Sure we need to be careful but use common sense. Hygiene is important. If you follow basic common sense you’ll be fine. Enjoy your life. After all this life could be your last.
What are we losing? What are we giving up?
“Keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others”
“don’t touch each other”
“wear a mask”
In short, don’t kiss, shake hands or fuck.
With the Coronavirus there is a full-blown panic here in the US as a complete failure of leadership continues to be the real plague on our country. This panic has resulted in empty store shelves, events cancelled on a large scale, nothing is permitted where a group of 50 or more may gather. “Wartime” curfew 9pm. Is this how we finally lose our freedom? Is this how government will control us? What happened to “freedom of assembly”? Will it ever be restored? Will we finally rise up? Or, will we remain comfortably numb?
My cell has windows and a doors but I AM NOT FREE!
A brand new image.
If this Corona Virus will teach us anything – it is that when it comes to human experience – the best of all possible futures is a dystopia for the majority and a utopia for the minority of survivors. That said, I prefer to think of the future as not written in stone. I like Bob Marley’s sound advice
“…don’t worry about a thing, ’cause everything’s gonna be alright”
and Michael Franti – don’t panic – Stay Human – spend less time looking suspiciously at each other and more time looking out FOR each other.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I have long been inspired not only by the music but by the graphic design and album art on Manfred Eicher’s ECM music label.
Here is my latest in a long running series of imaginary albums. And yes everything is imagined; the title, the group, the musicians, the song titles etc.
Below are the original photo followed by front and back covers respectively. How do you imagine it sounds?
Living, one’s own terms
no judgement for suicide
Dying, ones own terms
Sweet Sweet Suicide
The last exit from life’s stage
Stigmata of choice
On a high blue bridge
She jumps, flying toward the earth
Releasing all cares
It takes great courage
To take the reigns of death
There’s no mortal sin
I’ve recently noticed that the times we are living in are not unlike the late 60’s early 70’s with cultural and political unrest, deep division and social dysfunction. I’ve also noticed that there is some incredibly inspired music that is made during troubled times. So go ahead and get your uplift on and let the sun shine in. Sunshine is the protest against darkness.
Enjoy this classic from the musical HAIR performed here by the 5th Dimension.
And this classic also by the 5th Dimension
Politics in America, like this thistle – a thousand pricks gone to seed.
Weathers town crier
Thunders crashing box of rocks
announces the rain.
The pink noise of rain
With distant lightnings white noise
A cool breeze for sleep
Music in the night
This ambient symphony
A chorus of rain
Restless dreams at night
Toss’d ’bout on flashes of light
Ships on stormy seas
A thunder not heard
The storm can’t hide its approach
Bright lightning flashes
The quiet of night
Static on the radio
The rain comes lightly
Across the night sky
A visual symphony
Heat lightning flashes
Disturbing the night
Punctuating the darkness
Heat lightning dances
Dark blanket of Night
Heavens dome with light flashes
White doves in dark skies