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Be careful what you ask for. You might just get it. You asked for "Equality". Now you have it. ...
Deiter comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Military conscription gives women equality? You mean like a black president ends racism? For women presently serving, 25% have been sexually assaulted and 80% have been harassed. Women in the military are more likely to get raped than die in combat. It seems they've less to worry about from the enemy than they do from their fellow soldiers. Given those circumstances, I can't imagine why any woman would want to enlist.
Ain't I'm Clean? - Breakdown - Rufus Thomas [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
Same day. Mavis the Magnificent: https://youtu.be/8vbaZI4Xvdg
Sonny Bono's bitter one solo hit: Laugh at Me: [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
Funny: I too was going to post this in response to the earlier Sonny & Cher. I've never heard his version. The only one I knew was Mott the Hoople's from their first album (with the great Escher cover).
Who watched the Oscars last night? I had seen two of the movies nominated and was so pleased Rami ...
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
As far as politics goes, urban America agrees with the Hollywood elite. But so what? As long the electoral college exists, that sea of underpopulated, overworked pissy red gets to continue to pull us into disaster.
Wow. I don't know how many of these apply, but 3 hit me right between the eyes. [medium.com] 3: ...
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
Absolutely. Happiness can easily be elusively out of reach if it always must have pre-conditions. *Finding the joy in the present* is a kind of genius that's possible for all (or most) of us. In college, I used to tend bar at a restaurant with an old clientele. Most of them were Wing nuts of the old school – some were still railing against FDR and the New Deal. I'm no Master of Happiness, mind you, but I realized that I could far better entertain myself trying to discover something interesting about them than not. It's not in EVERYONE, but there's usually something interesting to be found in most people and most situations. IOW, learn to enjoy the process because that's usually all we have. Recognition, praise, love, etc. is much more unlikely. The burden is on all of us to find it.
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - The Piano Has Been Drinking [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
Tom Waits, of course.
With all the news about The New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft being arrested for soliciting ...
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
And the hypocrisy: Exchanging sex for money is illegal. Yet, exchanging sex for money AND videoing the experience somehow isn't. Why? (Because the latter can be commodified into a billion+ dollar global industry?) Somebody once explained that in the way a prostitute sells their body so does a coal miner. I don't agree but I see the point. Footballers lose brain health and can endure a life of pain ever after. They're selling their bodies and futures on an installment plan. But sex is often used as a lever of power, and how it's often used coercively and as humiliation (e.g. rape incl prison rape – a point well documented in the Bible) is still a very different thing.
“It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and ...
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
Brilliant words, but I'd argue that suffering only *brings us together* when it's shared, like a natural disaster or accident. Personal suffering tears us apart. And more often, suffering teaches us nothing, at least not empathy. Like the abused who turns and abuses another. Nothing happens without intention and suffering can make individuals reactive, compulsive, and unconscious. The opposite of intention. That's my experience, anyway. *The hand that reaches out is empty.*
As atheist and agnostics what in your opinion is the odds of there being a afterlife ?
Deiter comments on Feb 25, 2019:
No evidence to support any possibility as we understand existence. It’s not ectoplasm or pure energy or anything observable. It’d have to be some magical realm that we as of yet know nothing about. Just as likely to be a giant teapot behind the moon. It's a cold and indifferent universe. We’re anomalies but we think we’re special. We’re simply what happens when carbon gets overzealous.
Reflections at 60 Yes, it's that day and I truly wish my body wasn't the only part of me that so ...
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
I had experiences w/ weed in high school that made me swear off of it and I never tried it again. A friend of mine recently passed me his vape w/ Sativa and the assurance that it'd not be at all like what I remembered. I sort of Bill Clintoned it and passed it back. I may've to reconsider. Considering one's mortality is never a pleasure but I'd implore you to think of it this way – waste no more time on things that bring you grief and make the best of today. We should all do that. Best wishes.
How to Awaken Your Authenticity. Remember what you liked doing as a child. Identify something you ...
