[ExI] xmas lyrics
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 05:10:56 UTC 2015
"Mind rape?" Lol.....
On Thursday, December 25, 2014, ilsa <ilsa.bartlett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Happy Group Holiday Season, The Abraham children and other communities.
> Sun RA: This is the Music Sound Of the Momentum:
> Sun Ra Christmas Day 1976 WXPN-FM
> I love listening to all the threads through this past year and looking
> forward to the year ahead. Pure Fun and Sincerity with Respect and
> Gratitude, Smile, ilsa
> Ilsa Bartlett
> Institute for Rewiring the System
> www.hotlux.com/angel <http://www.hotlux.com/angel.htm>
> "Don't ever get so big or important that you can not hear and listen to
> every other person."
> -John Coltrane
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net
>> Those of us in the English-speaking world (and probably everywhere
>> outside the Middle East) are mind-raped this time of year by constant
>> bombardment with Christmas music. It is hard to escape. You know the
>> words; you can’t help knowing them, you can’t forget them even if you try.
>> Every year I overthink the whole thing, hearing stuff in those lyrics. My
>> son took after me. When he was four and his two cousins were five and
>> seven, they were convinced one of the Christmas songs had a part about a
>> zombie eating people’s faces. In the middle of a quiet family discussion
>> the three of them suddenly shrieked in terror and fled from the room. We
>> learned the bothersome part was that bit about Jack Frost nipping at your
>> nose. The three California kids knew nothing of Jack Frost, but didn’t
>> want anyone nipping at noses.
>> Others that I recall: that little drummer boy playing while “…the ox and
>> lamb kept time…” The questions that come to mind is what exactly were the
>> beasts doing to “keep time”? And whatever it was (swaying to the beat?)
>> that in itself would be so freaky as to have me fleeing in terror.
>> Today I noticed yet another one in a song about a snowman who came to
>> life, played with the local kids and then went off downtown. Things were
>> apparently going well enough until he encountered a cop, and only paused a
>> moment when he heard him holler stop. Well OK then, but that is an
>> absurdity in itself, for cops don’t holler stop. Rather they holler FREEZE
>> motherfucker! Assume the position, before I blow your ass off!
>> I will grant the absurdity of ordering a snowman to freeze, or referring
>> to anatomical features which are almost surely absent.
>> It seems every winter solstice season I stumble upon yet another logical
>> flaw in those lyrics I am forced to know. Perhaps after today I will be
>> spared for another year.
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