Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Memories of My Youth!

For some reason a song that was popular in the 1980's came to mind last night. I wasn't sure which band from that era made it a hit, and I couldn't even recall the name of the lead singer. It's a good thing that you can just type in the name or some of the lyrics to the song over at Youtube. Most of the time you can generally find the song you are looking for.

The song I was thinking about was "Talk Talk". When I found it, I realized that Talk Talk was also the name of the band! According to Wikipedia, they were labeled as "Art rock, "New Wave," "Synthpop" (early) and "Post-rock" (later). I can only recall them being labeled as "New Wave" in the record stores.

As I clicked on some other songs on the playlist, I found myself coming across several old clips of a great band from the sixties - The Animals. Eric Burdon is the lead singer. This was more my style back then. I spent the next hour listening to all of their hit songs! Brought back memories of my youth!

One of the reasons that first song [Talk Talk] came to mind was because as I was reading various blogs on my blog list, it became so clear that all that Obama can do is talk. What's worse, he doesn't say anything new! He continually regurgitates the same old tired rhetoric and the few useful idiots who still follow him lap it up like clueless Obots. Heck! Fox News reported today that even a liberal Democrat - Walter Mondale - is complaining about Obama's overuse of the teleprompter!

Ahhh! Let's forget about politics now.

Back to the memories of my youth!

I listened to "House of the Rising Sun," "It's My Life," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

It was interesting to note that Burdon's lyrics often contained mentions of The Lord in them ["Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood"]. In The House of the Rising Sun he actually cautions the listeners to avoid "spending their lives in sin and misery."

Many of the original videos of that band from the 60's each have over 2 million views! I read some of the comments last night. Some were (unfortunately) vile and repulsive. However, others were encouraging like this one that was just posted earlier today:

3 hours ago corny as it may sound, songs like these remind me to stick true to my style and not just become another modern clone.

Ha! Good observation and great point!

I think that describes what some of the youth became when they got caught up in the ObamaBorg Mania of 2008. They just became "another modern clone." I hope and pray that many realize their mistake and vote for American values and common sense in 2010 and 2012!

Back to reminiscing!

How many "Battle of the Bands" groups competed during my high school days using songs from The Animals! There was at least one band with a lead singer attempting to imitate Eric Burdon at each "Battle" session!

Today, it is difficult to choose my favorite song from The Animals. But this mega hit classic might rank up near the top:



GMpilot said...

Although it's not my favorite song by Burdon & Company (that would be “San Francisco Nights”), I rather like “Sky Pilot”. Perhaps you should too, since it also mentions God:

You're soldiers of God, you must understand
The fate of your country is in young hands
May God give you strength, do your job real well
If it all was worth it, only time it will tell

In the morning they return with tears in their eyes
The stench of death drifts up to the skies
A young soldier so ill, looks at the sky pilot
Remembers the words “Thou shall not kill”

Oh, but I forget: you don't remember that part of the '60s!

The best part of Hullabaloo was Lada Edmund, Jr. The music was secondary. Heh.

Christinewjc said...

According to Wikipedia, Burton was very anti-Vietnam war. "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" was written for the purpose of encouraging that the soldiers should get out of Vietnam asap.

BTW, that commandment is better translated, "Thou shalt not murder."

War is a terrible thing, but sometimes it is necessary.

There will be a future war like no other - the war of Gog and Magog where Russia and the Islamic states gang up on Israel - which is prophesied in Scripture. I have been reading Grant Jeffrey's book, "THE NEXT WORLD WAR: What Prophecy Reveals about Extreme Islam and the West" for the second time and it is amazing how much he had mentioned back in 2006 which is now coming to fruition - especially the evil collaboration of the Communists and Radical Islam.

Here's a brief description of the book contents from this webpage:


Terrorist attacks in the Middle East and the West are nothing less than a chilling preview of a coming military showdown that will determine if freedom and our way of life will survive. Prophecy expert Grant R. Jeffrey has uncovered evidence that the forces of extremist Islam are committed to destroying Israel and to conquering all of western civilization. Drawing from firsthand interviews and intelligence reports, plus exhaustive research into Scripture, historical trends, religious movements, and current events, Jeffrey is convinced the opening stages of the next world war have begun. The Israeli army will battle the invading forces of Russia and extreme Islam, and God will intervene to defend Israel.

But....you don't believe in all of that Bible prophesy stuff...do you.

GMpilot said...

Grant Jeffrey's got evidence? If he's got that, what does he need prophecy for?
Prophecy is rather like a good news report, but in advance; it details who,what, where, when, and why.
According to that quote of yours, he is convinced that the next world war has already begun, so he's covered the part most prophets gloss over: when.

