Mar 21, 2008

Crash Test Dummies

I'm listening to 'God Shuffled His Feet' by Crash Test Dummies (for the 900th time). I think that any band which paints itself into a masterpiece is very much in tune with Albion. Besides the heraldic poetry, I love the sexy baritone of Brad Roberts - my little Dionysian island in the sea of brave new Apollonian (apple's own) tenors.

The CTD really did get it. We, the human race, are the crash test dummies of the angels. We (the fleshy little emoticons of trans-dimensional beings) keep acting out their little dramas - the fucking queens. How many times do we need to see their vain triumph? How many times do we need to play their part? I am so fucking sick of the part.

Paul really DID get what was going on:

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! --Corinthians 6:2-3

Let ME direct. Honestly, I don't think I can do any worse. Wouldn't that make a great campaign slogan? "He couldn't do worse."


Michael said...

I really love Ellen Reid (keyboards) in this. She glows as if she knows more than an Dion/Paul ever will. A goddess with real depth.

JB said...

Reincarnation = an "angel" getting a new hyper-net avatar?

I wonder what a sex-change operation is then?

"I, Abaddon the Angel of the Abyss, will now be known on Earth as Samantha 1701 instead of merely Sam 1701. Look guys, my avatar has a blonde weave and cherry red lipstick now! lolz"

Christopher Loring Knowles said...

That Mmm Mmm song always used to make me tear up. I like their song about Superman as well.

Michael said...

I wonder how much choice (if any) an "angel" gets in its vessel? I'm imagining angry and terrified spirits being "cast" down to earth... ;-)

The "reptilian" theory (of which I remain dubious except as a metaphor) suggests that certain inbred royals are able to keep it all in the family, so to speak.

Christopher Loring Knowles said...

I look at the reptilian thing as a metaphor about the reptilian brain- which is the fight/fuck/survive part of our consciousness.

SwobyJ said...

I've met Mitch Dorge, the drummer for CTD twice, and the second time covering him in an article I was writing for the local paper (I am co-oping there). I just wanted to say that he, at least, seemed like he had nothing to do with any symbolism of any sort (but hey, I never asked him right?)

Anonymous said...


Can you elaborate on your thoughts about Albion. That word stuck out to me and I'm not sure what it means, or in what context you mean it. . . and am definately curious.

I haven't really listed to CTD before, except for their Mega-Hits, but will do some digging on your recommendation.

Here's my thought about angels. We, and angels, are all God experiencing itself. God is consciousness/consious energy. We don't see this day to day because of blocks we have in place so that we can experience this particular realm of Space-Time (and sometimes Time-Space as I'm now learning from David Wilcock). Angels have much fewer blocks. They see a much larger scope of this 'reality'. Hence being closer to God, being benevolant and helpful, and being made of light.



Michael said...

Thanks for comments. Away from home till thursday (typing on iPod sucks.

Michael said...

swobyj - I suspect that drummers are rarely into the symbolism, Ringo being exhibit A. Drummers sort of transcend the symbol, or maybe define it. :-)

Thuth - highly recommend CTD. Albion: technically the most ancient name for England, but to me it represents a mythic place, conjuring Arthur, Avalon, Atlantis and all things sad and beautiful and lost.

Concerning "angels" - my current (and always changing) take is that "angel" is shorthand for spirit being. Everyone on earth is a spirit being incarnated into flesh. Incarnating causes conscious spirit memory loss. Angels do indeed see "reality" much more clearly than we do, because the "veil" of carnal existence is lifted. That said, much human experience with spirit beings is hardly benevolent or helpful. The Christian tradition is one of profound distrust of spirit "guides", with Paul giving the good advice to "test the spirits". The reason I am attracted to Christianity is that it is one of the few religions with a myth bleak enough to explain the current condition of the world, yet still dares to announce the "good news" of ultimate redemption and reconciliation. It's Pollyanna in a horror movie, and somehow, I gotta admire the Chutzpah.

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