Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Keep on Rockin' [in Canada]

Hey, as it happens, the morning after blogging about TMZ mocking the homeless, I was awakened by my alarm clock radio playing another reference to the homeless that always makes me laugh, simply because it’s so intensely dated: Canadian Neil Young’s lines “We’ve got a thousand points of light/ For the homeless man/ We got a kinder, gentler machine gun hand.” I’m smiling even now.

Almost as dated as the most dated couplet in rock history, for which the prize must, I think, go to “And now you find yourself in ’82/ The disco hotspots hold no charm for you.” I’d do that in karaoke.

UPDATE: Speaking of music, while I think of it, I may as well tell all the world that the best online radio station of which I am aware is http://DevilsNight.com (perhaps fitting for this godless blog month) — a typical hour (like the one just passed) featuring X, Clash, Patsy Cline, the Monkees, Stone Roses, my old Rodeo Bar neighbors Flying Neutrinos, and then still more punk.  That’s exactly right.

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