Monthly Archives: July 2010

Monday Night Music Byte

Oum Kalthoum

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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Oum Kalthoum – “Amal Hayaty” (1952)

Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم‎, born أم كلثوم إبراهيم البلتاجي , Umm Kulthum Ebrahim Elbeltagi; see Kunya; Egyptian Arabic: Om Kalsoum). (circa 1900; February 3, 1975). Various spellings include Om Koultoum, Om Kalthoum, Oumme Kalsoum, and Umm Kolthoum. She was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Tamay ez-Zahayra village that belongs to El Senbellawein, she is known as the Planet of the East (kawkab el-sharq). More than three decades after her death, she is still recognized as one of the Arab world’s most famous and distinguished singers of the 20th century. Umm Kulthum is widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history.

Palin’s Racist Ties Exposed By The Boston Globe

Palin at Tea Party Express event in Boston

Every once and awhile Lynnrockets feels it necessary to defer to the experts when composing the narrative segment of this blog. This is one of those days.

Last Sunday, The Boston Globe published an editorial by columnist Joan Venocchi titled, “Racism At The Tea Party”. It was a no holds barred, fact driven explanation of the racist ties and philosophy binding Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and the Tea Party. It is a “must read” column which is excerpted in part below. I do however, request that all of you readers please read the full article at the above link so as to give The Boston Globe and Ms. Venocchi the credit they deserve.

“Let’s turn the conversation about racism back to where it belongs — with Mark Williams, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party.

Williams wasn’t on the “fringe’’ of this populist movement. He was the force behind a nationwide Tea Party bus tour that generated extensive media coverage because it featured Palin. When Palin visited Boston last April, Williams was chief crowd warmer-upper.

“Political correctness is going to kill us,’’ the chairman of the Tea Party Express told the Boston Common gathering that awaited the woman in red. “Political correctness led to 9/11, political correctness led to Barack Hussein Obama. Political correctness is a societal HIV. (America has) a full-blown case of AIDS and we’re the cure.’’

Williams, a conservative radio talk show host, is known for what can most kindly be called edgy commentary: Anti-war activist and Gold star mother Cindy Sheehan “is on a mission to figuratively urinate on her son’s grave and make his death stand for nothing.’’ Kanye West is “a Ku Klux Klansman in blackface.’’ Obama is “an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief.’’

He finally crossed the line, after the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution condemning “racist elements’’ within the Tea Party movement. Williams, responded with a July 15 blog post (Lynnrockets’ note: the post was in the form of a letter to President Lincoln from “the coloreds”). As criticism heated up, a self-appointed umbrella group called the National Tea Party Federation expelled Williams and the Tea Party Express.

After the NAACP resolution, but before Williams’ blog post, Palin defended the Tea Party. “I am saddened by the NAACP’s claim that patriotic Americans who stand up for the United States of America’s constitutional rights are somehow ‘racists,’ ’’ Palin wrote on Facebook. “The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand.’’

Talk about changing the subject.

The nearly non-stop media frenzy over Palin focuses on the all-important question of whether she will give her blessing to the reuniting of daughter Bristol Palin with Levi Johnston, the bad-boy father of their child. A Palin run for president is also getting serious media attention, with a politico.com piece arguing that she “has something more than intellect. She has the ability to understand, connect with and energize her party.’’

Which party is that? The party Williams represented when he stood on stage with her in Boston and across the country?

Given the ongoing debate about who speaks for the Tea Party and who should be accountable for racist statements from people like Williams — how about the woman who used him as her warm-up act?”

Brava, Ms. Vennochi, Brava!

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.

American Idiot song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg7YjwZzNz0

AMERICAN IDIOT

(sung to the Green Day song “American Idiot”)

Sarah P. is an American idiot
Abomination of the “lamestream” media
Palin only makes sounds of hysteria
The sound loved by pick-up truck America

Sarah suffers from hyper-tension
From illegal alien nation
Listen to her and you’ll see she’s not okay
She’ll be in restraints by tomorrow
Glenn Beck then will be sure to follow
Anyone care to argue?

Palin thinks she’s the queen of America
But all she has is a redneck agenda
Circulated with Tea-Bag propaganda
They have ushered in an age of paranoia

Palin’s secrets are too dark to mention
Hides them in her house which is fenced in
And her kids barely ever have a school day
Forfeiting their dreams of tomorrow
In their parents’ steps they will follow
Just who are they to argue?

