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    Posted: 12 Feb 2008 at 1:09pm
I think most people get well and truly frustrated with hi-fi and I think these lyrics are very fitting with their frustration as well as many others in life today...

(I know the song fits many situations I have found myself in)

"At the top of the stairs, there's hundreds of people,
running around to all the doors.
They try to find, find themselves an audience;
their deductions need applause.

The rich man stands in front of me,
The poor man behind my back.
They believe they can control the game,
but the juggler holds another pack.

I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.

I'd rather trust a countryman than a townman,
You can judge by his eyes, take a look if you can,
He'll smile through his guard,
Survival trains hard.
I'd rather trust a man who works with his hands,
He looks at you once, you know he understands,
Don't need any shield,
When you're out in the field.

But down here,
I'm so alone with my fear,
With everything that I hear.
And every single door, that I've walked through
Brings me back here again,
I've got to find my own way.

The priest and the magician,
Singing all the chants that they have ever heard;
and they're all calling out my name,
Even academics, searching printed word.

My father to the left of me,
My mother to the right,
Like everyone else they're pointing
But nowhere feels quite right.

And I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.
I need someone to believe in, someone to trust.

I'd rather trust a man who doesn't shout what he's found,
There's no need to sell if you're homeward bound.
If I choose a side,
He won't take me for a ride.

Back inside
This chamber of so many doors;
I've nowhere, nowhere to hide.
I'd give you all of my dreams, if you'd help me,
Find a door
That doesn't lead me back again
- take me away."

Genesis: "Chamber of 32 Doors" from "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"

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Wow, kindred spirits Graham.


 
FRANK ZAPPA lyrics - I'm The Slime
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[backing vocals Tina Turner & The Ikettes]

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I'm the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I'm the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks . . .
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin' room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

Adapt audio for video, hell, Frank changes stuff all the time why not think of it to suit the topic Wink.


  If interested check out FZ Live From New York. Different versions exist, get the one with I'm the Slime and The Torture Never Stops. Sofa is on all of them and it is SWEET,along wiht Manx Needs Woman and Black Page... great stuff. Whoever said FZ can't play the geeetauir hasn't heard Frank.
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Hi Chris,

Today I was lead to a miracle! A pocket headphone amp that "will also drive 8 Ohm speakers" and "You will hear an improvement in a high-quality headphone’s ability to resolve musical detail, express deep, tight bass and present a more natural stereo image". Fantastic! And it's only £40! At that price it must be a Chinese miracle, but no, wait a minute! It's made in the USA where the cost of living is high like here in the UK. Now that's just got to be a divine miracle?

And you know? People actually believe it! Whereas I know that the economics don't compute - there has to be a catch, but that's hidden.

And while I was looking at it I was playing this...

We'll be fighting in the street
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide
and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again


The change it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war


I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!


I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

Yeah!


There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now a parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight


I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

And I thought, thank goodness for the wisdom in music, and prayed for all those who'll hear that wisdom but never understand it.

(The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again?")

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Dear Mr. Fantasy

Lyrics: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood
Music: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood

Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything, take us out of this gloom,
Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad, if it was a straight life you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years
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"......Today I was lead to a miracle! A pocket headphone amp that "will also drive 8 Ohm speakers" and "You will hear an improvement in a high-quality headphone’s ability to resolve musical detail, express deep, tight bass and present a more natural stereo image". Fantastic! And it's only £40! At that price it must be a Chinese miracle, but no, wait a minute! It's made in the USA where the cost of living is high like here in the UK. Now that's just got to be a divine miracle?

And you know? People actually believe it! Whereas I know that the economics don't compute - there has to be a catch, but that's hidden. "

 So are you saying that's a possiblity, or just another marketing ploy?


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ROGER WATERS
Amused To Death

Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol
Of detachment
Attracted by the peeling away of feeling
The celebrity of the abused shell the belle
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
And the children of Melrose
Strut their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath
Bartender what is wrong with me
Why I am so out of breath
The captain said excuse me ma'am
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
We bought and sold
It was the greatest show on earth
But then it was over
We oohed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah
And when they found our shadows
Groups 'round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data in their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry
No feelings left
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death



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Originally posted by Charley Phogg Charley Phogg wrote:



"......Today I was lead to a miracle! A pocket headphone amp that "will also drive 8 Ohm speakers" and "You will hear an improvement in a high-quality headphone’s ability to resolve musical detail, express deep, tight bass and present a more natural stereo image". Fantastic! And it's only £40! At that price it must be a Chinese miracle, but no, wait a minute! It's made in the USA where the cost of living is high like here in the UK. Now that's just got to be a divine miracle?

And you know? People actually believe it! Whereas I know that the economics don't compute - there has to be a catch, but that's hidden. "

 So are you saying that's a possiblity, or just another marketing ploy?


You never know one way or another. And at that price it's worth the gamble? So what the heck - buy one!

And that's how temptation works - the age-old marketing ploy.

And you and I can do the same! Yes, even the old LM380 should do the trick (if it can be obtained for pence or cents). Or it could be one of those TDA chips? A series resistor will charge a rechargeable battery, and if you're dead careful you can find a batch of surplus wall-warts cheap! The case looks like Hammond's best seller and it'll be a lot cheaper in the States (it's made over the border in Canada), and all you need is a sticker or two from the downtown print shop.

And if it sounds pants, well it was only £40. People forgive at that sort of price, so their reputation will be left untarnished.

Conscience eh? If only I didn't have one!

Edit:-

Websites are ten-a-penny, dot coms get preference on Google, links from head-fi boost their position. Just need a high speed credit card processor like PayPal and plenty of units built and ready to ship.

Almost like "amused to death" lyrics...???


Edited by Graham Slee - 13 Feb 2008 at 10:17am
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