Preface: Bold font denotes paraphrased and quoted lyrical passages.
Susanne Scherer and Thomas Kolbin front MoonSun; which they describe as a Symphonic Power Metal Band.
Their usage of stunning orchestration and visuals further dramatize the dark, creeping, lyrical visions planted by Paul Simon within his composition, Sound of Silence; originally released back on 09/12/1965.
Simon emphasized / MoonSun reemphasizes how little good can ever come of a society when human rights (among them, freedom of speech) get sickened by a cancerous silence; when the people have “bowed and prayed to the neon god they made”; especially when that neon is a garish ORANGE!
Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Time again for another of our monthly musical get-togethers. This time around the video selections will reflect a melancholy mood. That’s about the most one could expect considering the recent, mere week apart incidents of domestic terrorism. More specifically…
• An anti-Semitic domestic terrorist, armed with Glock .357 handguns and a Colt AR-15 rifle, went on a rampage at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue (my heartfelt hopes that the 6 wounded folks recover as much as is humanly / medically possible. My wholehearted condolences to the families and friends of the 11 who perished).
∗ The USPS became the unwitting deliverers of a mindless, hate-mongering domestic terrorist’s pipe bombs… approximately one dozen IEDs designed to intimidate anyone who does not mindlessly march in lockstep with the mindless, hate-mongering, fake prez. Fortunately… none of these devices exploded.
In both cases that alleged prez refuses to own the violence which his willful hate-mongering has spawned amongst his devotees.
Considering how 11 gunshot victims have been silenced and factoring in how there have been multiple attempts to silence the Freedom of Speech of the liberally minded… well… the following imagery enhanced, somber selections are quite apropos…
Ernesto Cortazar ~ Piano Cover of Beethoven’s “Silence”
The Fall of 2018? The Downfall of America?
Shakira Elizabeth ~ Flute Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence”
“Silence like a Cancer grows!” We mustn’t let the rightwing media noise machine drown us out!
Luca Valenti’s Cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence”
Never allow anyone to gag your mouth / silence your liberal views!
I thank you for your listenership and cordially invite you to click back here for my next monthly BlogCast… slated to hit the www during the first week of December 2018.
FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.