(instrumental)

Sarah P. is an American idiot
Frustrations unfold in the media
The Fox brass could not be merrier
They’re calling out to idiot America

Palin is a Fox News invention
With Tea Party affiliation
Her supporters are fine if they obey
And all of her schemes they do follow
She feeds them lots of bullshit to swallow
Just who are they to argue?

Sunday Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 44

Just a few newsworthy events and comments thereon that have been making their way through the political universe this past week. Please ponder and maybe chuckle a bit before enjoying a wonderful day.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “The Dixie Dregs” features Zach Wamp (yes, that is a real name), one of the G.O.P. candidates for Governor of Tennessee. Like Texas’ crazy Rick Perry, Wamp would like Tennessee to secede from the United States of America. Wamp says, that mandates forced on the states by the Obama administration’s health care bill have put secession on the table. “I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government.” Putting aside for the moment, the fact that secession is treason, just imagine the federal government benefit dependent state of Tennessee trying to govern itself autonomously with the likes of “Stonewall” Wamp at the helm.

THIS JUST IN: Disgraced Tea Party Express spokesman and former chairman Mark Williams has resigned his post. The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that seeks to represent the Tea Party political movement around the country, expelled Williams and his Tea Party Express organization because of a racist blog entry authored by Williams last week. This is just another example of truth trumping fiction because the NAACP’s call for the Tea Party to denounce (or as Sarah Palin would say, “refudiate”) the racist elements of its movement were fact based whereas FOX News’ allegations of Shirley Sherrod’s racism were fabricated. Consequently, Sherrod now has been cleared for return to her position while Williams is now unemployed.

BREAKING NEWS: This week’s episode of “Birth Of A Fiction” features Kansas Republican congressional candidate Tracey Mann. Twice in the span of 30 days, this crackpot called on President Obama to come forward with proof of his American citizenship. His status as a “Birther” however, has cost Mann’s campaign an important endorsement. As the result of Mann’s discredited view on the President’s citizenship, the Hutchinson News emphatically withdrew its endorsement of him.

The reason [for withdrawing the endorsement] is that it turns out Mann is what is known as a birther,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote Wednesday night. “He questions the citizenship of President Barack Obama despite evidence that is irrefutable to most objective, rational people – including a birth certificate released by the Hawaii secretary of state and birth announcements printed in Honolulu’s two major newspapers.

So long Tracey Mann, we hardly knew ye.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World of Michele Bachmann” features none other than Michele Bachmann, the moonbat crazy Republican  from Minnesota. When U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday the names of House members that had joined her House Tea Party Caucus, it left some congressmen scratching their heads. Many hadn’t actually signed up to be members, and the list put out by Bachmann was quickly removed from her website. The Frum Forum, a website by conservative commentator David Frum, contacted ‘members’ of the Tea Party Caucus, and many indicated they were surprised to know they had joined and others were under the impression that the list of members wouldn’t be released. Do I hear a tea kettle whistling or is that just the sound of Bachmann’s poor excuse for a brain boiling over?

BREAKING NEWS: Windycitywatch.com reports, “while the rest of America understands that Shirley Sherrod was the victim of an attempted media lynching THE VIEW’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, most likely reading from a script provided by Sean Hannity, went on the attack. First she took issue with Sherrod stating her belief that some of the Republican opposition to Obama’s health care plan was racist, then she questioned whether or not she violated the Hatch Act. Sherrod wasn’t having it, at one point looking at her like she was a simple idiot before putting her in her place with a strong response.” The best part of the segment was when the audience loudly applauded each fact which contradicted the conservative Hasselbeck. Let’s go to the video…

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Despicable Me” features conservative pundit Ann “The Man” Coulter. He appeared on Sean Hannity’s program and defended Andrew Breitbart (the conservative blogger that posted the doctored video tape of Shriley Sherrod) by claiming that he was the victim of a scheme in which he was framed! Watch this…

Coulter is a racist apologist. This guy will do anything he can to defend Breitbart. In Coulter’s world, it was not Breitbart’s obligation to fact check his source or the doctored video before publishing it. Rather, he contends, only the source should be criticized. It is clear at this point that every time Coulter opens his mouth, he is being disingenuous.

