Stardust to Darwinstuff

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TAKE IN THE COUNTRY, INHALE THE GALAXY ON A CLEAR WARM MELLOW AUGUST NIGHT BRING A BLANKET, HOLD SOMEONE’S HAND AND LET THE METEOR SHOWER WASH OUR SINS AWAY MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, SHRUB STEPPE, THE STARS UP ABOVE A KISS AT MIDNIGHT, THE SALTY TASTE OF LOVE IS ALL THE SPIRTUALITY WE COULD EVER NEED LET THE METEOR SHOWER WASH OUR SINS AWAY SO AMAZING, ATOMS TO ATOMS STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF TO US SO PRETTY BABY, EVERYTHING WE SEE THIS UNIVERSE WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME THE RAW NAKED WONDER, THE BEAUTY OF A MYSTERY UNDRESSING THE MOON, REVEALING THE SUN FOR EVERY CLUE WE PIECE TOGETHER, THERE’S A MILLION MORE TO BE DISCOVERED BY OVA AND SPERMOZOA, YET TO GET IT ON chorus WISH UPON AN EXPLODING STAR, IN THE FAR ORION NEBULA ALL AROUND US, ALL WITHIN US, ALL THAT GLITTERS, STARDUST IN US FLYING THROUGH SPACE ON STARSHIP EARTH AT 67 000 MILES AN HOUR ALL AROUND US, ALL WITHIN US, ALL THAT GLITTERS SO AMAZING, ATOMS TO ATOMS STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF TO US SO PRETTY BABY, THERE’S STARLIGHT IN YOUR EYES STARDUST IN YOUR HAIR AND IN YOUR SMILE SO PRETTY BABY, LINGER A WHILE KISS ME IN THE FRENCH STYLE SO PRETTY BABY, EVERYTHING WE SEE THIS UNIVERSE WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME FOR YOU AND ME COME ON BABY YOU AND ME
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SCHOOL IS OUT AND WE’RE GOING SWIMMING BUT I CAN’T STOP MY BRAIN FROM THINKING SCIENCE MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS ON THESE LONG HOT SUMMER DAYS I GOT A PULSE DOPPLER RADAR FEELING AN INTERESTING BAROMETER READING A BUTTERFLY FLAPS IT WINGS METAMORPHOSING EVERYTHING THE SUMMER JUST GOT HOTTER AS YOU CROSSED MY LINE OF VISION THE SUMMER JUST GOT HOTTER WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY DIRECTION DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE BLUY SKY THERE’S ALCHEMY IN THE TROPOSPHERE COUNTERINTUITIVELY SPEAKING ELECTRICITY AND MOISTURE MINGLING THE ATOMOSPHERES ARE JITTERBUG JUMPING THE HUMIDITY IS HUMMING THE JUICES ARE SIMMERING THERES A STORM WITH YOUR NAME ON IT MOVING IN SO HOT IT HURTS SO GOOD IT BURNS SO WET ITS BLUE SO BAD IT’S TRUE SO SOMETHING GOING ON? HOW CAN IT BE WRONG? WHEN MY HEART IS SINGING THIS SONG? FIXING ME WITH YOUR CUMULONIMBUS EYES YOUR THUNDER MEOW YOU LIGHTNING SMILE … SOMETHING SO HORNY HORMONAL YOUR PHENEOMENA’S PHENOMENAL SOMETHING SO PHEROMONAL SO GORGEOLICIOUSLY ANIMAL OH OW OH OH OH OW OH WOW OH OH OH OW OH ME OW OH OH OW OH OW OW OW SO HOT IT HURTS THE SUMMER JUST GOT BETTER SINCE YOU GRABBED HOLD OF MY ATTENTION AND THIS SUMMER’S GONNA GET WETTER WHEN YOUR LIGHTNING STRIKES SO HOT IT HURTS …
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Love and peace and God bless America Love and peace and God bless America Smart and free and secure and healthier Smart economics making us all wealthier Trickle trickledown Tricky trickledown Smart Love ™ raining down on all of us.
