Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday Morning META

Tame Yourself, a benefit album for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ... featuring The B-52's, The Pretenders, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., members of The Go-Go's: Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin, Howard Jones, River Phoenix with his band Aleka's Attic, Erasure, Lene Lovich, Exene Cervenka, and more.I guess you don't have to be a vegan to support PETA. Probably don't even have to be a vegetarian. Afterall, God gave us animals to eat, right? They should be killed humanely, though. And we should always give thanks for the food we are blessed to eat while so many have nothing to eat at all.

But if you're Michael Vick then I suppose animals don't really mean much. Use 'em for fun by staging dog fights? Why not! Shouldn't they just be a spectacle as they viciously bite the hell and the life out of each other and make, literally, a bloody mess? Yeah! And gamble on 'em, what tremendous fun! Those that are losers, the weak ones, kill 'em, discard the carcass, go bury it out back somewhere and shhh, hush hush, no one's to know. No, wait, THAT'S NOT RIGHT, Michael Vick. Dumbass.

PETA may be pretty wacky and looney in some of the things they do but it can't be denied that they do some good in this world concerning the treatment of animals. Personally I believe its human souls and human suffering that needs to be addressed a trillion times over. But as a side-hobby, animal rights as well as environmental matters are good to care for too.

In any case, this morning I indulged in a little META:

M
usic for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

Tame Yourself (album to benefit PETA) (front cover)Tame Yourself

An album to benefit
People for the
Ethical Treatment
of Animals


1991






256
kbps

Don't Be Part Of It -- Howard Jones
Tame Yourself -- Raw Youth
I'll Give You My Skin -- Michael Stipe & the Indigo Girls
Damned Old Dog -- k.d. lang
Quiche Lorraine (live) -- The B-52's
Slaves -- Fetchin' Bones
Born For A Purpose -- The Pretenders
Don't Kill The Animals ('91 Mix) -- Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich
Fur -- Jane Wiedlin
Asleep Too Long -- The Goosebumps
Rage -- Erasure & Lene Lovich
Bless The Beasts And Children -- Belinda Carlisle
Across The Way -- Aleka's Attic
Do What I Have To Do -- Exene Cervenka

Tame Yourself (album to benefit PETA) whole album @ 192 kbps
Tame Yourself

Some pretty cool tunes here. I'm most definitely not a fan of k.d. lang or the indigo girls so for me those two songs help make this not as good as it could be if I did like them. Hey, that's just me so oh well. And just 'cause this is a benefit for PETA, that doesn't mean everything here is animal-related. It's not. The song The Pretenders do could actually 100% qualify as a Christian music tune since it's about God. Other songs are clearly about animal rights while a few more one could associate the meaning of the song to animals. Interesting to hear River Phoenix and his band Aleka's Attic. Across The Way is one of their only songs to be released on CD since the dumbass OD'd and they never could finish up and release a record. The B-52's live is awesome! I guess there's nothing truly remarkable here (that's why it can be found in the bargin bin) but I like it, it's not bad. The best part is you don't even have to support PETA at all to listen.

Tame Yourself (album to benefit PETA) (rear insert)

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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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