Musical Thought of the Day

June 29, 2008

“Invasion and rampant monetary inflation
That brought us all to the footsteps of this nation…
They call us terrorists after they ruined our countries,
Funding right-wing paramilitary monkeys.
Tortured our populace, then blamed the communists,
Your lies are to obvious, propaganda monotonous.
And that’s not socialist mythology;
This is urban warfare, through the streets of your psychology.”

– Immortal Technique

Musical Thought of the Day

May 23, 2008

“Music is born out of the inner sounds within a soul; all the music that was ever heard came from the inner silence in every musician.”

– John McLaughlin

Musical Thought of the Day

May 9, 2008

“I’m abolitionary, wishin the judiciary
say this year for merry merry, free the penitentiary!
Peoples gon’ rumble as long as stomachs grumble
and crack pipes tumble over asphault that’s crumbled

This composition is sedition, opposition to the rulin class
Wishin they could detonate us hooked to the ignition
Keep my slacks creased to punch the clock for the beast
As my rent don’t cease, his pockets get obese
Can’t have inner peace without havin a piece
When the stepped on step up, we let the dragon release”

– The Coup

Musical Thought of the Day

May 2, 2008

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being. When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people. I think music can make the world better. A musical language transcends words. I want to speak to their souls”

– John Coltrane

Musical Thought of the Day

April 18, 2008

Too many lies, now it’s revealed that they snakes
So the United States gotta save face
And what better way to restore the people’s faith?
Obama and Hillary in the Presidential race
Some say this is our time to rule
First black president, powerful move
Barak Obama could change the complexion of the White House
But can he change the direction? That’s what I doubt

– Papoose

Musical Thought of the Day

April 11, 2008

“Jazz is freedom, and so I play music. If I ever play the same thing twice, I’ll stop making music.”

– Thelonious Monk

Musical Thought of the Day

March 8, 2008

“I think music and art in general eases the stress of life for people. Survival is stressful and when you go into the creative aesthetic zone of an art form or a piece of music where the artist is creating this wonderful wavelength, it brings pleasure to the listeners and calms them and that helps them rehabilitate their own intentions to create.”

– Chick Corea

Musical Thought of the Day

February 24, 2008

We’ll smash down your doors, we don’t bother to knock
We’ve done it before, so why all the shock?
We’re the biggest and toughest kids on the block
‘Cause we’re the Cops of the World, boys
We’re the Cops of the World

We own half the world, oh say can you see
The name for our profits is democracy
So, like it or not, you will have to be free
‘Cause we’re the Cops of the World, boys
We’re the Cops of the World

– Phil Ochs

Musical Thought of the Day

February 10, 2008

The problem is
We’ve been trained
We’ve been programmed
To not dream
Not want
Not think that there’s a better life available
Other than the one that’s being portrayed to us
Through the tube
Through the radio
We don’t even understand how much
The world is ours
But we just haven’t claimed it yet

– Black Ice & K-Salaam