Songs for Youtube.

I’ve pinned this to the top of the blog while i work on the YouTube channel. I want to get a rough play-through of each of the following songs “I know” how to play. Once I’ve got them all recorded I can go back through and update the worst of the bunches. LOL

I’m excited to upload some more videos. I want to give a wide range of artists I know. I was thinking of the following songs and just wanted to write them down so it’s easier to push through some video making. I will link them as I upload them… or my attempts at least. 😛

A Town In Caves – Equinox.

Hayden – You Were Loved.
Hayden – Stem.
Hayden – Home By Saturday.
Hayden – Between Us To Hold.
Hayden – Let It Last.
Hayden – Carried Away.
Hayden – Woody.
Hayden – Don’t Get Down.

Simon and Garfunkel – Only Living Boy In New York. (Really, really bad… :/ )
Simon and Garfunkel – Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall.
Simon and Garfunkel – I Am A Rock.

Barenaked Ladies – Light Up My Room. (Really bad… :/ )
Barenaked Ladies – Lovers In A Dangerous Time.
Barenaked Ladies – Brian Wilson.

Jack Johnson – Gone.
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes.
Jack Johnson – Do You Remember.

The Beatles – Yesterday.
The Beatles – Let It Be.
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love.
The Beatles – Saw Her Standing There.
The Beatles – Blackbird. (Have to re-learn this.)

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here.

The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba.
The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.
The White Stripes – Martyr For My Love For You.
The White Stripes – You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As Your Told).

Tom Petty – Something In The Air.
Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels.
Tom Petty – Wildflowers.

John Prine – Long Monday.
John Prine – Bruised Orange.
John Prine – Flashback Blues.

Sarah Harmer – Don’t Get Your Back Up.
Sarah Harmer – The Hideout.

The Replacements – Can’t Hardly Wait.

John Mayer – Born and Raised.
John Mayer – Age of Worry.

Blink 182 – Dammit.

Frank Turner – Dan’s Song.
Frank Turner – I Still Believe.
Frank Turner – The Way I Tend To Be.
Frank Turner – Try This At Home.
Frank Turner – Photosynthesis.
Frank Turner – The Ballad Of Me And My Friends.

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues.
Johnny Cash – It Ain’t Me, Babe.
Johnny Cash – Cry, Cry, Cry.

Nirvana – Lake of Fire.
Nirvana – Something In The Way.

Mariana’s Trench – Fallout.

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changin’.

Jumper – Third Eye Blind.

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts.

Oasis – Wonderwall.
Oasis – Champagne Supernova.

Train – Hey Soul Sister.

Just Jack – The Day I Died.

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours.

Plain White Tees – Hey There Delilah.

Everclear – Santa Monica.

Sublime – Santaria.

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide.

The Lumineers – Ho Hey.

The Strumbellas – Home Sweet Home.
The Strumbellas – Ride On.

Hinder – Lips Of An Angel.

Elton John – Tiny Dancer.
Elton John – Your Song.


Power and influence.

The only “them” or “us” that actually matters are those among us with power and influence and those without.

If you are of the vast majority who do not wield power or influence there is no other option for you but to stand with your powerless kin regardless of age, sex, race, or religion.

You can control government with your vote but in isolation your vote feels as ineffectual as a bullet fired at a charging freight train.

It is in the best interest of those in power to keep the masses of disenfranchised and downtrodden separated by triviality while important matters goes unnoticed.

Equinox – A Town In Caves

Verses – C / G / Em / D
Chorus – Bm / Am / G / Bm / C / G / Em

Verse 1
They say the sky is falling
so let it fall let it fall on me
they say the futures calling
that don’t make sense to me
they say that it’s going to rain
then let it fall down on me
they say the grass’ll be greener
but it all looks grey to me

get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

Verse 2
they say that life is sacred
yours is no more sacred than mine
they say that love is wasted
so lets go make some wasted time
they say the change is coming
well I ain’t seen it yet
you pray to the sky for a saviour
but we all get what we get

get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

Guitar Solo

Verse 3
they say I want to rock and roll all night
well I got some news today
it says the world will end today
well let it come, let it come, let it come
they say there’s something beautiful
waiting out there just for me
out there beyond the fallen sky
and beneath the rising sea

get out while you can
get out while you can
don’t look back

Flashback Blues – John Prine

While window shopping through the past I ran across a looking glass reflecting moments remaining in a burned out light

tragic magic prayers and passion stay the same through changing fashion that frees my mind like water on a winter’s night

spent most of my youth out hobo cruising and all I’ve got for proof is rocks in my pockets and dirt in my shoes

