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“Ain’t Nobody’s Business But My Own”–Health update with Taj Mahal, Physical Therapy & The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

“Man I don’t care what in the world that you do
As long as you do what you say you going to”

Today is Sunday August 30, 2015. How it got to be 1 PM I do not know.

  1. I do know that this ambitious posting will be under construction for a while. Consider the host of categories above which includes everything from Health Crisis to the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State to Joy of Motion.
  2. Why I begin this full disclosure  [see footnote (1)] account with a lie: “Ain’t Nobody’s Business But My Own” can and cannot be explained.
  3.  Here the overriding intent is to disclosure my plan for the future which I grandiosely refer to as “my life’s work.”

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trcb0LZfuZA[/youtube]

This posting is under construction. Put on your hardhat and exercise caution.
This posting is under construction. Put on your hardhat and exercise caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footnotes

SUBSTITUTE. Katy Perry still plays Cleopatra not going down the Nile; an indoor exploding Cleopatra

 

My apologies:

Katy Perry IS Cleopatra here. She is NOT going down the Nile River.

Instead, here is a different version.

This version is an indoor live concert complete with singing, screaming and dancing attractive audiences formed in a circle around the kind of floor show displays lavish Las Vegas made famous.

[Full disclosure: I dated a belly dancer who performed in Las Vegas. This personal notice may indicate I know something about The Las Vegas I Imagine Las Vegas To Be.]

Katy Perrry puts on a good show. 

Permission to use on this site the going down the Nile version was at first canceled by Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/100466618

I recommend you watch this outdoor version.

there.  First watch the indoor YouTube version that leads today’s posting. Third Is another Vimeo version of Red Horse where Katy Perry sports purple hair.

https://vimeo.com/79187921

In many ways this is the best version of Katy Perry’s video ‘Dark Horse”. I do not understand the relevance of the song title to the theme.

Here Katy Perry appears dazzlingly outfitted in costumes commonly used by Cleopatra “a long time ago.”

Flashing strobe lights emphasize the pyramid theme. We see laser beams flashing animated pyramids of all shapes and sizes. This is Domain PERRY / CLEOPATRA:

  • Katy is wheeled in a chariot.
  • Is carried on chair.
  • Kills beautifully costumed people with her magic rays.

RECOMMENDATION. Watch this video as a silent movie. Much as I love Katy Perry’s singing….

Take a pause and watch it with the sound off.

I watch this video over and over because I think of myself as an Apprentice Cinematographer. I am now studying camera angles.

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Lyrics

  1. Dark Horse
    Song by Katy Perry
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I knew you were
You were gonna come to me
And here you are
But you better choose carefully
‘Cause I’m capable of anything
Of anything and everything
Make me your Aphrodite
Make me your one and only
But don’t make me your enemy, your enemy, your enemy
So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know whatcha falling for
Baby do you dare to do this
‘Cause I’m coming atcha like a dark horse
Are you ready for ready for
A perfect storm, a perfect storm
‘Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/79351537[/vimeo]

 

“When you’re runnin’ down my country, man,…”

“You are walking on the fighting side of me.”

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Merle Haggard’s intensely expressed patriotism in “The Fighting Side of Me” was composed during the War in Vietnam.

“The Fighting Side of Me” and “Okie from Muskogee” are two trademark truly iconic songs.

In “Okie from Muskogee,” Haggard expresses strong angry support for the Vietnam War. In Okie from Muskogee he excoriates draft burners. Yet curiously even draft card burners embraced the song, singing the song a s they were burning their draft cards.

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Lyrics  “The Fighting Side of Me”

I hear people talkin’ bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,

Harpin’ on the wars we fight,
An’ gripin’ ’bout the way things oughta be.

An’ I don’t mind ’em switchin’ sides,
An’ standin’ up for things they believe in.

When they’re runnin’ down my country, man,
They’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

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Iconic Rolling Stone photograph of Merle Haggard singing Okie from Muskokie (see embedded video below) with Willie Nelson. At the time Willie Nelson was known for his prodigious marijuana use, e.g.:
Iconic Rolling Stone photograph of Merle Haggard singing Okie from Muskokie (see embedded video below) with Willie Nelson. At the time Willie Nelson was known for his prodigious marijuana use, e.g.:

 

 

 

 

 

 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0[/youtube]Toby Keith and Scott Emerick singing the song “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again” during Willie Nelson’s 70th birthday celebration.

More Lyrics  “The Fighting Side of Me”

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.
Runnin’ down the way of life,
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep.

If you don’t love it, leave it:
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’.

If you’re runnin’ down my country, man,
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don’t believe in fightin’.
An’ I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein’ free.

They love our milk an’ honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin’.

When they’re runnin’ down my country, hoss,
They’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

Runnin’ down the way of life,
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep.

If you don’t love it, leave it:
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’.

If you’re runnin’ down my country, man,
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.
Runnin’ down the way of life,
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep.

If you don’t love it, leave it:
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’.

If you’re runnin’ down my country, man,
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me.

Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’