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
*It took me four years to paint like Rafael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.* Pablo Picasso
Hey Everyone Wake Up! It's Sunday and I am starting the day off with an oldie that reaches us all at...
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Creem Magazine was my Bible in high school and I remember reading an interview with Sir Mick there describing his dread for singing "Satisfaction" in the distant future. He could've never anticipated how distant that future would be. Guess what song The Stones close with now?
Rock n' Roll School (Trailer) [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
This movie is reason why we should always be suspicious of movies with or about *rock and roll.* Though, props for including the Ramones. Though they may've been a cultural phenomenon, they sold no records and certainly were no Duran Duran in the looks dept.
Arch Hall Jr. - Wild Guitar (trailer) [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
The guitar was actually rather subdued, but that organist was on fire! Reckless, sexualized abandon: You can see why adults feared the Devil's rock and roll.
Dwight Twilley - Looking For The Magic ( see if you can spot the very young guitarist ) [youtu.be]...
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
I was an early fan of Twilley. (We're even Facebook Friends. Though, he doesn't know me from Adam.) I still love the band's first two albums to this day. His guitar player was awesome, too. Twilley and Seymour (on drums above) sang backup on TP's first album.
Rachel Sweet - Hairspray [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 24, 2019:
I hadn't realized Sweet was in Hairspray. She won a singing contest at 3, was opening for Bing Crosby at 12, and released this at 16. This is what I knew her for. https://youtu.be/EbX7hFqIpFU
I'm thinking about summer.. and the annual powwow in Kanawake PQ, just south of ...
Deiter comments on Feb 23, 2019:
My wife worked with tribes so I'd done time at many a pow wow. I've had more than my share of fry bread and Indian tacos.
Hans Zimmer - Time One of the few songs I can either work out to or meditate to... I would ...
Deiter comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Not that they sound terribly similar but it's certainly in the same compositional neighborhood – the above reminds me of this: https://youtu.be/oc3Cq89P97Y Also, when they want a hot cellist babe to ooze passion front and center, they hire Tina Guo – note the Zimmer quote up front: https://youtu.be/3e625IhxH9Y
Ann-Margret - "Bill Bailey" Screen Test 1961 [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
For some reason, the women in my family *hated* Miss Margret. It seemed to peak with her cleavage-heaving appearance in *Carnal Knowledge*. Whatever she lacked in singing and dancing skills she seems to make up for by sheer force of confidence. And confidence like that is sexy.
These are really good. Common knowledge for the most part, but very good descriptions. "The ...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
My guiding philosophy now: *When you’re 20 you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.* Supposedly, Winston Churchill
I've allowed this to happen to me. No more. "5 signs you’re the 'Back Burner' Boo": ...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
I've had four close women friends over the years, and my sister, who'd all gotten into relationships with married men. In each case the men never left their wives. And in ALL cases the women experienced the nadir of their life's heartbreaks. (One said she cried every day for a year and checked herself into a mental hospital at one crisis point.) If they're handsome, rich, or just extremely charming bastards it'd be easy think at the outset, *This could be fun.* And it is, until it isn't. Maybe they got sucked in thinking they were punching up. It's all s--ts and giggles until you start feeling something for this rake. Then, it seems, they're never there when you need them. You forget about the *positives* and live only in the *negatives.* There's always Hell to pay. When I was very young, I fell into a relationship that was supposed to be kept on the low. Too often there'd be recurring circumstances where I just felt humiliated. (We'd eventually sort it out and go above ground and I fell madly in love with her. As it turned out, though, I should've taken the "on the low" as a forewarning.) My solution: Be an attention 'ho. Don't accept second place in someone's romantic radar: All or nothing. It's still no Teflon for heart break, mind you. You can be the only one in their life and still feel like you've missed pole position. We're never guaranteed love from anyone or even if it does happen, there's no guarantee that it'll last. It's a minefield out there.
