Debut of Egyptian God

I just dropped my debut single “Egyptian God”.  Check it out on YouTube.

Lyrics by Lazarus Mudd

Music by David Bowie

Horseshoes and Grenades
Almost only counts
So says the merchant of lemonade

Horseshoes and Grenades
Stick it all out
Show us the bosomful bounty

Horseshoes and Grenades
Make it come all about
Like a listless hermaphrodite

Horseshoes and Grenades
Almost never counts
Unless you the power to make it right

Ra and Osiris
Ptah and Isis
The Egyptian gods ascend
Spilling the seed of Sin
Making misery of men

This is how the world begins
And this is how it ends
Through Horseshoes and Grenades
Through competition we maim
Until only the Egyptian God remains

Egyptian God

The Return of the Thin White Duke

On this day in 1976, the Thin White Duke returned to England and greeted his fans at Victoria Station.


See the video below along with the German version of “Heroes”


Britain is ready for a fascist leader . . . I think Britain could benefit from a fascist leader. After all, fascism is really nationalism . . . I believe very strongly in fascism, people have always responded with greater efficiency under a regimental leadership . . .

You’ve got to have an extreme right-wing front come up and sweep everything off its feet and tidy everything up


Froggie Went A-Frolickin’


New day a-dawnin’
Porky went a-stalkin’
A quarter for the Barber Shop Three

The sun is beginnin’ to shine on me
But it’s not like the sun that used to be

Shaved off the quills
And the Sun reveals
Amphibian flesh of green

Feels good man, this golden stream”
Such a picturesque scene

Like the cross above Milvian Bridge
With Froggie’s Sign we can conquer the village
And Fields forever to plow


There’s a way to get there, and I’ll figure it out somehow
Well I’m already there in my mind and that’s good enough for now

Music Monday: Lazarus

On September 19, 2014, I wrote the following on IPR:

New York City — my old stomping grounds — a modern day $odom and Gomorrah — the sewers are cleaner than the streets — the Republican Party owns a suite in Trump Tower where they put on Burlesque shows every Thursday night. It’s nothing to worry about. Libertarians are fine.

“Come on up for the rising”

Years later, David Bowie released this song, with the title of my name (Lazarus) and a passage mirroring what I wrote above:

By the time I got to New York (my old stomping grounds)

I was living like a king (a suite in Trump Tower)

Then I used up all my money (a modern day $odom and Gomorrah)

I was looking for your ass (Burlesque shows)

This way or no way (It’s nothing to worry about)

You know, I’ll be free (Libertarians are fine)

Just like that bluebird (Come on up for the rising)

Now ain’t that just like me (Lazarus)

Did I inspire Bowie to write this song?  Maybe.  The thematic similarities between the song and my blurb on IPR cannot be denied.  Plus, the blurb was written before Bowie wrote the song.  Perhaps most telling, I used the name “Lazarus the Great” as the author of the blurb, while the title of the song is “Lazarus” even though this name is not mentioned in the song (it is an allusion to the story in the Gospel of John of Jesus rising Lazarus of Bethany from the dead).  There is a strong possibility Bowie read my post and then wrote the song (or at least the passage above) in response.

Kareem Caliente calls my 2014 blurb “prescient” not only because of its foreshadowing of “Lazarus” but because I made the connection between the Republican Party and Donald Trump before anyone had any idea he would run for President, much less become the Republican Party presidential nominee and President itself.  Perhaps with the sarcastic tone of the final two sentences I foresaw the death of Libertarianism (as Nathan Norman declared last week), and then with reference to the Springsteen song “The Rising,” I saw the rise of the Alt-Right from the corpse of Libertarianism, just like Lazarus.

Maybe I’m a prophet.  Or maybe I’m just lucky.