December 15, 2016

Boomer Anthems: "Fire all of your guns at once / And explode into space"

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never want to die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

Or, as I used to say before I died, "I just wanna flash before I crash." Then, after I came back from the dead, my motto became....

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 15, 2016 11:50 AM
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Born To Be Wild. Brings back memories of the Viet Nam era.

Posted by: Terry at December 15, 2016 1:20 PM

The Dull Men's Club video was a gem.

Posted by: OldFert at December 15, 2016 1:34 PM

WOW! "Our source is not the Russian gov't" Sean Hannity Interview with Julian Assange

ps. would you consider adding CC to your blogroll

Posted by: ST at December 15, 2016 2:32 PM

You should know that I don't have a blogroll.

Posted by: Vanderleun at December 15, 2016 2:52 PM

I have an onion roll, but I've already put cream cheese on it...

Posted by: Hammond Aikes at December 15, 2016 5:13 PM

Born to Be mild,my ass. Survived,still alive,utterley appreciative of existence in its many forms. Thank you,John Kay,for your excellence.

Posted by: Nori at December 15, 2016 7:57 PM

Born to be Wild. Daytona BikeWeek Theme Song. Stop more than 30 minutes at most any biker den and you'll hear it. Or blasting out of the faring speakers as a rumbling Harley goes by. Ubiquitous.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at December 16, 2016 6:33 AM

Sitting here listening to it with my 21 year old and I cannot believe she has never heard this song! A staggering failure on my part! Love the flash/crash, but especially "Born to be Mild", ah to live long enough for some sense to catch up!

Posted by: DeAnn at December 16, 2016 8:22 PM

In those days we were immortal. Even as those around us passed on by OD's, accidents under the influence, etc. we continued on "hellbent for vinyl", firing "all guns at once, exploding into space". It was "everything all the time", and it was definitely "better to burnout than rust".

As Wm. Blake said, "the palace of wisdom is reached by the road of excess". I learned so much then, most not great, but some soul and heart opening moments I would never trade.

Posted by: SteveS at December 17, 2016 12:16 AM