Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

Friday Night Music Byte

I guess we’ll stay with relatively unknown late 1970’s bands for a while longer. Tonight it is The Knack. they were a California band that emerged in 1979 with the smash hit, My Sharona. The “power pop” of “My Sharona“, coupled with the band’s “retro” 1960s look, earned the band comparisons to the early Beatles. Many music critics of the era disliked disco, which dominated the music industry at the time, and were, at best, coolly receptive to other developing genres like punk rock, new wave and heavy metal music. The Knack’s power pop and hard rock influences earned them some critical credibility. After subsequent albums, there was a critical backlash against the band and they broke up amidst internal squabbles.

I also thought they were going to be the next Beatles so when it was announced that they would playing in Boston’s Orpheum Theatre in 1980 I did not hesitate. I purchased a dozen of the most expensive seats available with the intention of reselling them for a fortune. My dream never materialized. I believe I still have ten unused tickets tucked away somewhere.

This first video is the big hit My Sharona.

This second clip is of a song called Good Girls Don’t (but I had to) and has some pretty raunchy lyrics for its time.

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Dear Mr. Hannity

Sean Hannity finally accepts the Olbermann waterboard challenge

Sean Hannity finally accepts the Olbermann waterboard challenge

The Hannity Insanity Express continues to roll along the tracks of dementia. Yesterday, his train coupled with the Glenn Beck Boxcar. Hannity and Beck are now both bemoaning the fact that the Obama Administration has appointed so-called “czars” to oversee certain policy initiatives such as green jobs and the auto industry bailout. Their problem with the concept of these “czars” is that they are executive branch appointments and not subject to congressional confirmation. Well, we have one question for you Mr.Hannity and Mr. Beck, where was your outrage when Richard Nixon  created the position of “czar” (energy) and then Ronald Reagan (drug, budget etc) George H. W. Bush (Latin America, drugs, Aids etc) and George W. Bush (cyber security, bird flu, intelligence, Katrina, war, corruption, privacy and health etc) expanded upon the concept? Yeah, your grasp of history is tenuous at best.

Let’s consider the source however, in machinegun format:

1. Hannity attended two colleges (New York University and Adelphia University) but never graduated or earned a degree;

2. Hannity claimed on-air that waterboarding is not torture and that he was willing to undergo the process. However, when challenged to do just that by Keith Olbermann for $ 1,000.00 for each second (to be donated to charity) that Hannity could endure the process, Hannity declined;

3. Hannity continues to falsely insist that there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; and

4. Hannity claims that the governmental takeover of GM was a socialist goal of the Obama Administration.

‘Nuff said.

Here comes the obligatory song parody. Please remember to click on the song link below because it makes singing along so much more fun.

Dear Mr. Fantasy song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gkxfnnoMc0&feature=related

DEAR, MR. HANNITY

(sung to the Traffic song “Dear, Mr. Fantasy”)

Dear, Mr. Hannity you are a goon
Some even say you are daffy
Your nightly show is just like a cartoon
Hit that bong, chug that jar
Getting happy
You are the one that just makes us all laugh
Unlike Glenn Beck, you don’t go to tears
You should be sad that you do not have your gonads
You could face waterboarding fears

Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh Ahhhhh

Dear Mr. Hannity you’re no Brit Hume
Although, he too is unhappy
Insanity prevails throughout Fox News
Always wrong, that you are
Oh so crappy
Yeah, yeah

(musical interlude)

Dear Mr. Hannity  go back to your room
That would just make us all happy
Do anything, take us out of our gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
We all just watch you to have a good laugh
We haven’t laughed so hard in ten years
You are one sad excuse for a real college grad
Just like all of your poor Fox News peers