Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sunday Night Music Byte

Madness are a British pop/ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. In 2009, the band have continued to perform with their most recognised lineup of seven members, although their lineup has varied slightly over the years. They were one of the most prominent bands of the late-1970s 2 Tone ska revival.

Madness achieved most of their success in the early to mid 1980s. Both Madness and UB40 spent 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade, holding the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. However, Madness achieved this in a shorter time period (1980–1986).

Early in their career, Madness were linked to skinheads; members of a British working class subculture that the media often stereotyped as racist (although many skinheads, including the original generation, are non-racist or anti-racist). Not only were Madness, along with other 2 Tone bands, popular with skinheads, but it was said that the band members themselves were associated with the subculture. The band’s relationship with the skinheads varied at times. Mike Barson was particularly displeased with the band’s skinhead association, often finding it disappointing that so many were present at performances. Prior to becoming a full member of the band, Chas Smash had been involved in fights with skinheads at performances. In one particular incident on 18 November 1979, Madness were supported by “Red Beans and Rice”, who featured a black lead singer, and the band were prevented from completing the performance due to the racist chants from certain members of the skinhead filled audience. Suggs later came on stage to show his displeasure at their behaviour, but this did not stop much of the audience from Nazi saluting at the end of the show.

In a 1979 NME interview, Madness member Chas Smash was quoted as saying “We don’t care if people are in the NF as long as they’re having a good time.” This added to speculation that Madness was a racist band supporting the National Front, although the band members denied those allegations, and Chas Smash responded to the NME article in the song “Don’t Quote Me On That”. Eventually, band members denied their skinhead roots, which disappointed much of their skinhead fan base.

You might remember this video clip of Madness performing their hit, “Our House“.


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Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 26

Just a few noteworthy political meteorites and comments thereon that have been careening around the galaxy this past week.

BREAKING NEWS: This past week during an on-air radio broadcast that he shared with crazy  Michele Bachmann (Tea Party) MN, Arlen Specter (D) PA was repeatedly interrupted by the nutcase until he found it necessary to put her in her place. Politico.com reports that Bachmann first laid out her agenda — cutting taxes and killing President Obama’s health reform bill — at considerable length. When Arlen Specter tried to counter, Bachmann, darling of the Tea Party movement, kept on talking, which didn’t sit well with the one-time Philadelphia DA, who is a stickler for politeness and protocol. “I’m going to treat you like a lady,” Mr. Specter shot back. “Now act like one.” When Bachmann continued to interrupt him on at least two more occasions, Specter again told her to “act like a lady” each time. Bachmann seems to be suffering from a case of “Once, Twice, Three times not a lady”!

THIS JUST IN: John Edwards is actually the father of his mistress’ baby? Wow, we never saw that one coming!

BREAKING NEWS: Last Thursday, the five conservative, activist U.S.  Supreme Court Justices effectively transferred the power of electing politicians from the people of the United States to corporations (including foreign controlled domestic corporations). In the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission the Supreme Court effectively wiped out corporate campaign spending limits and now corporations can open their almost limitless coffers to influence elections throughout the United States. The net result is that business friendly Republican candidates will benefit while Democratic party candidates will be penalized. It will be interesting to see how the Tea-Baggers react to the decision. After all, the Tea Party prides itself on returning power to the people and its members are steadfast in their opposition to recent corporate bailouts. Consequently, common sense would dictate that the Tea-Baggers would be furious at the decision. The problem is that the Tea-Baggers in general are uneducated, gun-toting dolts and probably cannot read well enough to understand the implications of the decision. Your next President may be brought to you by the generosity of Sony Corporation.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s edition of “This Guy Gets Creepier Every Day” features newly elected Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown. First he posed nude for a Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold. Then, at his election victory party he pimped out his daughters by announcing that they are both available. Now a strange photo of Brown and his daughters has surfaced in which Scott leeringly smiles while hugging his teeny-weeny-bikini clad daughters. Maybe it is just me, but every time I am exposed to Scott Brown, I feel the need to take a shower thereafter.

