There are things going on now that have me shaking my head in both amazement and the occasional moment of disgust.
Can’t decide if I should try to explain or just use the song to illustrate it all, contradictions all around.
I had a dream last night,
The world was set on fire.
And everywhere I ran,
There wasn’t any water…
The temperature increased,
The sky was crimson red,
The clouds turned into smoke,
And everyone was dead.
But there’s a smile on my face,
That Lonely Place
Sometimes the life bus drops you off at that lonely place without any regard for your wishes or desires and then you have to figure out what to do with it.
You can drop your bags and unpack knowing you might be there for a while or you can take other steps and work on a plan for getting out of there.
There rarely if ever is a reason for an extended stay there but it doesn’t mean that you can choose the time and date you enter or leave.
If life were that simple it would be a very different world but it is not and smart people distinguish between the world we live in and the one we wish we did.
Doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t work for better, just that you keep one foot planted on Earth so that you can take care of reality while working towards the other.
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
I could tell you a story about the Shmata Queen and how I told her she would have to say ‘please’ but that is kind of risque and we’re short on time.
So I’ll share the second Oingo-Boingo video of this post and tell you the lyrics absolutely prove the more things change, the more they stay the same.
I always liked Boingo but I wasn’t as big a fan as some friends who went to thirty or forty of their concerts as opposed to the handful I hit.
Might have been two or three, heck it could be one.
Been about 24 or 25 years I think since the last show I saw at the Universal Amphitheater. It was one of the Halloween shows and it was phenomenal.
They didn’t need auto-tune or any studio effects and the crowd was filled with diehard fans who never stopped dancing and singing along.
I don’t recall if the venue held 12,000 or 30,000 people, just that I felt like I knew most of them or knew someone that knew them.
Was kind of cool, made it feel like a more intimate show.