Talking Heads – Crosseyed And Painless [Audio and Lyrics]

Crosseyed And Painless

Lost my shape-Trying to act casual
Can’t stop-I might end up in the hospital
I’m changing my shape-I feel like an accident
They’re back!-To explain their experience

Isn’t it weird/Looks too obscure to me
Wasting away/And that was their policy

I’m ready to leave-I push the fact in front of me
Facts lost-Facts are never what they seem to be
Nothing there!-No information left of any kind
Lifting my head-Looking for danger signs

There was a line/There was a formula
Sharp as a knife/Facts cut a hole in us
There was a line/There was a formula
Sharp as a knife/Facts cut a hole in us

I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…
I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…
I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…
The feeling returns/Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head/looking around inside

The island of doubt-It’s like the taste of medicine
Working by hindsight-Got the message from the oxygen
Making a list-Find the cost of opportunity
Doing it right-Facts are useless in emergencies

The feeling returns/Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head/Looking around inside.

Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don’t do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them
Facts are nothing on the face of things
Facts don’t stain the furniture
Facts go out and slam the door
Facts are written all over your face
Facts continue to change their shape

I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…
I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…
I’m still waiting…I’m still waiting…

Field hollers et work songs

This clip is from Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks (and very possibly Richard Pryor, who was a writer on the film) created a brilliant segment that manages to cut right to vicious racist heart of the u.s. in ways that only satire can achieve. I hesitated to add this clip in with eminently serious songs, but the songs speak for themselves, and the use of satire is deadly serious. The best satires crush your heart and make you laugh a the same time. Absurd, non?

Bands of Los Angeles [Part I]

Ok, I’m already cheating a bit, but Dexter was born and played in L.A. Though there are a few, don’t try to find too many “pure” L.A. bands because just like L.A. itself, they contain multitudes, and they reach world-wide. It’s the nature of the beast. And pure is so often a foolish path to take. One that leads to pain and suffering. Best to take the Music road. It can be just as rocky, low, and dangerous, but it can also take you to the highest places…

Vamos!

The poster of this video didn’t cut the original recording so you get a funny pop culture snapshot after the film, including the wannabe fascist geraldo rivera in a clip that couldn’t be a better comment on his contribution to “american culture.” In case that wasn’t enough, you then get the first couple of minutes of a soap opera.

I thought this album was excellent when it came out and I still do. A Real gem. Los Lobos (Del Este De Los Angeles) is the gift that keeps on giving. Love those guys.

Muddy Waters – Electric Mud

This is an uneven album to say the least, but it’s interesting and I actually like the way Muddy sounds (though even that can be uneven when Muddy strays from straightforward blues phrasing). Some good solid deeply bluesy rock guitar in there too (not played by Muddy). I would have never let the sax player in the booth though.

Lou Reed – I Never Said I Was Nice (Live 1976)

Intro Jam – Sweet Jane – I Believe In Love – Lisa Says – Kicks – She’s My Best Friend – I’m Waiting For The Man – Sheltered Life – The Kids – Claim To Fame – Vicious Circle – Walk On The Wild Side – Coney Island Baby – Rock And Roll Heart – Charley’s Girl – Kill Your Sons – Satellite Of Love – How Do You Think It Feels? – You Were It So Well – Temporary Thing – Ladies Pay – Heroin – Sister Ray