Monday, January 21, 2008

M.L.K. Day, 2008

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr.


12 comments:

Cleveland Bob said...

Thanks, Kid.

You just made my day.

steve simels said...

Me too. Thanks indeed.

It's amazing that a song Nick Lowe wrote, at least in part, as a send-up of DFH's has come to be taken as unironic, even passionate anthem. But it's somehow fitting, in a weird way...

TMink said...

I got a cool download of Nick doing a quiet, acoustic version of the song from YepRoc, Nick's current label. Nick sings it straight in the solo acoustic version.

The chords are very similar to Won't Get Fooled Again.

Happy Birthday Doctor King. We all miss you.

Trey

PhilDutra said...

What a perfect combo and a great way to start the morning! Viva MLK and Elvis!!

Willendorf Venus said...

What phildutra said. Two of my heroes make for a great combination.

Cleveland Bob said...

It's a love-in!

BTW, I'm pretty sure that exteriors for this video was shot in Stanley Park just near downtown Vancouver, BC.

A marvelous city indeed.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Clevo Bob,

I was wondering the same thing. Yes, love Vancouver!

Mike said...

Thank you, MLK, Nick, and Elvis.

A few years ago a friend and I went up to Vancouver to see Elvis, as we're both big fans. Before driving back to Seattle, we had time to drive around the park and wander around a bit. Naturally we came across this spot. But neither of us recognized it from the video clip. D'oh. Not one of our finest moments.

dave™© said...

A little late, but regarding your lament below about record shops going belly-up: at about the same time, this article appeared in the SF Kronk about an all-vinyl store that's doing big biz.

Also, while technically maybe not "independent" (both are small-sized chains), and Rasputin are doing just fine out here in California... Rasputin, in fact, seems to have moved into quite a few of Tower's old locations.

And BTW, Tower is NOT dead - they're still

dave™© said...

Sorry... Tower is

dave™© said...

OK, I give up:

http://www.tower.com/

Kid Charlemagne said...

Dave,

Tell 'em to come out this way.