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

I Wanna Be Sedated song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rxJroWIg1Y

ANN WANTS TO BE CASTRATED

(sung to the Ramones song “I Wanna Be Sedated”)

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann-hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Nice new hairdo and nothing that show-o-ohs, his sex can be debated
Get Coulter to the airport and put him on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry the surgery’s in Spain
He only wants ten fingers and a woman’s brain
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Nice new hairdo and nothing that show-o-ohs ,his sex can be debated
Just slather his legs with Nair then he’ll be a dame
Hurry, hurry, hurry before he goes insane
He looks a lot like Klinger isn’t that a shame?
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann-hours to go till his breasts are inflated
Get some new shoes, Ann’s ready to go-o-o, the change has been belated
Put Coulter in that wheelchair, let’s begin the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry before it starts to grow
He wants some girlie sneakers and new Ann Taylor clothes
Oh no no no no no

Twenty-twenty-twenty Mann hours to go, Ann wants to be castrated
Boobs that are new and sheer nylon hose, Ann wants to be castrated
Just put Ann in a wheelchair, let’s begin the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry he wants to be a ‘ho
Trinkets on his fingers and trinkets on his toes
Oh no no no no no

Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated
Ba-ba-bamp-ba ba-ba-ba-bamp-ba Ann wants to be castrated

Saturday 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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Joe Jackson – “Steppin’ Out” (1982)

When this album appeared in the thick of 1982 new wave, most pop people knew Joe Jackson as a scrawny Englishman with a bratty voice (i.e. “Is She Really Going Out With Him”) and a penchant for up-tempo swing. No-one was prepared for the album Night and Day, a cosmopolitan swirl of taunting rhythm and chomping piano chords that ranks among the great pop valentines to New York City.

Boston Talk Jock, Severin Supports Afghan Nuclear Armageddon

What with all of the recent talk on Fox News and right wing radio outlets about how there is no racism on the right, Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off would like to introduce you to Boston’s very own Jay Severin.

Jay Severin is a reich-wing conservative talk show host who’s program airs on a Boston, MA radio station, known to  progressives as WKKK. Severin, (who changed his name from James Severino a number of years back, presumably to avoid any ethnic stereotyping) is a cowardly conservative host who has embellished his academic credentials and falsely claimed that he was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize. He is, in essence, a light-weight Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. He was suspended by his station about a year ago as the result of vicious racist comments made against Mexicans. For those of you that would like a little taste of what Jay Severin serves up on air on a daily basis, please have a look see at this:

Severin’s most recent outrageous comments were exposed by The Boston Globe this week. Columnist Scott Lehigh provides Severin’s words as follows:

I’ll tell you what I do want to turn on the television and see — I mean, I don’t want to, but as an alternative, what’s acceptable to me and preferable to me — is to see a mushroom cloud. I want to see it over the regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan where we believe the Al Qaeda are hiding, training, and organizing. What am I advocating here? No more nor less than what the United States of America did in Japan.

Lehigh continues by describing a disapproving caller who promptly pressed for particulars: “So . . . if you were the president and you had intelligence that there were five Al Qaeda operatives in a particular house in a particular city, you would wipe out the entire city?’’

“Yesterday,’’ replied Severin, soon following up that decisive response with a query he obviously considers trump: “If we weren’t going to use these bombs, why did we build them?’’

Lehigh wrote that someone should educate Severin that we were at war with Japan when we dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but though we are fighting in Afghanistan, we are not at war with the government of either that nation or Pakistan. In fact, in answer to Severin’s query about nuclear weapons, someone should have explained the complicated Cold War concept of nuclear deterrence.

As further evidence of Severin’s disconnect with reality, Lehigh wrote, “His (Severin’s) reply to a recent question about the Russian spy ring. After fretting about other spies and subversives who may be operating here, Jay concluded: “If it came out that Teddy Kennedy was one of them, I wouldn’t be shocked. If it comes out that Barack Obama is one of them, I will have been right.’’

He refers to his loyal listeners as “the best and the brightest”. It would be more appropriate to call them the “deaf and the sightless”. So don’t fret America, you are not alone. Even deep Blue Boston is subjected to local radio right wing morons.

