Vicious World

You don’t have to look far to see the viciousness of this world. Just turn on Fox News any hour of the day or night. Or climb through whatever portal suits you best to connect to populations seething with hate and fear. Social media is drowning in it.


Rufus by Derren Brown

I got into Rufus Wainwright through his father Loudon Wainwright III who obviously couldn’t bear the thought of saddling his son with IV. My favorite collection of Rufus’s work is called Want One. This song is gorgeous enough to make up for at least some of the viciousness in this world.

Thought that maybe we’d fall in love over the phone
Thought that maybe I’d really love being alone
Everybody but heaven knows how I was wrong
Oh Lord what have I done to myself
In the vicious world, such a vicious world
There isn’t anything you can do
In this vicious world
Sucking on the ice, making eyes all by myself
Didn’t realize you were so top of the shelf
Just you wait and see when you turn, turn 23
Oh Lord what have I done to myself
What have I done to myself?
In this vicious world, such a vicious world
There isn’t anything you can do in this vicious world

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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