Christian Soldier

Got up early yesterday to fix some things downtown I should do for longer time. Now I have some time before we go the supermarket and later to watch our team on TV in our favorite pub. While following my bloglist I read by Drew what he has to say to Eastern and Christianity. I was much impressed about the things he wrote. Not that I had to live through the same one like he, I can than understand his thoughts and his setting to the Christianity more. I also have grown up at a time in which it was not possible to express itself critically compared with the church  without consequences.
More than 30 years ago I quit my membership to the Christian church although they told my all the stories and meanings of the holy bible. What survived from all these words are some general things I try to life: Tolerance, equality and patronise nobody.

Japan – Ghosts

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Have I properly understood the text?

Drove home from work at Thursday with the train having my headphone on and listened to the music on my mobile phone. I read to normal manner alongside a book, but this day I have simply listened in of the music and have dwelled on my thoughts. Thus I also had to be able to concentrate time on the text and had been surprised what I have heard. I think there’s no other song starting with the words ‘It was the biggest ever cock you’d ever seen…’ and the rest of the lyrics are also worth to listen. Very sad story – but this might be real life.
The song is from Arab Strap – another great Scottish band. I know them for a long time and I also posted some time ago their great ‘Hey, fever’. I think I will listen to their lyrics with more attention. And I suggest, if someone will sing this lyrics in German the song will be banned from airplay (if it gets on airplay anyhow).
It was the biggest ever cock you’d ever seen, but you’ve no idea where that cock has been.
You said you were careful – you never were with me.

I heard you did it four times and jonnies come in packs of three.

She was the best shag I’d ever had.

That doesn’t mean I’m saying, bedwise, you were bad.

I think you were working, we got a hotel.

We didn’t have anything but I thought I might as well.

I never told the rest.

I was drunk and I told you I was thinking about a test.

You know I just said it for effect.

Then you laughed and said I’d fuck anything in a skirt once I’m erect.

And she’s a famous harlot in this town.

I know enough to, but still I couldn’t turn her down.

He said I’m an arsehole, what was I thinking?

It’s far too easy to blame it on the drinking.
If I read this words I remember the famous and crazy writer Hunter S. Thompson. This is exactly the style of his output. May he rest in peace.

Arab Strap – Packs of Three

Knocked up

Today’s track is from Lykke Li, a Swedish singer/songwriter those of an artist’s family is descended. Her mother is a photographer and her father is a musician. At the age of 19 years she moved to New York for a couple of months to turn back again to Europe to record her first album. This track was originally from Kings of Leon who approached Lykke to cover on song of her choice. Although the song in the original version already is great, this version must not hide behind it.
Enjoy and have a nice eastern time,

Lykke Li – Knocked up

Don’t let him wast your time

Most of the people know Nancy Sinatra as the daughter of Frank Sinatra, actor and singer protected and sponsored by the mafia and her duets with Lee Hazlewood. Younger people may know her since Quentin Tarrantino placed her song ‘Bang Bang’ in his movie Kill Bill. I listened to her songs for years and was surprised when I first listened in 2004 to a song from her I never heard before.

‘Don’t let him waste your time’ sounded so retro to me that I asked myself how it could happen that I didn’t noticed it before.

Nancy Sinatra – Don’t let him waste your time

All the more I was surprised that it concerns a new song written by Jarvis Cocker from Pulp. Cocker recorded this song two years later on his first solo recording ‘Jarvis’. Both versions have her own charm and the lyrics are superb. There’s also Richard Hawley playing on this track.

… You can stay all night if you want to
You can hang out with all of his friends
You can go and meet his mother and father
Better make sure that’s where it ends…

…’Cause the years flash by in an instant
And you wonder what he’s waiting for
Then some skinny bitch walks by in some hot pants
And he’s running out the door…

Boom Shalock lock boom

Now it is close to the Easter holidays, where one should be turned more normally wise in himself. And it is also not usual to play music loud and not ones with aggressive attitudes. So I take a chance to play one of my most loved heavy tunes. It is from House of Pain and different to their version on the first record added with a lot more heavy guitars. It is closer to bands like Motörhead and Pantera than to classical Hip Hop.

Problems

Let us start this short working week with a little roots reggae from Horace Andy. Born in 1952 in Jamaica he worked there together with great producers like King Tubby. In early 80s he settled down in London to live as a musician. I first recognized him as a guest singer of the first record from Massive Attack. Remarkable is his voice on Five Man Army. He also joined Massive Attack on several tours. Later he collaborated with Mad Professor. This are tracks I won’t miss – so enjoy and have a good week people.