Monday, March 30, 2009

No Pollination Without Representation!

I'm not gonna entertain evil anymore
Bacteria trying to make my body home
Sneaky virus trying to crawl into my head
I'm afraid I'm gonna have to kill them all ... dead

I'm declaring war against the ones trying to run my body down
I will not have them there, wiggling all around
No destructive action tightening around me
No nauseating irritating disease

I'm afraid I'm gonna have to call in
The phagocytes
Going into enemy territory
For a great big fight
I'm afraid I'm gonna have to call up
Enlist my white blood cells
The battle is raging
Among my warring selves
Among my warring selves

Might as well get out and enjoy the spring, but be careful of microbes trying to do you harm! Immunity is the best policy.
From the tune Healing Light by JM


Anonymous Joe said...

ha ha! Love it! I don't even need the music to know I like this one. :o)

30/3/09 2:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, you are soooo in the know!

I'm going to enjoy singing again. Enough of the silent treatment. All is forgiven!

30/3/09 2:52 PM  
Blogger dxp said...

I would LOVE to hear your voice in song. Are you going to record and if so, are recordings available for purchase?

30/3/09 4:26 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Sing your ASS off girl!!!

Boy what a hideous weekend. Mars was trining my Uranus and it was still a pain. But I did find this to amuse myself. Which lunatic are you? It turns out I was Charles VI the Mad King of France. Here you all try it and report back to the group the results. ( heh heh )

30/3/09 6:17 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

By the way JM, can you sing that ditty to the tune of "Total Eclipse
of the Heart"?

(Look at me trying to slip astrology into everything. )


30/3/09 6:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Dxp, I was uninterested in recording until now so I'll have to see where it lands when I get out there. I need to get a CD recorder and get to work. You'll be the first to know! But I'm the slowest human being on earth, so be prepared to relax a little.

Off to Chiron's lunatic asylum! Get some relief from here.

30/3/09 7:40 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

this is wonderful in so many ways...

30/3/09 10:37 PM  
Anonymous dble aries said...

Well, chiron
Loved the rumandmonkey, totally finished my day off with a great laugh, away from the crazy news. I am also, Charles VI, the raving lunatic. Gives me answers for some of my behavior now, and past life recall. Now I can blame it all on Charles! It isn't my fault that I am shooting apples with my bow and arrow in the front yard! Great outlet for any frustrations. I have time to wait for the recordings, just hanging around, waiting for the next shoe to drop.
jm, you are the one sooo in the know.

31/3/09 12:11 AM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL! Shooting apples. That's sounds sane to me.

So. I guess there's hope after all. This tune must be 35 years old. It's good to come around periodically. Something's in there. I mean here.

Funny. I grew up in a shoe manufacturing town. Didn't know how many we'd need.

Kobblers of Karma. We shall see.

31/3/09 2:00 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

here are some interesting forecasts from Joni and Elizabeth for April. I decidedly difficult month.

31/3/09 6:48 AM  
Blogger chiron said...


31/3/09 12:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I couldn't get the last link. Title of article?

31/3/09 1:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hmmm... others predicted good times. I'm not sure with the Joop-Nep conjunction. That's what's so interesting about astrology. With Jupiter in his first you'd think all would be great, but with Neptune there, too, and the SN, maybe not. I think joni is right, although she exaggerates, in that things are leading us back to ourselves. Other good astrologers are starting the preparation for potential difficulties come fall. I'll be watching her prediction for April. I'd like to see some progress, even if tiny, in getting free - separating a little by the time Pluto goes direct in September and comes back to Venus. There's an undercurrent of truth I'm sensing. I get it from my conversations away from here, and although they can't quite admit it yet, some disappointment and alternative re-routing seem to be coming. It slips out between the usual lines. They're confused about the continuing wars. They're not comprehending the reasons. People dictating fears to the public is bound to fall apart eventually, unless they can come up with a new one. Terrorists and nuclear holocaust are kind of yesterday. People get immune. And the war profiteering continues to rack up bad cause and effect. Change seems to be on an increasingly distant horizon. That's OK. It will come when the time is right.

