Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Monday Night Music Byte

Edison Lighthouse was a UK pop group, initially a studio only assemblage that served as a vehicle for session vocalist Tony Burrows and songwriter/record producers Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. They are best known for their 1970 UK chart-topper record, and million selling “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”. The ‘original’ Edison Lighthouse was Tony Burrows (lead vocalist), Stuart Edwards (lead guitar), David Taylor (bass guitar), George Weyman (drums) and Ray Dorey (guitar). The group’s lone Top 40 hit “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” (1970) was one of four near contemporaneous UK Singles Chart Top Ten hit singles by Burrows under different names, the others being White Plains’ “My Baby Loves Lovin'”, The Pipkins’ “Gimme Dat Ding”, and Brotherhood of Man’s “United We Stand”. Burrows was also lead vocalist on the single “Beach Baby” (1974) for another studio only group, The First Class. and million selling

“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” was Number One for five weeks and sold 250,000 copies in the UK. “Love Grows” raced to the Number One position in its second week on the chart, which was at the time the quickest rise by an act new to the chart. The United States release was in February 1970 and reached Number 4 in the Billboard Hot 100, selling a million copies there by April earning the R.I.A.A. gold disc. In Canada the song reached #3.

Sarah Palin Contributes to G.O.P. Implosion

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With only 20% of the national electorate registered as Republicans, can the party withstand a further splintering of its membership? Sarah Palin, the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska apparently believes that it can or that a new more conservative third party can emerge to take its place. Case in point, the congressional race in New York’s 23rd District.

This upstate New York district has been solidly Republican since 1871, but times they are a changin’. The Republican nominee, Dede Scozzafava will face opposition not only from Democratic Party nominee Bill Owens, but also from Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman. Many conservative Republicans believe that Scozzafava is too moderate and consequently they may support the uber-right-wing Owens. Sarah Palin has joined the conservative crew and publicly endorsed the third party Owens. With regard to her decision, Palin posted on her Facebook page last Thursday as follows: “The Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines,” Palin wrote, “and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race.” Palin joins other prominent national Republicans such as Fred Thompson (he, of tv acting fame) and Dick Armey (he, of Tea-Bagging fame) in endorsing the non-Republican.

The end result of this Republican-Conservative in-fighting however, may be that the Democratic Party candidate Bill Owens benefits from the division of Republican votes. If so, for the first time in 139 years, a Democrat may represent New York’s Fightin’ 23rd. Let’s hope that such is the case.

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.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGFlkcnZRFI&feature=related

SARAH IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS

(sung to the Beatles song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”)

Picture yourself in a town called Wasilla
With convenience stores and endless strip malls
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A gal who’s fans cheer with cat-calls

Oil covered snowmen and Todd’s snow-machine
My God is that Uncle Jed?
Sarah’s the girl with Monkeys on her feet
Now, she’s gone

Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Ah… Ah…

Follow her down to a Bridge Off To Nowhere,
Where Sarah says, “No”, but then she still buys.
Everyone smile as she kisses Joe Sixpack,
She attracts the wackiest guys.

Newspaper headlines describe what she wore
Ebay jets take her away
SarahPAC funds all the money she’s spent
Now, she’s gone.

Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Ah… Ah…

Picture yourself sitting home on your cell-phone
Pondering all her insufferable lies
Suddenly someone “tweets” you from Ol’ Twitter
It’s Sarah and man is she fried.

Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds

Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds
Sarah in the sky with diamonds

(fading)