BREAKING NEWS: “RIP” Air America Radio. We are sad to announce that the progressive radio network filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday and ceased all live broadcasting. Let’s hope that another stronger voice for progressive politics will be born in the near future.

THIS JUST IN: The Tea Party movement suffered another embarrassment last week. Marine Sgt. Charles Dyer a/k/a “July4Patriot” and outspoken member of the “Oath Keepers” bloc of the Tea Party movement has been arrested on charges of rape of a child and forced sodomy. Additionally during the search of his home, authorities uncovered several firearms and a grenade launcher. This is just another example of a Tea-Bagger being a dangerous lunatic.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s edition of “Don’t Make Me Get My Irish Up” features me. My anger is directed at the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas and its God Hates Ireland Website. The Irish nation has recently passed laws which prohibit discrimination based upon sexual preference. Here is what the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas had to say about that,

Ireland has absolutely failed its duty to God. It has been wholly given over to the idea that it is okay to be a filthy fag. They have allowed their fags to establish themselves at every level of society, especially in the government. A law called “An Act to Prohibit Incitement to Hatred on Account of Sexual Orientation” has been enacted by the wicked lawmakers in Ireland to eliminate any true gospel preaching there.

How’s that for a big heaping dose of loving Christianity? Pat Robertson would feel right at home with this group of haters.

THIS JUST IN: For those of you that are interested in removing moon-bat crazy Michele Bachmann from office, here are a couple of blogs that you might want to take a look at;

Dump Bachmann, and Michelle Bachmann for President…of Crazy

BREAKING NEWS: The website CultureMap.com has an interesting article about a potential feud between Fox News’ two most outlandishly foolish pundits. They anticipate a turf war between Glenn “My Crying Eyes” Beck and Sarah “My Winking Eyes” Palin.

Reports are surfacing that Glenn Beck is concerned he might be pushed out of his coveted time slot with Fox News and replaced by former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

There doesn’t seem to be any love lost between these two political media heavy weights. Beck has already predicted that Palin won’t get the Republican nomination in 2012. “I’ve decided that Sarah Palin cannot be president of the United States until she can eviscerate somebody like you,” Beck told Bill O’Reilly in a recent Fox News broadcast. “She’s playing defense right now, and I’m not convinced she wants to be president.” Beck has not been too kind towards Palin since she joined Fox News. “I’ve never met anybody with shields up more than Sarah Palin,” he said.

Meanwhile, Palin is linked with every new Republican star that wins an election. Blogs are now teaming her with Scott Brown as a potential vice presidential pick if she wins the nomination, even though that’s a long way off. Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts in an upset of epic proportions. There are even suggestions Beck and Palin could battle it out over who becomes the de facto leader of the surging “Tea Party”  expected to play a crucial role in this fall’s elections.

As usual, please click on the song link below to familiarize yourelves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s double helping of song parodies. One for Glenn Beck and one for Sarah Palin. Please enjoy.

Crazy song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLS_jkxPRs

HE’S CRAZY

(sung to the Patsy Cline song “Crazy”)

Crazy
Glenn Beck is a demented phony
He’s crazy
Marbles? He’s missing a few

We knew
He was one of Bellevue’s “Most Wanted”
And that someday
He’d make an asylum debut

Sorry
Beck’s on a mental safari
Wondrin’
How did he go so koo-koo

Oh, crazy
Glenn’s crazy and back on the home brew
There’s no use denyin’
Beck can’t stop cryin’
Glenn Beck’s crazy
And stupid too

Crazy
We’re not sure that Beck’s not sniffing glue
It seems like he’s flyin’
We’re not just implyin’
Glenn Beck’s crazy
We know it’s true

Crazy song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLS_jkxPRs

CRAZY

(sung to the Patsy Cline song “Crazy”)

Crazy
Palin is chock-full of baloney
She’s crazy
Crazy and without a clue

We knew
She’s psychologically haunted
And that someday
She’d make her asylum debut

Sorry
She could be a guest on Maury
Wondrin’
How did she go so koo-koo

Oh, crazy
As crazy as her husband, First Dude
There’s no use denyin’
Cheatin’ and lyin’
Sarah’s crazy
We know it’s true

Crazy
We’re not sure if Palin’s sniffing glue
It seems like she’s flyin’
We’re not just implyin’
Sarah’s crazy
We know it’s true

Saturday Night Music Byte

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.” His works and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.