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TAKE A ROCK IN YOUR HAND AND LET IT FALL WHEREVER YOU MAY BE TESTABLE, REPEATABLE, DEMONSTRABLE EVIDENCE OF OUR SITUATION AND ITS GRAVITY BY APPLICATION OF THIS SCIENTIFIC METHOD BY TAKING CAREFUL MEASURMENTS WE FIND THAT THE ENDURING FALSE POSITIVE OF ENDLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH IS A LUXURY OUR SPECIES CAN’T AFFORD SO I’M SORRY BUT KARMA WON’T SAVE US MEASURED BY EVERY SOUL THAT EVER DIED SO THE RICH COULD GET AWAY WITH GETTING RICHER EVERY DAY WITH NO PALPABLE COROLLARY CONSEQUENCE THE C.E.O. OF EXXON MOBIL MAKES IN EXCESS OF FORTY MILLION A YEAR BEING GENEROUS LET’S SAY HE WORKS SIXTY HOURS A WEEK, HE MAKES MINIMUM WAGE, IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO SAY “MINIMUM WAGE” SO I’M SORRY BUT KARMA WON’T SAVE US MEASURED BY EVERY SOUL THAT HAS TO DIE SO THE RICH CAN GET AWAY WITH GETTING RICHER EVERY DAY WITH NIL TANGIBLE COST TO THE RULING CLASS KILLING US SOFTLY WITH ORTHODOXY DOES IT MAKE ME ANGRY? IT MAKES ME APOPLECTIC THAT WE’D ENABLE THE ONE PER CENT TO DRIVE THE WHOLE PICNIC OVER THE CLIFF WITHOUT APPLYING THE SCIENCE OF BEING SCIENTIFIC SO I’M SORRY BUT KARMA WON’T SAVE US MEASURED BY EVERY LIVING THING THAT HAS TO DIE SO THE RICH CAN KEEP ON, GETTING ON, GETTING RICHER EVERY DAY TILL IT ALL FALLS APART AND WORMS INHERIT THE EARTH AS THE PEER REVIEWED EVIDENCE CLEARLY SHOWS PREDATOR CAPITAL IS A PSYCHOSIS BEYOND HOPE AN ABERRATION, A ROGUE MEME, A FAILED EXPERIMENT AND AN INSULT TO OUR MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD EVOLVED INTELLIGENCE
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East 20 03:11
GOTTA GET ME OUT OF THE CITY SEATTLE BURNING A HOLE IN ME I-5 IS A REAL LIVE WIRE BUT I HAD MY FILL OF ELECTRICTY LEFT THE MAYHEM BY ARLINGTON FOR THE RELATIVE CALM OF THE RESERVATION THE ENDLESS TREES BEYOND DARRINGTON AND THE MAJESTY OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS OH SO GONE, OH SO WRONG IN THE PATH OF PANDEMONIUM THE RAIN OF RAINS, RAINING COMES MELTS A MOUNTAIN, OSO STRONG A KISS OF FRESH AIR Q.E.D. DEMONSTRABLY ETHEREAL THE PULL OF THE MOUNTAINS GRAVITATIONALLY IRRESISTABLE CENTRE-ORIENTING ME SOME TOOK A RIGHT FORK, OUTTA ROCKPORT HEADING EAST ON EAST 20 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE I THINK I THOUGHT I ONCE KNEW ITS A LONG SWEET BEAUTIFUL ROAD SOOTHING ME AND MY WEARY MIND COMING UP TO THE SNOW LINE IF I CAN GET MY ASS OVER WASHINTON PASS chorus FIND MYSELF IN COWBOY TOWN LIKE I GONE BACK IN TIME LOST MY WAY OR I GONE TOO FAR BUT OWEN WISTER IS DRIVING A CAR OUTTA WINTHROP WA BETWEEN POORMAN CREEK AND MAZAMA I MIGHT EVEN FIND MYSELF DOWN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL WELL, WELL, LOOK WHO’S CHECKED IN AT THE MYSTERY MOTEL
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Caught on the hop, between bus stops Two go by at once Caught between a rock and Newton's Laws When it rains, it really pours I had to be some place I guess it was never meant to be No use pulling out my hair Cos everywhere i go it rains on me But its water off a bald man's head I said Everywhere I go it rains on me but it's water, just a little water off a baldy's head
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WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU COME FROM? I WASN'T LOOKING, YOU SNUCK UP ON ME HOW ON EARTH, DID THIS HAPPEN? THIS CONNECTION, WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME AND EVERYTHING LOOKS WORSE IN THE MORNING READING BETWEEN THE LINES ON YOUR PRETTY FACE WE MADE OUR BED, NOW IT'S TIME TO GO TROUBLE JUST GOT DEEPER, THAN IT WAS A FEW HOURS AGO FLYING HIGH, LIKE AN EAGLE LOOKING DOWN ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OVER RIVER VALLEYS, BLUE AND GREEN INTO THE SUNSET, EXPLODING INTO PINK chorus AM I IN YOUR DREAMS? ARE YOU IN MINE? NO TIME FOR LOVE. MORNING BREAKING DOWN THE DOOR PLANETS COLLIDE, GALAXIES DISINTEGRATE COLLAPSING IN, ON EACH OTHER WHERE DOES ONE BEGIN, AND WHERE WILL THIS END? IF I’D SAID, ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE, WOULD IT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE CAUTION GOT THE LAST TRAIN, OUTTA HERE WORDS CAN’T HELP US NOW, WE’RE IN WAY TOO DEEP chorus NOW GO