I've become uninterested in the details in exchange for the broader lessons in store.

The tea parties are interesting, though. Tax day, April 15, has Mars exactly conjunct Uranus. The actual demonstrations are on the 18th with the Moon in Aquarius, Venus just direct, and Pluto retrograde.

In May, Saturn goes direct, and that's when I expect something to be noticeable, at least as far as somber assessment goes. I'm looking at one more bipolar swing this spring and summer and then a crash in the fall, the turning point being when Uranus goes direct in December.

Mars entered my 12th today which is when I naturally become a Fuckiteer, but I seem to be getting permanently disengaged from the details and outcomes. It really doesn't matter to me. It will do what it all does, and I believe it happens for the best, and never in the way that people think is the best.

So I'm not overly concerned. There are natural rhythms.

31/3/09 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

a Fuckiteer

haha! Is that your own invention? :o)

31/3/09 3:39 PM  
Blogger jm said...

No. LOL! That came from one of chiron's creative links.

True Spirituality

31/3/09 3:58 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

JM, you do have a way with words.

Fuckiteer caught my attention and made me laugh:)

31/3/09 4:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That wasn't mine, but it fits perfectly. That's one of the best sites going.

31/3/09 4:08 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...


My husband loved this site and sent it to all of his friends.(LOL)

True Spirituality

31/3/09 4:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That's what I meant about chiron and his wise connections. The candle almost comes off the screen in its glow and juxtaposed with Fuck It is exactly in the know.

So many words and so few truths in this dimension.:) The attempt to explain spirituality is exhausting, but one in a zillion tries and makes it.

31/3/09 4:41 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Thank you JM You mentioned tea parties. This piece is interesting. Can't he find any cabinet nominees who actually have paid the taxes they owed aside from Hillary Clinton?

And ain't this the truth....

...and I'll try that missing link again.

31/3/09 5:01 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

it keeps cutting off the last portion. Let me try this.


31/3/09 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Yeah he better be careful or soon everyone will think there's no need to pay no stinkin' taxes.

Oh wait...

31/3/09 5:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It remains to be seen as to how the states respond in the coming years. I live in a good one that uses our money in ways that we can see - the seed of good relationship between the people and the gov't. After the glamor fades, our needs will be revealed, and the difference between the federal and the state and city governments is vast. I saw that yesterday in my town. How the use of our money with dignity nourishes rapport. I pay my city taxes with no resentment.

The conjunction on April 15th is very interesting. Nothing could happen or something, but I do believe that taxation is going to be an issue of increasing importance as Pluto returns.

31/3/09 5:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

At this point, personalities are eclipsing the importance of our own lives and the needs of our families. There's a chance, as I've said, that after the Pluto opposition to USA Sun, this practice will be curtailed. I don't know, it's so habitual. It depends on how much the individual's understanding of her/his own light develops. Confidence is elusive, but it's probably closer than we think. It fills the chest for real.

31/3/09 5:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

When that happens, our money and our words become important. People might not have to hover in cyberspace with their tongues cut out, or scream in the streets of towns worldwide. Or pay pop stars to scream for them. The people have yet to find a confident voice, but I think that includes the leaders, too. We're trying to reach unseen entities, really, and screaming doesn't seem to impress them. I don't know what does, since we have to create our own response, too. That's the good part.:)

But anyhoo, something's gotta give. Or some ones.

31/3/09 5:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Good music in that vid. Surprisingly gentle statement.

31/3/09 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I pay my city taxes with no resentment.

By implication, the same is not true of the state and fed...? I wouldn't mind any of the three if they were just spent responsibly and fairly and with foresight. That Libra stellium of mine wants "fair" all across the board 24/7, and inevitably gets pissed when this never happens.

31/3/09 6:24 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

At this point, personalities are eclipsing the importance of our own lives and the needs of our families. There's a chance, as I've said, that after the Pluto opposition to USA Sun, this practice will be curtailed.

