“Monkey on a Wire” by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson – An alt-country post-industrial updating of “Sixteen Tons”

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A great song and interesting video with animation that on the surface seems to speak of the “workaday” life of many of us in the modern world. The Kinks sang “All life we work but work is a bore, if life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for?” This song portrays that “work” as something of much greater potential for disillusionment and dehumanization than mere boredom presents. Continue reading

“If life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for…” – A simple question from the Kinks

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“If life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for…”

A simple question, or is it?

Do they know the answer in Oklahoma, USA?

“All life we work but work is a bore,

   if life’s for livin’ what’s livin’ for?”

A beautiful song by the Kinks, that begs for an answer!

Comments, questions?

BMC @ Manifest Propensity, 2013