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Supervolcano 03:08
SO BEAUTIFUL, SO IT HURTS SO IMPERFECTLY PERFECT, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE SO DAMAGED, SO DEEP INSIDE OOOO BUT WHEN YOU SMILE, LOVE FINDING ITS’ WAY SO I KNOW, DON’T ASK ME HOW, BUT I KNOW LOVE FINDING ITS’ WAY, AND THEN YOU PUSHED ME AWAY I CAN’T FIX YOU BABY, EVEN IF I WANTED TO (WHICH I DON’T) SO I WILL HOLD YOUR HAND, AND BE YOUR MAN BE MY BABY, MY LANDMINE MY SUICIDE BOMBSHELL, JUST DON’T PUSH ME AWAY COME HERE, LET IT ALL OUT LET ME HOLD YOU, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE STRANGE AND UNUSUAL, AS YOU CHANGE, MORE BEAUTIFUL SO DIFFERENT, BUT SO YOU, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BE MY BABY, MY LANDMINE MY SUICIDE BOMBSHELL, JUST DON’T PUSH ME AWAY BE MY BABY, MY SUPERVOLCANO MY INCOMING METEORITE, BABY IT’S ALRIGHT
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I ONCE WAS A FICTIVE SCIENTIST TILL I FELL OFF THE WAGON AND INTO THE DITCH WHO’D HAVE THOUHGT IT? THIS METAMORPHOSIS I’M THE KEEPER OF THE BRIDGE I COME FROM OUT UNDER, ‘SEE THE THAT LOOK OF HORROR? BEFORE I GRANT THEM THEIR WISH, SO DON’T LINGER, DON’T LOITER, DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS IF YOU WANT TO BE CROSSING MY BRIDGE BUT ONCE UPON A TUNE IN ONE OF NEPTUNES’S BLUE MOONS COMES A GAWKER GIVING ME ATTITUDE PONTIFICATING, DOWNRIGHT IMPLOLITE I JUST THROW ‘EM OVER THE SIDE QUITE RIGHT KIND SIR, SO I PRAY, I WONDER AND I KNOW IT’S A SMIDGEN IRREGULAR I MEAN IF I MAY, IF I MIGHT CROSS THAT WAY I’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU CAN SAY … WHO GOES THERE TRIP TRAPPING? TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE LET’S BE CLEAR THERE’S NO DANCING HERE NE TRIP TRAPPING, TRAP TRIPPING PAS DEFYING PHYSICS, SHE LEAVES ME GOBSMACKED YOU JUST COME FROM THERE, THERE’S NO GOING BACK IT WAS, AND IT IS, AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE A ONE WAY TICKET FROM ME BUT I DON’T COME FROM THERE, THERE’S WHERE I WANT TO GET DIDN’T YOU GET THE MEMO, OR DID YOU FORGET? SO NICE CHATTING, NOW I REALLY MUST GO I HAVE A DATE WITH THE EARTH BELOW LOOK I SUPPOSE, IF YOU REALLY MUST KNOW I WAS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN … SO IT GOES STRIPPED OF MY WINGS FOR CRIMES OF THE MIND BY MY OWN ANGEL KIND WELL THE MORE SHE CONFIDED THE STRANGER IT SEEMED LIKE AN EARWORM SHE BURROWED INSIDE OF MY DREAMS SOMEHOW SHE GOT ME ALL TURNED AROUND BAMBOOZLED AND SOMEWHAT UNBOUND COME WITH ME THEN, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO? TAKE A RISK, THROW CAUTION TO THE BRIDGE WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE FOR A NICE COMFY BED AND SOMEONE TO SHARE IT WITH NOT ONE TO DISSAPOINT, AFTER ALL I’M ONLY HUMAN WELL SORT OF, NOT REALLY BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STORY I WASN’T EVEN LOOKING BUT I GOT THIS FEELING FALLING FOR THE FALLENING HERE WE GO TRIP TRAPPING TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE THERE’S NO DANCING HERE, UNTIL WE APPEARED TRIP TRAPPING ACROSS THE BRIDGE
