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hey mr. Z man!

Mariska

The image on the t.v. screen
it reaches out and touches me
the Special Victim I’m to be.

Her mother was a bombshell blonde
who died in life way early on
thank God Mariska had her seatbelt on.

I’m dreamin’ of a scene:
She comes for me.

(blues interlude)
Do my best to love you
Every single day.
But every time I look at you
you just turn the other way
I said, take it on home, girl.

Now when the levee breaks
there will be no place to stay.
You don’t have to ask the weather man
to see they’re broken anyway.
I said, take it on home, girl.

(solo)

I’m dreamin’
I’m dreamin’
I’m dreamin’

She turns me on (X6)

Mariska!

(coda)

ArtiZnaam
2005

hey Z-
i did this for under ten dollars on my makeshift
portable studio in my one bedroom apartment after
i got off my shitty day job.

yeah- go ahead and claim that your bruce hornsby shit
is way better.  i could give a fuck less. i’m a serious
musician stickin it in your face.

live with it.

matt

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=608425

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Hollywood Slut / Dennis M. Hammes & George Dance

Hollywood Slut

They called the woman strumpet, harlot, slut:
Words of nuts designed to stab and cut,
Toilet language snippets spread like smut,
No chance to find out what or to rebut.

They called the woman slut, harlet, strumpet,
Blasted from the pulpits like a trumpet:
From every jealous Dick and peeping Tom, it
Gushed, the prophet-zealot-preacher vomit.

They called the woman strumpet, slut, harlot,
Branding her with words of flaming scarlet
(Never respite for the hand-made varlet):
Burn her on a faggot, make her Starlet!

They called the woman harlot, strumpet, slut,
Then left her but a tithe of their own cut.


– by Dennis M. Hammes and George Dance

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Great Rates

The rooms are half price at the Gaza Plaza
Free ballistic intercontinental breakfast
Turn left at the crater, and follow the rocks
Graciously spacious mud bath with towels
Six o’clock molitoff cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres
Games, puzzels, and bullet riddles
Professional Red Cross babysitters
Mastercard and American Express accepted.
Sorry we can’t take Visa at this time.

Mark

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What is Israel Doing In Gaza?

On Jan 9, 10:17 am, "bayskater" <bogus @nospam.net> wrote:

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> <s…@sdrodrian.com> wrote in message

> news:c9910dc4-38d2-4c73-bed2-16662f2bf895
> @v31g2000vbb.googlegroups.com…

>> What is Israel Doing In Gaza?

>> All deaths are unimaginably horrible.
>> But to use that horror against one side
>> politically, is unimaginably criminal.

>> The truth is that what Israel is doing is
>> necessary. And those who are clamoring
>> for a cease-fire at all cost are working
>> against what is clearly the right thing to do.

>> They might just as well go asking for the law
>> to institute a 48-hour truce with criminals
>> during which the criminals would be free
>> to rob, rape, murder… and, yes, countless
>> innocent bystanders get hurt and killed as
>> the police pursues its also necessary job.

>> I don’t know any reasonable, sane person
>> who could possibly expect criminals anywhere
>> to suddenly refrain from crime just because
>> the police instituted a halt to police work…
>> any more than I know any reasonable, sane
>> person who could possibly expect Hamas to
>> refrain from pursuing its stated claims to
>> mayhem and murder… without SOMEONE
>> confronting them militarily–And in the
>> absence of Palestinians giving up any hope of
>> attaining any of their goals without butchery
>> and murder (by supporting Hamas) that job
>> falls as inevitably to the Israeli military as
>> the job of confronting crime the world over
>> falls to the police.

>> S DRodrian
>>http://sdrodrian.com
>>http://physics.sdrodrian.com
>>http://mp3s.sdrodrian.com

> I don’t know any reasonable, sane person
> that would compare the innocent men, women
> and child civilians that are being slaughtered
> with criminals that rob, rape and murder.
> Fred

Me neither. However, Fred, your racism/anti-semitism
is preventing you from actually UNDERSTANDING
what you are reading in my post: Please read it again,
carefully, deliberately, analytically, logically (don’t
assume I wrote what you imagine I wrote but actually
make the effort to read what I actually wrote), and
then you "may" eventually see that the comparisons
I made were as follows, and only these:

The Israeli Military—-the police
              criminals—Hamas
Palestinian civilians—innocent bystanders
hurt/killed when        who are hurt and killed
Hamas fires from       by police all over the
where they are.         world.

Of course, we cannot make a comparison with
innocent Israeli civilians because as you well know
Hamas intentionally targets them; unlike the police
and Israeli military, who go out of their way to
try to avoid harming them.

The point I made in my post is that one can no
more ask the Israeli military to stop going after
people trying to kill Israeli civilians than one could
ask the police to stop going after criminals (also
going after the cops’ civilians). Is this really such
an unreasonable point, Fred. I mean, even for the
most blind racist on earth~?!

That is obviously for you to answer, Fred.

