Four-Play (Week #6)

Welcome to the sixth installment of my musical blog’s 13-week experimental run. For those who’ve missed my past posts, they’re neatly filed away in my music category.

This week, my selections feature the 60s progressive British rockers, Procol Harum, and the 90s German / L.A. based Sweetbox project… spotlighting rapper, Tina Harris. These recording artists turned in peak performances while “sampling” the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Oh btw, the Procol Harum headline, below, is a link… that’s to afford you the opportunity to hear the band performing, “live”, alongside a full symphony orchestra and choir.

And that’ll just about do it for the “in depth” musical analysis since my Four-Play focus is more about the pure enjoyment of great music.

While I acknowledge it’s nearly impossible to please all the people all the time, I’d also encourage everyone to be musically adventurous… to trade off marching in lockstep for marching to the beat of a different drum.

“Still not my ‘cup of tea,’” you say? Not to worry. You never can tell what you’ll be hearing, here, next Sunday… so do click back at that time.

Blog response will act as my Arbitron / Nielsen “radio ratings”… so… if you’ve enjoyed my “show”, click that “Like” Star. Of course, comments are always welcome, too!

Sweetbox / Tina Harris ~ Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on the G” string (Suite No. 3, BWV 1068)

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude No.1 in C Major, BWV 846

Procol Harum ~ Repent Walpurgis


99 Word Blog (#009) Writers Predicted 9/11

“I don’t think that anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile.” — Condoleezza Rice 05/16/2002

WRONG Condi! The Lone Gunmen FOX TV series screenplay writers, Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz had predicted an eerily similar scenario… that episode’s airdate… 03/04/2001!

Whether or not this TV program had inspired 9/11’s architects, I suppose we’ll never know.

Watch full episode here or climactic scenes below…

99 Word Blog (#008) XX Trumps Trump’s XY

Let’s reduce the Clinton vs. Trump issue down to the microscopic world of XX vs. XY.

Trump’s possession of / being possessed by that Y chromosome would capitalize the “T” in the word, “Trouble”. Testosterone intoxication would render “leader” Trump unfit… mislead him into believing he’s making sane decisions.

Indeed, in the heat of international crises, headless Trump would “think” with balls and not brains… would promptly bomb the crap out of his pick and choose enemies. Considering that anatomical 2:1 ratio, WTF else could anyone expect?

Clinton would favor brains over brawn. Her XX would trump Trump’s XY!


99 Word Blog (#007): You Make The Call!

How do you rank a society, which terrorizes / kills humanity on behalf of “god”… bastardizes “Thou Shalt Not Kill” to sanction foreign wars and neighborhood mass murder… lifts not one finger to deny guns to the itchy trigger-fingered insane… lets war criminal leaders escape justice… turns a blind eye to torture, human trafficking, ethnic cleansing, honor killing and rape… discriminates against minorities / the aged and disabled… rests a disproportionate tax burden upon the poor… intellectually / nutritionally starves billions of people… doesn’t boo hate / fear mongering, greedy, empty headed politicians off the stump?

Anyone care to comment?

99 Word Blog (#006) Trump’s Goons

Donald Trump wallows in filthy money like a squealing pig frolicking in feces. There’s no limit to WHAT and WHOM he can buy. Methinks he has infiltrated the Democratic Convention with his hired goon squads (a.k.a., fraudulent Bernie Sanders supporters), who bray like jackasses and incite anger, chaos and disunity amongst the genuine delegates.

Trump’s divide and conquer plot is but one of countless dirty tricks he’s got hidden up his sleeves. That’s the only way this subversive can get elected… and, subsequently, “take out” the White House… go on a rampage to overthrow America and conquer the world.

99 Word Blog (#005) Hey, Bernie Backers!

Dear “Bernie or Bust” diehards,

Like spurned lovers, you cling to your self-indulgent, Fatal Attraction to Bernie Sanders. He’s said, “It’s all over”, yet, you’ve refused to let go. Just to “show him”, you’d figuratively jump off Trump Tower… plunge to your ideological deaths… not giving a flying F about how many unfortunates you’d “take out” with you when your metaphorical bodies hit ground zero.

Unfortunates, who’d number in the billions… men, women and children, whose lives a Trump régime’s avarice and hate driven, global agenda would snuff out.

“Crash & Bern” politics was never “The Bern” Sanders had intended.

99 Word Blog (#004) ATTN: Bernie Backers

Dear “Bernie or Bust” people,

Please accept that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party’s POTUS nominee. Yes… like you, I would’ve preferred Bernie Sanders… his progressive agenda is far more compelling than Clinton’s centrism.

But, upon comparing Clinton to Donald Trump, I’ve gotta ask… who’d be better at selecting SCOTUS judges? Keeping the peace? Protecting the Constitution and environment? Standing up for the rights of women, minorities, LGBTs, workers, the middle class and impoverished?

All of that, and more, is what’s at stake. America cannot survive one minute, let alone four years, of Trump. He’d BUST America… beyond repair.