Simon & Garfunkel remind us of the revolutionary spirit.

Simon & Garfunkel remind us of the revolutionary spirit.

The song that had these words came out of the assassination of JFK. I wonder which words will come to survive when our generation forgets and only the great parts of who we were endures when judged. The Sound of Silence helped define an era, with ours yet uncomplete and undefined.

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” ~Charlie Chaplin

Just in case you were raised on more recent comedy, you need a dose of Chaplin. The man was not only a pioneer and visionary, but , when given the chance to speak, he said the best thing ever. If you don’t believe me, see below. And yes, the speech makes a dope thing to sample when it comes to making cool music.

There’s a KidzBop version of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. I need a new word for atrocious.

In a word, Ew.

I’m not a big buzzfeed fan but this is probably the worst thing I’ve ever heard. They actually re-do the lyrics for each of these songs? I just figured they only picked PG-songs. This is so terrible I had to share it with all of you. I hope Macklemore got another floor on his house or something, because if he didn’t get 7 digits easily, this is a travesty.

“Watch the seasons, walk the miles, survive the time.” ~Henry Rollins

If you don’t know who Henry Rollins is, I’m going to need to ask for any and all music cred you feel you have back. The frontman for seminal hardcore punk band Black Flag, he went on to campaign for LBGT rights, worker protection, veterans rights and other areas of social justice. And he performs for the troops to boot. So, educate the mind, and check out one of my favorite monologues from him. One of the more entertaining monologues about UK acid house & techno and the origins of electronica. And he bitches out commercial rock at the end too 😀