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295: “Cold Bear” by The Gaturs

Yes, we dress like The Temptations.The song is 1970’s “Cold Bear” by New Orleans’ The Gaturs (with keyboardist Willie Tee).

And below are some quotes, accumulated over my existential transit, best enjoyed whilst sipping a cold bear…

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

Between truth and the search for truth, I opt for the second.
-Bernard Berenson, art historian (1865-1959)

The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
-Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)

I don’t hate my enemies. After all, I made ’em.
-Red Skelton, comedian (1913-1997)

Not far from the invention of fire must rank the invention of doubt.
-Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist (1825-1895)

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
-H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is toward individuals.
-Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)

A beautiful thing is never perfect.
-Egyptian proverb

Song: Cold Bear
Artist: The Gaturs
Album: Wasted
Label: Funky Delicacies
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294: “Ma” by Tom Zé

You will open your ears. OPEN THEM!!I’ve been coddling you. You need new musical fiber in your diet.

Eat this. It’s a compilation of Brazilian artist Tom Zé who is as radical as his name. He writes his signature with a sword on the chest of evil-doers if he writes it at all. He helped create the Tropicalia sound of 1960’s Brazil between swordplay. The word “stallion” belongs in this paragraph.

Brazil Classics 4: The Best of Tom Zé (2003) is from the Luaka Bop label, which is an active force in keeping music rich in fiber.

Make time to enjoy new kinds of high-fiber music, for a healthy, regular mental process.

Song: Ma
Artist: Tom Zé
Album: Brazil Classics 4: The Best Of Tom Zé
Label: Luaka Bop
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

293: “Kandi” by One Eskimo

Bay bee. Heh low. Ess Kimo.[Russian Accent, Reflective Sunglasses]
Perhaps you want to know how to charm ze ladies? You call zem “bay… bee baybee” repeatedly. All night if posseebol. Zey love dis.
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As you know, Eskimo and Russian cultures are related in that they both have dozens of euphemisms for the effects of cold temperature on nipples. All this is related. Keep reading.

One EskimO is the band. Like those before and after, they were formed from clay, fired in an oven, and animated by the explosive strike of a lightning bolt. Their music has been written over the past 6 billion years by monkeys typing randomly on typewriters. They have penned some jewels. None of Shakespeare’s works, mind you, but plenty of solid pop music among the infinite monkey noise.

Enjoy, comrade.

Song: Kandi
Artist: One Eskimo
Album: One Eskimo
Label: Shangri-La
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG
Watch: Vimeo