Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stranger Things Have Happened, I Know

"You are not alone dear loneliness. You forgot but I remember this". Cryptic, but poignant. We all know that our world is in a state of upheaval (at least the ones without blinders on their eyes), and maybe a bit of upbeat defiance can help.
"There's a world out there. Don't you deny it. Give it one last wish" I won't sit hear and attempt to break down the love I feel for this album. Is it enough to say that with many thousands of songs to choose from, I choose to listen to these 13 over and over again. I guess I do it with many albums, but Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace surprised me and brings out great feelings of joy at the same time as I take a hard look at the world. Like what the Daily Show allows me to do. Thank you, Foo Fighters.

There is such great beauty in the world, and such ugly violence and hate, and yet it is all part of this vessel, earth. There is no good without evil, so much of the writing I have read has stated. The yin and the yang. So what does this mean to the state of the world? Have we, mankind, doomed this little blue, green, and white ball to wither because we can't seem to find a balance with this vessel we have been set to steward. We have upset the balance, and we are tipping this planet. Is it too late to right the course? I don't know, but we can ONLY act as if we can. If we don't act as if we can, then it will not happen. Do we really ONLY need to beleive, and we are not? Are we really waiting for Neo<-(see if you can read this jump in logic)? Or are we really supposed to somehow ALL make the jump in belief?

So I will make a few little observances of the album. David Grohl seems to be staving off the celebrity worship that is in place in 'Statues'. "We're just ordinary people, you and me". Both placing the listener with him, and at the same time saying that time will solidify us in only memory in the end. "Time will turn us into statues, eventually"

Even the instrumental, the Ballad Of The Beaconsfield, is beautiful.

Defiance: "My time has come, this means war." - Bonus track, 'Once And For All'

If you read this message and want to hear the album, go out and grab this off the Internet(s) for testing purposes. Let me know if you don't know how. Then buy it when you see the band at a show. Or listen to clips of it here, once it is released: Foo Fighters Official Site.

Daily Show, Canada!

"Let the man who makes the most mistakes, but repeats the least, learn the most."
I may very well be heading in the right direction.
When you seem fairly certain that the society in which you live in is heading in the wrong direction, how do you learn to cope with the knowledge and still function in that society?
-I think I've found that the only way to cope is to look at the beauty in the world, and hold hope in your heart, and search for solutions. We must at least try to move in the right direction, even if it does appear that we are living in the 'post' era.

I very much like that living in Stowe allows me to watch the Daily show on the hour three hours in a row starting at 11. I think I'll go watch the Canadian showing now.
-Damn, Alberto Gonzalez stepped down, and Jon Stewart played the clip where he spoke about his 'memories' of his time as an attorney general. This is just following Jon noting how his show has mad a amnesiac character out Gonzalez' repetition of "I Don't Recall"

The commercial for Resident Evil makes me think of the days when the movie will be released TO advertise for the video game, as they will be made on the same platform. Doesn't Final Fantasy kind of already do this?

Alan Greenspan just imparted a good deal of knowledge on the nation on the Daily Show. I love the way Jon framed him in the interview to ask the questions I'm often thinking of. I hope you were all watching. If not, got watch it on Onegoodmove.org

I love the new Foo Fighters album. I listen to it over and over. They have managed to make me have hope for Rock music, still, even on it's seeming deathbed. Maybe the few (Incubus, RATM, Foo) can hold the flag for the true Rock, the thing that looks to be only left to the realm of memories and the School Of Rock. More about the Foo later...