The hype and the hysteria…


He knew how to reach the people, but did the people ever really know him?

With a little holiday downtime, I’ve been reminiscing over some music out of my formative years.

Living Colour is one of my favorite bands, not only because their musical virtuosity never seems to age, but also because many of their songs are still very topical in our day. Here’s one of my all-time favorites (although I always rocked out to a different version on my CD), and probably their most famous song:


I normally disfavor a band’s most popular songs–don’t like drinking the commodified Kool-Aid–but this song demands all the respect it gets.

Then again, not even Living Colour can top Bobby:


“No guitar mercy!”

Musical moral for the week?

Don’t be afraid to be your own person and dance to the melody you’ve always known. The alternative might be hell to pay. The ancient music never ages and it will rouse the Ents in its time.

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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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