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ANXIETY, GOT IT’S CLAWS IN ME AND THIS IS MORE THAN A FLESH WOUND IT CUTS RIGHT TO THE BONE A CLAUSTROPHOBIC KNOT CHURNING IN MY GUT EVERYTHING I KNOW TURNING INSIDE UP GET READY TO GO, GET READY TO GO AT A HAIR’S BREADTH OF A MOMENT’S NOTICE GET READY TO GO NERVOUS SYSTEM BEEP-BEEP BEEPING HEARTBEAT, BEAT-BEAT BEATING NEURONS FIRING SEQUENTIALLY MY BRAIN LIGHTING UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE MILLIONS OF YEARS OF EVOLUTION BOILED RIGHT DOWN INTO THIS MOMENT FIGHT OR FLIGHT SIMULATOR SWITCHING OVER TO ANIMAL RADAR GET READY TO GO GET READY TO GO AT A HAIR’S BREADTH OF A MOMENT’S NOTICE GET READY TO GO THE POWER’S OUT AND THE PHONES ARE DOWN THE FIRE GUYS WORKING DOUBLE OVERTIME IT’S COMING DOWN FAST AND IT’S COMING DOWN QUICK IT’S COMING DOWN FAST AND IT’S COMING TO THIS IF IT’S NOT IN THE TRUCK, IT’S NOT COMING IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE TRUCK, START RUNNING IF IT’S NOT IN THE TRUCK, IT’S NOT COMING IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE TRUCK, START RUNNING AUTONOMIC STRESS RESPONSE, ALL SYSTEMS GO ONLY GONNA TELL YOU ONCE, GOTTA GO-GO-GO AN AUTONOMIC STRESS RESPONSE, ALL SYSTEMS GO KICK OUT THE JAMS AND THE BANJO, GOTTA GO-GO-GO GO HOMO LUDENS GO GO HOMO THESPIANS GO GO HOMO FABULISTS GO
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HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WHEN THE OLIGARCH KNOWS BETTER THAN ALL THE WORLD’S SCIENTISTS AS IF PHENOMENA WILL BOW DOWN TO LOGGORRHEA AS IF THE REST OF US WILL TAKE THIS LYING DOWN SO I PROPOSE A TOAST TO CHARLES DARWIN, ELLEN DISSANAYAKE, BRIAN BOYD, AND E.O. WILSON et al FOR GIVING US THE TOOLS TO COMPREHEND, WHERE WE CAME FROM, HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHERE WE’RE BOUND I CURSE THE RETURN OF THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN WITH EVERY ADAPTIVE FIBRE IN MY BREATHING BODY NOW TO SEARCH ALL OF GENE-CULTURE CO-EVOLUTION FOR THE NEURONS THAT UNLOCK OUR REVOLUTION TO H.G. WELLS, WHO ONCE WROTE WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE GOING OUT ALL OVER EUROPE THAT HUMAN HISTORY IS A RACE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND THE CATASTROPHE THAT EMBRACES US NOW I CURSE THE RETURN OF THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN WITH EVERY ADAPTIVE FIBRE IN MY BREATHING BODY NOW TO MUSTER EVERY OUNCE OF HUMAN EMPATHY TO OVERTHROW THIS DEMAGOGUERY THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN AND COMING UNGLUED ‘PRESIDENT COULDN’T EVEN GET A JOB IN A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL UPDATING SHELLEY, ‘WE ARE MANY … THEY ARE FEW’ AND WE WILL DO WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO CONNECTED AS WE ARE BY THE ATMOSPHERE OUR ANIMAL-CHEMICAL-WARNING RINGS AROUND THE ECOSPHERE THIS IS OUR WAKE UP CALL, THIS IS GAME ON EVOLVE VIVA LA RÉSISTANCE SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL AND BREAK OUR BONDS AND IN SO DOING TAKING DOWN, THE CARBON ROBBER BARONS BECAUSE 3.7 BILLION … PLUS YEARS OF LIFE ON EARTH IS SOMETHING WORTH FIGHTING FOR EVOLVE VIVA LA RÉSISTANCE, EVOLVE VIVA LA REVOLUTION
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Dark Matter 05:33
AS RANDOM AS THE ATOMS CAST, FROM THE BELLY OF AN EXPLODING STAR COMINGLING INTO A SOLAR SYSTEM WITH A GOLDILOCKS PLANET JUST LIKE OURS SO A METEOR COULD WIPE OUT THE DINOSAURS AND ADVANCE THE INFINTESIMALLY SMALL CHANCE THAT YOU AND I WOULD EVER BE BORN FROM ALL THE SPERM AND EGGS, THAT EVER EXISTED, SINCE MAMMALS FIRST WALKED THE EARTH PERCHANCE TO EVOLVE SO THAT WE MIGHT BREATHE THIS VERY SAME AIR AND FIND EACH OTHER IN ORBIT, WHERE WE COULD FALL MADLY IN LOVE … ONLY TO FALL OUT OF LOVE … IT DOESN’T COMPUTE … AND IT NEVER WILL BLUE, BLUE, MY BRAIN LIGHTS UP BLUE TRIGGERED BY A MEMORY OF YOU IN SPACE YOU CANT SEE IT, YOU CAN’T