Tuesday, October 17, 2006

View From The Treetops (18 Oct '06)

The Lizzzzard Queen's Forked Tongue

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Rice - Leaves a Bad Taste in the Mouth

Ramzy Baroud boils some Long Grin Rice on Znet

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Straight Talk

David Rovics - A Taste of Truthfulness

Talented Scottish politico-blogger, Michael Tubthumper has posted his greatest hits - a series of astute and moving short films set to music - all of which are well worth a look and a listen, if like me you enjoy coming out in goosebumps.
The second film uses a song called 'How far is it from here to Nuremberg' by David Rovics, I enjoyed it so much that I went looking for more.
I found protest songs of an honesty and intensity that have seldom been heard since the 60's and 70's, Rovics allows his music to be downloaded free - the irony being that it is well worth paying full price for.

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Talking in Tongues

The Mars Volta released their third album Amputechture last month. I have given it a few listens but it hasn't yet grabbed me yet. I am however a huge fan of their debut De-Loused in the Comatorium; an album stitched through with medical and anatomic references (suture/contusion) mind-flights and mind-fucks and containing the most perfect line: "Everyone knows the last toes are always the coldest to curl"

4 comments:

Zatikia said...

Such an appropriate name, the lizard queen, for such an ugly woman.

The movies and music look interesting, I will spend some time this evening with them.

red-dirt-girl said...

It appears there is a theme running through this river: of tongues......no wonder it is considered the strongest weapon in our human arsenal.......silver dipped, forked, pointed, back-stabbing, honeyed, sweet, soft, beckoning.....slaying dragons and breathing fire all at the same time....America - the land of freedom and plenty......of tongue!

Here's hoping you find sweet nothingness soon, Pisces :)

rdg

jams o donnell said...

Never got into Marrs Volta myself but David Rovics is well worth a listen. Attila the Stockbroker tours with him quite frequently.

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite bands.