Thursday, December 9, 2010
"Ode to ND Maloney" - spaceScat 2010
After I'd gone through some 'Maloney tantrum' experience 2010-11 [see 001., below], spaceScat improvised a song during our jam that same month [see 002., below]:
001. Through Facebook, ND Maloney had said this to me:
"Dear Bob, I noticed that rather than actually continue our conversation, you took the time to post your excerpts (with snide comments) [here...] I can only take this to be the act of someone who lacks basic social skills. I must apologize to you, because I mistook you for an intellectual equal. My comments should not be taken out of context, and I do not give you permission to reprint any of our personal correspondence on your blog. You have shown yourself to be both unethical and underhanded. Christopher Maloney, N.D."
Note: oh well, lost another Facebook friend. Damn! Hmmmm, since when is Facebook, a SOCIAL site, personal anyway? And isn't my personal correspondence equally MINE? Hmmmm...
002. Here's the song, embedded from Vimeo. First, though, I've transcribed the lyrics. I don't do much with video, but the background picture of the video (from this Naturocrit post a year ago, here) is, for me, quite an accurate representation of naturopathy in this day and age [claimed as science when HUGELY not]:
"You told me the things you do
You'd video taped and shown it
To everybody else
and you wanted some feedback
I captured your comments
and reposted them in blogspace
Somehow, you think I've violated you
And my ethics are in question
but I'm really not concerned much
If you had something important to say
I'm sure it wouldn't be so much about my approach
About my approach to you
and my handling
of the things you say that you can do
The things you say your medicine does
The things that just probably are not true
Don't tell me that I can't tell you
the things that I think of the things you do
You know sometimes people say the things
they don't even know about
sometimes they're wrong too
I'm just taking what you said
and putting it on blogspace
so don't get all excited about that
Don't you have anything better to do
then make a big deal about me and you?
Don't you know I care about
the things you say and others too?
I want the truth, not a bunch of phooey
Not a bunch of phooey."
Thanks Popehat for your recent Maloney post, which got me off my ass to get this Naturocrit post together.