God will defend Israel? He hasn't done that since the days of David and Solomon! I guess only a united Jewish nation can create the juju needed to summon his aid. More likely it will be the USA that comes to Israel's aid; for six decades now our Mideast policy has been intertwined with theirs, and we have just come to love being the Fist of God, especially in that part of the world.

No, I don't believe in all of that Bible prophesy stuff...it can be wrong. It's been wrong before. Otherwise there would be no need for the 'prophecy test' as described in Deuteronomy 18:22.

Most people think “House of the Rising Sun” is about a brothel, but a guy in one of my old units told me it described a local prison in New Orleans. He was a native of the city, and apparently the prison was quite well known by that nickname.

Christinewjc said...

What you don't know about Bible prophecy is a lot, GM.

The fulfillment of hundreds of prophecies from the Old Testament by Jesus Christ - as recorded in the New Testament - is astounding enough. In my mind, this means that I can totally trust Christ to fulfill the end times prophecies as well.

stevex09 said...

Hey Christine;
It looks like your friend GM is in true form as always. It seems he knows little about how the deliverance of the Jews was always at the time of 'no hope', and 'no way out'. ie ... Moses at the Red Sea to mention one. My personal observation of how God works in deliverance is when people or 'a people' are at their lowest point and are perhaps forced to call upon the name of the Lord. I'm not sure what he means by God hasn't come to the aid of Israel since the time of David and Solomon. He fails to take into account the remarkable recovery of the Jews after near extermination in WW2, and he forgets the facts of the 6 day war. I won't go into specifics as the information is readily available; but people like GM
don't seem to not understand that God uses the ... well ... resources available here to do His will. Whether it be the U.S. or even an individual.

Okay, HULLABALOO ... oh yeah. How about this ... The Lloyd Thaxton Show? Can you recall him?

Being a man of mulitple talents, (rriigghht!) I played lead guitar in a 'garage band' back in the late '60s and "House of the Rising Sun" of course was on our play list. Great fun playing at the dances at the local fire hall!

Gary Baker said...

Considering the competence of our recent President, we might need Israel to defend us in the Middle East.

GMpilot said...

It's all right to address me directly, steve0; I won't give you rabies.

Just for the record, history is full of incidents where God allowed whole communities of Jews to be slaughtered by their neighbors. (The fall of Jerusalem to the Romans in 70 CE, or later in1099 CE to European Crusaders, just as examples.) He never intervened to stop them; he simply allowed a 'remnant' to survive and leave, to start the whole thing over again somewhere else. The Holocaust was simply the largest and most recent form of God's culling the herd.

I remember the Six-Day War quite well, but I don't recall hearing any reports of earthquakes or meteor strikes on the Arab coalition forces—just determined fighting by a people who had nowhere to retreat to if they lost. Perhaps you could refer me to such event?

I remember Lloyd Thaxton, too; he was on a UHF channel in Philly. I'm still not sure why, but I liked him as a host. His theme music was by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and I liked that too.

Gary Baker said...

Hi GM,

"He never intervened to stop them;"

I seem to recall reading a lot of Biblical history where God did indeed stop the invaders. And times that He did not. And in that same history, He promised that was precisely what He would do if the Jews abandoned Him - Send them to other nations to punish them, and then restore a remnant to the land.

"but I don't recall hearing any reports of earthquakes or meteor strikes on the Arab coalition forces"

And of course if you had you would admit that it was God and not coincidence. As with most atheists, you are immenently confident as long as you are certain that your assertions cannot be tested.

GMpilot said...

Oh, is it my turn? Sorry, I forgot to send this out last week.

”And of course if you had you would admit that it was God and not coincidence. As with most atheists, you are immenently confident as long as you are certain that your assertions cannot be tested.”

Well of course, Mr. Baker. It's much saner to explain a meteor shower or an earthquake (we know such things occur there) than it is to say, “An all-powerful invisible being using methods that cannot be known by man did it.” Interesting that when your assertions are tested, they fail.

We can test this one. Were the Arab Coalition armies defeated by God's supernatural defense, or by the Israeli army's superior tactics?

Gary Baker said...

Hi GM,

"Interesting that when your assertions are tested, they fail."

Please demonstrate: By what objective criteria have you determined that my assertion failed?

"We can test this one."

Please demonstrate: Identify objective criteria that could pronounce one explanation as correct and simultaneously exclude the other.

For examples of assertions that demonstrably fail, try these:

" He never intervened to stop them; he simply allowed a 'remnant' to survive and leave, to start the whole thing over again somewhere else."

Demonstrably false. Along with the times that God allowed the Hebrews to be defeated, there were numerous times that he did defend the land and slaughtered the would-be invaders. The story of Gideon is one example.

"it can be wrong. It's been wrong before.Otherwise there would be no need for the 'prophecy test' as described in Deuteronomy 18:22. "

The test is not to determine if the "prophecy" is wrong. The test is to determine if the pronouncement is prophecy.