Perhaps one day, hopefully in the not too distant
future, Fred, you may come to be a just and
honorable, and decent man–or maybe just appear
to be one. However you will first have to rid
yourself of racist and anti-semitic tendencies,
which, as you saw above, will forever keep you
from understanding even the clearest texts
you run across! Let’s hope.

S D Rodrian
http://poems.sdrodrian.com
http://physics.sdrodrian.com
http://mp3.sdrodrian.com

All religions are local.
Only science is universal

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Third Day

http://www.thirdday.com/

Grammy Awards
2002 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album of the Year for Come
Together
2004 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album of the Year for Wire
2006 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
for Wherever You Are

Gospel Music Awards
1998 Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year for Conspiracy No. 5
1998 Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "Alien"
1999 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year for Exodus
2000 Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year for Time
2001 Dove Award for Group of the Year
2001 Dove Award for Artist of the Year
2001 Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "Sky Falls
Down"
2001 Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year for
Offerings: A Worship Album
2001 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year for City on a
Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise
2002 Dove Award for Group of the Year
2002 Dove Award for Long Form Music Video of the Year for Third Day
Live in Concert – The Offerings Experience
2002 Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year for Come Together
2002 Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "Come
Together"
2003 Dove Award for Group of the Year
2003 Dove Award for Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "40 Days"
2003 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year for City on a
Hill: Sing Alleluia
2004 Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year for Offerings
II: All I Have to Give
2004 Dove Award for Long Form Music Video of the Year for Third Day
Live in Concert, The Come Together Tour
2005 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year for The Passion of
the Christ: Songs
2005 Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year for Wire
2006 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for
"Cry Out to Jesus"
2007 Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year for Christmas
Offerings


Mark
"Chronology- Vol 1"

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Reality

Reality is but a false illusion,
If it were an actual illusion,
Then it wouldn’t be reality.


Mark
"Life is short, but I’m not."

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poetry

http://www.twinartspoetry.com

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Rules for useful critique (i)

I’ve had the idea of writing an article about critiquing poetry, in a
way that’s useful to the writer, for some time now. This certainly
isn’t it. But it occurred to me that, on a group like this, I don’t
have to hold everything back till I write such a thing, but can
publish notes toward it instead. So here’s a few quick notes. I’d
previously thought of the first two rules, but the third is new, which
is sufficient reason to post something now.

1) Focus on the poem.
That rule takes in obvious maxims like ‘avoid ad hominems’ ("Discuss
the poem, not the poet") but it’s more inclusive; it means, Don’t
discuss anything that doesn’t have some relevance to the writing
itself.)  Nothing wrong with digressing, or referring to other poems
for comparison, but there has to be some connection.

2) Try to read what has been written.
That’s a rule that at least one wannabe critic has found
"belligerent," but it is essential in any communication. Responses to
what hasn’t been said are the surest way to break down a
conversation.

3) Look for points of agreement
That’s the new rule for today. It subsumes maxims like "look for
something good to say" (praising something the writer likes, for the
reasons he likes it, is an example of establishing a point of
agreement). Just as point 2 looks essential to communicate at all,
this point looks essential for convincing anyone; so insofar as the
critic is talking to the writer, trying to convince him to do
something differently, it looks essential to critique. (Of course the
critic might have a different audience than the writer in mind; but in
that case it woud be unlikely that the writer would find it useful.)

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Didn't I Get This Last Year?

Christmas Day. There’s just time, between opening presents in the
morning and rushing to see family in the afternoon, to post one more
Bob Rivers Christmas carol. It didn’t happen at our home,
fortunately.

Didn’t I Get This Last Year?

Said my nephew Tim to his Aunt Louise
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Same thing every year Aunt Louise
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?

Some socks, some socks and some tiny BVDs
But I can’t get them up past my knees
Could you return them please, Aunt Louise?

Open this one first, Uncle Bob
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Try to act surprised, Uncle Bob
But I got this last year?
But he got that last year

A tie, a tie wider than a mile
With a pattern way out of style
With a pattern way out of style

Said my wife to our neighbors ‘cross the street
I think we got this last year
I think we got this last year
What a thoughtful gift, Peg and Al
I think we got this last year
I think we got this last year

A plant, a plant in a moldy mayonnaise jar
They must have dug one up from their yard
They must have dug one up from their yard

Said the Dad to his kids on Christmas Day
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
This is just exactly what I want
This is just exactly what I want
Just as much as last year
Just as much as last year

Surprise, surprise, a coupon for some fries
That was really very thoughtful, you guys
Really very thoughtful, you guys

Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
Didn’t I get this last year?
I’m sure I got this last year
Didn’t I get this last year?
You know, thanks that was really very nice
Didn’t I get this last year?

- Rivers/ONeill/Bryant/Gangstad

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flash

You feel in a flash don’t you?

So mercurial, you little tempest.

Is it the allocation of resources?

Not enough love to go around?

Can’t help hating that piece of

you which you see in others.

And yet no one knows you hold on

to a heart of gold.

mark

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