The Way it Was


Blood running in streets around the world, media pundits flying off the hooks of the chains of the hinges of the wheels of their rockers, perhaps no public option, dark sorcery abounds in the night, and perhaps the last bastion of journalistic integrity is dead at 92. Though retired, his passing represents the hacking rattle of the end of media… the way it was.

For though I would defend the human race at the gates of hell, (or failing that, severe cynicism)* humankind is, after all, only human, and shall remain as such until better ones can be built. Which is itself a narrowing prospect as healthcare reform circles the drain.

So get your decoder rings and headsets tuned for another installment of the Stranger in a Strange

Nero and the Gladiators – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Underground Sunshine – Mr. Soul
Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You
The Beatles – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Gong – New Age Transformation Try: No Nore Sages
Del Shannon – Runaway
Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Queen – Flash’s Theme
Ajijia Myrayebe – Cohet
The Pixies – Levitate Me
Les McCann – Go On And Cry
John Lee Hooker/Santana – Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
The Shadows – F.B.I./Apache
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – I’m The Urban Spaceman
Gorillaz – Monkey Racket
Common/Honey Cone – Innocent Til Proven Guilty (Testify)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat
Harry Chapin – 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (LIVE)

Stranger in a Strange Land 2009-07-18: The Way it Was by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger

*as if all that wasn’t cynical enough, it seems there are nuclear weapons pointed at beautiful foggy San Francisco, according to Enjoy your weekend!

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