Thursday, January 14, 2016 – Me and My Life as told by Kris Kristofferson Songs.
To summarize my life in song today, I have another of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century – Kris Kristofferson! Come on – He wasn’t a Rhodes Scholar for nothing! And one does not receive a Master’s Degree from Oxford, Merton College, in British Literature by just warming the seat. Not to mention, he is a Native-born Texan!
All of us who admired Kristofferson during our youth did so, purely for his gifted intellectual abilities. The concert poster of him that was in my McC Classroom was strictly there to motivate my students. It was certainly not the fact that he warmed our seats with his looks causing decent women to chase him. CS? Where was that concert? Ms. Navasota? Have you remembered where we saw Joan Baez – besides Houston? SQUIRREL!
And we continue to admire Kristofferson today even more so for his gifted abilities, the fact he can still warm our seats and the fact that his songs and music tell the stories that formed how a generation sees the world.
Kris Kristofferson wrote the sound track to many moments in our BOOMER lives. These are some really good songs that I think describe me, an outlook on life many of us Boomers share and then one of the reasons that I think the world is the way it is today.
It is the songs I am leaving out that are more interesting about my life but only a very select few know those – usually because the select few were there to share the experience – in some cases to cause it. If Kristofferson was not one of your favs in your youth, perhaps you had not lived enough life to understand or appreciate.
The more familiar you are with each song, the more this whole essay will make sense. If you are really bored at work and/or your boss is out of town or wherever you are accessing this, look up each song and listen to them on YOUTUBE as you read.
Like me – Jesus Was a Capricorn – He ate organic foods; He believed in love and peace,” sandal wearing, with a funky bunch of friends. “Someone doing something dirty, descent folks will frown on…” “Most of us hate anything that we don’t understand.”
Especially if tequila is involved – The Silver Tongued Devil – I’ll live only live till I die; we take our own chances and pay our own dues; the silver tongued and I.
Always – The Pilgrim Chapter 33 – walking contradiction, partly truth; partly fiction;
Still – To Beat The Devil – If you waste your time a talking to the people who don’t listen to things that you are saying, who do you think’s gonna hear?
And you still can hear me singin’ to the people who don’t listen, To the things that I am sayin’, prayin’ someone’s gonna hear. And I guess I’ll die explaining how the things that they complain about, Are things they could be changin’, hopin’ someone’s gonna care.
Oh yes, where is the ibupropin? – Sunday Morning Coming Down – cause there’s something in a Sunday…
The reason the world is what the way it is today – Blame it on The Rolling Stones – Including the holy rolling and stone throwing ones.
Blame it on the Stones; blame it on the Stones You’ll feel so much better, knowing you don’t stand alone Join the accusation; save the bleeding nation Get it off your shoulders; blame it on the Stones.
YES, That’s beautiful!
Thank you Kris Kristofferson.
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