HEAR IT … BUT IT’S BLUE DARKER THAN THE DARKEST … DARK MATTER BLUE OUR HOMO SAPIENS’ BRAIN, CRAVING PATTERN, MAKING MEANING ONLY ABLE TO FUNCTION, WHEREIN EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON GIVING LIE TO THIS FEELING THAT LOVE EXISTS OUTSIDE THE MOMENT LEADING ON, LEAD ME ON … TO THE NEXT MOMENT chorus THIS IS LOVE FORGED FROM A BILLION JUPITERS CUPID’S ARROW, BOURNE BY NEURO-TRANSMITTERS A SPIRALLING CHAIN OF MOLECULES, THE DOUBLE HELIX OF EMOTIONS UNLEASHING UNKNOWN SIDE EFFECTS, ON THE UNSUSPECTING BLUE, BLUE, MY BRAIN LIGHTS UP BLUE TRIGGERED BY A MEMORY OF YOU IN SPACE YOU CANT SEE IT, YOU CAN’T HEAR IT … BUT IT’S BLUE DARKER THAN THE DARKEST, DARK MATTER … BLUE ALL THAT REMAINS OF ME AND YOU
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? TO BE OR NOT TO BE? WHETHER TIS NOBLER IN THE MIND TO SUFFER THE SLINGS AND ARROWS AND REAPER DRONES OF THOSE WHO MAKE OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNES FROM THE SUCIDE BOMB OF OUR FOSSIL FUEL TO BE OR NOT TO BE, TO BE OR NOT TO BE NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE WHEN THE WHOLE PLANET IS A SACRIFICE ZONE FOR THE ONE PER CENT IN THEIR GREEN ZONES TO BE OR NOT TO BE, TO BE OR NOT TO BE TO BE OR NOT TO BE TO BE ENGAGED IN THIS EXISTENTIAL STRUGGLE? TO BE OR NOT TO BE BETWEEN LIFE ON EARTH AND AN ECONOMIC MODEL OR TO TAKE ARMS? AGAINST A RISING SEA OF TROUBLES AND BY OPPOSING THEM FROM THE GROUND UP END THEM … END THEM DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE … DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE … DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE WE’LL TAKE OUR POWER FROM THE WIND AND SUN AND LEAVE THE OIL IN THE GROUND DEMAND CLEAN AIR AND FRESH CLEAN WATER AND LEAVE THE OIL IN THE GROUND STANDING AGINST ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN … ALL ALONG THE BARRICADES SINGING, PIPELINES NO PASARAN ALL ALONG THE BARRICADES THE EMPIRE OF FOSSIL FUEL, HAS HAD IT FAR TOO GOOD, FOR FAR TOO LONG BUT ALL THINGS DECEASE, ALL THING DECAY STARING TODAY THE LACK OF SEPARATION BETWEEN STATE AND CORPORATION IS WAY PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE SO DIE NEO-LIBERALISM. DE-REGULATORY RAPISM DIE DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE …AND LEAVE THE OIL IN THE GROUND DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE … AND LEAVE THE COAL IN THE GROUND DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE … AND LEAVE THE GAS IN THE GROUND DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE … AND LEAVE THE ARCTIC SOUND … DIE CAPITALISMOS DIE … AND IN DEATH FERTILIZE POWER THAT IS LOCAL COMMUNITY-SIZED AND A HUMAN CONDITION THAT CAN EMPATHSIZE WITH SUSTAINABILITY AND AN END TO THIS INSANITY AND AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION TO BE … IT’S GOTTA BE TO BE COME ON COME ON, COME ON COME ON, YOU KNOW WE NEED A REVOLUTION COME ON COME ON, COME ON COME ON, WE GONNA BE A PART OF THE SOULTION TO BE … IT’S GOTTA BE TO BE!
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KNOWING THAT I’M TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH YOU AND BEING ABANDONED BY YOU THE NEURONS THAT FIRED TOGETHER, WIRED TOGETHER, WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER AND CANNOT SIMPLY BE UNDONE BY AN ULTIMATUM LIKE TRYING TO MAKE MYSELF FORGET HOW TO RIDE A BIKE OR TRYING TO STOP MY FINGERS PLAYING THIS G CHORD I DIVED WAY TOO DEEP, HOW COULD I NOT? AS A HOMO SAPIENS MALE STARING DOWN THE UNIVERSE LEFT TO WRESTLE WITH THE WONDER OF MY BRAIN’S PLASTICITY TRYING TO FORCE MYSELF NOT TO BE IN LOVE WITH YOU LIKE TRYING TO MAKE MYSELF FORGET HOW TO RIDE A BIKE OR TRYING TO STOP MY FINGERS PLAYING THIS G CHORD WHEN ALL I WANNA DO, IS HOLD YOU WHEN YOU’RE LONELY WHEN ALL I WANNA DO, IS FEED YOU WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY AND ALL I WANNA DO, IS FUCK YOU WHEN YOU’RE HORNY AND ALL I REALLY WANTED WAS TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE SOME
