Daily Archives: August 14, 2010

Saturday Night Music Byte

Peter Wolf and Steven Tyler

In preparation for my attendance at this weekend’s long awaited J. Geils Band/Aerosmith concert at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, Lynnrockets will take a small break from music bytes devoted to the 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die and substitute a few songs from the aforementioned Boston based bands. Please enjoy.

J. Geils Band (Then 1972) – “Floyd’s Hotel” and “Hard Drivin’ Man”

J. Geils Band (Then 1974) – “Give It To Me”

J. Geils Band (Now 2009) – “Detroit Breakdown”

Aerosmith (Then 1974) – “Train Kept A Rollin'”

Aerosmith (Now 2004) – “Last Child”

Palin Marooned With Tea-Baggers And Mama-Grizzlies

Palin gilligan

Sarah Palin has truly marooned herself on  a lonely political island. Problem is, she is not marooned with the Howells and all of their trunks full of money (just wondering, but why did the Howells bring all that cash on a 3 hour tour anyway?). Unfortunately, she is marooned with the crazy beyond the fringe Tea-Baggers and her own hand picked den of uber-conservative and unelectable Mama-Grizzly candidates.

Since quitting as the Governor of Alaska last year, Sarah Palin has foolishly painted herself into a corner from which she cannot escape without being stained. She has devolved since 2008 from the position of being one of only two individuals to represent the entire Republican Party, to the de-facto figurehead of the radical, racist, homophobic and violent minority faction of the far-right known as the Tea Party. She has further embedded herself with this fringe group by, for the most part, shunning more moderate (and electable) mainstream Republican candidates and endorsing female candidates that espouse the radical agenda of the Tea-Baggers. In so doing, Sarah Palin has not only decreased the election chances of Republican candidates, but she has also alienated herself from the real power-brokers of the G.O.P. and thus minimized her own chances of representing that party in future elections.

Sarah Palin is now the undisputed queen of a sparsely populated island nation.

For those of you that are interested, Lynnrockets will be attending a concert tonight at storied Fenway Park in Boston. The lineup is my all-time favorite band, the rarely reunited J. Geils Band and Aerosmith. Both bands are Boston based. It is requested that you send out your vibes to the deity of good weather. I’ll report on the show tomorrow.

Gilligan’s Island theme link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiyIiPmppTY

SARAH’S ISLAND

(Sung to the theme of “Gilligan’s Island”)

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a strange kinship
That started with the First Dude, Todd
And ends with Baby Tripp

Wife Sarah was Alaska’s guv’nor
Her husband a drop-out
Five children with really strange names
Hillbillies there’s no doubt.    Hillbillies there’s no doubt.

The election started getting rough
Mack needed a V.P.
He focused his attention on the Great White North
His savior Sarah P.    His savior Sarah P.

She could not handle interviews her strategy was
Senile
Too “Mavericky”
“You Betcha’s” too
“Joes Sixpack and the Plumber”
“Hockey Moms”
“The Pitbull with Lipstick on”
and, a Beehive hairstyle.

So this is the tale of the Palin Clan
The campaign was reduced to dust
Bristol had a baby boy
Levi’s mom, a bust

Sarah and her husband, Todd
Returned to the family nest
She had some softball interviews
Tough issues weren’t addressed

No Charles, no Kate, no CNN
Sure no M-S-N-B-C
They all use “Gotcha Questions”
That’s not her cup of tea

So join them here each week good friends
Fox, you can stay awhile
Greta and Hasselback will be here too

Here on “Palins Isle”