I’ve never watched the video, this is best played in the background.
When I was in college, I went to a mewithoutYou concert and the band played this song for, if I remember what they said properly, the first time. That version used to be posted online. Seems to be gone. But it’s a great song
If I had written it back in the days when I wrote a lot of poetry, I’d have probably included some lines about Amnon, Absalom, Joab, Jonathan, and Saul. But it’s not my song. Nevertheless, it is a marvelous work of art. There’s a weird thing with the timeline of David’s life in the song, but that’s okay. It’s worth a listen and then ten more. I hope you enjoy it.
This is a great song.
Of the two, neither is good. But both are entertaining:
The first is somewhat controversial, but it’s essentially a guy giving a ted-talk as a ridiculous caricature of certain segments of the college type. For instance, he voices his (not real) support of euthanasia with this line, “In 2070, there won’t be any old or sick people, cause WE’RE JUST GONNA KILL ‘EM.” It’s definitely worth a listen if you like wry humour.
On the other hand, and I’ve posted it before, there’s Anarchy Road by Carpenter Brut. This vision of 2070 is of a world essentially destroyed by a combination of the managerial state and indiscriminate consumption.
If you like synth wave and/or Mad Max, this music video might improve your workouts or make you feel pumped.
Warning: Don’t try any of these stunts without a seatbelt.
I read a great quote in a meme. So I decided to find its source. It had a philosopher’s touch:
Live your life like you’re 80 looking back on your teenage years. You know if your dad calls you at eight in the morning and asks if you want to go to breakfast? As a teenager you’re like no, I want to sleep. As an 80 year old looking back, you have that breakfast with your dad. It’s just little things like that that helped me when I was a teenager in terms of making the choices you won’t regret later.
Anyway, as it turns out it was Taylor Swift. And while I don’t like her music, it is true that she receives a lot of hate from the political left (the last time I was on Twitter there must have been hundreds of articles about how evil she is). She in fact deserves credit for these remarks. They are, in fact, similar to Jonathan Edwards’ resolution 17:
Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
Then there is resolution 52:
I frequently hear persons in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again: Resolved, That I will live just so as I can think I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age. July 8, 1723.