Holly was in the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among “The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Holly saw Elvis Presley sing in Lubbock in 1955 and began to incorporate a rockabilly style into his music, which gradually evolved into rock music. On October 15, he opened on the same bill with Presley in Lubbock, catching the eye of a Nashville talent scout. Holly’s transition to rock continued when he opened for Bill Haley & His Comets at a local show organized by Eddie Crandall, the manager for Marty Robbins.

Following this performance, Decca Records signed him to a contract in February 1956, misspelling his name as “Holly”. He adopted it for his professional career. Holly formed his own band, which would later be called the Crickets. It consisted of Holly (lead guitar and vocalist), Niki Sullivan (guitar), Joe B. Mauldin (bass), and Jerry Allison (drums).

As Holly was signed as both a solo artist and as part of the Crickets, two debut albums were released: The “Chirping” Crickets on November 27, 1957 and Buddy Holly on February 20, 1958. His singles “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!” reached the top ten on both the United States and United Kingdom charts. Buddy Holly and the Crickets toured Australia in January 1958, and the UK in March. Their third and final album, That’ll Be the Day, was put together from early recordings and was released in April.

Buddy was offered the Winter Dance Party by the GAC agency, a three-week tour across the Midwest opening on January 23, 1959, with other notable performers such as Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. He assembled a backing band consisting of Tommy Allsup (guitar), Waylon Jennings (bass) and Carl Bunch (drums) and billed as The Crickets.

The tour turned out to be a miserable ordeal for the performers, who were subjected to long overnight travel in a bus plagued with a faulty heating system in -25°F (-32°C) temperatures. The bus also broke down several times between stops. Following a performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 1959, Holly chartered a small airplane to take him to the next stop on the tour. He, Valens, Richardson, and the pilot were killed en route to Moorhead, Minnesota, when their plane crashed soon after taking off from nearby Mason City in the early morning hours of February 3. Don McLean referred to it as “The Day the Music Died” in his song “American Pie”.

Holly’s funeral was held on February 7, 1959, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock. The service was performed by Ben D. Johnson, who had presided at the Hollys’ wedding just months earlier. The pallbearers were Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Bob Montgomery, Sonny Curtis and Phil Everly. Waylon Jennings was unable to attend due to his commitment to the still touring Winter Dance Party. The body was interred in the City of Lubbock Cemetery in the eastern part of the city. Holly’s headstone carries the correct spelling of his surname (Holley) and a carving of his Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Holly’s pregnant wife became a widow after barely six months of marriage and miscarried soon after. María Elena Holly did not attend the funeral and has never visited the grave site. She later told the Avalanche-Journal:

In a way, I blame myself. I was not feeling well when he left. I was two weeks pregnant, and I wanted Buddy to stay with me, but he had scheduled that tour. It was the only time I wasn’t with him. And I blame myself because I know that, if only I had gone along, Buddy never would have gotten into that airplane.

Please enjoy this clip of Buddy Holly and the original Crickets playing “Peggy Sue“.

It’s Palin Time Again

Just some more Anti-Palin television theme song parody fun for this non-newsworthy Saturday afternoon. This is actually one of the first parodies that I wrote. I composed it a long time before starting this blog. In those days I was simply posting the songs on comment sections of newspapers and blogs, the most notable of which was The Mudflats. Please enjoy this little bit of Lynnrockets nostalgia.

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 parody.

