Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's Covid-19

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AllOverTheMap, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Chicopee, Ma.
    I have to assume there's at least one other thread going somewhere on the board on this topic, but there are two songs which positively make me sob. They might have well anticipated our world.

    For what is:



    And for what, one day, might be:

    The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize [Official Music Video]

    Two great, great songs under any state of mankind. Unsurpassable in its current state.
     
  2. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Chicopee, Ma.
    The second didn't produce a screenshot, so here it is:

     
  3. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    A new song for the Covid Era - reflecting on a quieter world that sharpens our focus on what truly matters.

     
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  4. A buddy and I have a hobby of trying to come up with cool band names. Thinks like:

    Severe Tire Damage
    (well, this is cheating a little:)
    Soft Tissue Damage
    Early Dementia
    pre-dawn audio secretion
    controlled flight into terrain

    Anyway, there are a bunch more. This is a latest one:

    COVID-19 and the Vaccines

    :hide:
     
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  5. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    Location:
    OH
    Here comes your COVID-19 Nervous Breakdown
     
  6. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny


    been missing NYC.
     
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  7. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident


    Not really sure Dementia would be any kind of joke, or cool band name.
    If you had lost a family member to that dreaded disease, then maybe you wouldn’t consider it a cool band name.
    Same with COVID .. it’s not a joke.
     
  8. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

    Location:
    OH
    Did Carl change his username?
     
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  9. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Rockin' pneumonia and the Covid 19 flu

    Pandemic City by the MC5
     
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  10. I think you need to get a sense of humor. :wave:
     
  11. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    They aren't funny though.
     
  12. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    NEW Deep Purple.

    Thematically, “Throw My Bones” questions the current state of society, especially its relationship to Earth.
    “It is an invitation to take a step back and see the bigger picture, a call for action and an invitation to observe
    the planet and the current situation on Earth,” the band said of the song in a statement. [March 20th, 2020]




    Why is there an astronaut in Throw My Bones by Deep Purple?
    Contemporary rock / By Lucy Howells
    https://www.musicvideomeaning.com/why-is-there-an-astronaut-in-throw-my-bones-by-deep-purple/
     
  13. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Which brings to mind his song in the movie PHILADEPHIA, about another epidemic

    I was bruised and battered
    I couldn't tell what I felt
    I was unrecognizable to myself
    Saw my reflection in a window
    And didn't know my own face
    Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin' away
    On the streets of Philadelphia?
    I walked the avenue, 'til my legs felt like stone
    I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
    At night I could hear the blood in my veins
    Just as black and whispering as the rain
    On the streets of Philadelphia
    Ain't no angel gonna greet me
    It's just you and I my friend
    And my clothes don't fit me no more
    A…
    Ain't no angel gonna greet me
    It's just you and I my friend
    And my clothes don't fit me no more
    A thousand miles just to slip this skin
    The night has fallen, I'm lyin' awake
    I can feel myself fading away
    So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
    Or will we leave each other alone like this
    On the streets of Philadelphia?
     
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  14. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    In a sour mood I offer The Demolition Man

     
  15. Love this song. Heartfelt and beautiful.
     
  16. keep a knockin but you cant come in
     
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  17. GregM

    GregM Ready to cross that fine line

    Location:
    Daddyland, CA
    I think Morph the Cat was written in-part as a meditation on 9/11 about the dust cloud over Manhattan that morphed into a sort of Schrodinger's cat of mortality and disaster. But it can serve equally well as a Schrodinger's cat of COVID-19. Or perhaps renamed Morph the Bat.

    Anyway, I dig it.



    High above Manhattan town
    What floats and has a shape like that
    Fans like us who watch the skies
    We know it's Morph the Cat


    Gliding like a big blue cloud
    From Tompkins Square to Upper Broadway
    Beyond the Park to Sugar Hill
    Stops a minute for latte

    He oozes down the heating duct
    Swims like seaweed down the hall
    He briefly digs your wiggy pad
    And seeps out through the wall

    It's kind of like an arctic mindbath
    Cool and sweet and slightly rough
    Liquid light on New York City
    Like Christmas without the chintzy stuff

    What exactly does he want
    This Rabelaisian puff of smoke
    To make you feel all warm and cozy
    Like you heard a good joke

    Like you heard an Arlen tune
    Or you bought yourself a crazy hat
    Like you had a Mango Cooler
    Ooh, Morph the Cat

    He's all the talk in shops and schoolyards
    Sultan Place, the Automat
    Players playin' in da Bronx
    Respect to Morph the Cat

    Kind of like an arctic mindbath
    Cool and sweet and slightly rough
    Liquid light on New York City
    Christmas without the chintzy stuff

    So rich is his charisma
    You can almost hear it sing
    He skims the roofs
    And bells begin to ring

    Chinese cashiers can feel it now
    Grand old gals at evening mass
    Young racketeers
    And teenage models
    Laughing on the grass

    Blessed Yankees have an ally
    When this feline comes to bat
    Bringing joy to old Manhattan
    All watch the skies for Morph the Cat
     

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