Rock icon and Motörhead frontman Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister died from cancer on Monday Dec. 28 he was 70 years old and still going. The founder of Motörhead in 1975. A man who changed the definition of rock. This is a ”heavy metal piano” alternative rock version of the song Ace of Spades.
I’m ending this year with an ‘Ace Of Spades’ piano cover! 2015 closed with a loss of another rock legend! “If you didn’t do anything that wasn’t good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous.”
– Lemmy “Ace Of Spades” – Lyrics
If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades
Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all the game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t wanna live for ever,
It means confusion. It means that there’s a problem that everyone is aware of but no one wants to admit. Afterall, this is song no. 2 of the EP ‘I Can Pay For It” – A Collection of Songs ForThe Current Political and Socio-Economic Crisis. An EP dedicated to understanding the reality of a world that needs to change and as even Quantum physicists admit; consciousness creates reality. What is consciousness? Consciousness includes a few things. It’s how we understand our Universe, our world, our thoughts, our perceptions, our objectives and more. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
This is an alternative rock song about our mad little world. A song with lyrics full of oxymorons and antitheses; a musical reflection of the world we’re living in.
Hugs and kisses tears panic push away
Chorus: There is a pink elephant, pink elephant, There is a pink elephant, pink elephant In the room.
Come on let’s bring on the fun, bring on the fun Come on let’s bring on the fun, bring on the fun In the room
The video was made by DadaColor, a visual artist and musician from Germany. We met on Twitter and became friends. His interpretation of the ‘Pink Elephant’ lyrics led to the creation of this video. A crazy monkey, the elephants, the E = mc 2 equation. in DadaColor’s own words: “The crazy monkey tells a story about a pink elephant and no one believes him… Perhaps only monkeys can see them through their pink classes?” DadaColor makes all his videos with ”homemade” props. Everything you see is not computer made, the pink colours, painting the elephant, the elephant parade etc. Quite unique! You can find his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQeAb3rtOZfbXwJ42PbOLQ he is also a very good musician!
Intense, ironic and by turns darkly funny or genuinely though provoking, the EP was recorded over the course of one, very productive day in the studio.
Mixed by engineer is Andrea Adriano (Adele, Katy B), and mastered by Sigurdor Gudmundsson at Skonnrokk Studios. Sounds a bit like, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Radiohead, Pixies, The Editors, etc!