Saturday, December 06, 2008

Keep on thinking free

Sometimes the internets provide a little pop culture charge, like when I saw the above in my InBox. I knew it was from the Official Barack Obama MySpace, but I knew that it wasn't he himself who dropped by my profile to leave a comment. Back in August he was kinda busy. ;-)

A few years back, I got an email from Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. I had sent him a link to a funny website, and he shot me back a response that it was funny stuff. The one below was also from the real guy (and yes I am sure). Mike Pinder is a founding member of The Moody Blues, and is best know for playing the mellotron and being the voice of the poetry on the records. The recited poems were written by the drummer, Graeme Edge (there ARE poetic drummers), who now recites them in the live shows.

I'm sure that "Keep on thinking free" is a standard comment he will leave those those who have "friended" him, but it was cool to see it. If you are part of my generation, you probably know this one by heart. The First Man parts are spoken by Justin Hayward, and Pinder is the rest of it (although I'm not sure who voices the part of Establishment - it might even be Graeme). Here is In The Beginning with Lovely to See You following, because otherwise it would have been a cruel case of moodies-interruptus.

In The Beginning (Graeme Edge)

[First Man:] I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.

[Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
great computer,
You're magnetic ink.

[First Man:] I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.

[Inner Man:] There you go man, keep as cool as you can.
Face piles
And piles
Of trials
With smiles.
It riles them to believe
that you perceive
the web they weave
And keep on thinking free.

I plan on doing just that.


konagod said...

So I know a dude who is going to play with Eric Burdon tonight and who sent chocolate truffles to txrad earlier this year from the same batch that went to Streisand.

What IS your point?


We should have coffee sometime. I'll even bring you a truffle.

But I do have a question.... who is Barack Obama?

Just kidding, just kidding....

I'm thinking free.

Blueberry said...

We are all one, separated by 6 degrees of truffles.

Barack Obama, just another guy on MySpace, and the camera loves him.

konagod said...

Barack Obama and MySpace in the same sentence is making me grin.

Blueberry said...

Barack Obama is my Friend. In fact, he's in my Top 40 Friends.
He has not quite added me to HIS Top Friends yet though.