So goodbye non-believer don’t you know that I hate to leave here so long baby I got the flashback blues

photographs show the laughs recorded in between the bad times happy sailors dancing on a sinking ship

cloudy skies and dead fruit flies waving goodbye with tears in my eyes well sure I made it but you know it was a hell of a trip

spent most of my youth out hobo cruising and all I’ve got for proof is rocks in my pockets and dirt in my shoes

so ten times what it grieves you thats how much more I hate to leave you so long babe I got the flashback blues

If you didn’t vote you deserve Trump.

I’m really disappointed in the Americans. The United States people have spoken and they chose Trump. I’m reeling in pain from this historic upset. The world’s most powerful economy with the largest military turned away from globalism in favour of isolationism. They’ve turned away from green energy and have doubled down on “clean” (fucking hell don’t get me started) coal, fracking, offshore drilling, etc.

They’ve not only given the presidential office to a climate change denying, sexist, homophobic, racist xenophobe but they’ve also given the vice presidency to a evolution denying, climate change denying, pro lifer who promotes the “abstinence method” of sex education.

Here is what makes me the most angry. Donald Trump beat Hilary Clinton with less votes than John McCain (2008). He UNDER performed! This election was by no means a victory for the Republican party as it was a catastrophic failure of the Democratic Party. Don’t blame the 3rd party voters. Don’t blame the Trump voters. Blame the lazy or sexist voters who either couldn’t get off their own ass or out of their own way to vote or to vote for a woman.

Maybe it was because Hilary Clinton is a woman. Maybe it was because Hilary Clinton is a Clinton. Either way she should not have lost this election.

I understand why people voted for Trump. He was going to stand in the way of job hurting trade deals and environmental restrictions. I have no doubt that a lot of republicans voted very practically for themselves, friends or family that might work in a factory or mine. I have no doubt that a lot of people voted Trump to give Washington or Obama the middle finger by “flipping over the table” so to speak or “drain that swamp”. I would also say some voted because they are sexist and racist, xenophobic bigots who were threatened by the social progress of the last 8 years under Obama.

So Obama/Biden is out and Trump/Pence is in. What next?

They’ll undo anything that reminds them of Obama. Which is a lot.

I am interested to see his tax plan in action and he has promised massive infrastructure spending. That could be really well spent money.

I am interested to see his relationship to Russia and what an open dialogue between the Russians and Americans might yield. Obama lifted the embargo on Cuba and the world didn’t end… just saying, it might be a good idea. Imagine if Trump reduced the numbers of nuclear warheads in the world… it might happen.

The environment is fucked. I am sure of is that. To make jobs Trump will support coal and scrap the EPA, install pipelines, deforestation for livestock, and more! Yeah. That will be painful to watch.

22 million people will lose health care coverage when ACA is repealed. That is sad.

Planned parenthood will be undermined. Roe v. Wade might be overturned. Women in the US will have to go to Mexico or Canada for an abortion again. It might happen.

LGBTQ rights might be overturned. Imagine having a right wing government revoke your marriage. It might happen.

Stop and frisk might come back and a significantly more vigorous effort to put black men in jail, er… get drugs off the street. It might happen.

Here’s some numbers that really piss me off:

  • There’s about 220 million eligible voters in the USA.
  • Only 120 million voted.
  • Donald Trump received roughly 60 million votes.
  • BUT
    • There are 37 million Black voters in the USA.
    • There are 37 million Hispanic voters in the USA.
    • There are 8 million LGBTQ voters in the USA.
    • There are 2 million Muslim voters in the USA.
    • That’s 84 million votes… so yeah.

Where the fuck were they? Well 9% of black voters voted Trump. 23% of Hispanic voters voted Trump. Of the remainder that didn’t vote the most common excuses not counting being sick or disabled was they were “busy”, “didn’t care”, or “didn’t like either candidate”.  *facepalm*

Congratulations America you fucked up. It’s only 2 years until the Democrats have a chance to retake the senate and house. They can stall Trump like the Republicans stalled Obama.