Personalities and professional con-artists. I really hope something breaks their sway. Has it ever been any different? The stuff of the blues.

31/3/09 7:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I wouldn't mind either, joe. The state taxes are included in my non-resentment now. The city and state have pride and dignity.

Exactly mpk. Professional con artists. No, it's never been different, and I doubt if it will change. It would take major upheaval and the people don't want it. So I'm out. More power to my blues.

31/3/09 10:12 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Pardon me while I rant a little bit about astro manipulators who make the situation worse and not better. For years there have been several sites who have manipulated the astrology to demaen and cast aspersions on all who disagreed with their narrow political perspectives. Now, in zombie cadence, they continue to beat the drums of hatred towards one and all who would exercise their own freedom of speech. here is an example from one of these reprehensible sites.

"With increasing contempt and hyperbole, paranoid and crazed Republican politicians and wingnut radio hosts have been vigorously attempting to sabotage the public’s trust in their new leader and wreck his honeymoon with the American people. Nonetheless, despite the right-wing smear machine’s McCarthyesque slurs, incoherent rants, and its intermittent attempts at inciting an insurrection against the new-born presidency of Barack Obama, the popularity of the freshly-elected president remains extremely strong."

This isn't enlighenting. This isn't proper astrology. This isn't even American. This is astro fascism manipulated as gross malfeasance to the nth degree to advance a highly particular and rather stupid point of view. Pshaw on this approach. The site shall remain nameless but, it is shameless.

1/4/09 9:33 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Chiron... just say Fuck It. :-)

1/4/09 12:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Chiron, this is amazing. I've been trying to withdraw from the fray but this morning I woke up with this exact thing on my mind and the disservice it's doing to the collective. I've questioned myself in that respect, too, but another interesting factor is involved.

Michael Lutin has been saying the same things we have for a long time and when he first wrote about it, the astro community rejoiced. Now he is being soundly rejected and the last piece he wrote mentioned this. He was not happy with the crowd. So something is up with this desperation to follow this man and they sense it.

Mpk.:) Fuck It isn't working!!!

I'll be back in a minute to go through some interesting things in that excerpt you posted. It's growing more and more desperate, so that could be a good sign.

1/4/09 12:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Before I go on in detail I want to say that the evolution to a better collective consciousness does not rest on being positive when the negative has to be faced. In fact that stalls the movement. The growth is still in operation, but sometimes you have to grapple with longstanding problems that surface and it can require all of your attention and energy briefly. Just because unpleasant things happen doesn't mean that the positive growth isn't happening, too. It comes most of all through these confrontational moments. The breakthroughs. The muscle, strength, and application of pure energy with required force. Everyone knows it.

Being confrontational with reality does not preclude spirituality. There are different times for different things. It's not exactly time for full confrontation, but it's starting. Peaceful times always follow conflict. It's the only way to get there, the lessons of Aries-Libra.

The conflict with the system includes the entire system and it's the only way to get to the transformation so furiously hoped for. It will not be handed to you, and I will keep repeating this. The laziness and attitude of entitlement in America are serious problems.

1/4/09 1:28 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Yeah. Lutin is insightful. i particularly enjoyed his piece on Michelle Obama.

He pulled his punches though. If anyone thought Hillary was hard as nails wait till they get an inside set of cliff notes on spiderwoman Michelle (that dress was no fluke ). She is very self absorbed.

Unfortunately JM, they are despoiling the practice of astrology in the process. It is a compromise of true astrological principles to slosh such invective around needlessly, and all done with sloppy technique to boot. I so admire the Meira Epstein's, Debra Houlding's, Robert Hand's, and Ray Merriman's. True pros, not hyperventilating astro banditos trying to prove their self serving political causes worthy. No politician alive deserves such blind 'desperation' as you call it. People need to meet on middle ground to find workable solutions. This tripe does no one any good.

