Commentary

I don't get excited about too many things, but this band, Klaatu is one of those things. They are Canadian band from my childhood and I love them. They toured Canada twice I believe, and I saw them both times, once in dirty university club and second time upstaging Prism, another Canadian band. I still remember both appearances, and I still, thirty years later, remember, sitting front row in the dirty club, looking Terry right in the eye while I joyfully sang one of their amazing, amazing songs. What an electrical moment that was for me.

Why do I love them so much? There are so many reasons. From the premature, but nevertheless potent and accurate, prognostication of "Everybody took a holiday" (from their brilliant album "Sir Army Suit") to the sun, the mushrooms, the meek little mouse waiting to inherit the Earth, and the glorious journey that culminates in arrival at utopia (Magentalane), their entire album corpus (even the cover art) is aligned and tuned to perfection. The message of Klaatu is crystal and clear. Open your eyes. Embrace the journey. Welcome aboard!

Alas, a well aimed torpedo took them out; but then, the 70s were never the time nor the place--just preparation Too many technologies needed to be developed. Too many things still needed to be adjusted. Too many things still needed to get done. But, they are still around and they are gearing up for another go. Yay!

Anyway, I'd like to to introduce you to Klaatu, a band that I feel is the only musical group on the planet fully in alignment with the authentic spirituality (which is to say, fully in alignment with the Lightning Path). For your enlightenment and inspiration, and to underline LP teachings and messages, I'll be posting their songs here as explorations. The first song I'd like to post is the first song from their second album Hope. The song is entitled "We're off you know," and it perfectly captures the intent and the feeling that I want to convey to you now which is that, moving, it's not about judgment, punishment, worthiness, testing, or anything of that dark ilk. It's just about opening your eyes, facing the warmth of the sun, and Joyfully climbing on board.

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Daily Mantra: We are the Alpha and the Omega. We are the beginning without end.

We’re Off you know

We’re off you know to a distant land
And the only ones allowed to come are those who feel they can
Go right along with the master plan
For we’re all agreed that all we need is sitting there in your head
(Is that all? That’s all. That’s all? That’s all.)

So raise the sails and trim all the sheets
Set your course and jam all the cleats
We’ll follow the north star to know where we are so
You sleepyheads get out of bed right now
Let your fortunes be cast to the wind

And so it’s off we go to some uncharted shore
‘Cause the only kind we’re out to find are those worth looking for
You can tag along should you feel the urge to merge
‘Cause we’re all agreed that all we need is Hope and a little courage
(Is that all? That’s all. Ooh hoo hoo)

So raise the sails and trim all the sheets
Set your course and jam all the cleats
We’ll follow the North Star to know where we are so
You sleepyheads get out of bed right now
Get out the lead full steam ahead smartly now
For the journey begins
The journey begins
Our journey begins come the sun

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