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Chemistry 03:37
DEEP IN THE BELLY OF THE SUN DEEP IN THE BELLY OF THE SUN DEEP IN THE BELLY OF THE SUN ALLTHE ATOMS DANCE THE PROTON CONNECTED TO THE NEUTRON THE PROTON CONNECTED TO THE NEUTRON MAKING EYES AT THE ELECTRONS EVERYBODY DANCE I LEARNED MY PERIODIC TABLE, AS BEST AS I WAS ABLE SOME ATOMS ARE UNSTABLE, EVERYBODY DANCE THE PLANETS GO AROUND THE SUN THE PLANETS GO AROUND THE SUN VENUS CHASING SATURN EVERYBODY DANCE BOYS AND GIRLS AND GIRLS AND BOYS AND BOYS AND BOYS AND GIRLS AND GIRLS BOYS WILL BE GIRLS, GIRLS WILL BE BOYS EVERYBODY DANCE SWIMMING IN YOUR DEEP BLUE EYES I SMELL MISCHIEF ON YOUR MIND I’M LIKING WHAT I FIND IT MAKES MY ATOMS DANCE WHAT YOU DO TO ME, MAKE ME TURN MY HEAD AND SEE I LOVE THIS CHEMISTRY, THAT MAKES MY ATOMS DANCE COME ON, COME ON AND DANCE WITH ME SHAKE YOUR OXYTOCINICITY I LOVE THIS CHEMISTRY THAT MAKES MY ATOMS DANCE COME ON AND MAKE MY ATOMS DANCE COME ON AND MAKE MY ATOMS DANCE
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THIS CITY ALMOST LOOKS PRETTY SEEN THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A YELLOW TAXI DARKNESS BRINGS OUT THE BEST SHADES OF GREY FOLKS, I DON’T WANT TO BE A BORE BUT THE PARTY’S ABOUT OVER ALREADY? AFRAID SO. LAST ORDERS OH OKAY GLORIA, I’LL HAVE ANOTHER BLOODY MARY SIR HOLY HOSANNA. IN EXCESS THE CONCEPTION WAS IMMACULATE YEAH WHAT ABOUT THE BIRTH? I WAS THERE YEH AND I TELL YOU, JUST WATCHING HURTS MARY WANTED GAS AND AIR REAL DAD'S NOWHERE, JOSEPH’S PULLING OUT HIS HAIR WELL DON'T LOOK AT ME, I'M JUST A LOWLY SHEPHERD BOY. WHAT DO I CARE? THIS CITY ALMOST LOOKS PRETTY SEEN THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A BIG YELLOW TAXI DARKNESS BRINGS OUT THE BEST SHADES OF GREY NOW YOU’VE HAD YOUR FUN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. TIME PLEASE. THE PARTY REALLY IS OVER OH YEH WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME. IT’S OKAY, WE’LL BE ON OUR WAY GLORIA, JUST ANOTHER LITTLE DRINKY SIR ME AND MY NEW BUDDIES, WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED HERE THAT’S WHAT I WAS AFRAID OF. COME ON. PLAY FAIR FOR CHRISSAKES. HARK, HARK, THE DOGS DO BARK THE ANGELS SING, THE ANCHORMAN CARPS RIVER'S FROZEN IT'S TEN BELOW YOU WANTED SNOW. WE GOT SNOW SO HERE WE GO, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW. HO HO HO HO GIVE ME THOSE JINGLE JANGLE MARSHMELLOW HOLIDAY BELLS A TOAST. RAISE YOUR GLASS … TO A THERMAL VENT IN THE OLDEST OCEAN ALL THAT BIO-POETRY IN MOTION, THE BIRTH OF LIFE ON EARTH GLORIA, JUST ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD SIR AND SOMEBODY PLEASE HAIL ME A CAB PUT IT ON HIS TAB LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HAVEN’T YOU GOT HOMES TO GO TO? THERE WON’T BE ANY TAXIS AT THIS UNGODLY HOUR. YOU’RE GOING TO BE WALKING HOME. I KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS AND ALL BUT THERE REALLY IS NO ROOM AT THE INN. GLORIA, HOLY HOSANNA HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU HELL IT’S CHRISTMAS TWENTY SIXTY TWO HAPPY CHRISTMAS TWENTY SIXTY TWO OH ALRIGHT THEN. GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE AND ALL? IT’S A LOCK IN

