Music on Mondays (8/21/17)—I don’t believe in the sun

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

With all the fascination about the eclipse today, I couldn’t help but wonder why so many Republicans and Regressives didn’t call predictions about the eclipse’s path and its totality as fake news like they do with climate change, vaccines, evolution. Even at the age of 62, I always find myself amazed at people….

Here are seven sun & moon songs from my music collection:

“Eclipse” by Pink Floyd, 1973
When the sun is eclipsed by the moon

“Silver Age” by Pet Shop Boys, 1999
Earthquakes predicted and someday soon,
a total eclipse of the sun and the moon

“Total Eclipse” by The Alan Parsons Project, 1977

“Here Comes The Moon” by George Harrison, 1979
Everybody’s talking up a storm

“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969
I see trouble on the way. I see bad times today.

“I Don’t Believe in the Sun” by The Magnetic Fields, 1999
I don’t believe in the sun.
How could it shine down on everyone and never shine on me?

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19 thoughts on “Music on Mondays (8/21/17)—I don’t believe in the sun

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I figured that with so many millions of people watching and taking pictures with their smart phones, not to mention all the professionals, I could safely watch from the comfort of my air conditioned home with a plate of nachos and a margarita at hand. Much better than fighting crowds, traffic…………

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  1. acflory

    Thank you! I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I still have an LP of Dark Side of the Moon in a box under the house, and I’d totally forgotten how much I used to like the Alan Parsons Project, although maybe not this one so much. Going to wander through youtube to see if I can remember the album I loved way back when. 🙂

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      “Eye in the Sky” was their biggest seller, followed by “I, Robot.” However, my favorite is their very first one, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” followed by “Turn of a Friendly Card.”

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      1. acflory

        Thanks for the tips. I intend to youtube my way through all of them. 🙂
        It’s funny, the technical type writing doesn’t go well with music so I’ve been missing it. Your post popped up at just the right moment.

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          It’s the benefits. Way back in 1976, I had Professor Phil Gramm (Google him) as my Economics 301 professor at Texas A&M University. He had a tenured position. In other words, great state of Texas health benefits and $125,000 annual salary. He quit in 1978 to go into politics. He retired from politics in 2002. Newspapers reported that he retired with a $64 million “campaign war chest.” Some of that money was mine. He didn’t return it to me, nor did he turn it over to the government. He kept it all for himself. Now multiply 30 years professorship by $125,000, and you understand why he went into politics. Plus, his political career was much much shorter than an education career would have been. I have not given money to a political candidate since Gramm’s retirement. He forever soured me on helping rich people become even richer politicians.

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