An Analysis of “Love on the Air” by David Gilmour

An Analysis of “Love on the Air” by David Gilmour

I’ve always been a fan of David Gilmour. When it comes to music, tone is everything. And Gilmour’s tone – both on guitar and vocals – is fantastic. An example of his skill is the solo album, About Face.

In particular, I like “Love on the Air”. Vocally, it has the signature tone of Gilmour: warm and pleasing. And musically, it’s a good example of how to build tension in a song. For example, we get the acoustic guitar first; that’s a good choice, because it’s an effective contrast to the electric guitar that follows. The same theory is applied to the pacing; we get a slower beat in the first part of the song, which makes the latter half more effective when he increases the beats-per-minute.

Faster tones work better when they’re preceded by slower ones. It’s a technique that’s lost on the younger musician; for example, the novice will start a song at a faster pace. He tries to accomplish everything immediately. To use a sexual metaphor, he wants to “blow his load” early on. There’s no foreplay…just an immediate ejaculation. So the chorus is not surprising in any way: all the excitement has already been used up.

Have a listen to the wonderful song…it’s a good piece of writing:

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Keep Your Business Dealings Frequent, Brief and Positive

Keep Your Business Dealings Frequent, Brief and Positive

This advice was given to me years ago and I find it to be useful. All the years…and I’ve seen a million faces. So many different jobs and locations. I have to choose my battles. I cannot move a mountain and I cannot change the mind of another man. I have to look within. To focus on myself.

To pick my battles. To know which conversation to have with people…to know when to leave the room.

Knowing when to speak your mind is silver….knowing when to be silent is gold.

The reward for this knowledge is enormous – it’s about my well-being and my sanity. It’s about my peace of mind.

Note to self: Keep your business dealings frequent, brief, and positive.

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Regarding a Red Pill Episode of “Happy Days” (The Not Making of a President)

Regarding a Red Pill Episode of “Happy Days” (The Not Making of a President)

Years ago, there was a great episode of Happy Days called “The Not Making of a President.” The show was dripping with red-pill wisdom. In Manosphere terms, it details the danger of being a beta male; but more importantly, it shows how a liberal woman can manipulate a weak man.

In this episode, Richie Cuninngham falls in love with Debbie Howser. She’s a liberal, campaigning for Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 presidential race. Richie is smitten, so he becomes a Democrat as well. Moreover, he defies the family tradition of voting Republican and alienates himself from his father.

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Richie becomes a Democrat to win the vagina respect of a liberal woman.

Richie dons a beta-male cape, hoping to “get the girl.” He puts a Stevenson bumper sticker on his car, organizes the campaign headquarters, and gives a public speech. He even does research on Stevenson and tries to impress Debbie with political facts. In short, he does everything in his power to win her vagina approval.

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Richie becomes the “male feminist,” adopting a political view in the hopes of winning a woman’s vagina respect.

Debbie is excited about Richie’s lap-dogging. She encourages him to work for the campaign and donate his time. She even flirts with him, using his attention to bolster her self-esteem (emotional tampons were alive and well in the 1950s). In short, she allows Richie to become a beta male orbiter.

But then Stevenson loses…

So what happens? Does she reward him for being a “nice guy”? Do they start a passionate love affair based on political idealism? Thankfully, no. The show stays true to reality.

Debbie dumps him like a hot potato! Richie is crushed. He realizes that she never cared about him and that his political efforts were in vain; she was merely using him for attention. In short, he was the socio-political tampon of a liberal woman.

Summary

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Richie’s situation is similar to the plight of today’s “male feminist.” He believes that a liberal woman will reward him for his political virtue signalling. In truth, he’s being taken for a ride. The sexual marketplace does not care about politics. It’s based on hypergamy and game.

Politics will never change the realities of the male/female dynamic.

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“How Much Do You Bench?” is a Good Question

“How Much Do You Bench?” is a Good Question

Years ago, Saturday Night Live had a sketch called “How Much Do You Bench?” It featured a group of muscular men, taking phone calls from the public. The host would ask every caller the same thing: “How much do you bench?”

Here’s a clip:

The point of the skit was obvious – a man that cares too much about his body is a clown. A doofus. All body, no brains.

However, the show misses the mark for one reason:

The GREAT MAN values his body; therefore, he rejects any ridicule in this regard.

Today’s “entertainment” is method of subterfuge.  See how a GREAT MAN is undermined with satire. How his personal pride is demeaned by the media. Remember that we’re in a culture war: the weak are attacking the strong. Given this reality, we must to defend ourselves from media jackals; in the case of SNL, it’s the seditious Lorne Michaels (aka, David Lipowitz).

The question is simple, my reader….do you wanna’ look like this?

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Or like this…

Woody Allen

A man’s physical strength is a sign of hard work. Personal pride. Dedication to a goal. To quote Nietzsche: “Excess of strength alone is proof of strength”

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Your Happiness is an Opportunity and Not a Right

Your Happiness is an Opportunity and Not a Right

I heard a song on the radio today: “Tengo El Derecho a Ser Feliz.” The translation? I have the right to be happy!

It sounds nice…like it should be correct.

But happiness is not a right; it’s an opportunity.

Think of yourself as an animal on the Serengeti. You’re hungry and you have to eat. But the plains are filled with danger, with animals that want to kill you! And somewhere in the dark is your food, waiting to be pounced on. Do you have the courage to fight? Can you overcome your fear? Can you rise above the challenge?

Happiness is an opportunity: and it’s something that you win via courage and strength.

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On the Challenge of Retirement

On the Challenge of Retirement

Recently, Major Styles became retired. And during this time, I was reminded of something…

Retirement is an existential challenge.

The extra time will produce an array of questions. What’s the meaning of life? Have I made the right decisions? Will I be remembered when I’m gone?

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Retirement forces a man to reflect on the existential; and many people die before they reach that point.

Most of us are rescued from answering, The alarm goes off, we take a shower, and we shave. And then it’s off to work…a set of duties that occupy. We file a memo, we type a letter, and we move a stapler. “One more coffee, please!”

And yet the questions remain…unanswered.

Periodically, a revelation arrives. You smoke a joint on a rooftop in Chicago and the universe is unleashed – like a tsunami hitting landfall. You feel the immensity of time. You see Mayan temples and the pyramids of Egypt. They’re all connected to you…and the emotion is overwhelming.

But it’s over the next day – you go back to work. The feelings you had are washed away by a million details. A machine reclaims the soul.

Until retirement. Then you face the questions again. Like a boxer in the ring, your opponent is after you. He’s chasing you from pillar to post. And you have to face the punches of reality. The existential dilemma.

You have to answer the questions…

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Calumny Destroys All Good-Will and Natural Affection

Calumny Destroys All Good-Will and Natural Affection

These words were written by Flavius Josephus in the book The Wars of the Jews; Or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem. Josephus tells about the death of Antigonus (the last Hashmonean king of Judea).

Antigonus was killed by a jealous brother. But the death was unwarranted. For the brother heard a lie about Antigonus, which made him angry. And this anger got the better of him, so he responded by killing Antigonus. In short, it was a terrible tragedy.

Josephus gives the reader a moral:

Calumny destroys all good-will and natural affection, and how none of our good affections are strong enough to resist envy perpetually.

I know this to be true.

Major Styles was semi-famous once. And I believed that it would bring good fortune. But instead, I found that jealousy was attacking me. All of a sudden, people that barely noticed me before were now speaking my name: they were telling lies about me, and looking to me for money. My phone was ringing with familiar strangers. They wanted favors and time commitment.

I thought jealousy was a woman’s hustle. But I found that in a professional world, the jealousy of men can often be worse.

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