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I'm going to Las Vegas this weekend to see Eddie Izzard. I might even get a history and Latin lesson (see below):

 

 

 

guy also known as gaius

 

wow, i am jealous! Have fun and share your impressions from his show!

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Off early through the desert for some spiritual renewal in the one place I'm sure to get it ... Las Vegas.

 

It will be at least 110 degrees (or 43.3 Celsius) as I race thru the desert.

 

Although I'm off to see Steve Windwood and Steely Dan, I will be listening to this as I drive thru similar scenery as this clip:

 

 

 

guy also known as gaius

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...now i am curious :naughty:

I just got a shock of recognition that this and some of my other posts assume that bad/sick taste equals amusing. Maybe not so to some, so first check if this crass Roman singer seems funny. In this movie he is ubermacho, but youtube also shows the original broadway version where he was softened to be quite effeminate.

 

 

IF you can find amusement in that, below is what I originally posted. Maybe there is something wrong in finding musical hilarity in modern tragedy, but the singer is half Cherokee satirizing his redneck relatives lifestyle. 

 

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My inner Scotsman and Italian approve of this message (Scottish group Simple Minds filmed in Verona, Italy):

 

 

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Prayer For The Dying from the 1990's Coverdale & Page album. It might be a hackneyed theme, but you can't argue with talent.

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On 11/3/2019 at 4:05 AM, caldrail said:

Prayer For The Dying from the 1990's Coverdale & Page album. It might be a hackneyed theme, but you can't argue with talent.

I finally looked at the lyrics. Interesting stuff.

 

 
"Whisper A Prayer For The Dying"
 
I hear the sound of distant thunder echo all around
I see the tragedy of young ones lying on the ground
I see the fathers' sons and daughters, I hear the mothers crying
Nothing left for me to do, whisper a prayer for the dying

Oh, oh, a prayer for the dying

The suffocating heat of jungles, burning desert sands
Where everything reminds you, you're a stranger in a strange land
The soothing words of politicians, those bodyguards of lies
While guardian angels waste their time and every mother cries

Oh, oh, a prayer for the dying, dying, dying
Oh, oh

Machine gun, battle cry
You pray to God when the bullets fly
The bombs fall like black rain
And all your dreams take you home again
Nothing but bad dreams

You can't read, you can't write
You're so scared, you can't sleep at night
You try to carry the heavy load
Walking down Armageddon road, oh, Armageddon road

I hear the sound of distant thunder echo all around
I see the tragedy of young ones lying on the ground
I see the fathers' sons and daughters, I hear the mothers crying
Nothing left for me to do but whisper a prayer for the dying


Oh, a prayer for the dying, dying
Oh, a prayer for the dying, baby, baby
Oh, a prayer for the dying, dying
Whisper a prayer for the dying, oh

You can't run, you can't hide
You can't show what you feel inside
You're going crazy, going insane
You know you'll never be the same again, no, no

Whisper a prayer for the dying, dying, dying, dying, dying, no, no
Armageddon road, Armageddon road, I'm walking down Armageddon road

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And now for something completely different. Rock guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen and his album playing classical-esque music with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It actually does work. Not for everyone, of course, but I rather like it.

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