Friday





The Heart is a lonely hunter with only one desire! To find some lasting comfort in the arms of anothers fire...driven by a desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely hunter when there's no sign of love in sight!”

 ~~Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Saturday

You Ain't Been Doin' Nothin' If You ...

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 "YOU AIN'T BEEN DOIN' NOTHIN' IF YOU AIN'T BEEN CALLED A RED
Music, traditional; lyrics by Eliot Keenan (USA)."


YOU AIN'T BEEN DOIN' NOTHIN' IF YOU AIN'T BEEN CALLED A RED
Music, traditional; lyrics by Eliot Keenan (USA).

1. Oh, when I was just a little thing, I used to love parades,
With banners, bands and red balloons and maybe lemonade.
When I came home on May Day, my neighbour’s father said,
"Them marchers are all Commies. Tell me, kid, are you a Red?”

CHORUS 1: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.
If you march or agitate, you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.

2. Well, I didn't know just what he meant. my hair back then was brown.
Our house was plain red brick like most others in the town.
So I went and asked my parents why my playmates called me Red.
My mama took me on her knee and this is what she said:

CHORUS 2: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.
If you march or agitate, you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.

3. As I was growing up, I had my troubles, I suppose,
When someone took exception to my face or to my clothes,
Or tried to cheat me on the job, or hit me on the head;
When I organised a fight back, why, the stinkers called me Red!

CHORUS 3: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.
If you organise your workplace, then you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.

4. When I was living on my own, one apartment that I had
Had a classic rotten landlord. let me tell you, he was BAD.
But when he tried to throw me out, I rubbed my hands and said,
“You haven't seen a struggle if you haven't fought a Red.”

CHORUS 4: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.
If you organise your neighbours, then you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.

5. Well, I kept on agitating, 'cause what else can you do?
Are you gonna let the sons-of-bitches walk all over you?
My neighbour said, “You'll get fired hanging with that Commie mob!”
I should be so lucky, buddy, I ain't got a job!

CHORUS 5: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.
If you organise your workplace, then you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.

6. Well, I been agitating now for forty years and more,
For jobs and for equality and always against war,
And I'll keep on agitating as far as I can see,
And if that's what being Red is, well it's good enough for me!

CHORUS 6: Oh, you ain't done nothin' if you ain't been called a Red,
If you march or agitate, you're bound to hear it said;
So you might as well ignore it, or love the words instead,
'Cause you ain't been doin' nothin' if you ain't been called a Red.


Originally published in N. C.S.



Wednesday

Red Riding Trilogy

Red Riding Trilogy:



 "“Here is one that got away and lived to tell the tale: from Karachi Social Club and Griffin Hotel; Wakefield nick and St. Mary’s Hostel; motorways and carparks; parks and toilets; idle rich and unemployed; from shit they sell and shit we buy; from kids with no moms, and moms with no kid; from all dead meat, to my dead friends; pubs and clubs; from gutters and stars; local tips and old slag heaps; from badgers and owls, wolves and swans; here is a son of Yorkshire, here is one that got away. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, all good children go to heaven”"




Friday

The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Novels in a Polish bookstore
Novels in a Polish bookstore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books:



 "It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning."



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