For America (where’s the peace and understanding?)

Red Box – For America

deviate to contemplate
this audio visual opiate
one hundred years from now
title fights and human rights
we’re satellites – you’re parasites
hey yah ya!
now I’ve got to tell you
that I’ve been down
down so low that I bit the ground
let’s hear it from the heart of America
ya da dee yeh – yeh ee oh
in America
urelei USA
for America

where’s the peace and understanding?
go drum go dance sound on sound
all this peace and understanding
go drum go dance round and round
in America yeeooo ay da yeeooo ah

a pocket full of posies
and cheap scented roses
every house should have it’s hat on
so in and out and round and round,
up and down and lost and found
hey ah ha!

magazines and gasoline
and made-in-Taiwan western scenes
will you hear us in the heart of America?
ya da dee yeh – yeh ee oh
in America
urelei USA
for America

where’s the peace and understanding?
go drum go dance sound on sound
all this peace and understanding
go drum go dance round and round
in America yeeooo ay da yeeooo ah

na na ne na ne na na
all this peace and understanding

where’s the peace and understanding?
go drum go dance sound on sound
all this peace and understanding
go drum go dance round and round
in America yeeooo ay da yeeooo ah

all this peace and understanding

….

What a great song 20 years later…what a fresh sound, incredible

For America (where’s the peace and understanding?)

Tribute to Piotr Kaczkowski

Everybody stay tuned! Let’s be real, or more appropriately let me be real, I may be the only person reading this blog, so there’s no let us :)…well, after all I’m writing it too :), so it’s only fitting that I’m also a/the reader. Anyhow, the plan is to post lyrics to great songs with links to the ‘official’ versions of these songs on youtube for everyone to enjoy.

I’ll be starting with Red Box and their ‘light-years-ahead-of-everybody’ album ‘The Circle & the Square’ from 1986. Here’s Wikipedia reference.

I don’t have any ‘rights’ to this music or lyrics, except for buying it off of iTunes…and now sharing it with the ‘world’. If you like it, and I’m sure you will…go and buy on iTunes or anywhere else you can…

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“For America”
“Heart of the Sun”
“Billy’s Line”
“Bantu”
“Living in Domes”
“Lean on Me Reprise”
“Chenko (tenka-io)”
“Lean on Me (ah-li-ayo)”
“Saskatchewan”
“Leaders In Seventh Heaven”
“Walk Walk”
“Amen”
Tribute to Piotr Kaczkowski

Long lunch

He failed to show up for his job at the water board for at least six years – and possibly as many as 14.

Only when Joaquín García, a Spanish civil servant, was due to collect an award for two decades of loyal and dedicated service did anyone realise that he had not, in fact, shown up to work for at least six years – and possibly as many as 14.

García, a 69-year-old engineer, began working for the local authority in the south-western city of Cádiz in 1990, according to el Mundo, and in 1996 was posted to the municipal water board, Agua de Cadiz, where his job was to supervise a waste water treatment plant.

In 2010, when García – who has now retired – was due to collect his long-service medal, the man who had hired him, deputy mayor Jorge Blas Fernández, wondered where he was: “He was still on the payroll,” he told the paper. “I thought, where is this man? Is he still there? Has he retired? Has he died?”

After the former manager of the water board, who had the office opposite Garcia’s, told Fernández he had not seen his employee for several years, the deputy mayor called the engineer in. “I asked him: what are you doing?” Fernández said. “What did you do yesterday? And the previous month? He could not answer.

A court this week fined Garcia €27,000 (£21,000), the equivalent after tax of one year of his annual salary, having earlier found that the engineer did not appear to have occupied his office for “at least six years” and had done “absolutely no work” between 2007 and 2010, the year before he retired.

García told the court that he had turned up to the office, although he admitted he may not have kept regular business hours. He said he was the victim of workplace bullying because of his family’s socialist politics and had been deliberately sidelined at the water board.

His friends told El Mundo that the engineer had been unwilling to report his allegations of harassment because he “had a family to support” and was worried that he would not find another job at his age. He had been so depressed by his situation that he had seen a psychiatrist, they said.

The tribunal concluded that the water board had believed García was the responsibility of the city council for most of the period of his employment, while the city council thought he was working for the water board.

The engineer made the most of the confusion, becoming an avid reader of philosophy and an expert on the works of Spinoza, the Dutch philosopher credited with laying the foundations of the Enlightenment.

Source: The Guardian

Long lunch

Another birthday to celebrate or is there going to be ‘enough’ time to go through another ski helmet?

It feels more like a countdown…and I don’t want to say to what…buying my last ski helmet (ever?) on the weekend had this feeling of inevitability and sadness of not having ‘enough’ time, ‘enough’ skiing seasons ahead, ‘enough’ vacation days, ‘enough’ time to go through more ski helmets :)… But, at least for now, enough of ‘enough’ …rhyming it off with laugh 🙂

And what’s the moral of this post?…wait until sunny days to update it 🙂 again

Another birthday to celebrate or is there going to be ‘enough’ time to go through another ski helmet?