1/4/09 2:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

paranoid and crazed Republican politicians

That's not astrology. Nowhere in a chart would that be delineated. That's over emotional political "hyperbole" as was also stated, and I agree that the use of astrology for the hatred of Republicans is not enlightening nor useful. The whole paragraph has a mob hysteria feel to it and I find that dangerous. Hate shouldn't be applauded only for the simple reason that it fuels it and you can expect it back. For a front page article, it's surprising that it's so highly praised.

Who is Barack Obama that he should not be getting the same treatment from the opposition that every president gets? Is he really a saint? Also not good astrology. The refusal to make any objective assessment of the man is not the best use of the science. None of us are objective and in this we all fail, but the extreme of hatred toward Republicans and adoration of this president strays far from the value of an astrological chart. It's being used as a weapon.

attempts at inciting an insurrection

I'd be careful with that one.

Nonetheless, despite the right-wing smear machine’s McCarthyesque slurs, incoherent rants, and its intermittent attempts at inciting an insurrection against the new-born presidency of Barack Obama

This is exactly what nappens on these sites daily in their comments about Republicans. For years I've been shocked at the Divine Love crowd's blatant and horrible hatred with violent imagery. The continuation of this partisan madness will never, and I mean never get them the transformation they say they want. And we all have hypocrisy to look at, even if we don't admit it publically.

If people mean what they say about spiritual development and collective higher consciousness they would act accordingly and cease the extreme hatred of other people. Clothed in astrology or spirituality, it does none of us any good.

wreck his honeymoon with the American people.

If the honeymoon is that good it can't be wrecked. The "wingnuts" are an important part of free speech in America. They will remain, as they should. Fighting them is fighting the wrong problem. Giving a real alternative that appeals is part of the solution. Attacking Republicans viciously will only strengthen their support.

the new-born presidency of Barack Obama, the popularity of the freshly-elected president remains extremely strong.

The worship is clear, and it's not a baby to be overprotected. That's part of the Cancer problem we're having. And couldn't the popularity actually be a hindrance to progress? Just because a president is popular doesn't mean that he's a good executive. I think low 60s would give us a great majority but enough opposition to create real change. You must have opposition. If people are serious about the Great Transformation they will welcome it. And not the hyperbolic hate kind. That includes both sides. Or as many sides as there are.

If just one of my attackers would offer a cogent and clear argument instead of increasing contempt and hyperbole with a hefty dose of personal insult, I would perk up in surprise.

I don't like these battles, myself, but they might be necessary. Republican hate has become hackneyed and unproductive, and I agree, not expressive of good astrology. Nor is worship.

Covering up the facts with euphemisms and promises of great evolutionary advancement right now (as if they knew) is not serving the collective at all.

1/4/09 2:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I will say, chiron, that your criticisms of Michelle Obama also fall into this over personal insult category. I'd like to see a lessening of this reaction to the personalities, and I include myself in that particular crowd, although I do it a little less. You and I have Cancer planets and we have to allow for some of this, but within reason.
She's not "spiderwoman." But she is a problem. I'm most interested in the false expectations these people are representing and the continuing failure for all of us to see ourselves as the focal point of positive change.

1/4/09 2:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

As I said, the bipolar end of Uranus in Pisces with the mutual reception is here. The swing up to manic hope is underway, but it has a hard edge since reality is so close. The end of the promised land illusion will come at the right time but not easily. And there might not be any magical massive "populist" takeover. More likely, a long slow struggle to a modicum of health. We are not in a golden age in this country at the moment. There's hell to pay first. And no one knows where collective consciousness stands. Anyone that does, wouldn't be speaking, and certainly wouldn't be here. Those things are not broadcast for self serving purposes.

I suppose I should continue and explain more about the Pluto transits of our US Cancer planets and why this personal attachment to these figures is ready for release to some extent. If any real political maturity is to develop that will have to happen, and I won't predict whether or not it will. I do feel compelled to nudge in that direction. They are not our parents, nor are they of the ruling class by inheritance, so they do not have to be obeyed in such a humuliating and obsequious manner. They do not need all of our money and money we don't have. They certainly don't deserve to grab our futures. They can't. We are responsible for that loss, anyway, and retrieval if it's possible.

