Get It On!

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Well you know, Trump said this, democrats said that, what does it matter? We still don't live in a democracy, what do you want? Is THAT what you want? REALLY? Do you want a say in things? I mean, are you going to take what you can get or are you going to get what you can take? The Smoker you drink, the Player you get, man.

Talking bout a revolution. Some people say we can't have a revolution. Well hey, a revolution is just another name for nothing left to lose.

I just wanted to share the greatest revolution song of all time. Little known in that regard, but think about it. We need a signal, like the "one if by land, two if by sea" signal used at the beginning of the first American Revolution. What about a gong, everybody loves a gong. They've got a rich history. They're loud, they're fun and they can make little ones in China we can carry around, maybe with lanyards to hang them on our necks. Lanterns are too impractical now, especially with climate change and guillotines are too cumbersome, at least for now. And we need a rally phrase. We can't use "the British are coming!" this time around. It's much worse than that and they're already here. We need something more generic. What could be better than "Get it On"? GET IT ON!! Ya baby, time to GET IT ON! It harkens back to the revolutionary days of the sixties and it's easy to say. They can say it in England, and Russia and China too. Get on board.

Now get this, put them both together, the signal and the phrase.

Back in 1971, T-Rex created the perfect revolutionary vehicle for the 21st century.

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on!
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on!

I think it's fucking inspiring. Can you imagine a million people all yelling that at the same time? Chuck Barris would be out of his mind. And we'd get whatever we wanted because the ruling class would be saying, "please! Stop! We'll give you anything!"

Hey, it could work, man.

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Big Al's picture

Take that.

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@Big Al

Hundreds of people singing the Alice's Restaurant Massacree, they'll think it's a movement

snicker

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@pindar's revenge Don't buy it.

Because I notice that corporations get actively offended if you disparage their product. If you disagree, I gleefully invite you to google "Toxic Fandom". The bad behavior isn't what they're primarily complaining about, IMHO. They're complaining about ANY barrier to entry in their product. If Harry Potter Fans, for Example, require ANYTHING of their members other than inserting cash into the joy machine, it's Toxic. If Star Wars fans are upset that 30 years worth of Canon and work by multiple authors, all trying to maintain a consistent fiction, has been thrown out COMPLETELY, except for the portions that focus tested well...

Hence why blatant reversals of plot lines in corporate stories are considered acceptable, since the authors don't care about the product beyond how much they can sell. Anybody who does care is to be disparaged, destroyed and accused of fear of change.

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@detroitmechworks

True enough, but I miss the connection.

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@pindar's revenge @pindar's revenge I was PUI, so forgive my randomness. Smile

Glad at least it was true randomness.

EDIT!: AAAAAH , Just remembered my stoned thinking. It was my "movement" idea. Smile Just a random revolutionary act that is guaranteed to get them screeching. J

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@Big Al
I think C99% should start selling small gongs.

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snoopydawg's picture

Tracy rocks this, but I can definitely go for banging a gong.

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The public has been conditioned over time—in ways that would make Pavlov’s dawg seem like an in independent thinker

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@snoopydawg She can be in it too.

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@snoopydawg
might be the loudest whisper not saying a word but a whisper the folks inside the Capitol would be unable to ignore.

Darn, now I commented again. Gong.
STFU, mimi. Gong.
Tracy Chapman whispering to mimi. Gong.

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Centaurea's picture

Start by taking gongs right into the U.S. Capitol. One gong in the Senate chamber, and one in the House, and gong 'em all right out of there.

Pelosi starts in with the hemming and hawing, "But we're capitalists!"... *GONG*

Chuck looks down his nose through his specs, carries on about Israel ... *GONG*

Mitch doesn't even have to say anything. *GONG*

We can take turns so as to avoid carpal tunnel problems from banging the gong 535 times.

Then we take the gong to the White House, and then to Wall Street.

Tweet the gong. Post it on FB. Make it go viral.

Eventually, the mere mention of a gong will strike fear into their hearts. (Well, it would if the oligarchy and their enablers had hearts.)

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

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@Centaurea The more we run with this the better it gets.

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of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing or something about the democratic party "corporate" leadership. I don't think the C99 are ready for a revolution. Maybe when they can't eat or something.

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@Big Al

I'm thinking more like this:

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

The Liberal Moonbat's picture

@Centaurea ...but gods, I hate hip-hop.

Every time I hear some hip-hopper referred to as an "artist", I wither a little inside - while also, perhaps, being unable to suppress a tiny corner-grin at the thought of "what, are you using that word because you know you can't get away with 'musician?'"

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@The Liberal Moonbat Reminds me of what Ray Charles famously said, when asked what he thought about rap music:

"I'm still waiting for the music part."

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"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

detroitmechworks's picture

@Centaurea Run D.M.C. in particular had some very nice verbal syncopation in some of their pieces.

However, much like everything else, that requires creativity, which also requires taking chances and possibly failing. No Corporate executive wants to take that chance, no matter what they loudly proclaim, so they push shock and shlock despair porn masquerading as music, and celebrate a few individuals for pennies on the dollars they make.

Not just Rap, IMHO, but it also applies to pop music and country these days as well. In general, if it doesn't sell a prepackaged, focus tested and Corporate approved Identity, it doesn't play.

Wow... I'm really going off on entertainment today. I think I was annoyed by Hulu's ads last night.

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@detroitmechworks

Concert that is. 1977 at the L.A. Forum. Steven Tyler did it better. Smile

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@zoebear reaches back aways.
Still have that on '70's era vinyl. BIG Stretch. . .

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

@zoebear 1976 Cow Palace Daly City was when I saw 'em, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened. Rocked my brains out. right on

Woodstock 50th anniversary festival to be held at Watkins Glen

The festival is scheduled for August 16-18, 2019.

good luck

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Eagles92's picture

@Centaurea Worth an entire listen.

