Sunday, March 26, 2006

Reliving History...

My son has been driving me crazy with rock history. As in Rock&Roll history. I guess in middle school it's cool to be up on these facts. He just asked me "What's up with the soap in the movie Fight Club"? Questions. I took him to the library yesterday and loaded him down with books on The Beatles, Jim Morrison, and Bob Dylan. Good place to start. Somehow I think he's trying to figure out the 60's and 70's. Well I grew up trying to understand the 50's and a poodle skirt. I remember man walking on the moon, protest marches on the news, Watergate hearings, and music. What I can't explain is why someone shot John Lennon on the sidewalk or why Jim Morisson took drugs until they killed him. Going over the lyric of "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan I had to ask some questions myself. How would our current government take a song written like that today? Where are the protest songs of this generation? Please tell me its not the song that won the Oscar this year. What major singer/song writer wants to tell the US government that this WAR is Wrong? Yeah...that answer isn't blowin in the wind. Maybe we could get Henry Rollins to sing the protest song. I think it would be more fun to lock Bush and Hank in a closet for 15 minutes. Bush would come out with his ears ringing and spit down the front of his suit. Hold on, back to this generations protest song. What are the fine points going to be? Now here's where it gets hard. Think about it, what statements would you put in the song? For me I don't want to relive history. As a child in the early 70's I remember dead soldiers on the TV, in the newspaper and here it is 2006 same thing. Bringing back the clothing from the 70's is bad enough. Well I guess we can just imagine!

2 comments:

sandy said...

um, how did you know I had a business?

sandy said...

D'oh!...of course you saw it in the profile. It's a manufacturing representative business. Boring stuff...