Levittown (Go Out Dancing Part II)

Tony Carey's Planet P Project has released the second album in the "Go Out Dancing " trilogy. In a perfect world, this would be a case of "enough said." Everyone would have simply been waiting to hear that it was out, and would run out to buy it, and if necessary, selling their pets into sexual slavery for a chance to hear this latest offering.

Planet P Project is a science-fiction themed progressive rock band run as a side venture by frontman Tony Carey for his more experimental music. Its three albums, Planet P, Pink World, and Go Out Dancing, Part I (1931) were released in 1983, 1984, and 2005, respectively, and the first two saw a fair amount of MTV video airplay. Pink World was originally a two-record set released on bright pink vinyl. Planet P's most well known singles were "Why Me?", a sweeping, energetic romp about outer space and isolation, and the downbeat "Static on the Radio." "Go Out Dancing, Part I (1931)" is the first of a planned trilogy, with part two to be titled "Go Out Dancing, Part II (Levittown)" (May 2008) and "Go Out Dancing Part III (Out in the Rain)" (to be announced).*

What no text bio or review can convey is this: Tony is a brilliant musician who is able to push pop music into the realm of the political without ever selling short listenability. Planet P has raised the bar even by choosing to work in the often ill-starred mode of the concept album, and succeeding even there. Trust me, this is worth a the price of entry - and get both available G.O.D. volumes - they are seamlessly built into each other, taking the listener from pre-war Germany, through WWII and out the other side into the mid 1960s, with the third volume to close out the 20th Century, carrying us into what Heinlein called "the Crazy Years".

If I could pick a track to post from this Album, it would be In Babylon; but "New Frontier", available below legally, is a close second. While it doesn't stand quite as strongly on it's own, it's still a good track Get it below the fold.


A Bast, shu asenu
sesept em kekui,
i kua ser-ten, uat sesh-tha, ta em hetep.
A Basti, per em setat, erta-na chu em asui
neter sentra semu hena net'emmit, hetep ab em asui tau heqt.

It's Puppy Day!!

This is Iko.
She's my new puppy in 6 hours.
In 6 hours, she is my puppy.
Worship her.

Current Reading...

Went out for beers & food with Pete from work on Thursday, and he inquired about what I was currently reading. We've nattered about starting up a book club in the past.... so, here's the current list of what I've been sticking my nose in:

  1. "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly Palmer Hall.
  2. "House of cards" by C.E. Murphy
  3. "The Ego and his Own" by Max Stirner
  4. "Bullshit and Philsophy" Ed. Gary L. Hardcastle and George A. Reisch

I doubt I'll be posting extensive reviews to the blog, but I won't rule it out.

Dream Weirdness

True Facts: At 4AM, we had a power interruption, and the UPS for the computer woke Kess and I up.

About 40 minutes Later, I was back in bed and trying to get a few more Z's before the alarm started yelling at me in another hour or so.

I dozed, and had a lucid dream. A couple of them, in fact, both similar or content. That's not the weird part....

America and the Everyman

Great piece over at the Onion.

I Love My Country–Aw, Who Am I Kidding? My Country Can Go Fuck Itself

Sad to say, but this resonates with me as an expression of hte mixed feelings that I have about the United States.

Sarum: Requiescat in Pace

I got news yesterday that a one of my good friends from the renaissance faire circuit up here has transitioned.

Sarum, where ever you are, I'll think of you every time I pick up one of my whips. You helped me get down the basic skill, and that has made all the difference in the world.

NHCSM: the Second Biennial Report

The NH Commission on the Status of Men has released it's second Biennial Report.

I haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but I will. THe previous reports have proven very interesting reading, particularly as regards the processing of males in the education system.

Download them here

Playing with Instant Message Scumbags

Conversation with a classic IM wheel. I hate these dorks.

manorits: Yahoo!
10:37-manorits wants your attention!
10:39-manorits wants your attention!

Ellis Emefty
10:43 - How do I know you?
10:44 - You have one opportunity to answer, and then I block you.

(the rest of the conversation is after the jump)

10:44 - asl

Ellis Emefty
10:44 - 30s, M. New England
10:44 - how do I know you?


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