We could play it while passing out gongs.

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@Eagles92

Yup, right on point. Thanks for the video. I included the lyrics...

[Intro:]
Ah, the name of this song is Uncle Sam goddamn
It's a show tune but the show ain't been written for it yet
We're gonna see if Tony Jerome and the band can maybe work this shit out for
me
And straighten me out right quick
I like it so far man
...Yeah, come on, lets go

[Chorus]
Welcome to the United Snakes
Land of the thief home of the slave
Grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and proud
Lets do this shit for real, come on now

[Verse 1:]
Smoke and mirrors, stripes and stars
Stolen for the cross in the name of God
Bloodshed, genocide, rape and fraud
Written to the pages of the law good lord
The Cold Continent latch key child
Ran away one day and started acting foul
King of where the wild things are daddy's proud
cos the Roman Empire done passed it down
Imported and tortured a work force
and never healed the wounds or shook the curse off
Now the grown up Goliath nation
Holdin open auditions for the part of David, can you feel it?
Nothing can save ya, you question the reign
You get rushed in and chained up
Fist raised but I must be insane
cos I can't figure a single goddamn way to change it

[Chorus x2]
Welcome to the United Snakes
Land of the thief home of the slave
The grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and power is God

[Verse 2:]
All must bow to the fat were lazy
The fuck you obey me and why do they hate me (who me?)
Only two generations away
from the world's most despicable slavery trade
Pioneered so many ways to degrade a human being
that it can't be changed to this day
Legacy so ingrained in the way that we think we no longer need chains
to be slaves
Lord it's a shameful display
The overseers even got raped along the way
Cause the children cant escape from the pain
and they're born with poisoness hatred in their veins
Try n' separate a man from his soul
you only strengthen him and lose your own
But shoot that fucker if he walk near the throne
Remind him that this is my home (now I'm gone)

[Chorus x2]

Hold up give me one right here
Hold on

[Verse 3:]
You don't give money to the bums
on a corner with a sign bleeding from their gums
Talking about you don't support a crackhead
What you think happens to the money from your taxes
Shit the governments an addict
With a billion dollar a week kill brown people habit
And even if you aint on the front line
when massah yell crunch time you right back at it
Plain look at how you hustling backwards
At the end of the year add up what they subtracted
Three outta twelve months your salary pays for that madness
Man, that's savage
What's left get a big ass plasma
To see where they made Dan Rather point the damn camera
Only approved questions get answered
Now stand your ass up for that national anthem

Custom made (You're so low)
To consume the noose (You're so low)
Keep saying we're free (You're so low)
But we're all just loose (You're so low)

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Eagles92's picture

@zoebear I think this song's from 2007. Good thing that voting for Democrats has changed things so much. /s

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@Eagles92

To tell us which songs are safe from Russian mind bending and download it in our schools and libraries. You know, to protect our democracy.

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@Eagles92
HEAVy Truth in that song.
Ray would be impressed, there's a Lot of music in that Rap.

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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@The Liberal Moonbat

Well, it could've been worse. Did you know that Nixon wished he'd not gotten involved in politics and wished he'd been a rapper?

"I have often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics."

Read about it here. (Caution, Washington Post article.)

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@travelerxxx ...New thing to hold against Nixon.

Granted, he had the whole "gangster" thing down pat, didn't he? Would've made the rest of them look like the wannabes they are.

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Big Al's picture

@JtC You can never have too much gong.

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@Big Al
It's the solution to the institution of revolution.

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travelerxxx's picture

Okay, my brain is obviously still influenced by former habits. I read this all the way to the end before I realized y'all were talking about GONGS ... not BONGS.

Sheesh..........

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@travelerxxx
I know there's got to be a profound truth in that statement.

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@travelerxxx

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detroitmechworks's picture

@travelerxxx motive for wanting to blow glass... Hey... wait, dude... put my interests together, and make a gong bong...
endorsed by Chong.
And sold for a song.
Which would be wrong.
and annoys the Tong

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@travelerxxx can relate to that.

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mhagle's picture

I am going to have him make me one.

Smile

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

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@mhagle or two or ten, time to pay it forward

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OLinda's picture

Smile

I'm in!

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If you don't like the Mafia, why don't you join it and change it from the inside?

Is this a drunk post? Thanks Big Al, the solution made me laugh. Then I listened to that song and watched the people dancing. meh

After the sexual revolution was the consciousness raising movement? A lot of people skipped that part. GONG! White people can't dance. GONG! Chuck Burris was a hit man for the CIA? GONG!

I would like to be the person with the stage hook that drags Pelosi away from the podium after someone GONGS her version of immorality, which clearly excludes war, or homelessness. It's no wonder we are sinking in shit out here, when the leaders never have to step in it themselves.

seriously tomorrow
peace

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Big Al's picture

@eyo post. That's all I can say under the advice of my lawyers.

I am thinking that this gong thing might be a way to finance the revolution as well.

Or, if we really wanted to get serious, something could.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

Only make it a reality-tv series with the gong-bangers at the capital. It could be inspiring.

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Gonging our politicians off the stage for their bad behavior does have its appeal. I think you may have come up with something here, Big Al Smile

Thanks also for including that unintentionally hilarious video. It always cracks me up watching people put on their sexy face. LOL. And who the heck is playing the piano and why does he look so familiar!?!

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the lyrics.

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good to me!

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Big Al's picture

doesn't sound that hard. We'd need some cash up front to invest. I don't think that would be a problem at all. So what would the gong look like and what would be inscribed? Get It On? This would have to be a social media happening somehow.

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Eagles92's picture

@Big Al I'd contribute.

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