Bumped into an ex of mine today... Don't know what's more upsetting: the awkwardness the ...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
Nah. You're young. You're acting exactly as should be expected. That s--t hurts and it doesn't go away nearly fast enough. Don't condemn yourself for feeling. More problems come when we try to bury that s--t. Feeling it doesn't make it easy, though. There's just no better way around it, IMHO.
i just got into this back n forth with my ex's sister on facebook regarding the the hypocrisy of ...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
I was disappointed to see that he was fired from Empire. Every time someone does or says something that could provide our culture a valuable teachable moment, they bury them quick: No pillory, just straight to the gallows. There's so much valuable discussion and dialogue that could happen here. He was wrong and he's done a lot of damage no doubt, be he wasn't a Harvey Weinstein or even a Louis CK. It's a shame: Another important lost opportunity.
(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding -- Nick Lowe's own version. Feeling this way...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
Thanks for posting. I think you'll also enjoy this: https://jellyrollfortheearhole.blogspot.com/2014/04/mavis-rules.html
Absolutely...
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
There's a hope here, judging from the tone of the many memes posted, that there're hard and fast rules in this game. I don't think so. This meme seems to argue that *overthinkers* also don't get tricked by the brain dope, don't indulge in *hope over experience*, aren't also *in love with love itself* like everyone else. As if overthinking is some kind of Kevlar against heartbreak. Nah. It comes for all of us. Time and time again. It's the how the game is played.
Nektar - Remember The Future 1973 - Full Album [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 22, 2019:
Ho boy. This is a relic. Nice dig!
The Mills Brothers - How'm I Doin? Hey Hey [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 21, 2019:
Never heard that. Pretty dope. My dad had some Mill Bros. I loved this one. The swelling choruses and this line: *She was faithful as girls go. And as girls go, she's gone.* https://youtu.be/E11-fevCt1Q
I’ve experienced this: “But you’re ethical, so how can you not believe in God?”
Deiter comments on Feb 21, 2019:
It's a mystery: The Bible, and the tradition, are the total opposite of ethical. People's understanding of God has little resemblance to the actual character according to his résumé in Scripture.
Sometimes, if it was fun or something!
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Call it a scientific approach.
That last item on the list got me wondering...
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
These people know nothing about marketing. If that's the offer that one should definitely go on top!
Link Wray "Rawhide" [youtu.be] Link Wray - Switchblade [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Even as a kid, watching Dick Clark's interviews and announcements made me cringe. *The world's oldest teenager*? More, that clueless uncle you get stuck next to during holiday dinners.
Link Wray "Rawhide" [youtu.be] Link Wray - Switchblade [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
The *metal* baby daddy: https://youtu.be/fHEmDLQKrrk
Barflies at the Beach- Royal Crown Revue [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
- That tune is Sing, Sing, Sing, made famous by Benny Goodman. - This was their finest moment: https://youtu.be/l4XHcZR0cjY
Elton Motello "Jet Boy Jet Girl" ( In response to the Plastic Bertrand clip ) [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Can you imagine this on American television? Where half the country believes in a Hell and that all homosexuals are going there? Nope.
Is dating again after marriage like dating your mom or dad? I was with my ex for 26 years. The ...
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
I'm now at an age, like you, that I associate with the age of my parents (RIP). When I entertain the idea of dating people of my own vintage, I can't help but think of old people like my parents. It does take some of the joy out of it. And I realize I'm framing it all wrong. As so for this reason I think a person's personality is crucial. If the people you encounter have the traits of an old person – complaining, grousing, constantly shocked by culture and politics, lack enthusiasm – the parent association becomes overwhelmingly easy. On the other hand, you could meet someone who is vibrant and enthusiastic and engaged and while it can be very alluring they can still be a terrible candidate for a relationship. Maybe the answer is to get back to basics. Does this person make me laugh? Do I make them laugh? Let's start there. This may take a while.