Mary Tyler Moore Show theme link: http://www.televisiontunes.com/Mary_Tyler_Moore_Show_-_CD_Version.html

THE MARY TYLER PALIN  SHOW

(sung to the theme of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”)

Who’s the pitbull with lipstick on her smile?
Who can take an election campaign, and suddenly make it all
seem futile?
Well its you Sarah, and you did show it
With each incoherent sentence, you sure did blow it

Stupidity abounds, you can almost taste it
What’s that sucking sound coming from your spaced head?
You’re gonna fake it after all

Stupidity abounds, you can almost taste it
What’s that sucking sound coming from your spaced head?
You’re gonna fake it after all

You want Alaska to secede
You have lots of firearms and girl you know that’s all you need
All the Tea-Baggers adore you
That Thorazine stare will do wonders for you

Stupidity abounds, you can almost taste it
What’s that sucking sound coming from your spaced head?
You’re gonna fake it after all

Stupidity abounds, you can almost taste it
What’s that sucking sound coming from your spaced head?
You’re gonna fake it after all

Stupidity abounds, you can almost taste it all

You went and faked it after all

Sarah Palin’s Saturday Boob Tube Theme Song

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Not much Palin news on this lazy Saturday morning. Only Friday’s television appearances for Sarah, Bristol and Levi. They were all just fluff pieces without much substance for comment. The usual stuff. Sarah got a new hairdo. Bristol will act like a virgin until marriage and Levi will continue to defend himself in Probate Court. So, in an effort to entertain, here is another  Anti-Palin television theme song parody from the vaults. Hope you enjoy…

The Monkees link:  http://www.monkees.net/mp3/010904aZWHtlo9r3zp/Monkees_-_Rarities_-_Monkees_Theme_(remake).mp3

THE PALINS

(sung to the theme of “The Monkees”)

Here we come,
With mukluks on our feet.
We’re headin’ down to the Johnstons’
To buy some Oxy-C.

Hey, Hey, we’re the Palins
No terrorists pallin’ around.
You betcha that we can see Russia,
When Putin flies right over our town.

We’ve all had unwed pregnancies,
Bristol, Levi, Todd and me,
We don’t care too much for Schoolin’
We’re happy with our G.E.D.’s.

Hey, Hey, we’re the Palins
We’re grindin’ turkey heads by the pound.
Our clothes from Neiman Marcus
Are now sittin’ in the Lost and Found.

Friday Night Music Byte

Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and film director. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1995 and also as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young’s work is characterized by deeply personal lyrics, distinctive guitar work, and signature tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments—including piano and harmonica, his clawhammeracoustic guitar style and often idiosyncratic electric guitar soloing are the linchpins of a sometimes ragged, sometimes polished sound. Although Young has experimented widely with differing music styles, including swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into either of two distinct styles: acoustic folk/country (“Heart of Gold”, “Harvest Moon” and “Old Man”) and electric-charged hard rock (like “Cinnamon Girl”, “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”). In recent years, Young has adopted elements from newer styles like industrial, alternative country and grunge. Young’s profound influence on the latter caused some to dub him “the Godfather of Grunge”.

Although Young has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he retains Canadian citizenship, which he has never wanted to relinquish.

In 1978 Young  set out on the lengthy “Rust Never Sleeps” tour, in which each concert was divided into a solo acoustic set and an electric set with Crazy Horse. Much of the electric set was later seen as a response to punk rock’s burgeoning popularity. “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” compared the changing public perception of Johnny Rotten with that of the recently deceased Elvis Presley, who himself had once been disparaged as a dangerous influence only to later become an icon. Rotten, meanwhile, returned the favour by playing one of Young’s records on a London radio show. The accompanying albums Rust Never Sleeps (new material, culled from live recordings, but featuring studio overdubs) and Live Rust (a mixture of old and new, and a genuine concert recording) captured the two sides of the concerts, with solo acoustic songs on side A, and fierce, uptempo, electric songs on side B. A movie version of the concerts, also called Rust Never Sleeps (1979), was directed by Young under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Young worked with rock artist Jim Evans to create the poster art for the film, using the “Star Wars” Jawas as a theme.”

Please enjoy this terrific clip from the film Rust Never Sleeps in which Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform a great rendition of “Like A Hurricane“.


Here’s To You, Mr. Robertson!

