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I'm in......Can you hear me singing?
Me too. I really liked the album
which was the Rolling Stones trippy answer of sorts to Sgt Pepper's and came with a cover with one of those plastic panels which displayed a slightly different picture as you tilted the cover back and forth. The trick was to find all the faces of the Rolling Stones in little ovals mixed into the design. They followed it with a near masterpiec in Beggars Banquet, and a certified masterpiece in Let It Bleed. I wore through my original American copy, but still own an English pressing of LIB.
When you're done singing All Together, join me in You Cahn't Always Get What You Want.
The Christmas album.
I'll keep looking, but help me out with a link if you can.
I've got the LP and the CD.
These people need to hear the whole thing.
Why DON'T we sing this song all together?
Because some of us want advantage over and above the rest of us.
Some of us think that the ones willing to do dirty jobs for crapola, deserve just that.
The harder you work, the less you get. Good thinking if you can sell it.
>>>The harder you work, the less you get. Good thinking if you can sell it.>>>
The less you work, the more you get......... that's what has been sold in the past and what's being sold excessively today quite successfully.
And then I awoke.
Is this some kind of joke?
Much to my surprise.
I opened my eyes.
Check out the book Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen. Rob
I'm sure you've heard the phrase that goes something like...
"We need to work smarter and not harder".
I can tell you that such is often said during corporate reorganizations where some people have just lost or are about to lose their jobs. Didn't we just hear the president make a somewhat similar comment about government needing to get smarter and not bigger? I guess it's not easy to understand what you mean by working harder. Putting in more time? Working faster...sweating more? I can't think of anyone who earns more by working less. If that were true our city panhandlers would be handing out money rather than trying to collect it. It might be an interesting cliched expression to bat around but I don't see it to be valid.
Look up "light's out factrories."
IKEA, for instance. Logs go in one end fresh from the woods. Finished furniture comes out the other end. In boxes. With all the fasteners and instructions. No human hands required. There's no fighting this trend, nor should there be.
The difference between the assembly cost of a car. A whole car danged or truck. Between it being done here or in Mexico, is $400.
Reagan went over the edge, exportng jobs. There was something more to his agenda than fairness.
Someone designed, engineered and and built
whatever automated fabrication device was used. It didn't appear by magic wand.
If you're a Republican since Reagan,
likely it's because you've cheated on your taxes. We were told at one point that the patriotic thing to do was to starve the beast.
There's two kinds of people here. Those who've cheated. And those who haven't.
These are people who don't or under report income and maybe misreport deductibles. It's not those who know how to find and use loopholes in the tax code to their advantage.
So maybe you know someone who runs his own cash operation. He cuts trees, does odd jobs, whatever, and takes his money in cash. Perhaps he doesn't keep an accurate ledger and report his earning at tax time. Maybe his reported income is so low he also gets an earned income check. I guess this makes him a Republican? Of course this never happens?...and even if it did, this person is excused from being called a criminal due his lack of cheating enough to be able to live an opulent life style.
There are tax cheats at every income level I'd think. Does the definition change if the amount the government loses changes from $1000 to $1000000? I would dare to guess that, in numbers, there are far more cheaters among the lower income population than the upper.
I'll tell you who cheats on their taxes
Those sitting on their butts collecting welfare paid for by other people's taxes. Now that's cheating deluxe version!
Work smarter not harder. Excellent.
Thank you Steven. Now we're getting to it.
That's exactly what we all try to do. Work smarter not harder. The deal is that we work as smarter as we can, but we don't back off from working as hard as we can too. It feels like patriotism. The both of them together. Smart and hard. Why not?
All good, right up to the point where the rich-guy client puts it way up our noses.
I repeat. The National Debt is an artificialy created deliberate thing. A thing that didn't need to be. A thing used to try and quash SS Medicare and Medicaid. A Ronny Reagan thing. The basis of the big lie we're having to deal with right now.
If one want's to argue against the social contract and how we've provided for ourselves, then at least do it openly. This debt thing is hokum. Bunk. Nonesense. We CAN pay our bills.
Absolutely right Crowsfoot. Unrig the system, to improve.
The album was panned when it was released
Critics called it a weak attempt to capitalize on Sgt. Pepper. I think the criticism was a bit unfair. There are some good songs on that album, including "She's a Rainbow" and "2,000 Light Years from Home," which the Stones still do in concert.
Critics called it a weak attempt to capitalize on Sgt Pepper
I remember that.
Stereo was brand new. And color TV. Jemi was wa-wa ing all over the place and it was a wonder. Cream had that day-glow album cover. We all had headphones. You could adjust the TV very dark and contrasty. More or less just the outlines in bright bright colors.
And mini skirts. And the pill. Hey! We'd won the war! But...
We were going to the moon. Martin was on the TV. Working man owned his own house. Altogether, a great time to be a young adult.
Disraeli Gears, still got my copy. Loved that album too
It was an era where the music was completely in sync with the culture of the time. In many ways it was like the 30's and the advent of the Big Bands. Benny Goodman-travelled the United States, and had decided to break up the band after its last show at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, because turn out hadn't been good. What he didn't know was that the program on which he appeared last, was broadcast 3 hours earlier in California (it was a live feed from New York) and all the kids new every song and every arrangement, and went absolutely nuts. He didn't have to fire the band.
He returned to New York City, and some genius booked him into the Paramount Theatre instead of a place serving alcohol which would have kept the young people out. He went on about 4 in the afternoon and the place was so packed no one could move, though kids were dancing in the aisles. And the rest, as they say is history.
I remember learning, while escorting a girlfriend to a store, that minidresses and mini-skirts came with matching or compatible underpants. I had no idea, but I did feel a lot easier about her not flashing everybody after that.
Then I ended up in Paris a couple of years later, and discovered that they didn't wear special underwear, and that they didn't care. That was a real eye-opener.
Critics like to pretend omniscience, generally by forgetting
their previous lapses, like panning Their Satanic Majesties when it became a very successful album which was influential to the artists whom the critics did like.
What's that line from Emerson, A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
It's about Republican Tax policy.
And then, suddenly, it was as if
music had became embarased to say anything relevent. It wasn't to point to reaity any more. Up to here, morality shows were rhe absolute meat and potatoes. Route 66. Gunsmoke. Beaver .
Martin was speaking. There was NO argument that canceled out his words.
So, American Pie. And Galileo Galileo and all the rest. A generation was lost.
Lovely. Thanks Crow. You're a good man. Rob