Daily Archives: September 1, 2009

Tuesday Night Music Byte

Tonight’s musical post features a band that originally hails from California but is most associated with the City of Boston because of their biggest hit song.. This time it is The Standells and their song, Dirty Water which was released in 1966. A little bit of trivia about the band is that they appeared on the television sit-com The Munsters in the episode, “Far Out Munster” in which they covered The Beatles’ song, I Want To Hold Your Hand.

The song, Dirty Water is featured on this blog because it is about the City of Boston. The “dirty water” refers to the Charles River which at one time was one of the most polluted rivers in the nation (thankfully, it is now quite clean).The lyrics also make many references to the city’s one time puritanical social scene. Boston, at  the time, was known for its Blue Laws which prevented most every commercial entity from conducting business on Sunday and also for the saying, “banned in Boston.” The song has now become a staple at the Boston Garden when the Bruins are victorious and at Fenway Park when the Red Sox win.

The first video clip is of The Standells performing the song and the second is a clip from a Red Sox game. It is fun to watch and listen to the fans as they raucously sing along.


Let’s Put Palin On The Orient Express

Palin pens instructions for Christian baptism on baby in Hong Kong

Palin pens instructions for, and demonstrates Christian baptism on baby in Hong Kong

The quitter, Sarah Palin is truly an example of the pot calling the kettle black. She spent most of last Fall critcizing Barack Obama for “palling around with terrorists” and yet now she finds herself “palling around with Communists.” What gives , you ask? Well, the group known as CLSA Investors’ Forum ( Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia), has announced that the erstwhile “pitbull with lipstick” will be a keynote speaker at its conference scheduled for September 23, 2009 in Hong Kong.

You might wonder, what on God’s green earth would prompt these people of Hong Kong to desire Sarah Palin as a speaker on the subject of, ready for this? Geopolitcs. Well, I am still trying to figure out why Jerry Lewis was so popular in France. Then again, have you ever watched any of those Asian game shows? Pretty strange, huh? Maybe it is just that type of love of strangeness that explains the attraction to Palin. I cannot think of any other reason.

Of course, the biggest question of all is, will she even show up for the event? As we all know, she has been a no show at four consecutive speaking engagements in which she has accepted an invitation. Consequently, we all look forward to the days just before September 23rd.

In honor of the troops, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.

On A Slow Boat To China song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTyZAM4ROQQ


(sung to the Kay Kyser version of the song “On A Slow Boat to China”)

She’ll put a curse on Hong Kong
But not before I lambaste her in this song
And say that…

I’d love to put her
On a slow boat to China
All by herself alone
I hope they lock her in a room without doors
The Palin lovers
Won’t have her ass to kiss no more
They’ll miss her tiny
Red leather skirted hiney
Sitting upon her throne
Honey, I’d love to put her
On a slow boat to China
And hope she can’t get home

(musical interlude)

Let’s all put Sarah
On a slow boat to China
Without her prized cell phone
A twist in the rudder and a rip in the sail
Crying and screaming
Maybe she’ll be beached like a whale
No suntan lotion
She might brew up a potion
Cuz she’s a witch-like crone
Let’s put dear Sarah on a slow boat to China
All by herself with nobody else
Yes, she’ll never get back home