Daily Archives: October 1, 2009

Thursday Night Music Byte

We learn from Allmusic that the Tubes were arch satirists of popular culture whose outrageous performance-art concepts — which swung wildly from soft-core pornography to suit-and-tie conservatism — frequently eclipsed their elusive musical identity. The beginnings of the group originate in Phoenix, Arizona in the late ’60s, where guitarist Bill Spooner, keyboardist Vince Welnick and bassist Rick Anderson formed as the Beans (alternately billing themselves as the Radar Men from Uranus). After moving to San Francisco in 1972, the Beans recruited guitarist Roger Steen and drummer Prairie Prince (from Red, White & Blues), and later became the Tubes with the addition of Michael Cotten on keyboards and former roadie Fee Waybill on lead vocals.

Over the course of the next few years, the Tubes earned a devoted cult following on the strength of Spooner’s parodic songs and the group’s surreal live shows, which featured Waybill adopting a variety of personas including the “crippled Nazi” Dr. Strangekiss, country singer Hugh Heifer and Quay Lewd, a drug-addled British pop star. After signing to A&M in 1975, they released their self-titled debut, followed a year later by Young and Rich; while both failed to transfer the manic energy and theatrical complexity of their live set onto record, the single “White Punks on Dope” became a minor hit and a radio staple.

Please enjoy The Tubes performing their 1976 hit, White Punks On Dope.

Masculine Ann Coulter Defends Insane Sarah Palin

coulterTime magazine

Ann Coulter the gender confused right wing pundit appeared on the Joy Behar Show yesterday and defended Sarah Palin’s outlandish “death panel” claims with regard to health care reform proposals. Behar succinctly pointed out the lack of veracity with regard to the claim that voluntary physician/patient consultations regarding the use of such things as durable powers of attorney, medical proxies and advance directives will lead to a government imposed policy of persuading elders to end their lives. Coulter however could not face reason. Instead, in an attempt to defend Palin, he claimed that as the result of the fact that doctors would be paid for such consultations, it was obvious that such action constitutes government mandated death sentences. Coulter is simply a prime example of someone that is “blinded by the right.”

Coulter also tried to bolster the ex-quitting governor Palin by stating that Palin draws large audiences in part because of her coherence. Behar found that statement to be laughable and said, “Ann, I like you, but the woman is not coherent. She can’t construct a sentence.” Watch the video here.

There have been rumors circulating on the internets tubes for some time now which advance the proposition that Ann Coulter is actually a male. Most of these articles focus on a few missing years during his adolescence when he presumably left the country to have a sex change operation overseas. The articles also often draw attention to his pronounced Adam’s Apple and masculine looking hands. Additionally, it is frequently pointed out that he has never been married or had children.

Here at Blast-Off, we have no idea as to the credibility of the Mann Coulter rumors. We do, however hope said rumors are true because of the wealth of satirical material which such a situation would spawn. As you can guess, we really do not like Ann Coulter or anything he has to say. So, without further adieu, let’s have a song…

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along to the song parody.

I Wanna Be Sedated song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FxaJKm9sdI


(sung to the Ramones song “I Wanna Be Sedated”)

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann-hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Nice new hairdo and nothing that show-o-ohs, his sex can be debated
Get Coulter to the airport and put him on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry the surgery’s in Spain
He only wants ten fingers and a woman’s brain
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Nice new hairdo and nothing that show-o-ohs ,his sex can be debated
Just slather his legs with Nair then he’ll be a dame
Hurry, hurry, hurry before he goes insane
He looks a lot like Klinger isn’t that a shame?
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann-hours to go till his breasts are inflated
Get some new shoes, Ann’s ready to go-o-o, the change has been belated
Put Coulter in that wheelchair, let’s begin the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry before it starts to grow
He wants some girlie sneakers and new Ann Taylor clothes
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Boobs that are new and sheer nylon hose, Ann wants to be castrated
Just put Ann in a wheelchair, let’s begin the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry he wants to be a ‘ho
Trinkets on his fingers and trinkets on his toes
Oh no no no no no

Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated