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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by tiagolps » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:23 am

Feliz Magusto! 🌰🍁🍂

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Fully possessing the om and the soha,
You overcome even the greatest of evils.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am

I quite like My Boy Lollipop DGA. But I guess you had to be there.
That's OK; like and dislike are a separate issue.

Here's my gripe with My Boy Lollipop. Bracketing the shrill, abrasive production and the "fire/desire" rhyme that is unlistenable in any dialect of English, what tips that tune into a candidate for the worst ever recording is the underage-girl-singing-in-code-about-fellatio theme.

My mom's favorite tune was an upbeat number singing the praises of sexual assault. :shrug:



I like some stinkers too.

Like and dislike are peculiar things.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Rick » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:14 pm

Und hier I thought it was just a cute little song about a girl professing her love for her boyfriend who happened to be named Lollipop ...

One of my all-time best/worst faves:

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Minobu » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 pm

The Cicada wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 am
Eons ago, bees discovered communism.


They did not annihilate themselves as sapient races often do. Instead, the workers finally gained control of the means of production and the destiny of the race rested back into union with nature—as animals.
i think that is with us through DNA or the collective consciousness
maybe...

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by tiagolps » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:34 pm

Saw the movie Paths of the soul (Kang rinpoche). Very impressed. 👍
Homage to you, blissful, virtuous and peaceful,
Enjoy the domain of the tranquil nirvana.
Fully possessing the om and the soha,
You overcome even the greatest of evils.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Punya » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm

Personally I prefer youthful innocence to double entendre DGA. In 1964, when the Millie Small version was released most of us were innocents.
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Punya » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:02 am
Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am
Like your current signature Dzogchungpa. OCR is coming to me hometown very soon and I'm hoping he'll rock my world too.

I just did his dream yoga thing at Pema Osel Ling. His world-rocking abilities appear undiminished.
How fortunate! I hope I get to do that sometime too.
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Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Queequeg » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 pm

DGA wrote:
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I would like to try some Japanese whiskey. I think. I'm not sure where to start. Is it all in the Scotch whisky vein? anything particularly distinctive or creative going on? suggestions?
Ichiro Malt & Grain

I had heard it beat some well known Scotches in some prestigious competition. Typical Japanese story of obsessive perfectionist alchemy. Wife brought a bottle from Japan and I drank it pretty quickly.

Yeah. I might like whiskey a little too much.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Went to a symphony last night and I swear Coolio's Gangster's Paradise sounds a lot like Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, Op22 II. Menuetto.

And actually, Coolio's song is a sample of Stevie Wonder, so I'm "wondering" if Stevie got a bit of his musical ideas from Dvorak.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by The Cicada » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:54 pm

Minobu wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 pm
The Cicada wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 am
Eons ago, bees discovered communism.


They did not annihilate themselves as sapient races often do. Instead, the workers finally gained control of the means of production and the destiny of the race rested back into union with nature—as animals.
i think that is with us through DNA or the collective consciousness
maybe...
Probably the latter.

Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Personally I prefer youthful innocence to double entendre DGA. In 1964, when the Millie Small version was released most of us were innocents.
It's shrill but really upbeat. And it's classy enough to use a double entendre that relies on the impure mind of the listener rather than just being lewd about it.

DGA wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:52 pm
My mom's favorite tune was an upbeat number singing the praises of sexual assault. :shrug:
This song is a Spanish language classic (translation included) that reminds me of the grandmother of my first child. Her upbringing was Maya Angelou hard but she spent a good portion of her life being angry at men in general. Lucky for me, I got to expiate tons of bad karma. Her daughter still provides me with the privilege of such immense benefits years later.


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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Minobu » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:49 am

Erm ahhh


go away little girl i'm not supposed to be alone with you..
Oh yes I know that your lips are sweet
But our lips must never meet

worse


Young Girl
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl
With all the charms of a woman
You've kept the secret of your youth
You led me to believe you're old enough
To give me love
And now it hurts to know the truth




and the nightmare of all

Stray Cat Blues
The Rolling Stones
I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs
I know you're no scare-eyed honey.
There'll be a feast if you just come upstairs
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime
I can see that you're fifteen years old
No I don't want your I.D.



live version on get your ya yas out she is 13..

