(Get) Litquake, 2k19, 20th Anniversary! W/Bonus Stereolab!

No, you silly stoners, it’s not about blazing as that’s been around well longer than 20-years. It’s the 20th Anniversary of the always amazing Litquake and, of course, the now traditional Litcrawl of which, yeah, ok, I guess you can use “lit” as drunk, I always associate it more with getting HIIIIIGH. But maybe that reveals more about me than it does about the word “lit”.

Sadly, your not-so-humble Prop MNGR will be unable to attend the crawl this year, as they for SOME STUPID REASON SCHEDULED IT DURING STEREOLAB’S LAST OF THREE SOLD OUT SHOWS AT THE FILLMORE.
And since Stereolab (RIP Mary Hansen) is freakin’ awesome and since I haven’t seen them live in over 20-years, I’m going, that’s all there is to it.

But you want some literature/poetry? Here are the lyrics to “Jenny Ondioline”, which rocked my fool my and melted my fugly mug off when I 1st heard it in the early 90’s AND IT STILL. FREAKIN. RULES.

Life on Earth is a bloody hazardous affair
As in the city, the republic was collapsing away
I think the brilliant crust’s hiding sad realities to come
And there’s a decisive battle that we all had that we lost

I don’t care if the fascists have to win
I don’t care democracy’s being f&cked
I don’t care socialism’s full of sin
The unbeatable system engenders rot
But what is exciting
Is the challenge and stimulation
But the tensions help keep it creative there’s no doubt

The absence of profounder transformation in the country
Make their hopes turn sour feelings are let down in a hurry
Obviously, once more it could be to the contrary [?]
A bit of love – oh don’t you get too revolutionary

I don’t care if the fascists have to win
I don’t care democracy’s being fucked
I don’t care socialism’s full of sin
The immutable system is so corrupt
But what is exciting
Is the challenge and stimulation
But the tensions help keep it creative there’s no doubt

Life on Earth is a bloody hazardous affair
In place of melody, the two of them are like a country [?]
The horrors of the war were to be repeated anyway
It was like taking candy from a baby

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?

Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle
Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle
Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle

Give me the strength, the lift, hope, and struggle
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?

We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle
Where is the lift, the hope, and the struggle?
We got to keep the lift, hope, and struggle

(The following signal was recorded equally on both channels, but is out of phase…)”

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