Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens was on Colbert tonight. They had a good conversation about why Stephen worshipped him as a younger man but now the Western media has indoctrinated him and he feels he should fear him bc Cat (who sang Father and Son to a younger Stephen but then stopped making music and) became Yusef, a Muslim. Yusef talked about how Islam is all about peace– mentioning that, in fact, that is their most common greeting, Salem (peace). Or as Stern likes to say, Asa lam a laakem.
It’s such an interesting religion- which I’m sure has a lot a wonderful things to offer. I just wish that Allah/GOD/Yahweh/Buddha actually let’s just say ALL the homies that rock it GOD style- I wish they could add an addendum. Just a dash of…Hey everyone, thanks for believing in me– here’s what I have to say, THE most IMPORTANT thing is do unto others as you would have them do unto you, a penis does NOT make you greater than, you should get tax breaks NOT tax freedom and other than that just believe it if you like and leave it if you don’t.
Wouldn’t that be loverly? Anyway, here’s Cat singing a song I love (but it’s funny bc when I listened to it just now, I kind of had my feminist shoes on and it sounds like he’s patronizing me). My last boyfriend did that and it was extremely annoying. I’ll be sure and wear heels tomorrow. 😉
Cat sounds a bit bitter and patronizing no? Not to make broad stroke assumptions 😉
but…having just seen him on Colbert and hearing their great conversation about him becoming Muslim–um…not the best friend to women IMO. So, when I listened to it again it made me think of how that religion treats women and now that’s how I hear that song.
Silly little girl, you’re making a mistake leaving me, I don’t value you for much more than your looks so I think you might have trouble out there. Maybe I just have my feminist shoes on. 😉
Anyway, it’s a beautiful song and I will always enjoy it. I will wear heels tomorrow. 😉
And here’s some more random music bc now I’m thinking about bitter ex-boyfriends.
Some Godlike Grohl for your enjoyment:
And some Pooh, and Chocolate Starfish in the Hotdog Flavored Water: (Not the best “My Way” version, but I couldn’t resist the Pooh.)
Puddle of Mud- Um yeah, She…doesn’t like you: 😉
The gold standard- Greenday- Good Riddance:
And By the Way, some Chili Peppers:
More RHCP- Otherside:
OK, so I like the peppers- Scar Tissue:
And something vintage for the finale- The Break Up Song:
Ah, good times. I also found this cool site where people discuss song lyrics and their meanings. I can’t believe I’ve never found it before bc I’m extremely nosey and if I like a song I ALWAYS want to know how they wrote it, who it’s for, what happened etc. I’ll also mention again bc it needs to be said…WHY aren’t there more songs written about Kim. It’s ridiculously easy to rhyme, unlike Delilah and yet so for we only have Eminem’s ode to Kim and their bitter break up song which I’m not even going to mention. Hmm, this was fun though–I like these music posts bc it’s like a gathering of music for whenever I’m in a particular mood.