Musicians Hall of Fame

Vengeancia (updated January 2015) There are far too many musicians who deserve to be in mine, or any, Hall of Fame. John Lennon. Roger Waters. Joni Mitchell. Peter Gabriel. The Dead, The Stones…..Bob Dylan. On and on…..endless, really. Here’s The Who playlist. Here’s a Cat Stevens playlist. Here’s a playlist of classics. Thanks to everyone! Check out this playlist. Michael Jackson. Just too many…. Here’s a Steely Dan playlist.

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for." Bob Marley

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

After seeing the movie, Marley, I may have to add Bob Marley.  “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” Bob Marley

“Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships, Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit. But my hand was made strong By the hand of the Almighty. We forward in this generation Triumphantly. Won’t you help to sing These songs of freedom? ‘Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs, Redemption songs. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds. Have no fear for atomic energy, ‘Cause none of them can stop the time. How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look? Ooh! Some say it’s just a part of it: We’ve got to fulfill the Book.” Read more.

“Billie Jean is not my lover She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one But the kid is not my son She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son…” Billie Jean, read here; here’s Michael Jackson

Here’s a Jethro Tull playlist. Ian Anderson explains in this interview that he was never really into the “drug scene.” He read a book instead….pretty cool. He’s my hero! I play flute because Ian does. ‘Nuf said! Here’s Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick, Living in the Past. This Was. Here’s Stand Up.

Jethro Tull in Concert

Jethro Tull in Concert

Wond’ring aloud — will the years treat us well.
As she floats in the kitchen, I’m tasting the smell
of toast as the butter runs. Then she comes, spilling crumbs on the bed and I shake my head.
And it’s only the giving
that makes you what you are….More.

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day
Jethro Tull

Meanwhile back in the year One,
when you belonged to no-one,
you didn’t stand a chance son,
if your pants were undone.
`Cause you were bred for humanity
and sold to society
one day you’ll wake up
in the Present Day
a million generations removed from expectations of being who you really want to be.
Skating away, skating away,
skating away on the thin ice of the New Day…

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

So as you push off from the shore,
won’t you turn your head once more
and make your peace with everyone?
For those who choose to stay,
will live just one more day
to do the things they should have done.
And as you cross the wilderness,
spinning in your emptiness:
you feel you have to pray.
Looking for a sign that the Universal Mind has written you into the Passion Play.
Skating away, skating away,
skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.

And as you cross the circle line,
the ice-wall creaks behind
you’re a rabbit on the run.
And the silver splinters fly
in the corner of your eye
shining in the setting sun.
Well, do you ever get the feeling that the story’s too damn real and in the present tense?
Or that everybody’s on the stage, and it seems like you’re the only person
sitting in the audience?
Skating away, skating away,
skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.
Skating away, skating away , skating away….More.

Here are Dylan’s lyrics to Gotta Serve Somebody.

Chronicles by Bob Dylan

I like Rich Mullins. “If I stand let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through; and if I can’t, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to you…” “There’s a loyalty that’s deeper than mere sentiment….”

Collecting Tull

Joni Mitchell

Artist : John Lennon
Title : Working Class Hero
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As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Check out Johnny Cash.  “For the induction of The Band into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson (backed by Blue Rodeo) perform “The Weight” at Canada’s Juno Awards (March 12, 1989)” Check out this R.E.M. playlist.