There is a special place in Hell reserved for Pat Robertson. If you do not believe that, simply take a closer look at some of his vile quotes above. Those statements alone reveal this alleged “Man of God” to be a misogynistic, gay hating, racist, murder plotting  sorry excuse for a human being. And that is being kind.

He added to his hit-list of hate filled quotes this week while commenting upon the recent Haitian earthquake which killed thousands and left millions more clinging to existence. Did he offer sympathy? Did he offer prayer? No, he laid blame for the natural disaster on the victims thereof. He said they deserved what they got because their forefathers had made a pact with the Devil. Here are his words:

Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French … and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French’. True story. And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ They kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. [Haitians] need to have a great turning to God, and out of this tragedy, I’m optimistic something good may come,

Nothing more need be said about the very reverend Pat Robertson, except maybe today’s very topical song parody. Please enjoy.

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

Mrs. Robinson song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlTn5xnozE

MR. ROBERTSON

(sung to the Simon and Garfunkel song “Mrs. Robinson”)

And here’s to you, dear Pat Robertson
Jesus loathes you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
You’re a disease, Mr. Robertson
You are a disgrace to those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

The things you said of Haitians expose you as someone vile
You need some help to learn to help yourself
How do you believe you’ll fare when you’re before God’s eyes?
I think Satan’s hounds,  will make you feel at home

And here’s to you, dear Pat Robertson
Jesus loathes you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
Down on your knees, Mr. Robertson
Beg forgiveness for the things you say
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

You are in a deep dark place where only sinners go
Blaming all those victims for their heartaches
Please keep your intolerance out of their sad affairs
Most of all, don’t pin the blame on those poor kids

Here’s shame on you, Mr. Robertson
Jesus loathes you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
And won’t you please, Mr. Robertson
Take your hate and quickly fade away?
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

You’re a preaching joker every Sunday afternoon
Blaming the Haitians for the earthquake
And there is no doubt about it
You don’t have a clue
Ev’ry way I look at it, you lose

Your mind has gone and now you should go
Our nation does not need a jerk like you (Woo, woo, woo)
What’s that you say, Mr. Robertson?
Fox News tells you what they want you to say?
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Thursday Night Night Music Byte

Last week Ringo Starr released his 15th solo album since the break-up of the Beatles. The album is titled Y Not and it is receiving wonderful reviews. As usual, Ringo surrounds himself with lots of his musical friends on this disc including his brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart and longtime Roundheads member Steve Dudas on guitar, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on keyboards, Don Was and Mike Bradford on bass. The album also features Starr’s engineer and co-producer Bruce Sugar on keyboards, as well as some special guests like Edgar Winter on horns and alto sax, and Joss Stone, Ben Harper and Richard Marx on vocals, Ann Marie Calhoun on violin and Tina Sugandh – aka Tina The Tabla Girl – on tabla and chanting. Starr’s songwriting collaborators on Y Not also include familiar and new names like Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart. Joss Stone, Glen Ballard, Richard Marx, Van Dyke Parks, Gary Nicholson plus Gary Wright and his former Roundhead band member, Gary Burr.

The most compelling of his pals to contribute to the album however, is Paul McCartney. McCartney contributes bass to the song “Peace Dream” and vocals on “Walk With You”. They sound like a couple of good buddies having fun being together. Please enjoy this video clip of “Walk With You”.

McCain/Palin II: Dumb And Dumber Again!

The hilarious film that inspired the sequel.

In a world where up is down, where right is left and where confused Tea-Baggers aimlessly roam our nation’s highways and by-ways, there is hope. And that hope is personified by the reunification of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Coming to a theatre near you this Spring, McCain/Palin II: Dumb and Dumber Again!

