domingo, 22 de junio de 2008

inocente videíto dominguero

Por lo menos, para este domingo nubladito en Buenos Aires. Sacado de una serie de la cadena ABC bastante divertida con la que me estuve dando estas últimas semanas, Eli Stone. Cada tanto la serie tiene un número musical y creo que este es uno de los mejorcitos. La calidad del vídeo es pésima, pero es lo que hay.
Como para poner en contexto, en este caso el personaje principal está en el medio de una reunión en su firma de abogados cuando tiene esta bonita alucinación:

Y dice...
ARTIST: Creedence Clearwater Revival
TITLE: Who'll Stop the Rain

Long as I remember the rain been comin' down
Clouds of myst'ry pourin' confusion on the ground
Good men through the ages tryin' to find the sun
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain

I went down Virginia seekin' shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable I watched the tower grow
Five year plans and new deals wrapped in golden chains
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain

Heard the singers playin', how we cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together tryin' to keep warm
Still the rain kept pourin', fallin' on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain

Wow, "Five year plans and new deals wrapped in golden chains" significa lo que yo me imagino o es solamente una alucinación dominguera? Preguntemosle a google...


Group leader John Fogerty wrote this. Like some of his other songs, like "Fortunate Son," it is a protest of the Vietnam War.
This was used in the 1978 motion picture of the same name starring Nick Nolte as a Vietnam veteran. The movie was going to be called Dog Soldiers, but when the producers got the rights to use this song, they changed the title to Who'll Stop The Rain. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
The line, "I went down Virginia, seekin' shelter from the storm" gave Bob Dylan the idea for the title of his 1975 song "Shelter From The Storm."
When interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine, John Fogerty was asked, "Does 'Who'll Stop The Rain' contain lyrically specific meanings besides the symbolic dimension?" His response: "Certainly, I was talking about Washington when I wrote the song, but I remember bringing the master version of the song home and playing it. My son Josh was four years old at the time, and after he heard it, he said, 'Daddy stop the rain.' And my wife and I looked at each other and said, 'Well, not quite.'" (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada, for above 3)
Bruce Springsteen opened with this song during his summer stadium tour of 2003 whenever it was raining. (thanks, Brandon - New York, NY)

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by sykobirdman on 09-17-2004 @ 05:41:39 PM
It is a beautiful song, with a very political meaning.

Basically what John Fogerty is singing is that he is sick with all the empty promises that politicians use. 5 year plans and New Deals were terms that previous presidents have used. And when he is singing about the singers playing and the crowd rushing up to them, despite the rain, its symbolism for people of the politicians party. Democrats and Republicans both will support their candidate no matter what, even under all the plans "wrapped in chains of gold". And Mr. Fogerty is just standing in the corner, listening to all the empty promises, wondering who is going to stop all the bullshit in the political system. It's a rhetoric question, because its always been like this, and it always will be.

by wytstuff on 12-27-2007 @ 09:09:55 AM
Bennetit is a Republican. This is about Viet Nam. Our war there went on for 15 years; yes, rain is a metaphor for the rain of bombs and terror poured onto those people; "Virginia" is a beach outside Saigon; five year plans, and new deals were empty promises and smoke screens politicians put up to promote the war and keep it going....we obviously didn't learn a damn thing from this tragedy. We don't know or care about our own hisory, much less that of those our government calls "enemies".

Y me fuí de nuevo para el lado de los tomates...

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