Thursday, June 18, 2015


Musical Toilets
Mistaken notions in the world abound ––
Unheard of at the time when I was born.
Surrounded –– soaked –– in crass, unwanted sound
I’m buried –– suffocated –– and forlorn.
Consciousness invaded by loud static ––
Ambushed –– conquered –– isolated –– snuffed ––
Languishes while Coarseness brays ecstatic.
The mind can’t thrive when with distractions stuffed ––
Over-filled –– with poisonous temptations
Instigating sullenness engaged
In assertive, mulish non-participation 
Erupting just when pointlessly enraged.
The times have changed; they have become deranged.
Silence, from our world’s become estranged.

~ FreeThinke

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    1. When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
      I summon up remembrance of things past,
      I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
      And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
      Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,
      For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
      And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
      And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
      Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
      And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
      The sad account of fore-bemoan-ed moan,
      Which I new pay as if not paid before.
      But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
      All losses are restor'd and sorrows end.


      ~ Wm. Shakespeare - Sonnet 30

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  2. WHAT A STUPID FAT FUCK YOU ARE.
    WITH ALL THATS GOING ON IN THE WORLD, THIS IS WHAT YOU CHOSE TO BLOG ABOUT?
    YOUR'E AND IDIOT.. IT'S NO WONDER THAT YOU ARE HATED SO MUCH BY SO MANY.

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    1. I am both HONORED and PROUD to be "hated" by the likes of you. If someone of your ilk ever claimed to be one of my fans, I'd start to worry about myself, and might even be driven into analysis. ;-)

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  3. stomp, snort, and gruntJune 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Silence is, when desired, golden. Providing solace away from the maddeningly crazy world.

    But often smooth jazz, mellow blues, and Simon and Garfunkle are welcome respite.

    Then, every so often, gettin down and funky relieves tension or stress. A time when ya just feel like you could boogie all night.

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    1. To each his own. My point, however, is WE ARE NO LONGER GIVEN a CHOICE, but, instead, forced to hear all sorts of objectionable sounds broadcast compulsively and indiscriminately into the atmosphere wherever we go. This has in my view had a decidedly deleterious, coarsening effect on society. It works in subtle ways to make us meaner, less attentive, less considerate, more self-absorbed, less curious and a great deal more ignorant.

      I am a serious devotee of classical music, but I do NOT want to hear even THAT when I'm trying to enjoy a meal with friends, have a pleasant conversation, or concentrate on finding solutions to problems that interest or concern me.

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    2. The title Musical Toilets was not accidental, nor was it meant to be funny. It stems from my experience in several restaurants where one cannot even sit down in a toilet stall to defecate without being assaulted by the HOWLING, BAWLING, STOMPING, WHINING DRONE of so-called "Country" music, or the grinding roar of electric guitars accompanied by the WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP! of the Bugaloo Beat.

      In the crudest terms it's a sad, sick, demented society, indeed, when a person can't even take a SHIT in peace anymore.

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    3. stomp, snort, and gruntJune 18, 2015 at 12:14 PM

      I enjoy classical as well.

      Fortunately I can still take a shit in peace at home and work. Decent restaurants as well.

      But of course your macro point is understood. Agreed with too.

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    4. FT,
      It stems from my experience in several restaurants where one cannot even sit down in a toilet stall to defecate without being assaulted by the HOWLING, BAWLING, STOMPING, WHINING DRONE of so-called "Country" music, or the grinding roar of electric guitars accompanied by the WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP! of the Bugaloo Beat.

      We don't get much of that around here -- except for in certain sports bars, which Mr. AOW and I don't frequent, anyway.

      But in the grocery store? That's a different matter. At least the grocery store where I shop the most has a varied soundtrack. The other day, though, I went to a different grocery store and could not identify the terrible genre of music, much less the songs being forced up us shoppers. Ick!

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  4. Bugaboo Beat?
    That's Racist!

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    1. Is it really?

      If so, so what? It's long past time we called a spade a spade once again, and stopped pussyfooting around trying to avoid the TRUTH.

      And by the way it's Bug-a-LOO not Bug-a-BOO.

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    2. It's not racist. Bugaloo, Boogaloo, or in Latin America, Bugalu, is a musical style.

      Ringo Starr even wrote and performed a song called, Back Off, Bugaloo

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    3. FreeThinke,

      Speaking of that, isn't Bug-a-LOO appropriate for the toilet! ;-)

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    4. I think he meant to say jigaboo

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    5. Then that says a lot about you, Peter Drippin' Peanutbutter.

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  5. Professor Maxine Beardella, PhDJune 18, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    You WILL march in the progressive revolution whether you LIKE it or NOT!!!

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    1. They march using the Goose Step

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    2. Yes! Progressives are in fact both Nazis AND Communists. They unite under the banner of DICTATORSHIP. Theocrats are essentially the same. Different costumes, different names, different slogans, but at root IDENTICAL.

      ALL of them want to ENSLAVE you.

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  7. You ought to get one of them fancy high-tech Japanese toilets, then you could program it to play the 1812 overture and provide the percussion yourself ;)

    https://youtu.be/-Hoomhx55cQ

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    1. Finntann,
      The juke box in the john! LOL!

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    2. I think the point of FT's post is that what he is seeking is John Cage's 4' 33" but even then misses the idea.

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  8. They’ll find me soon
    I know they will
    I need to be alone.

    Their nattering demands are shrill,
    They chill me to the bone.
    The thumping, bawling whining drone ––

    Persistent raucous blast ––
    Seeks each secret hiding place ––
    Shatters every caste.

    They’ll find me soon,
    I know they will,
    But till they do I’ll fight ––

    Eccentric –– lost ––
    But steeled against ––
    The Realm of Endless Night.


    ~ FreeThinke (1982)

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  9. If you really want to annoy someone, I have this suggestion. It is a song. It's called "Ali Baba and the All Baba Band." Sung in a flat nasally monotone, steady mid-tempo, start out as bass as you can go...

    Ali Baba and the All Baba Band, Ali Baba and the all Baba Band, ...

    Repeat and every bar go up one whole tone, or half, or a 3-5-7-8, or whatever, in whatever key you please...

    Ali Baba and the All Baba Band, Ali Baba and the all Baba Band, ...

    Remember, it's important that the higher you go, the louder you go and the more you sing through the nose...

    ALI BABA AND THE ALL BABA BAND, ALI BABA AND THE ALL BABA BAND...

    If you find you need to scream or go falsetto, or both, please feel free. It adds to the beauty of it...

    ALI BABA AND THE ALL BABA BAND!!!, ALI BABA AND THE ALL BABA BAND!!!, ...

    This is how to have fun.

    JMJ

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    1. C. Laura Forme

      If you say so, dear.

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