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John Coltrane - Consequences (1966)

Sometimes when I listen to a local band, I can’t tell if they’re geniuses in disguise or schizophrenics on speed.

A few people who actually had a message to send

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"Strange Fruit"- Billie Holiday (Abel Meeropol)

Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth

The scent of magnolia sweet and fresh

Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

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"Spear & Magic Helmet"- The Gits

You said, “You’ve been a bad girl,”

Then you slapped her right across the face

What could be going through your mind

This does no one good

I suggest you buy a cage

Cause I’m full of rage

Then you raped her

You left her in the alleyway

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Invincible- “Sledgehammer!”

"Each generation must find its mission, fulfill or betray it."

I know that ours is more than just being killers or players

Or making millions of papers

Our blood is spilling

They hate us

Too much injustice among us to sit still ‘n’ complacent

Frank Gambale & Tom Coster - Europa (Carlos Santana)

"Come Rain or Come Shine"- Chet Baker

I’m gonna love you like nobody’s loved you come rain or come shine

High as a mountain and deep as a river come rain or come shine

I guess when you met me it was just one of those things

But don’t ever bet me cause I’m gonna be true if you let me

You’re gonna love me like nobody’s loved me come rain or come shine

Happy together unhappy together and won’t it be fine?

Days may be cloudy or sunny

We’re in or we’re out of the money

But I’m with you always, I’m with you rain or shine

I’m gonna love you like nobody’s loved you come rain or come shine

High as a mountain deep as a river come rain or come shine

I guess when you met me it was just one of those things

But don’t ever bet me cause I’m gonna be true if you let me

You’re gonna love me like nobody’s loved me come rain or come shine

Happy together unhappy together and won’t it be fine?

Days may be cloudy or sunny

We’re in or we’re out of the money.

But I’ll love you always, I’m with you rain or shine

Rain or shine.

"They All Laughed"- Chet Baker 

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus

When he said the world was round

They all laughed when Edison recorded sound

They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother

When they said that man could fly

They told Marconi

Wireless was a phony

It’s the same old cry

They laughed at me wanting you

Said I was reaching for the moon

But oh, you came through

Now they’ll have to change their tune

They all said we never could be happy

They laughed at us and how!

But ho, ho, ho!

Who’s got the last laugh now?

They all laughed at Rockefeller Center

Now they’re fighting to get in

They all laughed at Whitney and his cotton gin

They all laughed at Fulton and his steamboat

Hershey and his chocolate bar

Ford and his Lizzie

Kept the laughers busy

That’s how people are

They laughed at me wanting you

Said it would be, “Hello, Goodbye.”

And oh, you came through

Now they’re eating humble pie

They all said we’d never get together

Darling, let’s take a bow

For ho, ho, ho!

Who’s got the last laugh?

Hee, hee, hee!

Let’s at the past laugh

Ha, ha, ha!

Who’s got the last laugh now?”

Behold… The Arctopus- Alcoholocaust

"The harmonic minor arpeggio at the pick up of measure 59 makes the ending crescendo so ironic and almost funny. It’s like the minor7 chord that the guitarist plays when that phrygian lick comes in is to massive in a metaphoric sence, I don’t know some may call it sympathetic but I think it’s rude to end the series with a E major sus2 (add 9). Then again I’m just making up a bunch of bullshit."

-blankbrian 

Alex Skolnick Trio - Fade To Black (Metallica cover)

time-thedonutoftheheart:

Thelonious Monk

(Source: chop-loops)

Eva Cassidy - Time After Time

Jeff Beck live at Ronnie Scott’s - Full show

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