Category Archives: Music

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” | Sep 2016

Tears for Fears  |  Everybody Wants to Rule the World

– Youtube

…More @ Youtube


Robert Hare
Psychopathy Checklist



Different versions

“Originally having 16 items, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised has 20 and it is divided into two broad categories. The first is about the selfish, unfeeling use of others and assesses interpersonal relationships and affect or mood. The second category is about the antisocial, deviant lifestyle and it assesses the impulsive lifestyle and antisocial behavior.


1. GLIB and SUPERFICIAL CHARM – smooth talking, verbally agile, a psychopath is rarely stuck for something to say. They are not in the least bit shy. In fact, they are not afraid to say anything!

2. GRANDIOSE SELF-WORTH – they have an opinion on everything, they boast and brag about the things they have done, their skills and abilities. They have enormous egos, plenty of confidence and arrogance and consider themselves superior. One psychopath said that he preferred to hear himself talk, because what he said was more interesting than what other people had to say.

3. SEEK STIMULATION or PRONE TO BOREDOM – they like to be doing new and different things, always looking for excitement and entertainment. They take risks in what they do as well as what they say. For example, cult leaders, in a subtle way, may explain to their victims how exactly they are manipulating them. They rarely engage in activities that they find boring, or they don’t finish the job.

4. PATHOLOGICAL LYING – their ability to lie is stunning, even when they know there is a high probability of being caught. Lies can be cunning and sly or unscrupulously manipulative.”

…Continue reading @

– You can apply it against your favorite politician./CJ

Daryl Hall Diane Birch – Nothing But a Miracle | May 2016

“Nothing But A Miracle”- Diane Birch, Daryl Hall

– Daryl’s House  |  Youtube


Daryl Hall Interview with Salon:

There’s a big debate, and sometimes it is frustrating because it cuts out the nuances, but it is over the influence that the internet is having on music and the arts. As someone who has taken great advantage of the internet to enhance what you do, and enlarge your audience, where do you fall on this question?

If you work with what is real today instead of trying to fight it and resist it, it is a great time for making music. The real problem for young artists is that they don’t have any help or understanding from the record companies. Record company executives are the most backward bunch of idiots I’ve ever seen in my life. They are probably only surpassed by television executives. If I had a record company, I would know what to do, and how to promote new artists, and how to make money for myself, and for the artist. Now, all the artists are floundering, because all they can do is play live, and hope that they can gather a large enough tribe to support them. There is far too much ignorance right now and refusal to accept change.

Let me play devil’s advocate for a moment. You have an instantly recognizable name, and millions of people all over the world are familiar with your music. If you want to start an internet show, you have that advantage. A young artist, as you said, is just floundering. What is that you would do if you were in that position? Do you give advice to the young artists you have on your show?

Well, it is hard for me to give them advice, because they don’t have any help. My show is exposure for them, but yes, I have a name. So, I can do it. Now, if I was the head of Atlantic Records, and not to single them out, I would start an internet show, and I would pair my young artists with my older artists for every broadcast. They have a big enough name. They’re as big as me.

That’s a great idea. What’s the problem? Why don’t they do it?

They’re stupid. They think anything new is the enemy. They think my show is the enemy. They think streaming is the enemy. So many of them have thought that my show hurts their artists – that going on my show is hurtful to them.

How can they think that? There are many young artists I discovered from your show, and I now own their music. 

One would think that anyone with a position of power would understand something that simple.

One of the current debates is over “cultural appropriation” – The idea that white people should not appropriate the culture of ethnic and racial minorities. I know that you don’t like the term “blue eyed soul.” Have you followed this conversation?

Are you trying to say that I don’t own the style of music that I grew up with and sing? I grew up with this music. It is not about being black or white. That is the most naïve attitude I’ve ever heard in my life. That is so far in the past, I hope, for everyone’s sake. It isn’t even an issue to discuss. The music that you listened to when you grew up is your music. It has nothing to do with “cultural appropriation.”

Well, this entire critique is coming back…

I’m sorry to hear it. Who is making these critiques? Who do they write for? What are their credentials to give an opinion like that? Who are they?

Much of it is academic.

Well, then they should go back to school. Academia? Now, there’s a hotbed of idiocy.”

…Continue reading @ Salon Interview

– The interview is quite interesting as are the comments that follow./CJ

Paul Carrack | It Ain’t Over | May 2016

– Youtube

– “It Ain’t Over (’til its over).  See more @

Paul Carrack in the studio playing tracks from his latest album “Soul Shadows” here Paul Carrack – Sleep On It Intro:

Hear the whole song here, bear in mind the audio is sub-par, I suggest purchasing the mp3 version below:

Available on Amazon here.



Travis McCoy Daryl Hall | Wake Up Everbody | Apr 2016

“Wake Up Everybody” – Travis McCoy, Daryl Hall

– Daryl’s House – Youtube

More @ Youtube

Daryl Hall hosts some of the most interesting current musicians who conjure up some of the most amazing versions of hits past and present.

Live on video from Daryl’s House, more available here @

Van Morrison – That’s Entrainment | Mar 2016

Van Morrison That’s Entrainment BBC Four Sessions HD

– Youtube

– From the BBC UK Concert Video:

See the full concert here @ Van Morrison – BBC UK Concert

– That’s Entrainment is a cut from Van’s album entitled: “Keep it Simple” available everywhere and Amazon.

The lyrics can be found here @ Lyrics

Van Morrison on Science, the Spiritual and Rituals


“Entrainment” is not an everyday word, but it’s a term used in various fields of science. It can describe the phenomenon of one organism rhythmically and internally adjusting itself to another. It’s when life-pulses coordinate.

Fireflies lighting up in synchronization has been described as entrainment. Jazz musicians locking in together is, in its way, entrainment. On Saturday at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights, Van Morrison used the word about 20 times in a new song. The 11-piece band cycled through three chords, and he sang entirely about love, or entirely about music: hold the words up to the light, and they could go either way.

You when the sun goes down
You in the evening, in the morning when the sun comes round
You with your ballerina dance
Well you put me back in a trance

“That’s entrainment,” he sang in the chorus, six times in a row. Then:

You make me holler, make me holler when you come around
Oh want you to shake your money maker, want you to shake ’em on down
Shake your money maker, shake your money maker, shake ’em on down.”

The song, “That’s Entrainment,” is on Mr. Morrison’s new album, “Keep It Simple” (Lost Highway), to be released April 1. Like a lot of the record — and a lot of Saturday’s 90-minute show, which centered heavily on new songs — it’s both nothing special and extraordinarily wise. It’s an album about calming down after a life of rigmarole. On Saturday Mr. Morrison played a ukulele with it, brushing out simple chords. It felt like an instant song, though one that had magically acquired a richly detailed, beautifully practiced accompaniment.”

…Continue reading the article by Ben Ratliff @ NYT