Saturday, April 22, 2017

Silence Sings Eternal

My generation, ones who were in their teens and 20s back in the hippy age, Laugh-in, and Star Trek, remember Simon and Garfunkel as voices of our conscience. Such talented young men, writing brilliant meaningful lyrics, Simon and Garfunkel reach into my memories.

written in 1963 and 1964

My granddaughter Lily recently queried me if I knew "Silence" by a group, Disturbed.  And, "Grandma, have you ever heard of a song, 'Sound of Silence'?"

What?? Sound of Silence? You betcha--Simon and Gar...

"No, Grandma!  By Disturbed?"

I grew silent, as she did magic on my computer and pulled up this video.

 Paul Simon endorsed this album. "Really powerful performance on Conan the other day.  First time I had seen you do it live. Nice. Thanks."
Do not find yourselves distracted by his face jewelry.

Few songs have stirred up goosebumps recently.  This performance nailed me to my chair and my eyes to the screen.  As Lily moved to close the site, I pushed the play arrow once more. 

Simon and Garfunkel's version was one of my youth.  David Draiman, vocalist of Disturbed, sang this version of my adulthood.  

All that had been seen through decades was reflected by his voice, singing this song.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Turn a page

Flowers blooming.

Another page

More growth.

Roses fully open

Petals fall.

Another page.

What a

Now thrives.

Bird song in air
Nests in tree.

Life is utterly


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Car 54, where are you?

Main hero is incredible.
Hawaii 5-0

Have you ever noticed trends that circle around a drain hole? This trend here is television programming, where a plethora of similar shows appear and then head down the drain.

This year it seems that dominant shows are police and/or spy dramas.  Everything is a drama. No comedy in police shows, just in shows I don’t watch.

Car chasescheck.  Gun battles, check. Non-memorable bad guys, check. Bad guys killed, check.

Important witness runs into the street to get away, check. Gets smashed by a vehicle, check

Guilty person is one who has had most TV time in acting career, check. Comforting moments, check. More car chases and car (by the way) is usually Chevy or Ford, check.

It goes on.  This list is long, if one gets picky. Drain hole awaits.

water going down drain