Art and Music - page 3

I hadn't heard of this guy until he was just on the radio singing this song. Please post any poetry, visual art, or music about our political situation(s) ... Read More

  1. by   Lil Nel
    Let me remind the folks here crediting MLK with "respectful" protest, that at the time, southern Whites didn't find him to be peaceful or respectful.

    And that was why he was arrested so many times, and he and his followers were met with fire hoses and police dogs.

    And Daisy writes as though the "injustices" faced by Blacks are in "the past."

    Wake up! Those injustices continue today!

    It is humorous that Daisy thinks Randy Rainbow is disrespectful, yet she routinely uses the term "illegals" to describe those seeking political asylum.
  2. by   Lil Nel
    My song choice is Elvis Costello's version of the Nick Lowe song, What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?

    Unfortunately, I can't post a link from my phone.

    This song immediately popped into my head after 9/11, and carried me through those initial, dark days.
  3. by   herring_RN
    I heard this on TV last night:

    I don't know about you
    But I like to tell the truth
    But the truth seems to change every Tuesday

    When I watch the news
    Man it just gives me the blues
    No one listens, just on a mission to hear their own voice

    It's a wild world
    We're all trying to find our place in it
    It's a wild world
    And no one seems to understand it
    It's a wild world
    But there ain't no way I'm gonna quit it

    Love is all we've got to give away

    Some folks ain't got a dollar to their name
    Others got their own jet planes
    We all got the same blood running through our veins

    Whether or not you pray
    Black or white, Straight or gay
    You still deserve the love of your neighbor

    It's a wild world
    We're all trying to find our place in it
    It's a wild world
    And no one seems to understand it
    It's a wild world
    But there ain't no way I'm gonna quit it

    Love is all we've got to give away

    Try a little tenderness, maybe some benefit of the doubt
    Another person's point of view, try to listen not to shout
    Hold your opinions loosely, maybe you're not always right
    Show a little mercy, and hold onto love real tight

    It's a wild world
    We're all trying to find our place in it
    It's a wild world
    And no one seems to understand it
    It's a wild world
    But there ain't no way I'm gonna quit it

    Love is all we've got to give away
    Love is all I've got to give away
    Love is all we've got to give away
  4. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from Lil Nel
    My song choice is Elvis Costello's version of the Nick Lowe song, What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?

    Unfortunately, I can't post a link from my phone.

    This song immediately popped into my head after 9/11, and carried me through those initial, dark days.
    Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding - YouTube


    sometimes I am able to post links...
  5. by   Leader25
    Eve of Destruction
  6. by   Ted
    Oh Dear! I forgot about this thread! Well. . .

    Here's the latest musical political satire from Randy Rainbow. It's stinging, but only in the way that Randy Rainbow can write, sing and produce such a Broadway-style, politically satirical music-video. Enjoy!

    IF YOU EVER GOT IMPEACHED - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody - YouTube
    Last edit by Ted on Sep 18
  7. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from Ted
    Oh Dear! I forgot about this thread! Well. . .

    Here's the latest musical political satire from Randy Rainbow. It's stinging, but only in the way that Randy Rainbow can write, sing and produce such a Broadway-style, politically satirical music-video. Enjoy!

    IF YOU EVER GOT IMPEACHED - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody - YouTube
    I love his parodies.
  8. by   herring_RN
    "If The Poor Don't Matter" then neither do you or I
  9. by   herring_RN
    What if no matter how right he was,
    How wrong they were, how evil they were,
    What if no matter how right he was,
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?

    What if no matter how outraged he was,
    How furious he was, how murderous he was,
    What if no matter how outraged he was,
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?

    If he dug through his Chevy, the back seat, the trunk,
    The attic, the basement, piles of old junk,
    Came up empty-handed again and again,
    Tell me, what would he do then?

    What if no matter how angry he was,
    How outraged he was, how furious he was,
    What if no matter how angry he was,
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?
    He couldn't lay hands on a gun?
  10. by   herring_RN
    Quote from Ted
    Oh Dear! I forgot about this thread! Well. . .

    Here's the latest musical political satire from Randy Rainbow. It's stinging, but only in the way that Randy Rainbow can write, sing and produce such a Broadway-style, politically satirical music-video. Enjoy!

    IF YOU EVER GOT IMPEACHED - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody - YouTube
    Husband and I AND step-Mom enjoyed this.
    When she was not in a good mood a physician gave her a memory teat. She answered that she didn't know where she was, what year it was, or who he was just minutes after being ntroduces to "Doctor *****. She knew who I was and when asked, "Who is the president said, "Trump unfortunately."
    We me in November 1979. She voted for President Reagan twice, George H.W., and George W. Bush once. She then voted for senators John Kerry and McCain and then Obama and Clinton.

    She laughed and laughed when I showed her the video on her laptop.
  11. by   Ted
    Quote from herring_RN
    Husband and I AND step-Mom enjoyed this.
    When she was not in a good mood a physician gave her a memory teat. She answered that she didn't know where she was, what year it was, or who he was just minutes after being ntroduces to "Doctor *****. She knew who I was and when asked, "Who is the president said, "Trump unfortunately."
    We me in November 1979. She voted for President Reagan twice, George H.W., and George W. Bush once. She then voted for senators John Kerry and McCain and then Obama and Clinton.

    She laughed and laughed when I showed her the video on her laptop.
    I am glad that you, your husband and your step-mom enjoyed the video! Besides being a political commentary, I simply enjoy that this video is produced "Broadway-Musical Style"! I enjoy and appreciate the many forms that political satire can present itself. But my favorite way is Randy Rainbow's "Broadway-Music" way! LOL!

    I am really happy to know that your Step-Mom laughed and laughed!

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