No Rules

We don’t need no stinking badges and like the Five Flights Up song says, you can ‘Do What You Wanna Do’.  Most people willingly follow the rules, but Trump is a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules and because he liked to make up his own rules and declined to wear a mask, now he has contracted the coronavirus and a mega dose of hydroxychloroquine is not going to help him recover.  Songs tend to follow formulas, and music is often governed by a set of concrete rules, with notes being structured, and melodies are always played after the chords, as chords are played on beat 1 and 2 and the melody comes in on beat 3 and 4.

Last week we had Children of the Same Parent, and most of the participants seemed to understand that they were supposed to find a song that contained one of the prompt words either Brother/Sibling/Sister in the title or the lyrics of the song.  This week we have something totally different, as it is User Choice today and you can go your own way, or do your own thing.  This might be a lot of fun and if you have a song that you like, but it never seemed to fit with any of the previous prompts, then your time has come today.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Go with a song that that you like, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section. 

No Rules Today

I am writing about the song ‘Badge’ by Cream today, even though we don’t need no stinking badges.  Next week I will be writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Easy Wind’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
October 11, 2020 – Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait
October 18, 2020 – No/Yes
October 25, 2020 – Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch
November 1, 2020 – Smart/Stupid

Orange is the New Trump

Neil Young acquired a 1953 Gibson Les Paul which he used when he was in Buffalo Springfield, he named it Old Black and he has been playing this same guitar for almost 50 years.  Johnny Cash was called the man in black and Three Dog night had a big hit with Black and White.  Everything is not a black and white situation and you can’t go around painting everything black, but Black Lives Matter is an important issue. 

My dad was a TV repairman and I have always had a TV set in every home that I lived in.  I remember when everything was in black and white and then when I was 5, we got our first color TV set.  Most of the programs were still in black and white and only a half a dozen shows were in color at that time, but commercials came out in color.  Think of how cool it looked when Dorothy landed in OZ and everything turned from black and white to color, that scene made the movie come alive.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “new/old”.