Keynes and Hayek – East Side! West Side!

I can’t help it, this is awesome.

The premise? A music video featuring Lord Keynes and F. A. Hayek, arguing their philosophies rap style. Yes, the rap isn’t going to win any hip hop awards, but by far this is the most entertaining distillation of modern economic philosophies I’ve seen.

Just Awesome!

Feel Good Friday: Video Killed A Lot of Stuff

And thus began the fall of modern civilization.

Feel Good Friday: Hey, Lolly, Lolly!

Here’s a good start to your Friday, a classic in silliness:

I wouldn’t be much of an old person if I didn’t comment on how much better our juvenile sexual innuendo songs were than the ones being released today.  (C’mon!  “If You Seek Amy”?  Is this the best you can do, Millennials?)

Young folks: it’s OK to approach sex playfully.  

I’m not saying to be casual about sex, I’m saying, lighten up!  God didn’t intend it to be the contentious, complicated mess it has become.

Happy Friday!

Feel Good Friday: Revolution

Disclaimer: has religious content.

Whenever the world wears me down, if I need reenergizing, I play this song.  I love it’s defiance, it’s energy and aggression.  Not your usual Christian fare.

It’s already a little dated, but who cares?

And it’s also a great song for workouts.

So, tell me.  Do you want a revolution?  Woot, woot.

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I’ve Loved These Days

Billy Joel wrote perhaps the best song ever about prosperity coming to an end, he was just 30 years premature.  From my favorite Joel album, Turnstiles:

I’ve Loved These Days

Now we take our time, so nonchalant
And spend our nights so bon vivant
We dress our days in silken robes
The money comes
The money goes
We know it’s all a passing phase

We light our lamps for atmosphere
And hang our hopes on chandeliers
We’re going wrong, we’re gaining weight
We’re sleeping long and far too late
And so it’s time to change our ways
But I’ve loved these days

Now as we indulge in things refined
We hide our hearts from harder times
A string of pearls, a foreign car
Oh we can only go so far
On caviar and cabernet

We drown our doubts in dry champagne
And soothe our souls with fine cocaine
I don’t know why I even care
We’ll get so high and get nowhere
We’ll have to change our jaded ways
But I’ve loved these days

So before we end and then begin
We’ll drink a toast to how it’s been
A few more hours to be complete
A few more nights on satin sheets
A few more times that I can say
I’ve loved these days

Feel Good Friday: Lay Down

This past Tuesday, when I saw that humongous throng standing shoulder to shoulder in Washington DC waiting to see Barack Obama’s inauguration, this song kept popping into my head:

One could not help but be moved by such a site,all those people celebrating a moment.  Even if they were a little rude at times (for my southern sensibilities, there are few sins more grievous than rudeness), nevertheless, it was a beautiful thing altogether.

And I love these words:

We were so close, there was no room, we bled inside each other’s wounds.  We had all caught the same disease.  And we all sang the songs of peace.

Some came to sing.  Some came to pray.  Some came to keep the dark away.

I celebrate the new spirit of service that Obama is ushering in.  Let’s hope it lasts.

Feel Good Friday: If I Only Knew

This should wake you up. 

I LOVE this song.  I don’t know how old Tom Jones was when he made this record; he had to be 50+ at least, and he could still BRING IT!

Tom doesn’t have a “subtle” mode, and although that trait annoys me in singers like Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, in an old dude like Tom, it just seems cool.

And you have to love the video, with the 90’s stylings and the doggie-cam.

Any of you who have seen me live know that I copy the scream in this song when I “sing scream”.

Have a good Friday!  Go Titans!