Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pearl Jam - Thumbing My Way

Pearl Jam-Love Boat Captain

Daily Selections

Whoa. Two great songs from the Riot Act cd... PJ is in Chicago giving a concert that I cant go to tonight... but I will see them on Sunday, so I am trying not to be too bummed...


i have not been home since you left long ago i'm thumbing my way back to heaven counting steps, walking backwards on the road i'm counting my way back to heaven i can't be free with what's locked inside of me if there was a key, you took it in your handthere's no wrong or right, but i'm sure there's good and bad the questions linger overhead no matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead i'm thumbing my way back to heaven i wish that i could hold you i wish that i had thinking 'bout heaven i let go of a rope, thinking that's what held me back and in time i've realized, it's now wrapped around my neck i can't see what's next, from this lonely overpass hang my head and count my steps, as another car goes past all the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives choosing the shiny ones instead i turned my back, now there's no turning back no matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead i smile, but who am i kidding? i'm just walking the miles, every once in a while i'll get a ride i'm thumbing my way back to heaven thumbing my way back to heaven i'm thumbing my way back to heaven...

LOVE BOAT CAPTAIN... every time I hear this song I think of Rob Cash...

Is this just another day,... this god forgotten place?First comes love, then comes pain. Let the games begin,...Questions rise and answers fall,... insurmountable.Love boat captainTake the reigns and steer us towards the clear,... here.It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough.All you need is loveIs this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves,...Trying to shake the cancer off? Stupid human beings,...Once you hold the hand of love,.. it's all surmountable.Hold me, and make it the truth,...That when all is lost there will be you,...Cause to the universe I don't mean a thingAnd there's just one word I stil believeAnd it'sIt's an art to live with pain,... mix the light into grey,..Lost 9 friends we'll never know,.. 2 years ago todayAnd if our lives became too long, would it add to our regret?And the young, they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today,...The wisdom that the old can't give awayHey,...Constant recoil...Sometimes lifeDon't leave you alone.Hold me, and make it the truth,...That when all is lost there will be you.Cause to the universe I don't mean a thingAnd there's just one word that I still believe and it'sLove,... love. love. love. love.Love boat captainTake the reigns,.. steer us towards the clear.I know it's already been sung,... can't be said enough.Love is all you need,.. all you need is love,..Love,.. love,...Love.

Pretty sentimental day... maybe more later. Rock on, lovers!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pearl Jam - Soon Forget

A simple song filled with important words

The lyrics of this short song are powerful and should be thought of everytime your day seems to take a turn south... there are more important things going on. Second song of the day: SOON FORGET. Oh, Eddie is beautiful in this video...

"Soon Forget"
sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette
thinks he'll get the girl, he'll only get the mechanic
what's missing? he's living a day he'll soon forget
that's one more time around, the sun is going down
the moon is out, but he's drunk and shouting,
putting people down he's pissing,
he's living a day he'll soon forget c
ounts his money every morning
the only thing that keeps him horny
locked in a giant house, that's alarming
the townsfolk, they all laugh
sorry is the fool who trades his love for high-rise rent
seems the more you make, equals the loneliness you get
and it's fitting, he's barely living, a day he'll soon forget
that's one more time around, there is not a sound
he's lying dead clutching benjamins, never put the money down
he's stiffening, we're all whistling
a man we'll soon forget

The countdown continues...

The song of the day (well, the first posted song today) is beautiful. In college my favorite line was "caught a bolt of lightning, cursed the day he let it go..." Still love it to this day. I swear... life story! So first posting today is NOTHINGMAN.

"Nothingman"once divided...nothing left to subtract...
some words when spoken...can't be taken back...
walks on his own...with thoughts he can't help thinking...
future's above...but in the past he's slow and sinking...
caught a bolt 'a lightnin'...cursed the day he let it go...
nothingman... nothingman... isn't it something?
she once every story he had to tell...
one day she stiffened...took the other side...
empty stares...from each corner of a shared prison cell...
one just's left inside the well...
and he who forgets...will be destined to remember...
nothingman... nothingman... isn't it something?
oh, she don't want him...oh, she won't feed him...
after he's flown away...
oh, into the sun...ah, into the sun...burn...burn...
nothingman... nothingman...
isn't it something?
coulda' been something...nothingman...oh...ohh...ohh...

Pearl Jam - Nothingman

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pearl Jam - Worldwide Suicide Official Clip

Smiley day!!

Here I was thinking that I was going to have to pay $165 for a three day pass to see Pearl Jam, OH but I just found out that they are selling one day passes for $80. Can you SEE the smile on my face?????