Yes, it is true. The Washington Post reports that Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate will join John McCain, the failed 2008 Republican nominee for president, in Phoenix on March 26 to help campaign for his re-election to the U.S. Senate. Said McCain,

I’m looking forward to getting back on the campaign trail with my former running mate, and I know my fellow Arizonans will welcome her, as well,

If this coupling sounds a bit strange to you, it most certainly is. Immediately after the addle-minded Senator and the educationally-challenged Governor were whipped like a rented mule in the 2008 presidential election, their two respective camps began to brawl like a couple of spoiled, jealous siblings. The McCain staffers claimed Palin “went rogue” and the Palin staffers claimed Palin intentionally was left in the dark. That was only the beginning. Things heated up when Palin released a ghost-written novel titled, Going Rogue in which she lambasted the McCain staff for handling her incorrectly and refusing to allow her to give a speech of her own at the time when McCain was delivering his consolation speech. Thereafter, McCain’s campaign manager described Palin’s book as a “work of fiction” and just two weeks ago appeared on television’s 60 Minutes and said that the McCain staffers felt that she was so ill prepared for the office of vice president that it was “terrifying and unfathomable.” To add fuel to the fire, when asked after the airing of 60 Minutes whether he felt the initial vetting of Palin by his staff was inadequate, McCain responded, “I wouldn’t know”. Talk about an out of touch politician?

We can only hope that this renewed union will develop into another very public family feud. Until then, please enjoy today’s song parody which describes round one of the McCain/Palin relationship.

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

El Paso song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SgLrFHs0Jk

WASILLA

(sung to the Marty Robbins song “El Paso”)

Up in the Alaskan town of Wasilla
They had a guv’nor that would make you hurl
She and her husband would ride snow-machina’s
But nobody ever saw her in Juneau

She was a blight and nobody was meaner,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
Palin was all for politics of hatin’
And her beehive was slathered in hair gel

One night old Johnny McCain came in,
Reeking and stinking of gin
Cursing and swearing,
His dentures were baring
Searching for the queen of
Snowbound Wasilla

We remember he

Searched out this stranger cuz his hopes were fadin’
He did not know that she dressed like a whore
She got a new wardrobe thanks to the RNC
But prep for debating proved too much a chore

All McCain could do was stand there in silence
Knowing his election hopes were all done
Many thoughts raced through John’s mind as he stood there
And each of them involved his using a gun

She could not name the leader of Iran,
Evolution she denied
This sure was no fun,
Her brain was a wood one
Poor Johnny Mac’s
Election hopes had died

Could he send her back

Up to the Alaskan town of Wasilla
Bury her up to her neck in the snow
Sarah Palin proved to be something worthless
The “First Dude” and his wife jokes of the left
She could not name anything she was readin’
Of intelligence, Palin was bereft

Nobody liked her except “Plumber Joe”
And that guy’s brain was in “park”
Her head was hollow
Her rhetoric slimy
This Palin was worse than a
Poisonous dart

They suffered defeat

And poor Sarah was shipped back to Wasilla
But Palin disliked the Governor show
She felt Alaska was pulling her backwards
And she developed a hatred of snow

No longer enamored by northern cowboys
And denied most of her per diem dough
Shouting and shooting, “I can’t let them catch me!”
She quit her job and just “went with the flow”

Something went dreadfully wrong for that heel
Yet she kept on winking her eyes
She kept on lying
And waging her battle
Politics of fear
Yet office denied

But her love for

Tea-Baggers was strong and when they came a callin’
She wrote a fictional book to digest
The grammar was poor and the tone was spiteful
But off to Walmart they went on a quest

She signed the books and collected her bounty
Seldom in her motorcoach did she ride
She flew in a jet till bloggers did spy her
And they exposed just one more of her lies.

Wednesday Night Music Byte

Before there was Beck, there was Jeff Beck. Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He was one of the three noted guitarists — the others being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page — to have played with The Yardbirds. He was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”and 2nd greatest rock guitarists of all time in DigitalDreamDoor, a site that ranks movies and music.MSNBC has called Beck a “guitarist’s guitarist” and Rolling Stone Magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and most recently, an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck has earned wide critical praise; furthermore, he has received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance four times. Although he has had two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not been able to establish and maintain a broad following or the sustained commercial success of many of his collaborators and bandmates.

Beck was nominated for 2009 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and chosen for induction for the 4 April 2009 ceremony. He was inducted by his good friend (and fellow former Yardbirds guitarist) Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

Please enjoy this video clip of Jeff Beck performing a three song medley at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.