating that Ted Cruz actually was born in Canada, I will continue to redirect them to the previous link, unless and until the Supreme Court of the United States takes the matter up.

    There will, of course, be the die hards. They will attack on twitter with vicious fury. They will scream in upper case, name call and tell Conservatives our kids look like idiots. Tough crap. Nothing they can say will stop me (and other Conservatives) from not only pulling the birther card, but also throwing it in their faces.

    Any Liberal who jumps on the “born in Canada” bandwagon is a believer in conspiracy theories. Such people do not live in reality, and no one should pay any attention to them whatsoever.

    Schadenfreude!

    Another talking point that can be easily refuted is the inevitable cry of “SHUTDOWN! Ted Cruz was responsible for the shutdown!” Um… no. That’s not the way it works. I know this, and anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of government knows this. So, in such cases, I will merely direct them here, and tell them to come back after they digest the contents. Since most Conservatives understand exactly what Cruz was doing, (trying to get rid of Obamacare), most consider the shutdown talking point to be laughable.

    However, certain purist die hards will not be swayed. So, if they want to talk about government obstruction, they can always be sent here.

    Shutdown? Hello? The shutdown in question is nothing compared to Harry Reid. What does a blown out of proportion government shutdown, the purpose of which was to get rid of Obamacare- which is the worst policy ever dreamed up, based on lies, lies, lies, and shoved down the throats of Americans before IT was properly vetted- have on Harry Reid? Nothing, that’s what. What’s worse? A shutdown, or the following, taken from the previous link?

    “The president is fond of referring to the House as the ‘do-nothing Congress.’ But we have 352 reasons why it’s a ‘do-Nothing Senate.’

    “352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action.

    “98 percent of them passed with bipartisan support — Republicans and Democrats working together to pass legislation.

    “50 percent of the bills passed unanimously, with no opposition.

    “70 percent of the bills passed with two-thirds support in the House.

    “And over 55 bills were introduced by Democrats.

    “352 bills. Why won’t Harry Reid act? These are good bills; bills that put the American people back to work, put more money in hardworking Americans pockets, help with education, and skills training. We call upon Harry Reid to get to work before he adjourns in August to pass some of these bills. The American people deserve better.”

    When certain Leftists begin exhibiting Cruz Derangement Syndrome, remind them that Harry Reid refused to allow 352 bills to come to the floor for votes. This is why he got his a$$ kicked to the curb last November. (For cases of extreme Cruz Derangement Syndrome, be prepared to play the birther card.)

    Disclaimer #2: This post, though it does contain facts,  is purely for entertainment purposes and my (and perhaps some others) enjoyment of schadenfreude. While I understand that there is a rule stating: “No one should justify bad behavior by pointing out the other guy “did it, too,” I don’t care about that right now. I am going to do exactly that. I am doing it because NOBODY can EVER top the long and sleazy list of things our current President has done, and will most likely continue to do until he and his administration are swept out with the trash in January of 2017. So please, anyone who is thinking of this “rule,” save it for the next time. I don’t care.

    Shadenfreude!

    While the previous points dealt with ordinary online trolls who might decide to go Alinsky on twitter, the following people can also shut the hell up:

    1) Hillary Clinton. Whatever she says about Cruz should be dismissed with a laugh. If more than a laugh is needed, just remember these 5 little words: “What difference does it make?” Then, pull up the following photo.

    Unknown

    This goes for other Leftists in politics, like Dick Durbin, John Kerry, and too many others to count, whether or not they are running for office. Just remember… they are most likely worse for the country than Cruz ever could be. That goes for their talking head supporters, too. Shut the hell up.

    2) Hollywood Leftists. I will mention two of the most disgusting and, in the case of B, stupid.

        A. Jane Fonda. When Jane (and other far left hollywierdos who suffer under the same delusions she does) makes a statement about Cruz’s supposed ineligibility, just google Jane Fonda, Vietnam. Read about her treasonous behavior. Then look at the following photo, and understand that she most likely caused the death of unknown American GIs during the war. If you see her on your TV screen, don’t throw a brick through it. Just yell, “Shut the Hell up, you commie!”and change the channel.

    0045F12400000258-0-image-a-61_1421675460434

       B) Sean Penn. Sean Penn’s stupidity rivals that of only one other person, Gwyneth Paltrow. However, I choose to place him in this post because I read that he recently blamed Bush and Cheney for the rise of ISIS, a freakishly laughable position. So, when Sean makes his statement about Cruz, just go here. See who Sean admired and wishes America’s leaders would emulate? Hugo Chavez, insane socialist. Look at the following photo. Then change the channel.

    la-fg-wn-sean-penn-venezuela-hugo-chavez-20130-001

    One more thing… As I mentioned in my previously linked post about schadenfreude, at some point during the campaign, some unknown Republican will decide to play a song that was written by a Leftist Rocker, or performed at some point in history by a Leftist Rocker. In turn, the Leftist artist will publicly demand that the Republican stop playing their music. This WILL happen. It always does. Republicans should quit while they’re ahead. They should play the music of what few Rockers there are who believe in real freedom, and leave the others behind. Let Hillary have em.

    The Rock & Roll artists who made the genre what it is today should be writing songs about the Benghazi Four instead of doing everything they can to promote those responsible for what happened in Benghazi, but they won’t. Now they are strict enforcers of Leftist ideology. They have become, in a word, the “man.” They are living in the past. Ok, that’s fine. I will still listen to their music, because I love it. But other than that, I would tell them to also shut the hell up.

    So, while Senator Cruz may not get the nomination, he is still a worthy candidate. We should let things play out, ignore the haters, and enjoy the Schadenfreude.