Today's selection: WORLD WIDE SUICIDE

"World Wide Suicide"
I felt the earth on Monday. It moved beneath my feet. In the form of a morning paper. Laid out for me to see. Saw his face in a corner picture. I recognized the name. Could not stop staring at the. Face I'd never see again. It's a shame to awake in a world of pain What does it mean when a war has taken over It's the same everyday in a hell manmade What can be saved, and who will be left to hold her? The whole world...World over. It's a worldwide suicide. Medals on a wooden mantle. Next to a handsome face. That the president took for granted. Writing checks that others pay. And in all the madness. Thought becomes numb and naive. So much to talk about. Nothing for to say. It's the same everyday and the wave won't break Tell you to pray, while the devils on their shoulder Laying claim to the take that our soldiers save Does not equate, and the truth's already out there The whole world,... World over. It's a worldwide suicide. The whole world,... World over. It's a worldwide suicide. Looking in the eyes of the fallen You got to know there's another, another, another, another Another way It's a shame to awake in a world of pain What does it mean when a war has taken over It's the same everyday and the wave won't break Tell you to pray, while the devils on their shoulder The whole world,... World over. It's a worldwide suicide. The whole world,... World over. It's a worldwide suicide.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pearl Jam-Even Flow

Pearl Jam - Given To Fly - SVT

Pearl Jam - Nothing As It Seems

To the fans! :)

To the fans:

Sorry, I took a few days off. Someone said you are not supposed to work on vacation!! Kidding, but I was out of town and could not (maybe did not want to) get to a computer to post some stuff, so today will be a triple header. First at bat is EVEN FLOW.

"Even Flow"
Freezin', rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again
Oh, Feelin' maybe he'll see a little better, set a days, ooh yeah
Oh, hand out, faces that he sees time again ain't that familiar, oh yeah
Oh, dark grin, he can't help, when he's happy looks insane, oh yeah
Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he'll begin his life againLife again, life again...
Kneelin', looking through the paper though he doesn't know to read, ooh yeah
Oh, prayin', now to something that has never showed him anything
Oh, feelin', understands the weather of the winters on its way
Oh, ceilings, few and far between all the legal halls of shame, yeah
Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he'll begin his life again
Whispering hands, gently lead him awayHim away, him away...
Yeah!Woo...ah yeah...fuck it up...
Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies
Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away
Someday yet, he'll begin his life again, yeah
Oh, whispering hands, gently lead him away
Him away, him away...Yeah!

Second at bat... (and not on the Ten album) is GIVEN TO FLY...

"Given To Fly"
He could've tuned in, tuned inBut he tuned out
A bad time, nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out
He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a treeT
he wind rose up, set him down on his knee
A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now"
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, power, ohHe's.. flyingWholeHigh.. wide, oh
He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well, fuckersHe still stands
And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly
High.. flyingOh, ohHigh.. flyingOh, ohHe's flyingOh, oh

And the final "catch up" video of the day is NOTHING AS IT SEEMS... ( I LOVE this song... but I hope you are still guessing on the favorite, because this is not it!)

"Nothing As It Seems"
don't feel like home, he's a little out...
and all these words elope, it's nothing like your poem
putting in, inputting in, don't feel like methadonea
scratching voice all alone, there's nothing like your baritoneit's
nothing as it seems, the little that he needs, it's home
the little that he sees, is nothing he concedes, it's home
one uninvited chromosome, a blanket like the ozone
it's nothing as it seems, all that he needs, it's home
the little that he frees, is nothing he believes
saving up a sunny day, something maybe two tone
anything of his own, a chip off the cornerstone
who's kidding, rainy day a one way ticket headstone
occupations overthrown, a whisper through a megaphone
it's nothing as it seems, the little that he needs, it's home
the little that he sees, is nothing he concedes, it's home
and all that he frees, a little bittersweet, it's home
it's nothing as it seems, the little that you see, it's home...

Mike McCready is a beast and when my inner musician grows up, I want to play guitar like him!! If you a friend of mine, or an ex boyfriend for that matter, you know that I don't like facial hair, but Eddie with a well kept beard... better than sliced bread for me today!! I will post today's video a little later. Twelve days until greatness in the park. Can't wait.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Pearl Jam - Corduroy (live)

Selection of the Day

How about Corduroy?? This song was the first PJ song I ever heard. It was on a mix tape I got from Christina Brown my sophomore year in high school... so glad that I heard it, it reeled me in... I am still wrapped up in it.

