Commander Cody stayed at my girlfriend’s Grandmother’s house when they played her city back in the day. Make of that whatever you will.
Kasey Kaysom Time: he used to intro songs with a backstory…
During the Cold War (when the USSR and the USA targeted each other with massive nuclear arsenals), we sent Pershing missiles to West Germany (yes, Germany was still divided from WW2).
The Deutschlandlanderen knew that the expected lifespan of a soldier on the front was 19 seconds, American or German. German youth responded with an unsophisticated but heartfelt plea for moderation: “99 LuftBalloons”. Thank God they turned out right…
After the Berlin Wall fell, Bowie collected his accolades, which is appropriate. Here is Bowie accepting his his due credits. David Bowie wrote and sang the lyrics which inspired the Germans to take their own fate into their hands:
I, I remember, standing by the The Wall,
And the guns fired above our heads,
And we kissed as though nothing could fall.
And the shame was on the other side,
The funny part (to me at least), I met Johnny Cash before he passed and I’ve been to the Opery a few times.