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:07 am

Minobu wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:49 am
Erm ahhh


go away little girl i'm not supposed to be alone with you..
Oh yes I know that your lips are sweet
But our lips must never meet

worse


Young Girl
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl
With all the charms of a woman
You've kept the secret of your youth
You led me to believe you're old enough
To give me love
And now it hurts to know the truth




and the nightmare of all

Stray Cat Blues
The Rolling Stones
I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs
I know you're no scare-eyed honey.
There'll be a feast if you just come upstairs
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime
I can see that you're fifteen years old
No I don't want your I.D.



live version on get your ya yas out she is 13..
I always detested those songs, regardless of the lyrics they just suck musically (well, not the Stray Cats tune). Thank you for reminding me of these songs that epitomize the worst of American pop music!

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:19 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Went to a symphony last night and I swear Coolio's Gangster's Paradise sounds a lot like Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, Op22 II. Menuetto.

And actually, Coolio's song is a sample of Stevie Wonder, so I'm "wondering" if Stevie got a bit of his musical ideas from Dvorak.
Yes.


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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:26 am

Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Personally I prefer youthful innocence to double entendre DGA. In 1964, when the Millie Small version was released most of us were innocents.
Who is "us"? Most of us were not yet alive in 1964, in terms of the human population on planet earth. I was born twelve years later. But that's a separate point.

The double entendre (as you put it) was there from the start. IT was put there by the recording industry, which is anything but innocent. They knew what they were doing when they put that record out. Millie Small was 16 when she recorded "my boy lollipop." It's a migraine trigger and an artifact of a highly sexist culture. Which brings me to an uncomfortable point:

"innocent" is a polite word for "ignorant" in the sense of not yet knowing how the world works.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:30 am

The Cicada wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:54 pm
DGA wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:52 pm
My mom's favorite tune was an upbeat number singing the praises of sexual assault. :shrug:
This song is a Spanish language classic (translation included) that reminds me of the grandmother of my first child. Her upbringing was Maya Angelou hard but she spent a good portion of her life being angry at men in general. Lucky for me, I got to expiate tons of bad karma. Her daughter still provides me with the privilege of such immense benefits years later.

Your post reminds me of an old relationship and, related to that, the hottest summer jam of 1991. In Mexico. Look, she's a cat, and she can wink:


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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:37 am

DGA wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:19 am
TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm
Went to a symphony last night and I swear Coolio's Gangster's Paradise sounds a lot like Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, Op22 II. Menuetto.

And actually, Coolio's song is a sample of Stevie Wonder, so I'm "wondering" if Stevie got a bit of his musical ideas from Dvorak.
Yes.

Right? I played both songs simultaneously and if they aren't the same melody, I still think I could do a good dj mix with them.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by DGA » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:40 am

Nostalgia is for suckers.

Prove me wrong.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by The Cicada » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:50 am

DGA wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:30 am
Look, she's a cat, and she can wink:
Using animals? Call PETA. Someone must pay.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Minobu » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:14 am

wow so like this is a bit much for an older guy to be singing.

what a nightmare when you read this

You're Sixteen
Ringo Starr
You come on like a dream, peaches and cream
Lips like strawberry wine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

You're all ribbons and curls, ooh, what a girl
Eyes that sparkle and shine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

You're my baby, you're my pet
We fell in love on the night we met
You touched my hand, my heart went pop

Ooh, when we kissed I could not stop
You walked out of my dreams and into my arms
Now you're my angel divine

You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine
You're my baby, you're my pet
We fell in love on the night we met

You touched my hand, my heart went pop
Ooh, when we kissed I could not stop
You walked out of my dreams, and into my car
Now you're my angel divine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine

You're sixteen, so beautiful, and you're mine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine
All mine, all mine, all mine
All mine, all mine, all mine


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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by PuerAzaelis » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:15 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:06 am
... random thought ...
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