A lot of the attempted worship is a coverup for the refusal to be independent, but Pluto is headed back to zero and when it returns to Venus the transformation might get underway in earnest. There are many layers, few of which will be mastered by the leaders until the people themselves mature.

You will be able to tell by the comments. When they are recognized as mere people, just like us, then accurate criticisms and praise for the things they do will result. They need good job evaluation as public employees.

1/4/09 3:14 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Perhaps...ok...maybe Catwoman. The criticisms come from hearing of her episodes in Chicago by a close personal friend. She has never been accepting of the gay community, is not a nice person up close and personal, and has been known to be rather rude to people she feels are 'beneath her'. Maybe its a defense mechanism. Don't know. But the writers at Hillbuzz say the same thing of their interactions with her. So my referal was not as much directed to her political persona, as her actual personality. I am sure the queen just loved the IPod.

1/4/09 4:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Heh heh. I don't blame you chiron. Their behavior toward the gay community is awful. And you're right. They've capitalized on the hate for political gain. Just like typical politicians. My hope is that the gay community is poised to gain political power and that will obliterate this crime. I really hope.

Something's wrong about all of this and it's hanging around like a unwelcomed relative. Otherwise the people wouldn't be so panicked about those who aren't compliant. It should adjust in time.

The "extreme popularity" and the threatened wreckage of the "honeymoon" might not be the prescription for healing now with Saturn in critical Virgo. So maybe the "extreme" opposition is the only way Saturn in Virgo can function with Uranus in all-adoring Pisces riling up the faithful.

These Virgo-Pisces oppositions are happening for a reason, and as we get closer to Uranus leaving, the panic is increasing. Neither side is right. Destiny does not hinge on one person.

There's not that much to be afraid of on either side. The worshippers will come down when they are ready, and the oppsosition will soften when they feel the extreme following winding down. In the meantime the friction is probably necessary for some purpose we're not fully aware of yet.

These partisan differences are spelled out in cosmic terms in the astro chart with all oppositions. So they are part of life and movement in evolution. Somehow maybe we can use them rather than fear them and make the other side go away. This is why I am so completely opposed to one party rule. It ensures an elastic return of the other side and more problems. I still go along with living side by side with our differences. And ideally celebrating the conflicts as a means to unity, only to separate again, of course.

When circumstance determines, people band together. Most of the time that's not necessary.

1/4/09 5:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Here's the problem with the extreme popularity. It's like the Bush hatred in reverse and it bodes ill since many of the same policies are being continued. There's a disconnect deep down. It was so terribly wrong for Bush to kill Iraqis, but now this one is moving the same troops across land to kill Afghanis, with cluster bombs for the kids included. Somewhere in the conscience there is opposition but fear remains, preventing recognition and reaction. So is this "love" good? Will we remain silent about our government's crimes indefinitely? I would call that complicity.

If some of this isn't acknowledged, he runs the risk of ending up just as unpopular. But if reality is faced, he could remain reasonably popular. "Extreme" anything has pitfalls.

1/4/09 5:19 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

The only difference between a dead Iraqi child and a dead Afghani child is that the cemeteries are on opposite sides of a border. Now do I hear the same hypocrites calling for Obama to be indicted by a war crimes tribunal? How many dead kids will it take? How many missiles sent into sovereign Pakistan? What makes one undeclared war illegal and the next not so much? Fools! I hope they choke on their own hypocrisy. And you are absolutely correct JM, they need to be challenged again and again. If it takes toppling the messiah from his pedestal then so be it.

1/4/09 5:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I agree. That dead child's blood is on my hands. And the challenge must be met repeatedly.

I simply hope that the forces of good will topple him without a lot of trouble. I don't know. We all are a part of it. The tragedy is the emptiness in the human race that puts ordinary people like this on a pedestal and lets them continue the murder. Our longing for something we can't have is so vast. So so vast. And what we'll do trying to get it.

The cry to worship an idol is so ingrained I know not what the answer is. We've destroyed them so many times, and still they are erected and knelt before.

