4/14/08

The Rolling Stones Lied!!

(Liquid Clocks by Salvador Dali)

TIME IS ON MY SIDE

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

Now you always say
That you want to be free
But you'll come running back (said you would baby)
You'll come running back (I said so many times before)
You'll come running back to me

Oh, time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

You're searching for good times
But just wait and see
You'll come running back (I won't have to worry no more)
You'll come running back (spend the rest of my life with you, baby)
You'll come running back to me

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do everything your heart desires
Remember, I'll always be around
And I know, I know
Like I told you so many times before
You're gonna come back, baby
'Cause I know
You're gonna come back knocking
Yeah, knocking right on my door
Yes, yes!

Well, time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

'Cause I got the real love
The kind that you need
You'll come running back (said you would, baby)
You'll come running back (I always said you would)
You'll come running back, to me
Yes time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Oh, time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
I said, time, time, time is on my side, yes it is
Oh, time, time, time is on my side
Yeah, time, time, time is on my side

The year was 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson was presiding over these united states. The 24th amendment was passed outlawing poll taxes in national elections. Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship. Malcolm X departs from the Nation of Islam. Blimpie & the Ford Mustang made their debut. Nelson Mandela makes strong moves against apartheid, and for his efforts receives life imprisonment. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, and a few weeks later race riots break out in Harlem. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Also Keanu Reeves was born.

"Thanks for the history lesson Stew. We all know that you did not just pull all of this information from out of your head. You don't even like history. So stop acting like you are some kind of American history buff. Also, you and I both know that you are not about to go on a rant about race relations so can you please GET TO THE POINT!!!! One last thing, you decided to put the birth of Keanu Reeves amongst some pretty important events. Please explain."

More on the Keanu Reeves thing later. Now to the point. Also in 1964 The Rolling Stones released a song called "Time is on my Side". They are liars. I hate time. If there was a way to get rid of it I would. Time is not on anyone's side. Time is here to work against us, to pressure us, to make sure that we are always aware of the fact that we are running out of it. Time is unmanageable. The concept of "good time management" is an illusion your teachers present you with to give you false hope that you can take control of the time that is always slipping by. The fact that I despise time leads me to not like anything that is associated with time. Deadlines for example, might as well be the devil himself. As a matter of fact, if you really think about it, it can be argued that the devil created deadlines.

"Now you are pushing it. So you mean to tell me that you plan to argue the fact that the devil created deadlines just to torture us. Before I tell you how STUPID you sound, I will let you continue."

Stay with me. One thing that is always present in our day to day life is temptations.

"Right."

Temptation is there breathing down our necks driving us crazy until we can not help but to give in. Deadlines do the same thing. Once you are given a deadline that's when it begins. No matter what you are doing, washing your car, playing a sport, sleeping, reading, or even doing that very thing that corresponds to the deadline, that deadline is there. It watches over you, applies pressure, makes you feel guilty for anything that you do besides paying more attention to it. Then you snap, and you devote every waking moment to the deadline until you are finished with so you can be freed from the hold of the devil.

"Seems to me like you have had time management issues your whole life and now that you have a venue to complain, you are doing just that. Time management is not an illusion. The basic principle behind it is that if you devote a reasonable amount of time to your responsibilities then you will not have to be hounded by "deadlines". I do agree with you on one thing. The Rolling Stone are liars. In the song they say:

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do everything your heart desires
Remember, I'll always be around
And I know, I know
Like I told you so many times before
You're gonna come back, baby
'Cause I know
You're gonna come back knocking
Yeah, knocking right on my door
Yes, yes!

They are lying to themselves. They are liars because "Time" is lying to them. They think that "Time" will bring someone closer to you. You can not let someone go off like that without still having some hold on them to bring them back to you. Stew, here's a tip: Get off the computer and do the things you are supposed to be doing. AND YOU STILL HAVE NOT EXPLAINED THE KEANU REEVES THING!!!"

I love The Matrix. The movies was ground-breaking for so many reasons. What a lot of people do not pay attention to is the depth of the movie. There was a character named The Merovingian. I am not about to go into any detail about the character besides the fact that he based his decision making solely on deductive reasoning. He mentions something about "time" in The Matrix Reloaded that I thought would be appropriate to mention. He says "Yes, of course. Who has time? Who has time? But then if we never TAKE time how can we ever HAVE time?"

Think about it.

~sTeW~

6 comments:

Niki.Mac said...

i'm loving it! your writing style is so YOU. gotta love it.

as for time... it is a fickle thing...
I do wish I had more of it sometimes, that i could go back in it...
or make it stand still...

but its only wishful thinking clearly!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Good Post Peoples, I like tha Dali Joint. Dude is tha father of all this Lowbrow Art.

karrie b. said...

time is wack. i think ppl that made that shit up were pretty effin bored.

i like the wasy u write stewie. can i call u that?

-KB

Stew said...

karrie - stewie is fine. you wouldn't be the first. just as long as no guys call me that. never sounds right when someone with a deep voice says it.

Raquel said...

Jesse Jackson stated "Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things."

Stewart, you are that LEADER. You have the courage and the initiative. Not only can you change your time management, you can change the world.

You've already changed our world and we love you too much for it.

That's rite everybody, this is sTeW'z mom!

(Like they didn't know by all of the mushy stuff!)

I'm sorry folks! That's my alter EGO, Rachel. More on her later.
PEACE!

Niki.Mac said...

aaaw your mom reads your blog!! that's precious! why have i never met your mom stewie? your dad loves me.... mom doesn't know me!