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STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF

♬ Evolve Viva La Résistance
Evolve Viva La Revolution ♬


It has been 13.8 billion years since the dawn of our observable universe; 3.7 billion plus years since the first life on earth burst into fruition; and millions of years in the evolutionary making for our human consciousness to fathom out that we have become the stewards of the only known home of life in said universe.

And yet our industrial machinery and bombs can tear up an ecosystem in a matter of minutes and hours, visiting devastation on our landscapes and extinction upon an escalating number of our fellow species. Whilst we have been lurching towards the precipice for the past few decades, it has never been more apparent that our human condition requires something extraordinary of us if we ourselves are to survive as a species.

The dangers are ever more pressing as President Trump seeks to expand fossil fuel extraction anywhere and everywhere, at the same time as defunding climate science and environmental protections. Moreover, this comes packaged with the outright lie that such budget cuts are necessary to increase spending on a US military that is ‘falling behind,’ when in fact the US war machine has long been, and by far, the most over armed and destructive capability the planet has ever seen.

In the coming months ‘we the people’ of the US will need to continue to evolve as bedrock of resistance to prevent President Trump’s executive orders becoming our daily reality. And, as ‘we the people’, wherever we are on the planet, connected by our fragile atmosphere, and in the cause of a fairer, more sustainable existence, we will need to stand with those peoples who resist and refuse to be bowed by the planetary hegemony of this ‘American way of doing business.’

For, despite all his propaganda to the contrary, Trump is but the latest manifestation of what we might call US brand predator 'capitalismos.' That is, the wholly bankrupt and myopic capitalist world view powered alike by the operating fictions of recent neo-liberal and neo-conservative orders, which continue to present "endless economic growth" as 'the' unassailable ‘truth’. Divorced, as this worn out mantra is, from the scientifically measurable consequences of reality; manifesting, as it does, in governance defined by a lack of separation between state and corporation; and buoyed as it is by the prosecution of perpetual war, if left to continue its daily operations, capitalismos will kill us all.

Our leaders know what they are doing, for they have helped bankroll and perpetuate the disinformation campaigns which have long obstructed social justice and derailed environmental well-being. For at least the last forty years our political leaders have been aware of the predicament they are putting us all in, and in doing nothing or making token gestures at best, have chosen to enable the empire of fossil fuel slam down hard on the accelerator. And in that time concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases have spiraled upwards at alarming rates and now threaten to spin completely out of control.

Perhaps the oligarchs think that their wealth will protect them? Perhaps they believe their own mythologies that they are destined to live out their lives in luxury and perhaps the current crop of demagogues will, but they will be the last generation that does, because deep down they know. They know that in building new fossil fuel infrastructure designed to work for the next fifty years, that they are sacrificing their own childrens’ and their grand-childrens’ futures, along with all of ours. And guess what? They don’t care. Or they don’t care enough to challenge the group-think. Like the guys in the room when the US elite made the decision to drop the atom bombs on Japan and not one of them stood up to offer a dissenting voice.

In opposition to the enforced normalcy of this obscene imbalance of power, art and science, those fraternal twin explorers of the human condition, are key tools in our collective workbox.