'Sexties A Go Go!'- Patti Smith [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 20, 2019:
- I've to give big respect to anyone (usually women) who can stand before a camera, writhe un-self-consciously and half-dressed in enthusiastically perform some expression of *come hither.* - I didn't realize this until recently, but the lyrics to *Gloria* had first appeared some years before in a poem Smith had performed back when she did readings with a guitar and/or piano accompaniment. Oath by Patti Smith *Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine meltin’ in a pot of thieves wild card up my sleeve thick, heart of stone my sins my own, belong to me* *I engrave my own palms sweet black “x” Adam placed no hex on me I embrace Eve and take full responsibility for every pocket I have picked mean and slick for every Johnny Ace song I’ve balled to long before the church made it neat and right so Christ, I’m giving you the goodbye I’m firing you tonight I can make my own light shine and darkness too is equally fine you got strung up for my brother but for me I draw the line you died for somebody’s sins but not mine.*
Plastic Bertrand [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
I don't if know if you know the story about this but "Plastic Bertrand's" only involvement in this was his appearance on TV and on the single's cover. It was all done by a producer. It's the same backing track as was on Jet "he gives me head" Boy. *I am the king of the divan!*
This group has gotten me to think about music I hadn't heard in years – not since my meticulously ...
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
This too; Neil Young: https://youtu.be/nYfFlvQtkb0
This showed up on my Facebook feed and everyone seems to think it's a scream. It just makes me sad....
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
This sign writer is a nihilist. Woe to her. I happen to know many happy couples in what seem to be thriving marriages. Are they just ridiculously lucky men who happened to marry women too stupid to know how unhappy they really are? This sign denigrates both men and women. I agree with you. It's sad.
Jet Boy/Jet Girl by Elton Montello. Some people think this is a cover of the Plastique Bertrand ...
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
He's going give you prison sex and then tell all the world. Who wouldn't want some of that?
Marc Ribot: I'm a big fan but I understand if he's a little avant for some of y'all. He's played ...
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
And this, my all-time fav: https://youtu.be/6joayYTABrk
Marc Ribot: I'm a big fan but I understand if he's a little avant for some of y'all. He's played ...
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
More: https://youtu.be/we5Vzn4BKh4
The Cramps - Psychotic Reaction [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
I loved the original. The Cramps were the epitome of lo-fi garage. I'll admit to a crush on Poison Ivy. I woudl've loved to spend a week just breathing the sweet Pantene perfume of her ginger mane. (Not now, of course. She's 65. Even w/ Lux (RIP) out of the way, she's probably in her blue rinse stage now.) I discovered psychedelia when I was in high school and was besotted with it. I wanted my friends and I to start a band to play this song. They weren't nearly as impressed with it as I was. (They were Rush fanatics. It was a lost cause.)
Girl Talk - Oh No [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Ah, poetry. Here's another. https://youtu.be/V-PxCWwu5kQ
Muslim terrorists target both hard and soft targets. Catholic terrorist target only soft ones. Never...
Deiter comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Catholicism is global institution whose primary purpose seems to be the rape of children and the systematic and institutional practice of covering it up. Still, Catholicism or Xtianity have no equivalent to Jihad. The Crusades and the Inquisition were long ago. In Wahhabism and others, we see the Inquisition is still very much alive in Islam. 60% of the Qur'an is devoted to death to the kuffar (non-Muslims). The Qur'an is quite clear about death for apostasy – so is the Torah but it's mostly dismissed as obsolete relic even by zealots. Not so for Muslims – according to Pew, the majority of them find it agreeable. Islam teaches to deceive the kuffar in order forward the cause – the practice is called taqiyya. In fact, according to the Qur'an, the Day of Judgment cannot happen until all infidels are either converted or executed. It's a grisly and barbaric tradition. (Xtianity has it's own barbaric holdovers, like male circumcision. But even this pales against FGM.) It's the reason why attempts to put a friendly face on the tradition with representatives like Ileana Omar worry me. How slavish to Sharia is she prepared to be? How far is she willing to go to for the cause of taqiyya? Where does she stand on apostasy? We should press all politicians on just how far they're prepared to go for their religion. Pence is a Dominionist. That's a whole other can of worms.
