My Life Was Saved By Rock And Roll

Images Inspired By Rock's Poet Laureates

by Thomas Altfather Good



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No Ruined Years, No Clocks


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No tears, no fears
No ruined years, no clocks
-- James Douglas Morrison

Backstory: As the poet said, "No one here gets out alive."




Glas


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Glass is all we're really made of and
Glass is all we'll ever be
Nothing there to be afraid of, we're
Both transparent, can't you see?
-- Robyn Hitchcock


Click HERE To See "Das Aquarium", a film by Thomas Altfather Good with music by William Sauer.




Verloren


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The profit of doom is walking the beach - With a psychotic breakdown cardboard sign
-- Iggy Pop

Backstory: the lyric was pulled from L.O.S.T., a stand out track on the classic Beat 'Em Up album (2001). Verloren is German for Lost. The Ampelmännchen (little traffic men - symbols used in East German walk signs) were acquired in East Berlin in 2001 while Ingo Assenmacher and I were on our way to see Alice Cooper (and his daughter) perform at Universal Halle. It was the Brutal Planet tour and AC was in good form.




I Spit Roses


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I spit roses.
-- Peter Murphy

Backstory: People who aren't lucky enough to be from New York think it's dirty and they think that those of us who live and work here are loud and obnoxious. So what? This is New York and we know how to have a good time.




The Hostess Is Grinning...


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Strange days have found us. Strange days have tracked us down.
-- Jim Morrison




Der Idiot


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Pass us by, and forgive us our happiness.
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I don't need no heavy trips. I just do what I want to do.
-- Iggy Pop




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Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

-- Frank Zappa


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Pink Floyd's "Any Colour You Like" is an instrumental. Write your own lyric.

-- instrumental track written by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason




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My eyes are like telescopes, I see it all backwards, but who wants hope?

-- Tom Verlaine




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Don't count your memories
Think of me as just a dream
Just like this melody, I sing

-- The Doors
("Ships With Sails" from Other Voices --
credited to "Krieger, Densmore, Manzarek")




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Life is the only thing worth living for.

-- Flipper




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No one dead can use a camera.

-- Amanda "Fucking" Palmer




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I could never get the hang of ideology.

-- Tim Curry




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Calling Sister Midnight -- What can I do about my Dreams?

-- Iggy Pop




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This is the strangest life I've ever known.

-- Jim Morrison




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My favourite buildings are all laid to waste - you might as well sculpt a statue from toothpaste.

-- Robyn Hitchcock




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