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Washing Your Brain

 ” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “

Tired of the same old fear mongering war/security-based TV shows and commentary /  Try this !!!!

For one week  listen to the talking heads (band) and watch Seinfield reruns !!!

Every night for at least 2 hours –

Both can be  attained at your local library  – after a week of nothing but laughs and wit reverberating through your body and the psychic flushing of your spirit with syncopated rhythms  you will be ready to face the world with a new outlook.

PEACE and Laughs for all !!!!!!



Talking Heads – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals …

Seinfeld (TV Series 1989-1998) – IMDb

With Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander. The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.





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A Funny Kind Of A Mood This Week I Am Breaking With Tradition, As Far As this Blog Goes! Is Anyone Listening?

“A Pale Green Mermaid with A Purple Rose Clenched In Her Teeth Blog “


I am working on a larger project that is turning out to be quite a challenge for me. So let’s  all take a deep breath and have some fun… maybe it is time for a deep breath… and realize it is just life, there is only one way out we all are on the same path to the same place  just taking different roads…I am listening to, while I’m working, 

Talking Heads/   the,  Stop Making Sense CD (Special Edition)

Stop Making Sense

15th Anniversery Re-Release poster
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Gary Goetzman
Gary Kurfirst
Written by Talking Heads
Jonathan Demme
Starring Talking Heads
Music by Talking Heads
Cinematography Jordan Cronenweth
Distributed by Palm Pictures
Release date(s) April 24, 1984
Running time 88 minutes
Country USA
Language English

I recently bought it, songs from their movie …Why is he wearing that big suit ?  that and more are answered in the accompanying booklet but the songs… and lyrics …  Wow I had forgotten how wonderful they were and are.

A fav – the definitive I don’t give a Hoot song / LIFE DURING WAR TIME ( this ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around – Aprapos to these times for some of us)


Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway
a place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I’m getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
I’ve lived all over this town

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain’t got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver
hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, couple of visas
don’t even know my real name
High on a hillside, trucks are loading
everything’s ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime
I might not ever get home

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
This ain’t no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.
I ain’t got time for that now

Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
to last a couple of days
But I ain’t got no speakers
ain’t got no headphones
ain’t got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time?
Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard
I can’t write nothing at all
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
I’d love you hold you, I’d like to kiss you
I ain’t got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
we blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we’re tapping phone lines
I know that ain’t allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle so many times now
don’t know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender
we make a pretty good team
Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving
you ought to get you some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won’t help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
the burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
don’t want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don’t take no chances
you better watch what you say


The definitive  relationship song/ GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER – don’t forget Flippy Floppy

 I . . . Who took the money?
Who took the money away?
I . . . It’s always show time
Here at the edge of the stage
And I, I, I, wake up and wonder
What was the place, what was the name?
We wanna wait, but here we go again…

I . . . takes over slowly
But doesn’t last very long
And I, I, I, no need to worry
Everything’s under control
O – U – T But no hard feelings
What do you know? Take you away
We’re being taken for a ride again
I got a girlfriend that’s better than that
She has the smoke in her eyes
She’s moving up, going right through my heart
She’s gonna give me surprise
Better than this, know that It’s right
I think you can if you like
I got a girlfriend with bows in her hair
And nothing is better than that (Is it?)

Down, down in the basement
We hear the sound of machines
And I, I, I, I’m driving in circles
Come to my senses sometimes
Why, why, why, why start it over?
Nothing was lost, everything’s free
I don’t care how impossible it seems

Somebody calls you but you cannot hear
Get closer to be far away
Only one look and that’s all that it takes
Maybe that’s all that we need
All that it takes, all that it takes
All that it takes, all it takes
I got a girlfriend that’s better than that
And she goes wherever she likes. (there she goes…)

I got a girlfriend that’s better than that
Now everyone’s getting involved
As we get older and stop making sense
You won’t find her waiting long
Stop making sense, stop making sense…stop making sense, making sense
I got a girlfriend that’s better than that
And nothing is better that this
(Oh is it? )


Now next up is Bob Marley, another  WOW!


Take me to the river, drop me in the water ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  Talking Heads now that’s a band!

PEACE  (Listen to it )

 Note:  www.talking-heads.net  The above links do not work but this one does!

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