Don't feel down. This good boi is doing you a wag and a snuffle!
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
I've never had the experience of having a Golden myself but they're easily, in my own non-scientific survey, the best dogs in the world. As I've said often, if there is a God, and if it's as loving and compassionate as they say, then it's definitely a Golden.
Quit playing hard to get. Unless you really don't want to be got. [curiosity.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
Well, I took the advice and acted on it today. Suddenly, I've become my own science project.
So yeah, she decided to go back to her ex... That didn't take long...
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
Sometimes, all they want is the attention. A tool to help them heal or puff their ego, etc. because for that moment, that's what they *need.* We've all got stories. It's a path that's going to be full of gaming. You can't get discouraged so easily. I'm sure you encounter those who like you more than you liked them. Sometimes you're the player. Sometimes you're played. You're going to have to get harder than that, bro.
Double Shot of Jimmy Cliff, from The Harder They Come soundtrack :) [youtu.be] ...
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
Was never a big fan of reggae except for this soundtrack. The movie was OK but the poster was great.
places to meet people?
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
I'm not sure this is quite the thing now as it used to be, but: I thought for guys wanting to encounter many available, unaccompanied women, their best chance was on a Friday night getting frozen yogurt. Otherwise, my infrequent forays into groups or activities attended by people in my age range tend to be married couples. I think the (sad) truth is that people of a certain age and single tend to stay in.
Parental Warning. The Lalas Burlesque - Kalamazoo State Theater [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
Where to begin – crotch-sprung sparks, handcuffed prison garb, or insane clown posse?
The Wednesday Addams Dance - Shirley Ellis' The Nitty Gritty [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 18, 2019:
People who saw Butch Cassidy will also remember Lurch as a ridiculously handsome man. And this: https://youtu.be/nu_v237zQwg
AQUA VELVETS - Surf Nouveau [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
I think I had this album. This: https://youtu.be/QzLnFqFb3kg
More banjo: Discovered this band some years ago when they were giving away free downloads. They're ...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
The 16 Horsepower cover: https://youtu.be/38fKNjIcFiI
Rhiannon Giddens - Louisiana Man [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
At the risk of sounding like a smarmy name-dropper: I've seen her perform a number of times. I've had breakfast with her, drove her around town, and met her husband and kids. (She's a relative of the ex-wife's.) She's everything you'd think she'd be. And more.
I've changed over the years and I've become bolder. When I was a kid and a young adult I never would...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
I remember being young and encountering oldsters in my various jobs. They often impressed my callow mind with how opinionated they were – and so often in predictable ways. Experience in anything leads one not to suffer fools lightly. If for no other reason just because you've done it too many times before and know where it inevitably leads. You've heard the excuses and prevarications, the dissembling and misdirection. (Include dating and job seeking in this.) I was thinking about this today: Despite all of that, people will still act unpredictably. People do surprise, even people we're close to. I was trying to process that: Is that good or bad? I'm going to say good: If people can still surprise, even in (often) less than pleasant ways, it means there's still much to learn or experience.
There is no agnostic vs. atheist! The peeve I have...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Many obsess over designations and apellations. Put me in the *Who Cares?* contingent. For me, it's all kind of beside the point. I agree with your definition: When evidence is presented, I'll take a look. In the meantime, they've got nothing. Just keep those beliefs out of my life. I find it interesting that of those people who can't imagine a Universe w/o a Prime Mover, so few of them are able to do so w/o hitching their trailer to an ancient tradition. New Ageists and Deists make up a tiny minority in the U.S. Instead, people imagine some sort of benevolent patriarch that has no resemblance whatsoever to the pathological deity of Scripture. So, at the bottom of it, it's not about *God* at all. It's about the afterlife. *God* is just an accessory. Even as Paul said, the is no point to the Jesus narrative w/o the Resurrection. Of course, simply because one Magic Man beat death doesn't necessarily mean everlasting life for you. A point that even Jesus strenuously argues: *The gate is narrow.* Only a few of the worthy will make it through. The traditions are nothing if not exclusive. Heaven is just another Mar-A-Lago w/ a vindictive and petty proprietor. No thanks.
