Alice Makes You Wonder


( inspired by Mustard Seed Budget’s recent posts on celebrites )

“God has a plan for everybody. I look at my life and I think, ‘How is it possible that I didn’t die?’” he said. “God’s chipping away at your life all the time to try to make you more like Him. That’s what a Christian is, a person that’s being molded and shaped all their life. I think the Lord expects you to do your best in His name. I had to struggle a long time about rock and roll. I realized it’s not really the music. It’s what’s being said with the music. So I think you have to be careful of what you’re writing, what you’re representing.”

Vincent Furnier  became shock-rocker Alice Cooper


 

 

Riverine Reveries

In a churchyard by a river,
Lazing in the haze of midday,
Laughing in the grasses and the graze.
Yellow bird, you are not long in singing and in flying on,
In laughing and in leaving…

Willow weeping in the water,
Waving to the river daughters,
Swaying in the ripples and the reeds.
On a trip to Cirrus Minor, saw a crater in the sun
A thousand miles of moonlight later…

Icy wind of night, be gone.
This is not your domain.
In the sky a bird was heard to cry.
Misty morning whisperings and gentle stirring sounds
Belied a deathly silence that lay all around.
Hear the lark and harken to the barking of the dog fox
gone to ground.
See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water.
And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.
In the lazy water meadow
I lay me down.
All around me,
Golden sunflakes settle on the ground,
Basking in the sunshine of a bygone afternoon,
Bringing sounds of yesterday into this city room.
Hear the lark and harken to the barking of the dog fox
gone to ground.
See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water.
And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.
In the lazy water meadow
I lay me down.
All around me,
Golden sunflakes covering the ground,
Basking in the sunshine of a by gone afternoon,
Bringing sounds of yesterday into my city room.
Hear the lark and harken to the barking of the dog fox gone to ground.
See the splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water.
And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.

 

LYRICS & MUSIC:  Richard Wright, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nicholas Mason
Copyright: Hampshire House Publishing Corp., Lupus Music Co. Ltd.

Out of the Blue

A subliminal beginning: that double beat that keeps pulsing harder – until the song ignites and lifts off into the atmosphere… Something about someone falling in love – or just getting obsessed momentarily (?) The spiraling end: the crazy upward soaring sound – like getting shot out of a vortex; out of the blue and into the stratosphere; out of the blue into the absolute freedom of space: liberation from gravity. It sounds like a piece of rocket burning up in mid-flight – or the sound of a passing comet…

I LOVE ROXY MUSIC .
One of the greatest rock bands ever. Yes.  It’s true.

 All your cares, now they seem oh so far away / All your fears I fear I once shared
Now I know there’s a future for all of us / Not so long ago, I was so scared
You seemed so sad; I could see through your twisted smile
So unsure – always confused
Pale blue eyes gazing down from your ivory tower
Through the haze all broken and bruised
Then out of the blue, love came rushing in / Out of the sky came the sun
Out of left field came a lucky day / Out of the blue – no more pain…
I don’t mind if it’s only a passing craze – throwaway lines often ring true
If I were you I would stay for a little while / If you were me would you walk out in style?Rocket girl2
IMAGE CREDIT: quartermoon.us