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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Is that what is called "Ass backwards"?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 20, 2014 at 2:39pm

These made me laugh.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2014 at 8:05am

Oh so many old songs had drug metaphorical lyrics, even going back to Louis Armstrong's days in the 20's ("Muggles" was marijuana). Then, of course, "Puff, the Magic Dragon", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Out in the Desert on a Horse with no Name", etc., etc. "Puff" is still being innocently sung by children everywhere. I love it!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2014 at 12:16am

Some lovely memories pulled up out of the dark past, the old recordings and performers, the little screen black and white box TV, and those wonderful ice cream trucks that still come by every summer. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 19, 2014 at 9:36pm

Interesting info about the song, Along Came Mary.  I didn't know that. 

I was a huge fan of Chuck Mangione when in high school.  That's when he was most popular. 

I'm also a big fan of Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass.  My parents had quite of few of his albums, so I grew up listening to a lot of his music.  I still listen to him regularly.  It takes me back to the era of black & white TV, Dark Shadows, Milton Bradley board games and the Good Humor truck with the manually rung bells.  

 

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2014 at 9:12pm

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I love this song because it's EXACTLY what we felt like when we did a 3-show day...

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2014 at 8:56pm

I used to have that LP!  Loved the whole thing, and played it to death.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2014 at 8:03pm

Flying A....the "Mary" of the song title refers to "MaryJane"......

And here's Chuck Mangione...LIVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pl1YU1rXuE

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 19, 2014 at 6:53pm

Yeah, Bob Crewe is from the same generation and instrumental style as Herb Albert. 

Sk8eycat, that's a GREAT video and a great memory from your past. 

And then along came Fe-LAINE......

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2014 at 6:18pm

Here's one from the 1960s...I dated the lead singer (in this one song) a few times when we were both in high school (class of '57...different schools).  His mother was my dad's office manager....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g005kP4RIA

 

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