♪Life During War Times – Talking Heads – Live in Rome 1980

“Life During Wartime”

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,
packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway,
a place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
I’m getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstore, lived in the ghetto,
I’ve lived all over this town

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
this ain’t no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain’t got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
you don’t even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
everything’s ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime,
I might not ever get home

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
this ain’t no fooling around
This ain’t no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.,
I ain’t got time for that now
Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peant butter,
to last a couple of days
But I ain’t got no speakers, ain’t got no
headphones, ain’t got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time
Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard,
I can’t write nothing at all
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
this ain’t no fooling around
I’d like to kiss you, I’d love you hold you
I ain’t got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock,
we blended with the crowd
We got computer, we’re tapping pohne lines,
I know that ain’t allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives,
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
I don’t know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender,
we make a pretty good team
Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving,
you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions,
then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day,
whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are
notebooks? They won’t help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace,
the burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness,
don’t want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don’t take no chances,
you better watch what you say

A Tip is Not a Wage!


Today, you can help end the $5 sub-minimum wage that keeps thousands of tipped workers across the state in poverty.

The state Wage Board is meeting at 12 p.m. in Syracuse to consider whether the sub-minimum wage should be abolished.

They need to hear from you now. Click here to stand with New York’s tipped workers to demand one fair minimum wage for everyone.

I’m sure you’d agree that in 2014 it’s unacceptable for anyone to be making less than the minimum wage. But that’s the reality for thousands of tipped workers in New York who earn just $5 an hour.

229,000 restaurant servers, delivery workers and other workers in the food service industry about 70 percent of whom are women are forced to rely on unstable paychecks that change based on things like the weather or time of their shift. That’s just not right.

This issue is simple. It’s matter of doing what’s right to ensure working families can make ends meet.

Seven states already recognize that a tip is not a wage and require that everyone be paid the full minimum wage.

Abolishing the sub-minimum wage will give tipped workers the stability they need to provide for their families and lift thousands of New York families out of poverty.

People who work hard every day should be able to afford the basics. Click here to add your name to the call for one fair wage.

Thanks for all that you do,

Karen Scharf

Executive Director
Citizen Action of New York

♪Competition – Music Themes

This week, Johnny  chose “Competition” as our music theme of the week. Please feel free to post your musical interpretation if you’d like to join us.  It’s creative,  fun, expressive, and NOT a competition at all! 🙂

Personally I don’t have a problem with competition,  and consider it a form of self expression, a challenge to exceed our personal expectations, a way to creatively excel or solve a problem, or just plain being social and having fun “competing” with others.  As you can see, it all depends on how we choose to interpret the scenario we wish to experience. It may be harsh and cut-throat win at all cost like professional sports, or just a friendly game of frisbee, it’s all up to us. I founds several videos which exemplify the beauty of human spirit, meant to inspire and delight, to raise our potential and reconsider self-defining limitations.

These Epic Win Compilations are awesome and the music tracks are great! Keep an eye on the feather at the end of this balancing performance!     Song 1: Star of the Conqueror (Vocal Blues Mix) by Dhruva Aliman      Song 2: Slave and Rose

The Venom Trickshots II- Episode III_ Sexy Pool Trick Shots in Germany was epic!     Song: Blood Moon by Dhruva Aliman – http://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/albu…

That soccer kid really nailed it on the escalator!     Song: SUN AND SPEAR by Dhruva Aliman http://dhruvaaliman.bandcamp.com/

”PEOPLE ARE AMAZING – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE”      BRAND X MUSIC 1.Bring The Pain 2.Dogs Of War (No Vox) 3.Knuckle Up 4.Fine Red Mist 5.Painkiller 6.Body Count 7.Extortion (No Choir) 8.Apocalyptic No Orch 9.Eventide 10.Fearless 11.Revolution

There is beauty and nobility in competition, depending upon our intention… btw, I highly recommend you test drive this M3 with DCT Paddle Shifters, very sweet!  Syberian Beast meets Mr.Moore – Wien

Team sports encourage strategy, trust and cooperation for the good of the whole, competition can be uplifting:

I checked out a London nightclub last weekend and DJ Eric intro’d massive hardstep club mix with Liquid Cinema’s Martyr – totally EPIC!

I’m sure everyone’s heard Rammstein’s Du Hast  at some point in some competitive sporting arena. Well DJ Eric did an exemplary job mixing this for Hard Style club jam in this video. The place was jumpin’  😀

And lastly I’ll end it with Prodigy’s Live performance at Moscow’s Red Square. The energetic high from competition is second to none, without exception this band’s tracks are used all over the world in all types of competition. This is the famed largest open air concert with up to 450K people packed!

Enjoy! And please visit fellow themesters:     Bear     Lisa     Eva     Johnny     Willow