**PS: I am not totally responsible for these lyrics- I find all of them online. I personally think that the words are different, but the only people that know for sure are members of the band, so here we go!

The waiting drove me mad... you're finally here and I'm a mess
I take your entrance back... can't let you roam inside my head
I don't want to take what you can give...
I would rather starve than eat your bread...
I would rather run but I can't walk...
Guess I'll lie alone just like before...
I'll take the firmest path... oh, and I must refuse your test
A-push me and I will resist... this behavior's not unique
I don't want to hear from those who know...
They can buy, but can't put on my clothes...
I don't want to limp for them to walk...
Never would have known of me before...I
don't want to be held in your debt...
I'll pay it off in blood, let I be wed...
I'm already cut up and half dead...
I'll end up alone like I began...
Everything has changed... absolutely nothing's changed
"Take my hand, not my picture," spelled my T-shirt
I don't want to take what you can give...
I would rather starve than eat your bread...
All the things that others want for me...
Can't buy what I want because it's free...
Can't buy what I want because it's free...
Can't be what you want because I'm...
Why ain't it supposed to be just fun
Oh, to live and die, let it be done
I figure I'll be damned, all alone like I began...
It's your move now...I thought you were a friend, but I guess I, I guess I hate you..

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pearl Jam -I Am Mine

So it begins...

So as EVERYONE knows, Pearl Jam is going to be at Lolapolooza this year- two weeks from tomorrow the crazy festival begins. I am going to have my own kind of party for the next couple of weeks. I am going to post lyrics and video of PJ songs to show you guys why I am SUCH a fanatic. Getting my ticket tomorrow... some folks are coming up from Ohio to visit and rock out... I could not have planned life better than it is right now.
The best thing is I get to go on a journey back in time. I get to see the transformation of a band that I love- so the ability to fall in love with them all over again is there. Plus, I get to share with my nearest and dearest a special part of my life- music. There is a favorite PJ song. I think that three people on Earth know which song that is- I am not telling, but feel free to guess! Here is a hint: It is not going to be the first song that I put up here!
So here we go, forget all the pop nonsense you hear on the radio. The following is going to be a treat! ... first song will be: I AM MINE. Read the lyrics and stare into Eddie's beautiful face!!

"I Am Mine"
The selfish, they're all standing in line
Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time
Me, I figure as each breath goes by
I only own my mind
The North is to South what the clock is to time
There's east and there's west and there's everywhere life
I know I was born and I know that I'll die
The in between is mine I am mine
And the feeling, it gets left behind
All the innocence lost at one time
Significant, behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight
The ocean is full 'cause everyone's crying
The full moon is looking for friends at hightide
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied
I only know my mind- I am mine
And the meaning, it gets left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
Significant, behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight
And the feelings that get left behind
All the innocents broken with lies
Significance, between the lines(We may need to hide)
And the meanings that get left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
We're all different behind the eyes
There's no need to hide

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A dark day in the United States

Yesterday I was home sick, so I was inundated with news coverage about the Virginia Tech massacre. I am telling you... I fear for what the future holds. Honestly, what kind of people are we becoming? I sit here at this computer and I pray for the families that were touched by this terrible crime. I pray that they band together to make it through this extremely tough time... and I sincerely hope that they are given some respect in the burial of their loved ones. I hope that this instance (and the fact that this Friday is the 8th anniversary of the Columbine massacre) will lead us to reexamine how we live and how we treat each other, what we take for granted and how utterly unimportant some dramatic things are. These are the times when I let unimportant things go and I start to think about what is truly important to me... things like drama from across the country and chickenheads take a back seat, and I think about the important work that I do, my true friends and my family. I think that if we all spent a little more time being thankful for the things that we have, instead of worrying about the things that we dont have we would be a bit better off.
I hope that everyone outh there joins me in the following... say a special prayer to your god of choice, do what you can for your neighbor, be the person that you always wanted to be starting right now... remember what Horace said "Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think."
It is later than you think...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Why are people crazy?

