Anyone here seen Seabiscut? It’s a really damn good movie. Of course the main plot is that it’s about a horse. However the movie is way more than that. It’s about people down and a country in trouble thanks to powerful banking interests. The very end was about how some people felt they had fixed the horse, yet others looked at it such that the horse helped fix them. Could it really have been more of a mutual thing?
I guess that’s where my curiosities tend to go. I like to help people. The real hope is that eventually help would come back. This morning I had a friend tell me they are being booted out of a sublet. At first I thought, that sucks. Then I remembered a good friend of mine works for an apartment listing service. Thus I went into the mode of placing a call to find out that my buddy had recently quit his job for the apartment listings. But he did tell me that another friend still worked there and off on another phone call I went.
The good thing is, I got the friend in need connected with the friend able to help. Hopefully that solves a little problem in the world.
In a way, I can’t help it. I’m good to friends like that. I don’t know why, I just am.
Which brings me to today’s pick. I’ve featured King’s X several times before. It’s probably due to the fact that I really feel they didn’t get their just due. I missed out on their heyday, but I have been a big fan anyway. They really should have been huge. Though I can understand the hit or miss of their songs. This particular album really should have put them on the map, there are several songs that can’t be denied for their ability to move you.
That’s a key thing in music. Does it move you? If it doesn’t move you, nothing will get you to buy it with a happy heart. But if it moves you in some way, you are way more likely to buy it. Right?
The amazing thing about King’s X is that it’s three guys making all that music. Thick and juicy. Groovin and movin. Dug Pinnick the main voice behind King’s X is certainly one of my musical heroes. He’s an astounding singer live. I’ve seen them several times. They all are top notch musicians. Live they simple exude power with out pretension. It’s a sight to behold and a sound to experience. They are on tour now, if you visit their site, find a place they’re playing near you and go. I swear it’s one of those things that will change your life.