Daily Archives: July 30, 2010

Friday Night Music Byte

Lynnrockets recently watched the film Julie & Julia about a thirty year old New Yorker who decided to cook every dish in one of Julia Childs’ cookbooks and to blog about it. It was a novel idea so we decided to copy it. No, we will not be cooking in the usual sense (that could start a fire). Rather, we will adapt the recipe a day concept to our nightly music bytes. From now to infinity (didn’t somebody else coin that phrase?) we will post a music video and brief description of the artist or song in a sort of alphabetical order as culled from Tom Moon’s wonderful reference book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (A Listener’s Life List). The book describes both whole albums (remember those) and individual songs from all music genres that are essential listening. Do yourselves a favor and purchase this book. Where the book deals with an individual song, we will post that song, but when an entire album is the subject, we will exercise judicial discretion and post a single song therefrom. So what do you say, let’s get cooking…

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Sinead O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – “Black Boys On Mopeds” (1990)

“With this bracing album Sinead O’Connor expanded the notion of what a female singer-songwriter could be. A wild child with a shaved head, a voice like a siren and knack for audacious hijinks. Most of the songs deal with the topics favored by countless sensitive gals – stormy relationships with parents, friends, and uncaring lovers. The difference is in the stance: O’Connor approaches each tune like she’s poised for a confrontation. Or recovering from one. This album is essential listening just for O’Connor’s dramatic turn-on-a-dime vocal performances. One of the best: a scathing comment on British racism, “Black Boys On Mopeds”.”

Sarah Palin Wallows In The Meyer

The serial endorser from Wasilla has struck again. Sarah Palin, the ex-quitting half term governor of Alaska has announced (via the sophomoric medium of Facebook, of course) that she is endorsing Republican Rita Meyer as governor of Wyoming. It goes without saying however, that Palin’s posting was both unintelligible and superficial. Here it is:

Voters know that Rita has a unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly. Her true grit has not escaped the eye of other Americans who know that at every level of political office we all benefit with commonsense constitutional conservatives in service.

Oh, where to begin? Well first of all, Palin resorted to her common-man pop culture references with “steel magnolia” and her newly coined “mama grizzly”. What the heck is the message she is trying to convey with the reference to “steel magnolia”? Is she referring to the 1987 stage play, the 1989 comedy-drama film, or the country music duo that won season two of the television talent show Can You Duet ? In typical Palin self-induced confusion, her analogy is indecipherable. And “mama grizzly”? We guess that means that Meyer is another white, anti-feminist, abrasive, uncontrollable wild beast like Carly Fiorina, Sharron Angle and Palin herself.

Moving right along, we then get to the part that says, “Her true grit has not escaped the eye of other Americans.” She included the predictable and obligatory pop culture John Wayne “true grit” reference of course. But what can be made of the rest of her sentence? Meyer “has not escaped the eye of other Americans”? Honestly, has anyone outside of Wyoming ever heard of Rita Meyer? Is she perhaps related to Oscar?

It is becoming more and more apparent that Sarah Palin is frantically searching the country for female Republican candidates to endorse on a weekly basis. It is also apparent however, that she knows little to nothing about these candidates nor does she care. Sarah Palin simply wants to ensure that her name surfaces in the media as often as possible. She is a narcissist of the highest degree.

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 topical song parody.

Light My Fire song Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxMaE8dPfQs&feature=related

SHE’S A LIAR

(sung to the Doors song “Light My Fire”)

You know that her words ring untrue
You know that Sarah P.’s a liar
Now she’s endorsed someone new
A white chick known as Rita Meyer

Who the hell is Rita Meyer?
Who the hell is Rita Meyer?
Now she is in Palin’s choir!

She saw Obama on The View
Jealousy could get no higher
She had to get on Fox News
So she went and endorsed Rita Meyer

Who the hell is Rita Meyer?
Who the hell is Rita Meyer?
Will her profile now get higher?

(insrumental)

She hasn’t got a God damned clue
“Death Panels” proved she is a liar
“Mama Grizzlies” is a ruse
To ignite a hate fueled right-wing fire

Sarah Palin is a liar
Sarah Palin is a liar
Shouting out like the town crier

You know that her words ring untrue
You know that Sarah P.’s a liar
If I was to say to you,
“Girl, why don’t you just retire?”

Sarah Palin is a liar
Sarah Palin is a liar
Fueling hate filled right-wing fire
Fueling hate filled right-wing fire
Fueling hate filled right-wing fire
Fueling hate filled right-wing fire

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