Music


7
Apr 12

Lera Lynn and Ben Lewis Playin Banjo

I’m a sucker for banjos and great harmonies, and thanks to my friend @taiganaut, I’ve had this song stuck in my head all day, so I felt compelled to share it with you.  😉


13
Jul 08

Cure the Ear Worm – More Informal Learning

This song has been playing in my head on repeat for days on end. It got so bad I actually broke out the guitar and gave myself some good finger blisters trying to learn it. I’ve drafted some friends to help me figure out the chords that are confusing me and I thought I’d share before bed in case it might help cure the ear worm. =)

This is another example of the informal learning we talk about. Here’s some young girl in a garage somewhere sharing her talent, and in turn inspiring me, someone she’s never met, to learn something new.

I truly don’t understand people who aren’t amazed by the power of the net.


31
Jan 08

Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore

Thanks @fireton for this old protest song gem:

Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
© John Prine

While digesting Reader’s Digest
In the back of a dirty book store,
A plastic flag, with gum on the back,
Fell out on the floor.
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside
Slapped it on my window shield,
And if I could see old Betsy Ross
I’d tell her how good I feel.

Chorus:
But your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.
They’re already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don’t like killin’
No matter what the reason’s for,
And your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.

Well, I went to the bank this morning
And the cashier he said to me,
“If you join the Christmas club
We’ll give you ten of them flags for free.”
Well, I didn’t mess around a bit
I took him up on what he said.
And I stuck them stickers all over my car
And one on my wife’s forehead.

Repeat Chorus:

Well, I got my window shield so filled
With flags I couldn’t see.
So, I ran the car upside a curb
And right into a tree.
By the time they got a doctor down
I was already dead.
And I’ll never understand why the man
Standing in the Pearly Gates said…

“But your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.
We’re already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don’t like killin’
No matter what the reason’s for,
And your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.”