What are you listening to?


Jedi Master
Just found this US white rapper which was apparently already referenced in this thread, found it on the well known french site "Egalite & Reconciliation", the guy is Tom MacDonald.
He released a new song end of January, and ... well, he has things to say !
I'm not fan of rap, but when what is said has sense, then i better like :)

Going to listen it a 2nd time ^^

I think it's crazy I'm the one who they labeled as controversial
And Cardi B is the role model for twelve year old girls
There's rappers pushing Xanax at the top of the Billboard
But if I mention race in a song I'm scared I'll get killed for it
It's backwards, it's getting exponentially dumb
It's more difficult to get a job than purchase a gun
Eminem used to gay bash and murder his mom
And now he doesn't want fans if they voted for Trump
We're ashamed to be American, you should probably love it
'Cause you have the right to say it and not get strung up in public
[Video version: "Cause you have the right to hate it and not get stoned to death in public"]
As children we were taught how to walk and talk
But the system wants adults to sit down and shut up
Cancel culture runs the world now, the planet went crazy
Label everything we say as homophobic or racist
If you're white then you're privileged, guilty by association
All our childhood heroes got MeToo'd or they're rapists

They never freed the slaves, they realized that they don't need the chains
They gave us tiny screens, we think we free 'cause we can't see the cage
They knew that race war would be the game they'd need to play
For people to pick teams, they use the media to feed the flame

They so fake woke, facts don't care about feelings
They know they won't tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old, safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don't care about your feelings

I think it's crazy how these people screaming "facts" but they fake woke
Hate their neighbor 'cause he wears a mask or he stays home
Has a daughter but his favorite artist said he slays hoes
Picks her up from school, music slaps on the way home
Censorship's an issue 'cause they choose what they erase
There's a difference between hate speech and speech that you hate
I think Black Lives Matter was the stupidest name
When the system's screwing everyone exactly the same
I just wanna spend Thanksgiving Day with food and my family
Without being accused of celebrating native casualties
We got so divided as black and white and political
Republicans are bigots, libtards if you're liberal
There's riots in our streets and it's just getting worse
Y'all screaming defund the police, y'all are genius for sure
They're underfunded already, they're way too busy to work
Order food and call the cops, see what reaches you first

Segregation ended, that's a lie in itself
That was a strategy to make us think that we're trying to help
They knew that racism was hot if they designed it to sell
We buy up every single box and divide us ourselves

They so fake woke, facts don't care about feelings
They know they won't tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old, safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don't care about your feelings

Use violence to get peace and wonder why it isn't working
That's like sleeping with a football team to try and be a virgin
Politicians are for sale and someone always makes the purchase
But you and I cannot afford it, our democracy is worthless
If a man has mental illness call him crazy, say it silently
When country's going crazy we accept it as society
Get sick and take a pill when the side effects get you high
You get addicted like these rappers dying fighting with sobriety
Censoring the facts turns our children into idiots
They claim it's for our safety, I'll tell you what it really is
Removing information that empowers all the citizens
The truth doesn't damage points of view that are legitimate
They're tryna change amen to amen and women
How'd we let them make praying a microaggression?
Instead of asking God for the strength to keep winning
We cheat to get ahead and then we ask Him for forgiveness

Feminism used to be the most righteous of fights
But these days it feels like they secretly hate guys
I don't trust anyone who bleeds for a week and don't die
I'm just kidding, but everything else that I said is right

They so fake woke, facts don't care about feelings
They know they won't tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old, safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don't care about your feelings


Jedi Master
Alain Bashung, a french singer, songwriter and composer, who was a huge star in France when I was living there. Having passed away a year or two ago, he had prepared a posthumous album of which this is an excerpt )song by: Dominic D.)



Jedi Council Member
A paranoid track about secret intel surveillance, recorded in the year of my birth, 1974. Really funky! Just feels very evocative for some reason. I've probably noted this song before, but it's what I'm currently enjoying, so in it goes. Just a really unusual track for a rock band.



