Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

The Zombies' "A Butchers Tale (Western Front 1914)." Still, for my money, the most powerful anti-war song of them all.

Actually, I remember where I was on this day in 1968. Vividly. And I can guarantee that if you had told me that, forty years later, the United States would be once again involved in another abominable, immoral war in a country on the other side of the world that had not attacked us, I would have assumed you were doing drugs far more potent than any I had yet encountered.


Cleveland Bob said...

Hiya Steve,

My brother came in this weekend and we talked about you frequently during his stay. Thanks for all that you do, man.

I've been a bit blue this week. A good pal was diagnosed at the top of the month with pancreatic cancer and he passed away on Thursday night. His name was Bernie Zofcin, he was 54 and he rocked hard. I will greatly miss my friend.

Anyway, I dug that Zombies clip you posted and it inspired me to put up my fave X anti war song in tribute to Memorial Day. Find it here.


steve simels said...

Cleveland Bob:

So sorry to hear about your friend. Pancreatic cancer is a nightmare -- I lost a pal to it as well. Steve James, who the NYDaily News called "The King of the B Action Movie." Sweetest guy in the world....

And thanks for the X song -- I didn't know that one. When's the clip from?

Cleveland Bob said...

I don't the origin of the clip or what TV show it was from but it was 1993 and the album was the less than stellar "Zeus".