Music and a laugh

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.

That’s all…

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) :


4 thoughts on “Music and a laugh

  1. Feral Boy

    To go with your theme, I like just about anything by “The Austin Lounge Lizards”. Also, “Hayseed Dixie” — esp. their first album: AC/DC tunes morphed into bluegrass (hence the name!).

  2. executivepagan Post author

    I’ve heard a little of the Lounge Lizards on World Cafe… good stuff. And if you like Hayseed Dixie be sure to check out Luther Wright and the Wrongs – their bluegrass version of The Wall is fantastic! (“…there’s a raccoon! Who let all of this wildlife into the room?”)

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