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.

That’s Amore song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69O4PXzAQ5Y

YOU’RE SO BORING (THE ODE TO RADIO’S JAY SEVERIN)

(sung to the Dean Martin song “That’s Amoré”)

In Old Beantown on the air-waves
When ratings fall here’s what they say

When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
You’re so boring
When you become racist and then cease to exist
You’re so boring
Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella
Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella

When you are such a fool that your words incite drool
That’s abhorring
When the “Best and the Brightest” are the dumb and the whitest
You’re alone
When you’re name’s Severino but you drop the letter “O”
That’s deceiving
Scuzza me, but you see, you’ve no masters degree
That’s abhorring

(When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(When you become racist and then cease to exist
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella) Happy fel Happy fella
(Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella) Sorry fella

When your mouth’s spouting lies of a Pulitzer Prize
That’s abhorring (That’s abhorring)
When you no longer play on W-K-K-K
That’s real love
When you’re talking the talk but have nowhere to walk
Cuz you’re boring
Scuzza me, racist pig, but we hardly knew ye
You’re so boring, (So boring)
You’re so boring

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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Abdullah Ibriham – “Mannenburg” (1995)

Abdullah Ibrahim (born 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa), (Arabic:عبدالله إبراهيم) formerly known as Adolph Johannes Brand, and as Dollar Brand, is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. With his wife, the jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin, he is father to the New York underground rapper Jean Grae, as well as to a son, Tsakwe.

Angle and Palin – Why The Tea Party’s Failin’

Sharron Angle

Sarah Palin

A few weeks ago Blast-Off introduced you to Sharron Angle, the Tea Party/ Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada. We listed some of this crackpot’s stated political intentions such as…

  • Bring more nuclear waste to Nevada.
  • Deregulate Big Oil; BP spill was only “an accident.”
  • Abolish the Education Department, Energy Department, EPA, United Nations and most of the IRS.
  • Eliminate Social Security — possibly Medicare and unemployment insurance too.
  • Outlaw alcohol.

Well, as the week wore on we learned even more about the Sarah Palin endorsed candidate. For instance, did you know that the Ronald Reagan loving pol actually quit the Republican Party and became a Democrat during his presidency from 1984 through at least 1988? And did you know that she backed a Scientology sponsored prisoner rehabilitation program that defended the religion often accused of cultish tactics? Were you aware that during a radio interview last January,  she floated the idea that the public would bring down an out-of-control Congress with “Second Amendment remedies”? What will we learn about Sharron Angle next week? One thing is certain, she is a certifiable right wing extremist loony.

The most recent Angle craziness involves a press conference that she held this week. The event was held in Nevada and its purpose was to highlight Angle’s pledge to repeal the estate tax should she be elected to the Senate. Angle has refused to hold press conferences of late because she claims the main-stream media does not give her a fair shake. She might as well have continued with her press conference blackout however, because at the Nevada event, she refused to take any questions from the press. This begs the question, why did she call it a press conference to begin with?

Now for Sarah Palin. Her sanity is clearly in question as the result of her endorsement of  the moonbat crazy Sharron Angle, but as we all know she has also recently been inventing words and tweeting on every subject known to man. Palin has become just the type of shallow celebrity that she once characterized Barack Obama as.

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.

Three Times A Lady song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjfq0Fr85Yg

THREE TIMES AS CRAZY

(sung to the Lionel Richie song “Three Times A Lady”)

How many times
Has she been dizzy
Sharron Angle’s the Tea-Bagging kind
And just like her chum
Sarah Palin the schizo
There’s something we must say out loud

They’re once, twice
Three times as crazy
And we loathe you
Yes, they’re once, twice
Three times as crazy
And we loathe you
We loathe you

When they are together
Common sense does perish
Angle and Palin aren’t too smart
F-Me shoes, but no clues
They’ll screw you, they’ll sue you
There’s no way to tell them apart

(instrumental)

They’re once, twice
Three times as crazy
And we loathe you
We loathe you

Thursday 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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Charlie Haden – “En la orilla del mundo” (2001)

Charles Edward Haden (born August 6, 1937) is an American jazz musician. He is a double bassist, probably best known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Haden is also known for his signature lyrical bass lines and is one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today.

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G.O.P. Is The Party Of “No” (Solutions, Plans, Ideas etc.)