Jedi Master
On Your Mark & Castles in the Air (Chage & Aska pv)

Castles in the air (On your mark)​

It is essential that any ionized particle transmission
Be amplified by carrying it on a highly charged wave, such as sound
In that event, the emotions of any human may be readily controlled
In the music

From the darkness to the daylight
The world could die and we don't care
We build the dream of life that we can't deny
If you say that you believe, so will I
Everybody under pressure
You could be the one to save us all
It's the love that we must revive
Take a chance and make it come alive

Genius of fools stole the day
Everybody's trying to find themselves a life
Somehow, someway

Don't let your tears run dry
Some feelings never die
Our healing hands will pull you
Out of the fire, oh, out of the fire
One voice will ease your mind
So let me carry you until you fly
We'll be building castles in the air
If you want me to, I'll take you there

From the wreckage of a lifetime
The crying from a lonely avenue
From all the fear the city seems so still
We stand alone on this shadowed hill
Look in the mirror, you don't have to take it
All you got to do is say the word
Your wings of love will carry you tonight
Trust in me, we'll be all right

[Bridge & Chorus]


The Living Force
FOTCM Member
More from Alex Melton, cover of Bare Naked Ladies "One Week". Such an uplifting song, especially the fast "rap" parts:

This guy John Asis has some great percussive complete guitar covers and duets. Here's the timely cover of "My Sharona":

An older one from Alex Melton, but I couldn't get this out of my head. Hadn't heard the original and didn't really like it. Cover of Closer (Chnsmkrs ft Halsey). I love the Pop Punk and Emo genres. 😛

I have some more but will save for another day. :-)


Phil Collins - It's Not Too Late

I get usually teary-eyed when listening to this one. Phil Collins truly has a knack for writing beautiful songs.

Gently rolling Father time
Is calling to him now,
And though he hears him
He looks out to sea.
Somewhere out there lie his dreams
A story with no ending
And till he finds his answers
He won't be going nowhere

For him, it's not too late
It's not too late
For some it's never too late

Quietly knocking on her door.
He patiently stands waiting,
And though she hears him
She sits steadfast in her chair.
Somewhere out there never seen
Her hopes and dreams lie waiting,
And till she finds an answer
She won't be going nowhere

For her, it's not too late
It's not too late
For some it's never too late

For everything we know that's certain
There is much we cannot see,
So we choose to close the curtain,
Never knowing what could have been

It's not too late, it's not too late, never too late

Slowly rocking the baby's bed
He strokes it's head and whispers
And though it hears him,
It keeps smiling and kicks it's feet
Somewhere out there is a life,
A lifetime made for living
So it holds on fast, it ain't going nowhere

For some it's not too late,
It's not too late
For some it's never too late
For some it's not too late
It's not too late
For some its never too late


I can't depict all lyrics being sung in songs often. Don't know what to call it, perhaps the words are 'causal talk', anyways, to me it turns to "chatter" in my mind and I can't hear it. Some songs I hear better, some I don't. I mainly listen to rap.

Probably it is because English isn't the language I was born into and my brain has formed from there. Yet I have been exposed to English my whole life through movies, music and texts and so on. I have improved hearing lyrics over the years, but it is far from perfect still.

Anyways, these two songs (both in one track) are typical where I can't make it all out and I am unable to get the message. I do make out words, but not all, and also my vocab isn't nifty.

Just to note. Something strange, sometimes, I am able to get a particular word which I think I don't know but somehow do. Must be all the programming I guess.

Da Great Deity Dah - Cerebral Warfare

WARNING! Explicit lyrics*


Jedi Master
I was a little surprised today when I put in a Richard Wagner CD in my player and I really liked it!
II cannot hear Wagner very often but it seems to fit in my day! I am hearing this CD now for the 4th time:lol:
It is a collection of orchestral music of various operas. This one is the beginning :

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