Gathatoulie

And of these shall I speak to those eager, That quality of wisdom that all the wise wish And call creative qualities And good creation of the mind The all-powerful truth Truly and that more & better ways are discovered Towards perfection --Zarathustra.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

nil ergo optabunt homines?

si consilium uis, permittes ipsis expendere numinibus quid conueniat
nobis rebusque sit utile nostris; nam pro iucundis aptissima quaeque
dabunt di. carior est illis homo quam sibi. nos animorum inpulsu et
caeca magnaque cupidine ducti coniugium petimus partumque uxoris, at
illis notum qui pueri qualisque futura sit uxor.

ut tamen et poscas aliquid uoueasque sacellis
exta et candiduli diuina tomacula porci,

orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano.

fortem posce animum mortis terrore carentem, qui spatium uitae
extremum inter munera ponat naturae, qui ferre queat quoscumque
labores, nesciat irasci, cupiat nihil et potiores Herculis aerumnas
credat saeuosque labores et uenere et cenis et pluma Sardanapalli.

monstro quod ipse tibi possis dare; semita certe tranquillae per
uirtutem patet unica uitae.

nullum numen habes, si sit prudentia: nos te,
nos facimus, Fortuna, deam caeloque locamus.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

fair and balanced

"The idea of a national government involves in it, not only an authority over the individual citizens, but an indefinite supremacy over all persons and things, so far as they are objects of lawful government. Among a people consolidated into one nation, this supremacy is completely vested in the national legislature." – James Madison, Federalist No. 39

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

discovery

In demonology, Belphegor (or Beelphegor, Hebrew: בַּעַל-פְּעוֹר‎‎
baʿal-pəʿōr - Lord of the Gap) is a demon, and one of the seven
princes of Hell, who "helps" people make discoveries. He seduces
people by suggesting to them ingenious inventions that will make them
rich. Bishop and witch-hunter Peter Binsfeld believed that Belphegor
tempts by means of laziness. Also, according to Peter Binsfeld's
Binsfeld's Classification of Demons, Belphegor is the chief demon of
the deadly sin known as Sloth in Christian tradition.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

punk rock girl (on such a winter's day) - Beach Boys (1986) vs The Dead Milkmen (1988)

Punk rock girl

Just you and me

What do you see?
Give me a chance
You look so wild
Please look at me
It makes no sense
Let's have a child
Let's go slam dance

Stopped into a church
On such a winter's day
Eat fudge banana swirl

On such a winter's day
I passed along the way
On such a winter's day
On such a winter's day

So we started screamin'
We asked for Mojo Nixon
And ordered some hot tea
Your dad is vice president
Just like the Duke of Earl

We went to a shopping mall
We'll name her Minnie Pearl
Let's travel round the world

I tapped her on the shoulder
And said do you have a bell?

They said he don't work here
Said nothin' man it's stolen

We'll travel round the world
We'll dress like Minnie Pearl

It it was California Dreamin'
Just you and me punk rock girl
Just you and me punk rock girl
And laughed at all the shoppers

I said how much you pay for this
Yeah you're for me punk rock girl

We went to the Philly Pizza Company
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)

On a winter's day (on a winter's day)
On a winter's day (on a winter's day)

One Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)

California dreamin' (California dreamin')
And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)

California dreamin' (California dreamin')
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)

I could leave today (I could leave today)
California dreamin' (California dreamin')

We got into her car away we started rollin'
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)

I'd be safe and warm (I'd be safe and warm)
I've been for a walk (I've been for a walk)
If I didn't tell her (if I didn't tell her)
She took me to her parents for a Sunday meal
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')
On such a winter's day (California dreamin')

He knows I'm gonna stay (knows I'm gonna stay)
The waitress said well no, we only have it iced

And security guards trailed us to a record shop
So we jumped up on the table and shouted anarchy
I met a girl there and she almost knocked me dead
And someone played a Beach Boys song on the jukebox

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees)
All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
She looked at me and smiled and said she did not know
Her father took one look at me and he began to squeal
You know the preacher like the cold (preacher like the cold)
We said if you don't got Mojo Nixon then your store could use some fixin'

Sunday, January 22, 2017

how things happen

First they gave us fake news. But we didn't care, because we all enjoy
a little bit of fake news from time to time.

Then they gave us alternative facts. But we didn't care, because we're
each in our own media bubble anyway.

-> we're here; for brevity I will leave out some intermediate steps.

...

Then they gave us thoughtcrime. And we all thought it was doubleplusgood.

Then they gave us precrime. And "in our society, we have no major
crimes, but we do have a detention camp full of would-be criminals."

"Perhaps a lot of the people in the camps are like you."


w/ apologies to Martin Niemöller and Philip K. Dick

Thursday, November 24, 2016

god save the dead kennedys (1977 vs 1980)

There is no future
So I can watch them die chokin' shakin' in convulsions, go crazy, crazy
We mean it, man
Chemical warfare, warfare, warfare
Chemical warfare, warfare, warfare
She ain't no human being
Panic in the air, see the headless chickens runnin'
Climb on a tree on a branch and drop it
Chemical warfare, chemical warfare
Blowin' down down down the fairway, sensitive to the touch
When there's no future, how can there be sin?
We love our Queen
Scratch the grass, mister, you can't breathe
No future for you
We're the future, your future
And England's dreaming
God saves
Golf carts head-on crashin' crackin' heads wide open
There's no future, no future
God save the Queen
Chemical warfare, chemical warfare
Chemical warfare, warfare, warfare
God save history
God save your mad parade
Chemical warfare, chemical warfare
And roll and writhe in a sandtrap, starting to heave
Don't be told about what you need
We mean it, man
I cut through the fence, run right in and grab it, go crazy, crazy
Yellow air
God saves
Oh shit, what is going on in here?!
No future, no future
Chemical warfare, warfare, warfare

Thursday, May 19, 2016

hotel california über alles (Eagles 1977 vs Dead Kennedys 1979)

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light...

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...

My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...

Carter Power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school
Your kids will meditate in school!

California Uber Alles
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California
Uber Alles California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay
Mellow out or you will pay!

So I called up the Captain,
"Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine"
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Come quietly to the camp
You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don't you worry, it's only a shower
For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent's egg's already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown
When you mess with President Brown

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! "

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