Everyone loves to watch a solid smackdown now and again. That is exactly what Meet The Press‘ usually milquetoast David Gregory gave to Republicans John Cornyn and Pete Sessions last Sunday. He asked both members of the G.O.P. to provide specific measures by which Republicans would address our nations deficit and other recessionary problems. Neither Cornyn nor Sessions could provide any specific actions that the G.O.P. would take. Gregory did not let them get away with their evasion. He kept repeating his question until it was evident that neither idiot could provide a specific answer. The best example of Republican ineptitude was revealed when John Cornym stated that the G.O.P. could not detail its specific actions without help from the Democratic Presidential Debt Commission. In other words, he said that the Republicans could not come up with any solutions of their own without first hearing the recomendations of President Obama’s commission. Priceless!

But, a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s roll the tape…

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.

We Didn’t Start The Fire song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

WE DIDN’T START THE LYING

(sung to the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start The Fire”)

Ronald Reagan, Larry Craig, Mark Sanford, Tom Delay
Michelle Malkin, Michele Bachmann, “Goin’ with the flow”

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Howard Baker, lack of vision
Spreading Fear, Acting queer, and ole Sixpack Joe

No icebergs, H-Bomb, “Pay for play”, “Hockey Mom”
Landrieu, Hamid Karzai, and that Michael Savage guy

Ivy tower, Van Flein, Tea-bagger party scene
Party of “No”, Tim Pawlenty, Let’s watch Glenn Beck cry

These are G.O.P. liars
Shy away from learning
Keep our stomachs turning
Burning their cross of fire
We watched them light it
And they can’t deny it

Vitter’s fallin’, Ginny Foxx, Boehner and Inhofe
Mitch McConnell, small umbrella, Talking the talk

Spin Zone, Rent to own, Straight martini, Bank loan
Russian view and Pastor Haggard’s flock

Sex crimes, Grassley, John McCain is “Mavericky”
Lining pockets, health care plan, Giuliani, Limbaugh Land

Barrasso, Fake protest, Tom “The Hammer”, Chambliss
Senate race, Lack of grace, and Melvin Martinez

These are G.O.P. liars
Shy away from learning
Keep our stomachs turning
Burning their cross of fire
We watched them light it
And they can’t deny it

Loaded Glock, SarahPAC, Sam Alito, Johnny Mack
Jindal, Right to die, Tripp’s father is Levi

Pentagon, Border wall, We must deport them all
Bed-wetters, genocide, No assisted suicide

Bush’s folly, Torture, Dick Cheney, Blackwater
Hate groups, Castro, John Ensign and his ‘ho

First Dude, Hannity, Mann Coulter and O’Reilly
Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin’s “Sixpack Joes”

These are G.O.P. liars
Shy away from learning
Keep our stomachs turning
Burning their cross of fire
We watched them light it
And they can’t deny it

Kay Bailey, Muslims, K Street is full of bums
Villains, Pearlman, Iraqi Invasion

Health reform hysteria, Sarah Palin mania
Shameless G-Men, War in Afghanistan

Ron Paul, Airport sex, They don’t want no litmus test
Kneel and pray, Always “nay”, Can’t get married if you’re gay

These are G.O.P. liars
Shy away from learning
Keep our stomachs turning
Burning their cross of fire
We watched them light it
And they can’t deny it

Birth control, Lives of sin, They like folks that have white skin
Buckshot, Dow stock, Loud mouthed chicken-hawks
Takin’ Bacon, Palestine, Palin is no friend of mine
Now they have nukes in Iran, Couldn’t stop the Taliban

Makin’ fortunes, Soldiers die, Did we mention Glenn Beck cried?
Foreign debts, Homeless vets, Exposed by three jets
We voted them out the door, Now they’re just a mouse that roars
Spider holes and unjust wars, I can’t take them anymore.

These are G.O.P. liars
Shy away from learning
Keep our stomachs turning
Burning their cross of fire
We watched them light it
And they can’t deny it
(repeat chorus to fade)

Wednesday 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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John Fahey – ” On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean” (1965)

John Fahey plays music for solo guitar that can function as calm and relaxing background fodder and yet, if you go deep enough inside it, reveals a roiling, surprisingly turbulent netyherworld.

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