Ok... so I am at work and just got done reading the Chicago Tribune online... relax, I have a meeting shortly, so I am actually preparing for that. Not that this has not dawned on me in my own personal life, but reading the paper today it has become even more crystal clear that people are NUTS... I was reading a story and trying to think about what would make a person do the INSANE actions that this man participated in- I came up with nothing. Here is the story: Chicago police officer, drunk in a bar... bartender cuts him off... he comes behind the bar and procedes to beat the hell out of this little girl. Here is the kicker: all of this is caught on video tape. AND there are people in the bar who are NOT helping this chick out.
Now, you all know that it is one of my crusades to stand up and fight for the defenseless... and myself if you get on my nerves. I think I was more appalled that there were grown men in that bar that watched this chick get her ass beat. Don't get me wrong, the police officer (who was off duty) should not have touched her, but dude, where was her back up... what were those men doing just watching it happen? Some have been on the news. They allege that they knew the attacker was a police officer, so they were apprehensive about getting involved. What does that say about us as a society? What does that tell you about those men?
We all have our tendencies, but come on... not allowing your fellow person to get beat up for cutting someone off at a bar (by the way, had she NOT cut him off and he hurt someone after leaving, the bartender and the bar might be held responsible later) has to be a priority. You have to care... a little. Ok, I hope a lot. You have to care about your fellow man... don't you?

I am reminded about another incident that happened two weeks ago. There was a train derailment. No one was hurt, but the trains were behind schedule. There were a TON of people at the train station. By the time I got on the train (an hour later than usual) it was packed. Figuring that I am young and everyone had been waiting just as long as me, I opted to stand for the ride and let an older person have my seat. I was standing up and I looked around me... there was only two men that were standing, all the rest of the people standing were women. I looked in the two cars and there are young men (my age or younger) sitting down while women and two older gentlemen were standing. THAT IS JUST WRONG. Where are your manners??? Why are we not being taught that in that situation, the thing to do is to at least OFFER your seat to a person that is older than you, or to a lady? Two of my guy friends tried to argue that women have asked for equality and if we are all equals then we should not be looking for an offer of a seat. WTF???? Since when does equality mean that you have to forget manners? I was (ok, I admit... I STILL am) pissed. I swear that manners have taken a backseat and really, that is not ok. I was not even looking for a seat. Really, I could care less if I sit down, but there was not even one offer made to ANY of the older ladies that were standing. No effort at all. Appalling.
If I was riding that train with my parents, they would have MADE me give up my seat to someone else. None of us would have enjoyed a seat as long as an older person was standing.
What ever happened to common courtesy?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Life is like a box of chocolates...

I take this famous... ok, maybe infamous line from Forrest Gump for one simple reason. Life truly is full of the most unexpected, random things. For this reason... and several others, I refuse to be jealous of anyone. You never really know what is going on in that persons life, what burdens they have to bear. I have seen first hand, several times, people know what you want to see and more often than not, they deliver. You don't really get the "real" them, you get what version they think you want to see. There are no flawless people. There are no perfect marriages. Every one struggles with the day to day job of getting up and having some sort of productive life. There is no one to compare your life with. Everyone does things that they regret... and if they have absolutely NO regrets, that is a problem also.
I am not going to use this blog to lay out my shortcomings, although they are numerous. I am also not going to use this blog to lay out other people's flaws. I will note, however, that no one has it easy. Lay off that co-worker that you think always kisses up... maybe he has limited communication skills. Lay off that chick that you think has everything... she could be really lonely. Give yourself some credit. When things are hard for you, know that you will make it through. Everyday is not going to be filled with sunshine... work through the dark times. It is worth it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Something New

So I have been checking out and looking to see what everyone else uses their page for, since I seem more and more incapable... with each passing day... to keep my blog up to date with my workouts and foods I am not supposed to be eating. As I took a stoll across the community, I quickly found that people use this as a serious outlet for their feelings of the day. I WAS going to use it as online evidence of working out. I mean really, I would not lie and say that I worked out on a blog, where truthfully it would take me longer to type up the fake workout than it would for me to actually DO a 30 minute workout. Now I think that I will take my clue from fellow bloggers and write about things as I see them, talk about my day, and generally use this as my own little soap box. I would like to say that I am going to place something inspiring up here everyday, but again, I would be lying. Truth is, my life is not super inspiring everyday. I wake up, take care of my pups, come to work, go home and take care of my pups. Life is simple for me. I will, however, commit to making little thoughts that I have available for review by my peers a couple of times a week. Be prepared... more than likely the updates will have something to do with work, and maybe even a workout or two! I will look for something insipiring... even if it is only inspiring to me! :) (This is a lot more exciting than typing out how exhausted I easily become when on the ellipical machine!) Happy Reading. jdm

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ok, I have figured out why I am so bad at this... too much time on MySpace. I blame everything on MySpace, but it is truly addicting. I am addicted. I am going to attempt to fill this blog with more LOVE, but after long days of tending to the Space that is Mine, I am sometimes hard pressed to find the strength. So, I have done what any good natured young adult would do... I put time to blog on my calendar every other day... now, will this be like do it, do it, do it, or will I look at it like an exercise appointment?? We shall see! :)
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