Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Tune du Jour: “Road to Nowhere” – Talking Heads
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Dark Horses vs. Release the Sunbird vs. SixNationState
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

“Lying is second nature to him. More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, sort of true, or at least ought to be true. It’s impossible to keep him focused on any topic. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes, there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

  Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Trump’s “Art of the Deal”

 

The Original

Talking Heads:

 

Nice Live Version

 

David Byrne and St. Vincent:

Check out this high-precision choreography!

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Dark Horses vs. Release the Sunbird vs. SixNationState
Dark Horses:

Release the Sunbird:

SixNationState:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Discount vs. Sugarland vs. The Suicide Machines
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

“We urge Americans to be mindful of their leading role and international responsibilities as a great country and a great democracy when they go into the voting booths. Your mistake might spell a global disaster. There is no substitute for America as a pillar of world stability, and no one to contain an American Duce. Suddenly, browsing the world map, I recognize possible contours of the scenario described by George Orwell in the prophetic book he called simply 1984: three autocratic powers dominating the international landscape, each seized by fear, bigotry, and nationalism and controlled by the one and only strong leader or a politburo. Did Orwell simply make a 32-year mistake in timing?”

  Former Russian Minister Andrei Kozyrev

 

The Original

 

R.E.M.:

 

40 Watt Revival

 

Considering Stipe, Buck and Mills are somewhere on the crowded stage, this version of “It’s the End of the World …” is precluded from CMI competition. However, since I’ve enjoyed 5-8 many, many times over the past couple of decades and love the spectacle of so many Athens/Atlanta musicians on stage yucking it up with Athens Royalty, well, this gem from the past well deserves a seat at the table.

 

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, 5-8, Patterson Hood, Clay Leverett, Bain Mattox, Amanda Kapousouz, Vanessa Hay and a veritable basket of other adorables:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Discount vs. Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town vs. The Suicide Machines
Discount:

Sugarland with Matt Nathanson & Little Big Town:

The Suicide Machines:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

A Tribute to Muhammad Ali (1942 – 2016)
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Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last Because Someday You’re Going To Be Right …

As a child, teen and into my 20’s I harbored a real disdain for Muhammad Ali. I found him pompous, arrogant and conceited. I reveled in the few times he was defeated. Joe Frazier became an instant hero of mine in 1971 when he bested Ali by decision in what was to be dubbed “The Fight of the Century”. At the time, gleeful whites referred to Frazier as the “Great White Hope” for defeating the outspoken, often controversial Muhammad Ali. And I adored Ken Norton for not only defeating Ali in 1973 but also breaking his jaw in the process. I can still remember the cover of Sports Illustrated with Ali slurping through a straw what looked to be apple sauce under the heading “The Jaw is Broken but the Mouth Lives On”. And I remember exactly where I was when Leon Spinks accomplished the unimaginable in 1978, becoming the only boxer ever to take a title from Muhammad Ali in the ring. (I was at a high school soccer game keeping one eye on the game and the other on the small battery-powered television the guy next to me had brought.) We screamed in delight and embraced as the decision went to Spinks. In my mind, Ali was plain and simply repugnant.

But as I matured and slowly began to realize – shockingly at first – that I actually did not know everything there was to know, my opinion of Muhammad Ali evolved. I began to better understand the abject racism he had to endure growing up in the south. And even as he matured into a world-class boxer, the then Cassius Clay never received the respect that a white athlete of similar stature would have enjoyed. So, as a young boxing phenom, who could blame Ali for his arrogance, intensity and conceit? Years later, in the prime of his career, Ali steadfastly refused induction into the U.S. Army. He felt strongly that the Vietnam War ran counter to his Islamic beliefs. As such, Ali requested status as a conscientious objector, a request that was denied. Ali’s refusal to serve led to the boxing commission’s decision in 1967 to strip him of his hard-fought, well-earned Heavyweight World Boxing Title. Given his stature at the time, Ali could have probably arranged a deal with the military to serve in a non-combat assignment, which would have allowed him to retain his title and elude the scorn of much of the U.S. population. But Ali was firm in his religious and moral beliefs.

Muhammad Ali’s life should serve as an inspiration to all, young and old, black, white and all other races between. In the very difficult environment of the 60’s in the south, Ali proved that a black man could achieve worldwide acclaim, prosper, stand by his values and express himself intellectually without fear of recrimination.

Black Superman: Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band

 

 

Muhammad Ali’s Statement on Islamic Jihad and Donald Trump

 

“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.

We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.

Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is.”

Black Superman: Gear Daddies

 

 

Muhammad Ali Quotes: The Inspirational

 

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“Live every day like it’s your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

“Your body gets old, your soul and spirit never die.”

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

“A man who has no imagination has no wings.”

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

“You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Cassius Clay: Stand By Me

 

Muhammad Ali Quotes: The Comical

 

“If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.”

“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.”

“I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.”

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

“Can I Dance? Is the Pope Catholic?”

“The only difference between me and the Pied Piper is he didn’t have no Cadillac.”

“I’m gonna give 300 dollars to the man who brings me Howard Cosell’s toupee, dead or alive.”

“After the man rings the bell, I’m gonna jump over the rope and sock Cosell”.

Black Superman: Duangdao Mondara & Chailai

 

Muhammad Ali Quotes: The Arrogant

 

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”

“I wrestled with an alligator, I tussled with a whale, I handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. I’m bad man!”

“Last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean I make medicine sick!”

Black Superman: Derrick Morgan

 

 

Muhammad Ali Quotes: Morality & Religion

 

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

“There are Jewish people who lead good lives. When they die, I believe they’re going to heaven. It doesn’t matter what religion you are, if you’re a good person you’ll receive God’s blessing. Muslims, Christians and Jews all serve the same God. We just serve him in different ways.”

“Anyone who believes in One God should also believe that all people are part of one family. God created us all. An all people have to work to get along.”

Black Superman: Dasgupta

 

 

Muhammad Ali Quotes: Vietnam War

 

“I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.”

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother or some darker people or some poor, hungry people in the mud for big, powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Poor little black people and babies and children and women. How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”

“I ain’t draft dodging. I ain’t burning no flag. I ain’t running to Canada. I’m staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I’ve been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain’t going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. If I want to die, I’ll die right here, right now, fightin’ you, if I want to die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? You won’t even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won’t even stand up for my right here at home.”

Black Superman: Hierro de El Salvador featuring Oscar Olan