Archive | Aug, 2015

Something Is Squeezing Our Skulls

8 Aug

Grr…

I tried tried tried to resist posting this but cannot…

Sir Moz of Always put up a few demos of his own this week (www.true-to-you.net), and one of them happens to be the rocktastic (did I just say that?!?!?) opening track from Years Of Refusal – “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”.

Slightly before, and certainly when I got the album I listened, listened to again, then again, and again, and again, and again…, and so on into the infinite to this musical gem of life (to me), and anybody who happened to be around me at all at the time, well you almost certainly remember, and I can only apologize.

Well, now worse for me (and them) a second version of said track, “first take” has been floated out there by SPM himself, forcing me to do it all again 8 years later.

I ADORE this song. And to say I relate to the protagonist wouldn’t begin to…..

So, in the interests of realism I’m going to put up the demo and then the album version, which can still be purchased (I hope) on Years Od Refusal by Morrissey off off any Amazon.com type site or I’m sure iTunes, or certain physical stores .

Lyrics are for the released version, and sourced from elsewhere (and wrong on both counts) since this post is already 7 times too long… Enjoy:

Something Is Squeezing My Skull

I’m doing very well
I can block out the present and the past now
I know by now you think I should have straightened myself out
Thank you. Drop dead.

Oh, something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no love in modern life

I’m doing very well
It’s a miracle I’ve even made it this far
The motion of taxi’s excites me
When you peel it back and bite me.

Oh, something is squeezing my skull
Something I cannot describe
There is no hope in modern life

Oh, something is squeezing my skull
Something I can’t fight
No true friends in modern life

Diazapam
That’s Valium
Tarmazepam
Lithium
Hrt
Ect
How long must I stay on this stuff?

Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more

Please Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more
Don’t give me any more

You swore you would not give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more

Don’t give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more

Please don’t give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more

You swore you would not give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more

You swore, you swore, you swore

You would not
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more
Give me any more

PS – Hope everyone is well – I am finally able to smile again, but oh my god for me and mine what an awful year and I am far from exaggerating 😦 This makes up for it a bit.

Much love and peace to all,

James xxxxx

PPS – Here are the links:

Demo Version:

Studio Version:

Fuck Me Kitten

8 Aug

So probably speaking the obvious, but this is an R.E.M. track with vocals by William. S. Burroughs…

He makes the lyrics a bit more obvious hence the title change of my post..

Oh, and his grandfather invented the adding machine… And the “B'” in IBM… Well just look him up. Sadly long dead, but never forgotten, like many of my heroes.

FYI – The culmination of my U.T. year in Austin, TX, was a 40 page dissertation on this guy (by choice)… It was entitled William S. Burroughs – Modernist or Postmodernist?

Sorry if it sounds a bit simple. I was only 20 :-/

James xxx

Delay

8 Aug

Hey people…,I’ve had a terrible run of things, I’m not asking for sympathy as only very few of you have any clue…

I couldn’t even begin to start, but I will. Finally getting things going, and vertical again…

Thank you for your ever loving patience –  that studio time mentioned back in May is happening next week.
Final note for now, I hear the new franchise has a female Vader masquerading as a humanitarian…. Be extremely afraid and cautious… She not only takes no prisoners, but has no conscience whatsoever.
Much love and peace to all,
James xxxxx