Sunday, August 07, 2011

Fat King Of Gods


My pal Andy, a CEO who does tech support for DWT in his spare time, sent me the above video clip (along with Hippy Fiasco) to watch, just as I was getting all worked up about the mayhem in London and retweeting away. In case you don't follow my tweets, this is what I was doing while I was listening to Nathan Moore's music:

the fat king of gods, the breaker of bones 
owns everything you see for endless miles 
and the talk of revolution vanished under stone 
still the mystic see him tremblin' and smiles 

liberty's children build prison on prison 
and try to rid us of violence with bombs 
anyone who goes where the wild wind blows 
knows where we'd be without our loving moms 

I know that might sound to dainty, still I'd repeat it 
for even the slightest truth shall never be defeated 
and it's a far cry at least from the daily deceit 
that we play and we play like its stuck on repeat 

peace has no leaders to play it's cards 
and peace may play it's own leaders' price 
but it's tomb will be empty as it flows from the bards 
ringing true like the best tune of advice 

slowly but surely the world revolves 
and Grace will be her own resolve 
and she will dance in every chance aloft 
till all of the world's problems are solved 

as the capitalist masturbates, dreaming of Rand 
and the philsopher wonders what he won't be when he's dead 
and the artist asks God to flow from his hands 
and the pacifist asks Hitler, "Well, what if I said...?" 

and the journalist keeps his day job waving like the seed (sea?) 
like a parade of princesses down the middle of Main 
and the one they locked up for feelin' too free 
he'll never stop laughing at those ridiculous chains 

from the war on this to the war on that 
has spun the frayed fabric of our modern day blues 
born in a rental and pried from our neighbor 
and our fears and our frights are labelled by hues 

but what for the child with the dream that comes 
that always comes to the innocent heart 
the one that says, "We've always done 
that which you are about to start"? 

perhaps destiny's too tedious for tongues wild as these 
and freedom's to mysterious when you're down on your knees 
but what's been the downfall of all proud societies? 
who knows the words? 
let's sing it drunkenly!!! 

let's sing it drunkenly!!!

Moore's an amazing songwriter. I'm glad he's on our side. But... aren't they all? He's from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and spends a lot of time in Charlottesville.

TOMORROW: THE DEBUT OF WOODY ALLEN TONIGHT, featuring "A Look at Organized Crime" (from Getting Even)



At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moore's one of the best, been watching him for years. A songwriter with an uncommon gift.

JB in VA

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Peter Aaron Rogen said...

Hippy Fiasco...the next step towards tv, the internet, personal connection, and music...many special and still lasting relationships came from that for me. Go Nathan.

At 12:31 AM, Anonymous melindaaustin said...

What Peter said, and:

Nathan's a pioneer in what music will look like in the future. He's giving away lots and asking the audience for their share, too. He's doing for music what feminism did for women. Defining the level playing field by playing it out in a realistic way. I believe.

At 2:33 AM, Anonymous spankney said...

I just discovered Nathan Moore thru' this web-casting endeavor on Ustream a couple of months ago. I began listening to his songs and watching the show and was enchanted! Nathan Moore's music touched my soul and I am deeply and positively changed for the purity of it. His work speaks to me on a spiritual level. Nathans music makes me "feel" in a world of blandness, and his songs have put the color back into my life. It has been a pleasure getting to know him through his music and would delight in the return of Hippy Fiasco rides again!

At 5:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nathan really is something special. He is a lyricist and poet, truly living with and for his art. And he shares his love and sorrow freely, even on the Internet via Ustream. He is a true artist in every sense of the word.

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Spaceman Spliff said...

Oh man... Nathan can bring the tears. Gen-u-wine goodness.

At 8:16 AM, Anonymous SsSwaby said...

NathanMoore is the greatest poet singer and songwriter of my time... 20 years of earning his keep! sometimes driving in the car I cant sing along with his lyrics through my tears minutes later I'm smiling ear to ear... So many many many great songs in his pocket NOW -cheers to moore and MOORE... I don't think anything will stop him! He deserves our help in any way possible. Thx 4 everything Nathan!

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Life of Dowd-Reilly said...

YOU Are Hippy Fiasco and Hippy Fiasco Is YOU!

At 2:32 AM, Blogger Life of Dowd-Reilly said...


At 6:07 AM, Anonymous NRIII said...

Great tune.


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