Archive for the ‘Social Commentary’ Category

#AtoZchallenge — “Now’s the Time”

Posted by admin on 16th April 2013 in Inspirational, Social Commentary, Songs

“Now’s the Time” is a newly renovated song with a much improved, more sophisticated arrangement. I originally wrote it in the early 21st century while we were living in the remote regions of SW New Mexico.  It is an anthem championing spirituality and urging the self-entranced masses to wake up and awaken.

Now's the Time

Now’s the Time

Religion is heroin for the ego. It is the false god for the false self. Spirituality is when you look within and connect with your spark of the Divine. If you are a true seeker, Spirituality is the only choice.

“Now’s the time

to look inside.

Now’s the time

to feel alive

to feel alive

to look inside

Now’s the time

Now’s the time.”

#AtoZchallenge — M is for Masks

Posted by admin on 15th April 2013 in Social Commentary, Songs

My entire conscious life I have been surrounded by dysfunction–addiction, liars, narcissists, backstabbers. As such, I learned very early in life the efficacy of wearing masks to deal with abnormal reality passed off as normal.

This.Living.Mask.

This.Living.Mask.

This Living Mask the song is painfully autobiographical.

“This Living Mask
is like armor
is like skin
grown to block out
a cruel world
now it locks
a lonely heart in.”

Coming soon: a recorded version…

 

#AtoZchallenge — L is for Let Us Prey

Posted by admin on 13th April 2013 in Social Commentary, Songs

“Let Us Prey” was a song I wrote shortly after I moved to Washington, DC in 1987. The vulgar delusion and vile, corporate despotism of the waning years of the Reagan Administration shocked me beyond belief. Today he would be considered a liberal and this song proves I was prescient.

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

It is raw and catchy with its simple 4 chords. I have rewritten the tune to make it more musically mature, while saving the biting social commentary. I play it in my live show for This.Living.Mask.

compul$ives – Songs for the Numb – 13. Let Us Prey (sample)

Speaking of social commentary… Check out the AtoZchallenge L is for Lobbyists post at our other blog: www.progressivehusky.com

AtoZchallenge — K is for Kick in the Arse

Posted by admin on 12th April 2013 in Inspirational, Social Commentary

On August 13th, 2011, at 10:18pm the Universe gave me a swift Kick in the Arse. I plummeted literally and figuratively into the darkness. I fell 15 feet and snapped my right wrist among other serious injuries. I had a comminuted fracture–the radius bone snapped and the head of the bone was broken into several pieces. I was rushed to a nearby hospital and orthopedic surgery was performed the next morning to rebuild my wrist. Everything was going wrong in my life at that point: floundering acupuncture practice, morbid obesity, failed start after failed start for my music, years of depression.

Look at this happy camper!

Happy & Healthy... NOT!

Happy & Healthy… NOT!

I felt like giving up. I felt like it was the final kick in the balls, not in the arse. Then I realized this life is a gift, and if you want the present, make it your present. I used my Oriental Medicine training to heal a 9-12 month bone injury in 3 1/2 months. It literally blew my orthopedic surgeon’s mind. Even though it was incredibly painful, I started rehabbing my wrist by practicing guitar again. I sucked but I would not give up.

Then, in April 2012, I had a deeper epiphany–time to heal body, mind, and spirit. I began the JingWakening. As I practiced guitar and songs 2-3 hours each night. I strictly lived a healthy life style. I have lost 103 pounds in the past year!

Check out my acupuncture blog for how I did it.

100 pounds less of Jobediah J Jingo

100 pounds less of Jobediah J Jingo

And now I am healthier, happier, and more alive than I have been in 20 years! I thank the Universe for the gift of a Kick in the Arse!

Joyful Jobediah -- Jing Moon Rising!

Joyful Jobediah — Jing Moon Rising!