OK, this almost made me spew tea on my keyboard… from the comic Punch’n’Pie:
Life is hard, out here. Hard and deadly, like snakes.
Snakes in chainmail.
Oh, and I wanted to share a band I’ve been listening to a lot recently, Kula Shaker. I like the 60’s retro sound – they seem to have a feel for what *inspired* that sound, which means that they’re actually producing original work in that vein and not just rehashing what went before, while still obviously showing some modern influences as well. I like the fact that they have some spiritual concerns, and that most of the songs aren’t just about getting laid or getting high. And finally, I like the fact that those spiritual concerns are (more or less) polytheistic! (The lead singer and one of the main writers, Crispian Mills, is into a form of Vaishnava Hindu philosophy.)
Here, then, for your musical edification, are a few of my favorite KS tracks (or at least my favorites that are on YouTube) :
- Second Sight
- Shower Your Love
- Magic Theater
- Great Hosannah
- Sound of Drums
- Drink Tea (for the love of God) – this one’s just for fun… it’s a giveaway, and can still be downloaded free at http://www.drinkteafortheloveofgod.co.uk/