I'll add to the banjo portfolio: When I first got on this site, I posted these guys: 16 ...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Bandoneon! https://youtu.be/D-SKGDIwry0
I'll add to the banjo portfolio: When I first got on this site, I posted these guys: 16 ...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
One of the show stoppers. https://youtu.be/4vJAOGwiJdI
I'll add to the banjo portfolio: When I first got on this site, I posted these guys: 16 ...
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
https://youtu.be/G5pV2aQdf3o
All Apologies - Pickin' On Nirvana ft. Iron Horse [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
First thought: *That's cute.* Next thought: *Why?*
Dick Dale--Nitro [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Dick Dale used to live around Newport Beach where I lived and worked at so I'd see him playing around a lot. I think he made a fortune in local real estate development. *Miserlou* from Pulp Fiction was his moment. He was still making good records in the '90's.
The Atlantics. Pipeline. [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
I grew up in the Huntington Beach area and played in a band in the late 70's, early 80's. We used to share rehearsal space with a number of indigenous surf punk bands. Many would defile this song. Here's a spunkier one: https://youtu.be/-wsCxxyw4Zo
Finnish metal guys doing bluegrass covers of metal... Because, banjo. Excited to see these guys ...
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
Banjos are so, er, musical.
Mean Mary on fast banjo - Iron Horse [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
I'd never heard of her. A li'l too MOR to be my cuppa but if you go to her website she has six songs you can download free.
Adventures in Job Seeking: Yesterday I drove deep into the suburban Eastside for an interview ...
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
I think I may've the answer: Skinny jeans!
Can you be a spiritual agnostic?
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
Absolutely. Sam Harris just released a meditation app. They're many atheist Buddhists. I think spiritual values have much to recommend.
Maybe in a mood, Love Removal Machine [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
Their daddies: https://youtu.be/bQXcwogHe6g
Chris Spedding - Motorbikin' ( The greatest guitarist you've never heard of )[youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
(There's no vid.) The obvious choice is his great Hurt by Love. This is a good one too. https://youtu.be/CRZj4qouAWI
I think there are at least three things that can change a person for the worst if they aren't ...
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
I'd welcome the opportunity, for scientific purposes of course, to see if there's any truth to the corrupting influences of the above.
It's Friday night. Why y'all sleeping?! Ry Cooder My Girl Josephine [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 16, 2019:
The guy who said no to the Stones: That's some cold blooded s--t right there.
Lulu To Sir With Love 1967 [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
I loved this song. Lulu ended up marrying American producer and David Bowie and T Rex collaborator Tony Visconti. (That's her voice on Bowie's Sound and Vision.)
The Shirelles Will you still love me tomorrow [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
Carol King wrote a handful tunes at the time that were absolutely stunning. *Tomorrow* being one of them. And this one: https://youtu.be/KvyOqKhKWQ4
sigh... What is wrong with me... Every time I hear about two people meeting that turns into a happy ...
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
Yeah. I'm with you there.
T. Rex - Jeepster [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
I went to see, of all people, Nick Gilder back in the day. It was his first album – long before that whole *Hot Child in the City* nonsense. Most of the people waiting in line thought Gilder was going to be the Second Coming of T. Rex as evidenced by their t-shirts. (I wanted to agree.) They were wrong. Nevertheless, Gilder's first album was pretty good. https://youtu.be/nEYwmfd65C8
On the subject of DNA + RNA. The science of DNA + RNA proved once and for all that we are VERY ...
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
The Bible writers, in both Testaments Old and New, had no idea how the body, life, or the universe worked. (Jeebus thought disease was demons, fer cryin' out loud!) The Bible is an ever receding explanation of anything. That's self-evident. Why people won't stop believing in it is the mystery.
