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Posted: 04 Sep 05, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If there ever was a song that matches a situation, it has to be Under Pressure and the Katrina apocalypse. I sent this pairing suggestion of music to footage and photos to NBC TV.

UNDER PRESSURE
Queen & Bowie

Pressure pressing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure - that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets
Chippin' around - kick my brains around the floor
These are the days it never rains but it pours
People on streets - people on streets
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out
Pray tomorrow - gets me higher
Pressure on people - people on streets
Turned away from it all like a blind man
Sat on a fence but it don't work
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn
Why - why - why
Love
Insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
Can't we give ouselves one more chance
Why can't we give love that one more chance
Why can't we give love
Cause love's such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure


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Posted: 04 Sep 05, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh man you're fucked up.

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Posted: 04 Sep 05, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... It doesnt make much sense at all. There are maybe 3 lines that match the situation.


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Looks like we have some differing opinions on this topic.

I, for one, agree with carboengine. The song does a great job of describing the desparation and chaos spawned by Katrina and amplified by human bungling.

LOTS of lessons to be learned from the Katrina situation.

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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good God, this can't be serious. This is like playing "Old Man River" to footage of the people looking for Jeff Buckley, or "Footloose" to 9/11 footage. It is just not right, at least not at this juncture. I'm sure the people in New Orleans and the surrounding districts can come up with their own mood music - if they even want to.
If you ask me, they're far too busy for such an idea.


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know why a hurricane really needs a theme song, to be honest...like Zebonka12 said, there's way more important issues at hand.


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Led Zep's When The Levee Breaks would be more apt.


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

or Borhap?


"any way the wind blows"?


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he he he. this is all very amusing. CARRY ON PLEASE!!


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You don't know the half of it. I am just trying to cope with all of this going on...I am in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. and there is more than that here at this moment. I don't know when it will actually let up with all the 'pressure' but none to soon. Please hold all of these innocent people in your thoughts and prayers.

God Save Queen

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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there qbeaux. I thought I was the only cajun, much less queen fan in Louisiana! Ya'll take care overthere in Baton Rouge!!!

by the way, I did hear a media outlet play the instrumental "who wants to live..." under some video from Katrina. Poor choice title-wise, but the music definitely conveyed the mood.


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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about Queen's "Stealin'", since there's a lotta lootin' going on in New Orleans

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Posted: 05 Sep 05, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really Under Pressure is a great song for this situation, many other things would be too negative. Under Pressure is a positive song "Why can't we give love just one more chance?"


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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

scorpions Rock you like a Hurricane
will be the best Katrina theme song
;)



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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

3* taylorgaga (Begg) wrote:

no he makes a good point actually, those lyrics sort of go with the situation. the pressure pushing down from the hurricane and the immediate situation has put people on streets and split families in 2. etc etc. it goes with it.


sorry but a theme for a hurricane?


"Theme" was an incorrect word for me to use. I just thought the lyrics matched the situation, similar to the song Alan Jackson wrote after 9/11.


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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two other Queen songs that fit the situation are:

These Are The Days Of Our lives

...Those were the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few

and

The Show Must Go On

...I have to find the will to carry on


Mentioning The Show Must Go On may sound callous of me at this point, but that isn't how I mean it. The Show Must Go On lyrics have helped me through a number of crises. The show does go on whether you like it or not. And thank heaven for that. Getting back to "normal" is critical. Never apologize for making a hurricane survivor/rescuse worker laugh. There will be plenty of time for them to feel sad.


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Posted: 06 Sep 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyhting by Katrina & The Waves is likely to fit...