We live in a sick sad world, no doubt about it. How do we get through the days when there is no meaning? Religion provides no answers except, “Faith” which means you have to believe in something you can’t prove or understand. Science has provided many answers and created just as many new questions but, doesn’t answer Why? Philosophy has so far come up with nothing more than “I think, therefore I am”. OK, so we am but, Why am we? We at Infinite Jones do not know the Answers. We don’t know where you go when you die. We cannot fix our broken political system. We are not technologically savvy enough to invent a way to stop Climate Change. We do suppose we can add one more Self Evident statement to Emmanuel Kant’s above. Howabout: I Sing, therefore I am… happy? Music is itself self evident. Humans across culture and history have instinctively grasped Music. There is an internal logic to it that everyone gets and maybe its mere existence out there in the universe(s) and in the shared human consciousness is reason for hope. Maybe. Anyway, at Infinite Jones, Music is our thing and, we pledge to provide some Musical Distractions* to help you through the day. It’s not much but, it ain’t nothing. So, enjoy some nice tunes to whistle while staring into the Abyss.
You are welcome.
*Oh, and Comedy – laughter is good, too. And, the occasional nice picture to look at and whatnot.
This song from Wet Willie‘s fine 1976 album The Wetter the Better is definitely one of our Theme Songs here at Infinite Jones. Sure the Karma extolling lyrics are right in line with our personal Philosophy but, what really makes it a favorite is the insistent bass line and the slinky guitar groove. And, admittedly, we do enjoy the mildly inappropriate album cover a bit, too.
Here is a picture of our dog, Rocket Dog, to get you to look at our…
Video of the Day:
Lindy Dance Scene from Hellzapoppin’ (1941)
Hellzapoppin’! was a very unusual Musical Comedy from 1941 starring the comedy team of Olsen and Johnson. It was beyond wacky and very “Meta” for it’s day. This clip Features Slim and Slam and the freakin’ incredible Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Really, you gotta see this stuff.
It has not escaped our Irony Detector that the most talented performers in the film were forced to portray servants and menials and that their number took place “backstage”. So, whether that detracts from your enjoyment is up to you. In our opinion it is equally Magnificent and Embarrassing. And, ain’t that America?!
Busking Blues Duo, Satan and Adam bring us this raw but funky version of the Lou Rawls classic, Groovy People from their 1991 album Harlem Blues. Some friends are heading over to Infinite Jones HQ tonight and this is for them. Thanks for being Groovy People!