Johnny Burnette Train Kept A Rollin' [youtu.be]
Deiter comments on Feb 15, 2019:
Some years ago I wrote a li'l bit on this and featured the original version and some famous covers. It's also one of the greatest entendres of all time. If you're interested: https://jellyrollfortheearhole.blogspot.com/2014/09/guitar-riff-song-of-ages.html
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
A bit post-classic for me, I'd go Frizzle Fry or Sailing Seas of Cheese. Have you heard the band Claypool did with Sean Lennon?
"Open My Eyes" Nazz [youtube.com]
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
Egads! That's digging deep. Psychedelia!
Universal income study finds money for nothing won't make us work less | New Scientist
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
It will make us starve less. Have more for emergencies.
I just love imperfect people. Perfect people can be so boring!
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
Well, you've got plenty to choose from.
Everything that a free agent may need to say on a day like today (except for the crying part – ...
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
One more thought to add:
With Valentine's day an hour or so away, I thought I'd give my thoughts. In my opinion ...
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
Doing things on a designated day is ritualistic. We like ritual. And it can gain an energy, or synergy, when a lot of people do it together. There's something to be said for the communal experience. But, sure, gifts are nice anytime. A good surprise is always welcome.
Posted in Love & Relationships, a member recently asked the question, "Which sex tends to be more ...
Deiter comments on Feb 14, 2019:
I'm a fan and sometime listener of Perel's podcast. Part of the problem she describes would seem to simply be one of ego. As Don Draper said: *What is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness.* Once we've achieved a thing, that thing will eventually become a bore. *The story, the plot, the romance,* those are all artifice. Marriage or live-in relationships tend to strip back the artifice too quickly. It's a natural development. To avoid that, couples would have to be vigilant. After the work day, dinner and dishes, etc., who's got the energy? It's possible, of course, it's just that couples tend to not bother. Here's a long quote I transcribed from her podcast. It's unrelated but I found it particularly interesting: *What is the argument? The argument is an age old argument that says: Men are biological creatures in perpetual motion, in search of an outlet, they can’t control themselves and it is the woman who has to be his border, his boundary, and his full stop. The women’s bodies need to be covered, hidden, hair cut, you name it, for him to control his lustful urges and she is helping him to do so because the poor man can’t do it on his own. If he strays it’s because of her, because she was so seductive. She was the temptress. The poor man he’s not in charge of anything. He’s got power galore but he’s never in charge of his own urges – because she has to control them…*
When people walk away from you let them go.......It just means that their part in your story is ...
Deiter comments on Feb 13, 2019:
I'm wrestling with this at the moment. When is it time let them walk and when is it better to have them stay, which takes work and, often, some sacrifice? It's just so easy to withdraw and just let people go. (*Good riddance!*) You can have a long friendship with someone and then something stupid happens, and all of that is pushed aside when feelings are hurt. If someone would walk away so easily, were they even really a friend? And, sometimes stuff happens and things can never be the same again. Julia makes it sound too easy. She may be rationalizing some here. I still haven't figured out what the best answer is.
What Goes On Inside The Mind Of A Narcissist. Article at link: [powerfulmind.co]
Deiter comments on Feb 13, 2019:
This word has been getting misused and stretched a lot lately. It's a selfish and vain person. It's a pathological disorder, and others. Asking the user to define their intention may first be necessary to understand.
Good perspective. Be our own “one” first.
Deiter comments on Feb 12, 2019:
We're social creatures. The *awesome me* is a foundation to build on, it isn't all. Even if it's only companions and don't find our be-all-end-all.
I had read a post yesterday that had reminded me about how discriminated against the nonbeliever ...
Deiter comments on Feb 12, 2019:
Even if you believe in a Prime Mover behind the creation of the Universe, fine: I can understand that. But those people actually make up a minuscule minority of believers. In the U.S. it amounts to thousands. They tend to get tossed in with the New Agers. Rarely will anyone stand for a God without being attached to a tradition. Overwhelmingly, that tradition is one of the Abrahamics – 4.8B. Throw in another 1B Hindus and 14M Jews, 500M Buddhists, folk practictioners and that's 84% of the world. https://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/dec/23/84-percent-world-population-has-faith-third-are-ch/ As a group, atheists are tiny and mostly young: It's why I love Millennials. Atheist cupcakes? Prob not enough of us. But put Jesus Christ in a cracker and you could have an empire.
