Rock & Roll from Rome to Death


Rom and Rem 
Surveyed the land

This is where we suckled
at the teat of the she-wolf
Do you remember brother?

Yes, such memories
It seems as good a place as any
To start our new city

753 BC: Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date)

1792: Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro

A bit excessive one might say
And hardly revolutionary
If the punishment should fit the crime
Why not place the man
in a high speed revolution
Until his very being
becomes something else completely
Say, blood and bone porridge

The source of allied dread
Scourge of the skies
A vision stained red
Author of widows cries

Who would have thought
He’d end up dead man
At the hands
Of a not so kind Canadian

1918: World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill.

Well, since my baby left me
Well, I found a new place to dwell
Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street
At Heartbreak Hotel
Where I'll be--where I get so lonely, baby
Well, I'm so lonely
I get so lonely, I could die

1956: Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel“, becomes #1

How dare you go
By my antiquated
somewhat unseeming title
I shall have you know
I’m an admin pro

1952: Secretaries’ Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated

Iggy Pop is 73!
(Birth name James Newell Osterberg Jr.)
Proving that sex, drugs, rock and roll, hyperthermia, self-mutilation, more sex, drugs, and rock and roll, inhaling stuff found in gutters or from down the back of the couch, may not kill you, but actually make you a god!

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Mark Twain
11.30.1835 ~ 4.21.1910

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12 thoughts on “Rock & Roll from Rome to Death

  1. Lots of death in today’s offerings – especially liked the Red Baron poem along with the Tiradentes tribute… But you know the ones who killed him were traditionalists and wanted nothing to do with change – in any form!

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    1. I noticed that. Seems like much of recorded history is war and death.
      Always the case, the one who speaks out is persecuted in the most elaborate way. A public spectacle to deter an uprising.


    1. True! I saw that, a couple of days ago. Sad stuff. They were reading through some of his catalogue paying tribute. Blew my mind how much he had written.

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    1. A man can never get enough bitty. You need to have a stern word with your mother.
      Hairy wolf teat though 🤔
      Think I’d prefer my milk without the fur.


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