Science and our basic humanity tell us that capitalismos’ live experiment with endless economic growth using us as guinea pigs, and the planet as a petri dish, has been a catastrophic failure, across all measures of basic human decency and planetary sustainability. Quite simply if we continue to ignore the destructive forces unleashed by military industrial capitalismos then we are headed to a tipping point where the fragile balance of our ecosphere lurches forth into unstoppable un-habitability for our, and many other species. For all our sakes then, in the new world we now are compelled to make, future governments must abide by the scientific method as our best means of gauging the health and sustainability of our shared planet.

And, our birthright of play, imagination and creativity will be vital in forging, not only the scientific models, but also the art, which rallies us to the defense of our planet. During these same last four decades a new chapter in science has emerged exploring the ultimate deep evolutionary history of why we humans came to exist in the first place, and not least why we ever came to make art. This latter sub-field, further sub-divided into literary Darwinism, evolutionary aesthetics and bio-musicology, et al, investigates the evolutionary and biological reasons as to why we create narratives, make paintings, and write songs etc. in search of artistic truth. Therein is much evidence to suggest that art evolved from play as a universal human behavior because it is adaptive, because it helped us survive as a species.

And, in this humble stab at a consilience between art and science—in the themes on this record—I wonder whether the prevailing fictions of capitalismos will lead to our collapse as a species, or whether art again will be a part of what helps us survive the twenty first century threats to our continued existence?

As an artist I truly feel part of a global axis of dissent to the prevailing order that ceaselessly extinguishes life for the sake of a cheap bottom dollar. As someone who almost became a scientist I know that science is our best hope of monitoring and managing the health of our planetary ecosphere. And, as a teacher I strive to be on the creative side of H.G Wells’ never more prescient description of “Human history,” as being “more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

Motivated by our—as far as we know—unique human capacity to wonder, in these times it remains vital that we try and shed light on the human condition and the meaning of life, in our long, and hopefully ongoing, journey from Stardust to Darwinstuff.

Danbert Nobacon
Twisp WA
March 2017

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released April 21, 2017

THE AXIS OF DISSENT
on this record are:

DANBERT NOBACON - vocals, acoustic guitar and then some
(Chumbawamba, Chimp Eats Banana)

MIRANDA ZICKLER - vocals
(Kuinka, Rabbit Wilde, The Seattle Rock Orchestra)

ANNIE EMMENEGGER – vocals
(Okan’ Annie, Wild Mountain Nation)

HOLLY BRIELLE – vocals
(Liberty Bell Drama Company alumni)

JIMMY BERG - vocals, accordion, keyboards.
(The Bad Things, The Pickpocket Revue)

ANNA DOOLEY – violin
(Nobacon and Dooley, The Pipestone Orchestra)

GREGORY MILES electric guitars, banjo.
(The Bad Things, Low Hums)

STEVE KAMKE – drums, percussion
(The Bad Things, Cascadia Liberation Front)

AUSTIN QUIST – stand up bass, bass
(The Bad Things, Bakelite 78)

BRENDAN PATRICK HOGAN - trumpet, upright piano.
(The Bad Things, Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boy Band)

ANDY LOWE – stand up bass
(The Pickpocket Revue, Devilwood)

AARON J. SHAY - banjo
(The Mongrel Jews, The Pickpocket Revue)

BELLOW WING – saw

MASON HERBERT – mandolin
(The Bad Things alumni, Lotties’ Lounge)

BRYN CLAYTON JONES – voiceover
(Liberty Bell Drama Company alumni)

EDWARD ZARGASTERLEY JONES – voiceover
(The Mystery Motel, The Shifting Sand)

MELANIE GOOGELLE – voiceover
(The Femi Smartbots, Brain Circus)

Written by Hunter, N. Directed by Nobacon, D.
except lines from
"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare,
"Inferno" by Dante Alighieri,
"The Masque of Anarchy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley,
"The Outline of History" by H.G. Wells.

Produced by Mell Dettmer. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Seattle WA, Oct-Dec 2016
except
“Revolution 9.01” original recorded, engineered
by Mark Miller at The Tank studio Black Diamond WA Oct 2009, re-voxed, at Soli, Dec 2016, and re-engineered by Mell Dettmer.
and
“Tricky Trickledown” originally recorded by Danbert Nobacon at The Mystery Motel April 2014. Re-jigged by Mell Dettmer at Soli, Dec 2016


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Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent Twisp, Washington

Danbert Nobacon 'freak music legend' got an associate degree in the science of children’s play in England in the 1990’s whilst moonlighting in the punk rock band Chumbawamba. He is currently teaching theatre at his local High School. "Stardust to Darwinstuff," his first album for seven years explores, the consilience between art and science, (released April 2017) ... more

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