It's a trap!
Deiter comments on Feb 12, 2019:
And deny an opportunity to *mansplain*?
I saw this segment today on "CBS Sunday Morning" and I thought it was incredible. [cbsnews.com] ...
Deiter comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Time: One thing that changed profoundly for me was I used to hate myself for my introversion. Part of it was that I dreaded small talk and social superficialities and all I knew was everyone else seemed to be fine with it. I was the only who appeared to be struggling with it. Then, with age and time you find self-acceptance. (Some are able to discover this at a young age and praise to them.) You understand that you don't have to be like other people and maybe you're just "slow to warm." I used to dread parties and even gatherings of more than 2 or 3. I just went to a party last week and I was perfectly comfortable. I even enjoyed myself. It wouldn't've happened 30 years ago. Time can be a friend.
erm.....he dosen't have a good track record.
Deiter comments on Feb 10, 2019:
Jesus thought disease was demons.
Oh the cruel irony of it.
Deiter comments on Feb 9, 2019:
Not sure I agree. (Also understanding the humor intended.) Parents have fantasies that their kids are mini-mes and that's not been my experience at all. In fact, I think the concept is an ancient leftover from religious traditions – scripture having us believe that kids are properties for us to indoctrinate at will. So, we circumcise them, pierce their baby ears, feed them fairy tales as fact, force them into activities their hearts may not be in, etc. I don't see that much of *me* in my kids. They're in a different time and their experience is very different. (Their parents aren't together, for one thing.) And whatever of me they have in them, I can say proudly they're managing it a lot better than I did. If anything, the hardest pill to swallow for most parents is how different from them their kids can be. Then, accepting that and allowing them the space and support to be themselves. That's the bigger challenge.
One of the best love stories I have heard.
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Aspire to crow love.
This is funny but it actually makes me want to cry because ....
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
It's just another day. Often one that was doomed by expectations, even in *thriving* relationships.
May or may not actually be Einstein’s words, but what fo you think of the meaning?
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
You have a choice: You can choose to believe that you're a plugged-in instrument of the universe, or that you're all alone on an indifferent rock spinning through meaningless space. Whatever the reality, one choice is less inspiring than the other.
I got it right away... :-)
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
My older brother was a big Roger Miller fan so I know. The Clash of all people covered it.
A member here suggested that a woman my age might seek a partner that can help with car repairs, ...
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
Have long liked Meshell Ndegeocello. She's on my Spotify.
This is a clear sign of delusion and the host gets uncomfortable with his crazy talk. It amazes me ...
Deiter comments on Feb 8, 2019:
As Bugs Bunny would say, *What a maroon!* The question should be, *Why is this maroon even getting a platform?* "It may put food in your belly... it may get you in the hospital...it may provide for you in the dog days of your life..." Without those things in the here and now, you've got no use for Jesus or anyone or anything else. How easy it is for a rich guy to say putting food in your belly comes at *too great an expense*. What a dreadful waste of space this hateful git is. Argh! This crap makes me insane. Why'd you make me click?!
Can you guys guess how I'm feeling right now?
Deiter comments on Feb 7, 2019:
Yes, but you're a skeleton – the very symbol of death, doom, and destruction.
(In response to the closed group thread, same subject) If you're worried that teachers will turn ...
Deiter comments on Feb 7, 2019:
The arguments for capitalism have been wonderful. It's the reality that fails. Capitalism, by design, requires an enormous bottom to create its lofty, tiny top. Some, usually those at the top, believe that the suffering of millions is an inescapable reality. It isn't. *But that's Utopian fantasy!* Health care, shelter, education to these soulless gluttons is *Utopian.* Allowing for the existence of the unhappy millions never turns out well. You can only fool so many for so long.

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