Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

Wednesday Night Music Byte

Allmusic informs us, Todd Rundgren’s best-known songs — the Carole King pastiche “I Saw the Light,” the ballads “Hello, It’s Me” and “Can We Still Be Friends,” and the goofy novelty “Bang on the Drum All Day” — suggest that he is a talented pop craftsman, but nothing more than that. On one level, that perception is true since he is undoubtedly a gifted pop songwriter, but at his core Rundgren is a rock & roll maverick. Once he had a taste of success with his 1972 masterwork, Something/Anything?, Rundgren chose to abandon stardom and, with it, conventional pop music. He began a course through uncharted musical territory, becoming a pioneer not only in electronic music and prog rock, but in music video, computer software, and Internet music delivery as well.

As his career wound into its third decade, Rundgren concentrated on behind-the-scenes innovations, but during the ’70s and ’80s he maintained a relentless work schedule. He released up to two albums a year either as a solo artist or with his band Utopia, while producing acclaimed, successful records for artists as diverse as Badfinger, Meat Loaf, Grand Funk Railroad, the New York Dolls, and XTC. As an aside, actress Liv Tyler was raised by Rundgren and for many years she believed that he was her father before discovering that her real father was actually Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame. That however, is a story for a different day.

The following video clip is of Rundgren performing his 1975 hit, Real Man with a great group of back-up performers. Pay close attention to his bandmates dressed in Beatles style outfits.

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My Love Song To Sarah Palin

Sarah, will you be my Valentine?

Sarah, will you be my Valentine?

It is time to be honest, folks. We here at Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off have a crush on the ex-quitting-Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. It is time for us to admit that this blog would not have been born in the first place were it not for Caribou Barbie’s unfaltering pro-life stance. You see, while the idea of this blog had barely been conceived in our mind, we were already contemplating putting that idea out to pasture. But then Sarah Palin started saying and doing more stupid things on a daily basis. We began to wonder just how on earth we could deny mankind all of the wonderful satire and comment that our precious little blog-child would contribute as it grew to adulthood. Hence, our decision was made. We chose life for the blog and the rest is history.

Were it not for Sarah Palin’s butchered television interviews, slutty flight attendant fashion sense, inability to speak a single coherent sentence, vast world travel experience, child birth mysteries, penchant for quitting jobs more frequently than Brett Favre and all around cluelessness, we would never have had the sustaining source material for this blog. For that Sarah, we love you. So, in honor of the troops please enjoy this love song that was penned especially for you.

Love always,

Lynnrockets

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

You Are The Woman song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AgPw-DMoHw&feature=related

YOU ARE THE WOMAN

(sung to the Firefall song “You Are The Woman”)

You are the woman that I’ve always dreamed of
I knew it from the start
You’re like the apple that fell off of the apple cart

It’s all those things you say that make me pee
Because you have no clue
And those interviews you gave on TV
Came right back and bit you, woh, oh

You are the woman that I’ve always dreamed of
You are a work of art
You have no grace and a black rotting thing for a heart

It’s not so much your gross duplicity
Sure not the clothes you wear
It’s all those foreign countries you can see
And you shoot polar bears, who, oh, woh

You are the woman that I’ve always dreamed of
I don’t know where to start
You’re dumber than most of the gals at the mini-mart

It’s hard to tell you just how glad I’m feeling
When you are reviled
You have a way to send my song skills reeling
I just love your style, woh, oh

You are the woman that I’ve always dreamed of
I knew it from the start
You’re in a place that occupies a space in my heart
You’re in a place that occupies a space in my heart

In my heart
Oh, oh in my heart.