It's one thing to worship a pop star, but to do the same for someone who is escalating war for profit is disturbing. Of course, he is following orders, but still, watching what fashions they wear as if lives depended on it, while the kids are being blown up gets to me.

1/4/09 5:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Even the rhetoric is the same as Bush's. "We will destroy those that will do us harm."

What in the hell does that mean? He's got carte blanche from me to kill anyone who he thinks will do us "harm." Harm?? Who decides who goes to death? I have serious metaphysical questions about all of this. The one who decides to send another to death is really in the worst position.

1/4/09 5:55 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's this lack of conscience that has always turned me against politicians. The way they smile baring those expensive teeth. Ich.

1/4/09 6:06 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

JM, can you recommend some of your favorite blues musicians? I'd love to listen.

1/4/09 6:24 PM  
Blogger dxp said...

" Here's the problem with the extreme popularity. It's like the Bush hatred in reverse and it bodes ill since many of the same policies are being continued. "

True!! and it is really strange that people are not noticing the similarities in policy.

The parties are in illogical disarray. The head of the RNC is an african american who is pro-choice, and the head of the DNC (appointed by Obama) is an anti-choice, anti GLBT, anti stem cell white guy. Howard Dean was ousted rudely too. And, as much as I don't like how sexist he was during the elections, I think he would have made a great head of health and human services department, and he wanted it. Again passed over.

1/4/09 6:38 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

.......another one rolled under the bus..and the list gets longer.

1/4/09 7:10 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Tu quoque.

1/4/09 7:14 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'll get back to you on that, mpk. There aren't many I'd recommend. It's so personal. But I will say Sonny Boy williamson II is one of my favorites, although he's hard to take sometimes.

Don't send me no flowers when I'm in the graveyard, darlin'
Cause I can't smell a thing

Everybody is flawed, so I generally lose adoration. It comes and goes. I don't listen to music anymore.

1/4/09 9:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. The parties are in disarray. A good thing.

1/4/09 9:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I know it hurts but you knew it was coming with the Jup-Nep conjunction. Hold on to yourself, if possible. We have to endure while it works itself out, and it will probably get worse before resolution. People are lost, lonely, sad, and afraid, and they grasp what they can momentarily to relieve symptoms since they can't get to the origin of their sorrow, nor find any real outside guidance. It will pass.

Your aversion to obama has gotten me to thinking of a deeper understanding you have, and possibly a kind of identifying factor.

I spent my life with a 3 planet 12th house man, Sun and Pluto included, and I know something of the suffering and passion 12th house people often feel. And feel is the word. It's overwhelming and without a source. Vast and bottomless. Your Scorpio Sun knows it, and so does obama's Saturn retro in Capricorn, one of the most intense placements of depression. The unnamed pain that knows no antidote.

Sun and Saturn usually have karmic knowledge of abuses of authority, which could be one thing that gets to you. Of course he's doing that but it should be OK. All of this has to be.

Everyone who followed Obama knows about his sordid past and some of the awful deeds he engaged in to get power. There are more to come. This Icarus ride is necessary as the preamble to his Pluto transit coming to Saturn, when he will face all of his guilt and be brought to his knees, his crimes waiting. Ideally he'll get to his spiritual core, but it comes through intense suffering and failure with Saturn retro in Cap there. The native wants to renounce material ambition for spiritual achievement. There are no shortcuts.

Instead of fixating on the fashions, people would do well to look beneath the charade at what else is going on, especially with this country's adoration of the superficial which she will face one day. But it all takes time.

It needs to be what it is for many reasons. Nothing we do will shorten the duration nor reduce the intensity. It's probably best to let this thing run at full throttle until it thankfully comes to an end. These steps are actually helping all of us reach our destinies. We can't do without any of them.

I don't think it's anyone's fault. We're caught in this thing together, no one knowing the source of control or the answers. We try, all in our own ways, but we know we're relatively helpless. The knot of time. It works itself out.

2/4/09 2:17 AM  
Blogger jm said...

T-Bone Walker's version of the blues classic Stormy Monday is tops.

