Welcome To Chaos Central

This was as blog some years ago.  Like so many blogs it got abandoned.  Now I have an obsession worth of reviving it.  So welcome to the new and improved Chaos Central. 
The home of songs by Daniel Weinstein

Latest song

I’ll Be Dead Before It Happens

Let me say, by way of introduction, that this song is satire.  It is not an anthem for the aged disengaged. 

I say this because once in a while the reaction I get is, “Yeah.  That kinda sums up where I’m at too.”  I want it to be clear – that is NOT the reaction I’m looking for.  And it’s not where I’m at.

I plan to make some sort of video to go with the song, but haven’t done that yet.  For now this is just the song.  

This was one of those songs that took almost no time to write.  I had the thought and wrote all the words in 15 minutes one day and wrote the tune just as quickly.  That’s the way these things go sometimes.  Since it was so quick I didn’t consider it to be a “significant” song. More a filler that people seemed to like.

John Vallins did all of the production.  He put together the entire backing track including the background singers.  I was planning a trip to Bellingen to do the vocals but a lockdown intervened.  I did the vocals at home with whatever sound equipment I could find.  I’d just gotten over a cold and was still hoarse, but I figured it might make me sound more curmudgeonly so went ahead with it.  I didn’t even play my guitar on the recording.  The result is what you can hear by clicking on the arrow above.

My big hope is that one or more of you click on the share button and send a link to your friends.  It’s Ok if you don’t, but I’d like lots of people to hear the song so it’d be great if you did.

This is the first song I’ve put on Bandcamp.  Let me know what you think of it as a platform.  For a while I thought that a good way to put music in front of people would be to put it on YouTube.  I’ve done that with a few songs (I’ll create posts on this site for them soon) but it can be a lot of work.  

This is also the first blog post I’ve written in almost 5 years.  If it sounds a bit creaky that’d be why.  I hope this is the start of more writing, more rants, more opinions and a lot of music.  Wish me luck.

Below, in reverse chronological order, are some of my most recent blog posts.  Many of them are quite old, but as I write some new ones.  If I write them.  You never know.

How can you tell it from make believe?

How can you tell it from make believe?

I once overheard a conversation between a couple of friends about how to know what medications to take.  They were musing about how in an ideal world there would be a council of elders who would be the custodians of that sort of knowledge and if you were sick...

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Organic Food.  It’s good for the environment. Right?

Organic Food. It’s good for the environment. Right?

Better for the Environment Well, now we're getting onto firmer ground. It's pretty widely acknowledged that there is little, if any, taste or health benefit to organically grown food.  While that is at odds with popular belief and personal experience (a friend wrote...

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Organic food. It’s gotta be better for you. Right?

Organic food. It’s gotta be better for you. Right?

 Organic food is healthier. It stands to reason. If you don't use  chemical fertiliser and pesticides the end result has simply got to be healthier - for you and me and the environment.   And besides, everyone knows that organic food is just better for your body.  End...

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Organic tastes better?

Organic tastes better?

Everyone knows it.  It really goes without saying.  Organic is just better, more wholesome, healthier, more flavourful, better for the environment. What's not to like?  It's just better.  No pesticides, no herbicides, nothing bad of any sort. Ever.  We all know it....

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The Craig Egan/Tenpenny Saga. Part 3: Tenpenny Returns

The Craig Egan/Tenpenny Saga. Part 3: Tenpenny Returns

Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines is back on Facebook.  If you don't partake in Facebook I suppose you won't be able to see what she's up to, but she has websites as well.  Feel free to look her up on the innerwebs.  Tenpenny Integrated Medical Centers, the page for her...

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The Craig Egan/Tenpenny Mystery. The Saga Continues.

The Craig Egan/Tenpenny Mystery. The Saga Continues.

  I just saw the following in a Facebook post. I just got a call at work from the FBI. The agent asked me if I knew who Dr Tenpenny was and if I was "trolling" her page. I explained the best I could and offered full cooperation.  If that was me I would be...

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What the fuck is the it that I fuck?

What the fuck is the it that I fuck?

Ok, language alert.  As you can already tell by the title I've already abandoned my usually urbane and non-scatalogical approach to writing.  But it seems necessary given the topic at hand.  This is something I think about from time to time and I'd really love to get...

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A month of sex

A month of sex

My wife and I have just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We gave one another a gift of a short trip to the North Island of New Zealand where we toasted one another, took long walks and had a wonderful time.  But that wasn't the only anniversary present we...

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Linda

Linda

I received this message two days ago from my brother Tony. Hello everyone, I am so sorry to inform you that my sweet Linda, my best friend and the love of my life, has left town. She has decided to take a permanent vacation in a very nice place, a place where there is...

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