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With My Apologies to George Will in Advance

Nothing Else Matters

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters

You know how I love to connect seemingly unconnectable dots. Well, Good George Will left himself open for this one, talking about technology and guess what specifically? Being able to call up any song anytime. Where? You’ll see.

I’ve a confession. I’m a longtime anarchist who absolutely loves George Will the best, and that’s among just about everyone in the political sphere—even libertarians and other anarchists. Sorry. He strikes a cord in me almost every time I read or hear him and above all, I love to feel the shame I sense in being incapable of holding my rage as he’s done for four decades. He plays with my heart and soul, and makes me feel sorry for him—that in order to engender the influence he righteously commands, he never gets to let off the steam I do regularly. Salute. I truly believe he’s a man of good will, honesty, integrity and pure of heart. Call me a fool if you like. I think I know better and I’m very choosy.

This came out today. Takes an hour of your precious time, so only geeks and misfits, will. By the time people are in soup lines, it won’t matter. Incidentally, like me, he’s diehard optimistic and like me, he has reasons.

“I’ve lived in Washington for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness.”

Other than a blurb now & then and a general disdain for such, I’ve never “live” tweeted anything. In this case, and in a moment of je m’en fous, I pumped quotes out on Twitter and the Facebook Page, which generally means, to lots of “followers” that mean absolutely nothing to me. Read my blog; that’s who I care about. That’s what it’s there for. Otherwise, you’re just an annoyance I barely tolerate. I digress.

It reads from the bottom, up.

George Will Tweets
George Will Tweets

The connection is this. I was in the car yesterday and heard Metallica for the first in a while. And I was like damn, there has to be a decent connection somewhere to that song. Perhaps there is a God or, I simply make notes and pay attention. I don’t think it’s a stretch in the slightest, and far to the contrary.

This is a superficial distinction in STYLE. Yep: that George Will interview, and Metallica in Nothing Else Matters.

It’s good every now and then to get a glimpse into a better understanding of what I’m really all about. What I’m here for, and why I bother.

OK, to you intolerable “followers” on Twitter and Facebook: I’ll see if I can toss you a live bone tonight at the Doobie Brother’s Concert at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

9 Comments

  1. Bill on September 13, 2013 at 15:09

    You’re preaching to the converted Richard. The problem today is that the kids are in adoration of vacuosity such as Justin Bieber, sucked in by social media. If you compare his shite with The Beatles, Bob Dylan etc. it just doesn’t compute.
    I suppose you can project that to your POTUS too…..

  2. Bill on September 13, 2013 at 15:23

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=591042487608876
    I wouldn’t touch LIDL or indeed the presenter with a 10 foot barge pole. Still good though. 🙂

  3. Richard Nikoley on September 13, 2013 at 15:55

    @bill

    Actually not. There are the converted, and most don’t comment, but very small percentage of total traffic.

  4. marie on September 13, 2013 at 15:58

    Tout est dit, vraiment. Nice combo. Thank you.

  5. Lute on September 13, 2013 at 18:02

    Now you might understand why he’s been a favorite of mine for decades, both in editorials and teevee. Used to watch him on the David Brinkley show years ago.
    I think he’s one of the most honest journalists out there. He’s the same age as your mom.

  6. Jscott on September 13, 2013 at 23:05

    I spend little time paying attention to journalist, editors, nor newscasters (outside of Letterman). I forgot about George.

    This was a thoughtful interview. I am a bit more rebellious than him. However, I do love older people speaking. I now have a few more reads.

    Nice linkage.

  7. Jscott on September 13, 2013 at 23:11

    (on Metallica)

    They did have that congress blah blah pissing and moaning about their songs being downloaded. That made me download them more and think they got it less. But then, most of em were coming off of rehab. And THAT is racket unto itself.

  8. Todd on September 14, 2013 at 19:02

    I liked what he had to say about our drug laws (loosely quoted) “driving massive incarceration, a huge national waste of money, and a huge insult on the social fabrics, because they’re not changing anything.”

    This is interesting coming on the heels of reading about the Netherlands closing eight prisons:

    It certainly is a monumental waste of time and resources for pretty much nothing but a little pot or something equally as trivial. Like ticketing people for exercising their choice not to wear a seatbelt. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  9. doogiehowsermd on September 14, 2013 at 23:46

    @ Lute! Don’t give a lady’s age way old boy.

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