And if ever you listen to anything, Mose Allison's tune How Much Truth is the one you should hear. Another one of his, Everybody's Cryin' Mercy, is also great.

2/4/09 3:25 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

"I dont know why they call it common sense. If it was so common more people would have it".

Will Rogers

2/4/09 6:46 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

On the topic of blues artists. I will toss a few names into the hat as some of the best worth a listen.
Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey ( if you can find her ), Leadbelly, Eddie Son House, Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll" is the ultimate precursor, but there are so many more. Many artists were also crossovers. JM link an audio here for all to listen if you can.

2/4/09 10:51 AM  
Anonymous duCan said...

T-Bone Walker's, Stormy Monday is an excellent choice.

I grew up listening to all kinds of music.

M.P.K: These are worth checking out:

John Lee Hooker
Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go
Buddy Guy
BB King
Watermellon Slim
Richard Rabbit Brown - James Alley Blues
Taj Mahal
Leadbelly is a legend. Amazing biography.
King Pleasure - I'm In The Mood For Love
Mel Brown - Boathouse Blues
Unfortunately, Mel Brown passed away on March, 22/09
There are so many more but this is a start. Like Duke Ellington said. "It's all music."

2/4/09 11:14 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

LOL. Don't forget......
Mississippi John Hurt
Roosevelt Sykes "Night Time Is The Right Time"
Otis Spann
Paul Butterfield
John Mayall
Johnny Winter .............

2/4/09 12:34 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

chiron, yes to Paul Butterfield.

M.P.K. These are worth checking out:

Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
James Cotton
Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton

and the great Pinetop Perkins.

2/4/09 12:55 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Yes! The great Pinetop. ( both of them :) )

2/4/09 1:22 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

On a vastly different note.....
what the hell is THIS????

Kissing his ring????!!!!!

2/4/09 1:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I love that Will Rogers saying.

They know not. They have no idea what kind of game they're playing, which is why the country is where it is now. I don't know if they're unable to comprehend or if they just don't want to. It's a hard road out. Being the voice of conscience is a thankless job, chiron, but still, it must be done.

Out of the list I go with Otis Spann.

The cream were together in Muddy Waters band with Otis, Willie Dixon, and the other greats coming and going. A golden age in American musical culture. There was excitement because it was in the growth stage. Now, of course, we're in decay, but the new growth is waiting as usual.

It was like a tidal wave when the obscure blues musicians came out of the cotton fields to the north and the feeling in the American body was unique, far beyond the stretches of ordinary pleasure.

2/4/09 1:28 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

BREAKING* Obama Detained for Possession of Marijuana & Other Substances

April 1, 2009

Via the UK Times:

LONDON. U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama was detained Wednesday by undercover British Intelligence Agency inspectors who discovered hash and other undisclosed illegal substances in the President’s briefcase. Acting on a tip from an anonymous South London drug dealer, BIA officials caught the President off-guard in the pre-dawn raid as he was making his way to the state-of-the-art POTUS Mobile Gym that travels with Obama wherever he goes in the world.

British officials are being mum about the quantity and precise description of the illegal substances found in Obama’s possession. However, an unnamed senior official in the BIA has confirmed that the U.K. has not agreed to release Obama to U.S. authorities until proper citizenship papers can be verified….

2/4/09 1:32 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

It was easy for you to believe that, wasn’t it?


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2/4/09 1:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's all embarrassing to me, and I'm not even watching!

So many parts to kiss!! That's Saturn in Cap for ya. Submission. Oh to be one of you. Aren't I?

Jesus lord, where are we? Gee 20. People deciding people's fates.

I still believe we have protectors somewhere. Disguised as always. Magicians and real travelers. And I think the president's cluelessness and childish eagerness is actually a blessing, since he can't be taken seriously. We should be all right. They need knee pads though. The American knee is already bad.

It's reassuring to know our great leaders are once again stuffing themselves with expensive food deciding our economic futures. Is it not? So many dinners.

2/4/09 2:23 PM  

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