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Boomer Bands: The Rolling Stones – Living In A Ghost Town April 23, 2020

At the time of posting, this Stones release is a little more than six hours old. Once upon a time the Stones were known as “the greatest rock band in the world.” Still true today. They are all well into their 70s now. Strange but — still — true today.

I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
You can come look for me
But I can’t be found
You can search for me
I had to go underground
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down
Feel like a ghost
Living in a ghost town, yeah

Once this place was hummin’
And the air was full of drummin’
The sound of cymbals crashin’
Glasses were all smashin’
Trumpets were all screamin’
Saxophones were blarin’
Nobody was carin’ if it’s day or not

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  • Tom Hyland April 23, 2020, 8:11 PM

    I don’t think the Stones are very cool anymore. I’ve been watching Amazing Polly, on youtube, who is a research monster living in Toronto. Polly has been examining the connective relations among the BIG movers of vaccines and the organizations such as WHO and CDC and UN that are here to “HELP.” Polly just posted another video today revealing the very shady creepy people Bill Gates continues to cavort with all in his charade of goodness and generosity he wants to bestow upon humanity, whether you want it or not. No thanks, Bill. I’m not rolling up my sleeve. The WHO has a thing called One World where everybody stays at home… forever… or whenever they say it’s safe to come outside again. Lady Gaga, who has teamed up with Joe Biden lately, hmmmm, is planning a multi-hour concert event which is going to include Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and the Rolling Stones, among others. I bet the blokes are going to croon their new song for us. Fuck ’em. Here’s a link to Polly’s latest reveal and the Stones come into the picture around 39 minutes in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm19xYwJ2nQ

  • Nunnya Bidnez, jr April 24, 2020, 5:52 AM

    I still prefer The Specials .. Ghost Town

    This town, is coming like a ghost town
    All the clubs have been closed down
    This place, is coming like a ghost town
    Bands won’t play no more
    Too much fighting on the dance floor

    Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
    We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown

    This town, is coming like a ghost town
    Why must the youth fight against themselves?
    Government leaving the youth on the shelf
    This place, is coming like a ghost town
    No job to be found in this country
    Can’t go on no more
    The people getting angry

    This town, is coming like a ghost town
    This town, is coming like a ghost town

  • Jewel April 24, 2020, 7:25 AM

    The long war is getting longer. The long march through the institutions is stomping out of the institutions and into the soul, now. The enemies of all that is sane, all that is true, and all that is good, are in total control. They want you to forget all those things. Amnesia was once just nostalgic pining for the things and times that never existed. Now they want you to forget what you have pining for, and just be frozen in uncertainty about reality as it is. The whole point of being under house arrest is to remind us that we are helpless, that we are demoralized and that we have no hope. Screw them.

  • jwm April 24, 2020, 8:16 AM

    Yesterday was warm and clear here in So Cal, a welcome relief after a few weeks of cold gray weather. I took the red bike out early for a long cruise. The red bike is my daily rider. It’s a fat tire cruiser, but it’s set up for doing serious mileage. I started out putting in some warm up time in the neighborhoods around home before taking it up into some hillier roads.
    There were few folks out walking the residential streets near my house. One of the streets was deserted except for a short, slight woman, probably in her mid to late sixties, same as me. She had her little dog on a leash.
    She didn’t hear me pedaling up until I was within about twenty five yards or so behind her. When she did hear me she snapped around. There was no one on the street, yet she was wearing a blue paper mask. I do not wear one. When she saw me cruising up all unmasked, she tried to bolt across the street to avoid me, but I was already too close. The poor woman was utterly terrified. She turned around and cowered, bent low with both hands to her cheeks pulling the mask tight around her face. She was hunched over as if I were standing there threatening to strike her. I felt an overwhelming flash of pity for this poor creature.
    This is the work of our media. I have no doubt whatsoever that her only source of information was her television set. The wedge has been driven deep. We are face to face with unmasked evil.


  • ghostsniper April 24, 2020, 8:50 AM

    Ghost town eh? Sounds homey to me. Everybody else can get the fuk out.
    John sed: “We are face to face with unmasked evil.”
    To which I say, “Unmasked evil with masks on.”
    They will burn you if you let them. That lady with the blue mask wanted “them” to eviscerate you because you were unmasked and spreading your filth in “her” world.

    From here on out I will be referring to the media as LAL, Lazy Assed Liars.
    You should too.
    My understanding is 95% of the people that get this virus will get over it with a little bit of inconvenience or none at all. Only 5% might suffer tragically. So ALL of must suffer some. Just because. What kind of country does that? I’ll suggest that isn’t a country but rather a prison. Are your chains sitting lightly? What’s that hobnail boot on your neck smell like? Cowhide? Mooooo. Herded cattle. Prodded enough they stampede.

  • Tom Hyland April 24, 2020, 9:14 AM

    Never mind the herded cattle…. a large enough stampede of lemmings can sweep you over the cliff with them. As ever, Remus reminds us to avoid crowds. The hysteria could be here forever. What I find truly loathsome are the vinyl floor decals at the grocery store. The ones with feet going one way with an arrow. That aisle is ONE WAY… and you watch… soon it will be considered a criminal act of violence to walk in the direction of another shopper. People don’t realize that an “order” is not a law. The governors and mayors can decree orders all day long but only the legislature can convene and vote on laws. This is why we have three separate departments of government. Executives cannot create law. But lemmings obey… and are easily spooked.

  • Tom Hyland April 24, 2020, 10:12 AM

    Okay, here’s some good news. Martin Hicks, the mayor of Grants, New Mexico has just declared the town is open for business. On Monday morning he is returning the 100 city workers back to their jobs. All businesses are encouraged to open. I don’t think Martin will be rolling up his sleeve for the vaccine.

  • James ONeil April 24, 2020, 10:35 AM

    All come tumbling down.

    So? I’m 81. I smoke, drink, dodder after wild women.

    Had a headache and sinus pain the last three days. OMG, could it be winnie the flu? But of course, -or it could be a seasonal cold, -or common flu, -or payback for a well spent youth.

    Thing is, whatever it is, it ain’t America’s or the world’s problem and I’m truly amazed the effort our “betters” put in to trying to make it appear so. Actually it ain’t really a problem for me either. When your young you learn pain is nature’s way of telling you that you otta slow down or stop doing something. When you get to be my age pain is nature’s way of telling you, hot dang, you’re still alive! -grin-

    Come on youngsters, re-start the world, if I stay on or get off is of little consequence in the great scheme of things.

    As I’ve been saying since the start of this silliness, thank you world, frankly I’m quite flattered.

    However I say again, I do feel it’s a bit much that you put the majority of folks out of work, close schools, restrict travel, transport of goods, sell out all the rolls of toilet paper in the nation, cancel public discourse, shut gyms, restaurants, bars, churches, etc., all just to protect little old me!

    & again I say again, and again, I am, of course, quite flattered, but you shouldn’t have.

    Seriously, very seriously, quite seriously, most extremely seriously, you shouldn’t have!

    If we insist on huddling in place, if we give up living to keep from dying, it most surely will, all come tumbling down.

  • Lance de Boyle April 24, 2020, 12:08 PM

    James O’Neill….

    Your last few lines…