Gut Rumbles

July 08, 2005

you meet good people when you blog

One thing I really like about blogging is having people I never heard of before just show up in my referrals or leave interesting comments on one of my posts. That's how I discovered this guy. That blog is well worth reading.

Plus, he gave me my trivia question for the day. Ever heard these words before?

"And the words of the prophets are written on subway walls..."

Who wrote that?


Simon and Grafunkel, Sound of Silence.

Posted by: Dan on July 8, 2005 04:52 PM

Dang, ya beat me to it! Paul Simon, Sound of Silence,,,and I even KNEW this one!

Posted by: Michele on July 8, 2005 05:20 PM

Bob Dylan.

Posted by: Bane on July 8, 2005 05:45 PM

Rush: Spirit of Radio.

Posted by: Jim Gwyn on July 8, 2005 06:59 PM

Close, Rush said "And the words of the profits were written on the studio walls."

Posted by: Jeff Westfahl on July 8, 2005 07:15 PM

RUSH was the band and The Professor is the man! Neil Peart wrote the song.

Posted by: Leuthen on July 8, 2005 07:18 PM

"The words of the prophets are written on subway walls
And the tenement halls...
And whispered in the Sounds of Silence."

Paul Simon, you buncha new-wave fucktards. Stick RUSH up your collective asses. You probably weren't even BORN when that song hit the charts.

Posted by: Acidman on July 8, 2005 08:07 PM

Well, the words of the "PROPHET are written on the subway walls in london, and written in blood. Too bad people turn away. I suppose it IS easier, than to read them and weep.

Posted by: Yogimus on July 8, 2005 08:44 PM

RUSH is new-wave? Smoke another one Acidman.

Listening to Simon and Garfunkle is akin to drinking a tumbler of vodka and popping a roofie.

RUSH on the other hand is classic music.

Posted by: The Mayor on July 8, 2005 09:28 PM

"And tenement halls..."

Dammit Rob, that sucker's going to run through my head for the next two days.

Damn your miserable eyes!

Posted by: Ward Gerlach on July 8, 2005 11:01 PM

"you buncha new-wave fucktards."

Thanks Rob! I represent that statement! However, I don't consider a band that's been around since the early to mid 70's "new age", maybe it's just me. Yeah, you're right, it probably is.

Thanks for the compliment! It's old farts like you that keep me coming back every day! Love ya A-man!

Oh, I almost forgot, thanks for the pics you posted! Seriously. You have a beautiful daughter and everything you've said about her and Stacey was/is wonderful. I hope for the best for both of them, really. Glad to know they cleaned the 'ole Crackerbox up a bit.

Oops, I'm sure I'm past the 30 word limit so I'll stop now! Thanks again! :)

Posted by: Leuthen on July 8, 2005 11:37 PM

Oh, as for not probably being born when that song hit the charts, well, if it was prior to 1972, you're right. To be more exact, 12/31/1972.

Funny how art imitates life and vice versa. For the record, Neil Peart got his motivation from Ayn Rand up until the point he realized she denounced rock music and rock bands. Quite a confusing moment of clarity for possibly the best poet alive today. And then to know he lost his wife and daughter within, what, a year? That's gotta suck. You've written about, and I've read, Ayn Rand so I hope that has some meaning to you contextually.

For the record, yes, I know the song you're talking about. Sometimes, though, we all identify with different songs/lyrics for different reasons. Music is ageless Rob, you of all people should appreciate that. Do you classify your guitar playing to any certain era, or whether that music was "in the charts" when you decide what to play? I didn't think so.

Yeah, I've gone over the 30 word "limit", so be it. Sue me. :) Just my .02 which I realize doesn't mean shit here, other than I'm a fellow Georgian who thinks a lot like you do, at least most of the time.

Posted by: Leuthen on July 8, 2005 11:52 PM

Subway walls? Concert hall,
Rush - Spirit of radio ?? Ive been on the beer again ,Matt.

Posted by: Matt on July 9, 2005 02:20 AM

Can't hear that song without thinking of Anne Bancroft. What a broad!!!!!!!! R I P

Posted by: Larry on July 10, 2005 01:20 AM
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