Daily Archives: June 12, 2010

Saturday Night Music Byte

Who knew Barack Obama had golden pipes? Please enjoy!

Jerry Brown Curbs Sarah Palin’s Enthusiasm

Sarah “Plain and Stupid” Palin has been exposed as an uneducated, misinformed fool yet again. This time it is Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California, Jerry Brown that has called out the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska.

In an appearance on, where else but the Fox network, this week, Sarah Palin said that she does not believe that Brown will keep his promise to raise no taxes if elected unless a tax increase is passed by a voter referendum. As support for her contention, Palin simply uttered a number of lies about Brown’s past two terms as California’s Governor. For example, she said that when Brown was Governor, he raised taxes when in fact he cut taxes by $4 billion dollars. Ms. Quittypants also said that Brown spent outside of his state’s means when in fact, he left office leaving a $5 billion dollar rainy day fund. Of course none of the inaccuracies uttered by Palin were in any way challenged by the Fox host. After all, the Fox network never lets facts get in the way of a good story.

Consequently, it was left to Jerry Brown to defend his own record. Boy, oh boy did he do so in humorous fashion by means of an ad which he immediately released. My favorite part of the ad is the background music which is actually the theme song from HBO‘s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. That music not only accurately captures the essence of the show’s bungling protagonist, Larry David, it also realistically depicts the ridiculousness that is Sarah Palin. Please enjoy watching the ad.

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.

Mother’s Little Helper song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfGYSHy1jQs


(sung to the Rolling Stones song “Mother’s Little Helper”)

What a drag it is getting old
Palin’s different today
Todd has locked his wife away
Sarah needs something today to calm her down
Thanks to our new Health Care Bill
She’s entitled to a pill
Though she’s gone quite helter skelter, she’s got Palin’s little helper
She takes four or five a day, helps those voices go away

Sarah’s different today
I just overheard her say
That she thinks the tabloid Globe is just a rag
She says that the rumor’s fake, that she’s really not half baked
And goes running for the shelter of her Palin’s little helper
Before they put her away, she gets on her knees to pray

Doctor please, some more of these
Sarah needs more, don’t lock that door
She’s a hag and she’s getting old

Men just aren’t the same today
She wants Todd to go away
It’s his antics that caused her to just retire
Sarah’s never satisfied and now must pacify her mind
Let’s all watch her sweat and swelter as the white coats try to help her
Is the strait-jacket too tight? Can she still put up a fight?

The C4P’s and G.O.P.’s
Try to ignore, that mean press corps
What a drag she is to behold

Life’s just much too hard today
I heard Sarah Palin say
That she thinks that Tina Fey is just a whore
She just wants to stand and pose in her brand new store bought clothes
Now she’s gone quite helter skelter is there anyone can help her?
Or will she stay locked away, straight on through her dying day?

Friday Night Music Byte

The MC5 is an American rock band first formed in Lincoln Park, Michigan. They are most noted as forerunners of punk rock. The band was originally active from 1964 until 1972. The  line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson.

“Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening”, according to Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the MC5’s far left political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk movement. Their loud, energetic style of back-to-basics rock ‘n’ roll included elements of garage rock, hard rock, blues-rock, and psychedelic rock.

The MC5 had a promising beginning which earned them a cover appearance on Rolling Stone magazine in 1969 even before their debut album was released. They developed a reputation for energetic and polemical live performances, one of which was recorded as their 1968 debut album Kick Out The Jams. Their initial run was ultimately short-lived, though within just a few years of their dissolution in 1972, the MC5 were often cited as one of the most important American hard rock groups of their era. Their three albums are regarded by many as classics, and their song “Kick Out the Jams” is widely covered.

Tyner died of a heart attack in late 1991, aged 46. Smith also died of a heart attack, in 1994, at the age of 45. Nine years later, Kramer, Davis and Thompson decided to reform the MC5, and this reformed line-up currently performs live.

Please enjoy this video clip of MC5 performing the first ever punk song, “Kick Out The Jams“.