the over-flow from the mix tape
hello, moue magazine readers! welcome to the 12 songs we couldn't fit onto the original mix tape.
in no particular order, they are:
b 52’s - dance this mess around
johnny cash – hurt - brilliant rendition of the nin song. also, we believe, the man in black's last music video.
roger waters - pros and cons of hitchhiking - from post-floyd waters, who was much better than post-beatles mccartney, the p&c of h manages to echo the weirdest parts of such prior hits as the dark side of the moon and wish you were here (tho he's no syd barrett).
ludwig van beethoven - symphonie no. 9 in d minor, opus 125 - here conducted by leonard bernstein upon the occasion of the fall of the berlin wall, the participants included musicians and singers from major orchestras all across europe and america.
flying lizards – money - the third best cover song ever recorded; the second being by the scissor sisters on the first part of this mix tape; and the first being restricted by the record company, or else prince..
tone loc - funky cold medina
buck owens - act naturally - buck holds a special place in skippy's heart...the skippy's would often celebrate their wedding anniversary by driving from los angeles up to bakersfield to see buck's show at the crystal palace. they would alwasy request this number, and he would always perform it for them. once he used their anniversary for a punchline for a joke on stage, giving mr. and mrs. skippy great delight...even in his old age, buck gave a hell of a show. he will be missed.
the nails - 88 lines about 44 women – we couldn’t find an official video for this, so we’re using a homemade specialty by some fanboy who happens to luv kim possible...early 21st century cartoons set to mid-80's new wave...somehow, strangely, it works.
the platters - only you & the great pretender – upon the sad occasion of zola taylor’s passing.
sleater-kinney – entertain – too bad these girls broke up; they rock our world.
lee ann rimes - how do I live? – tho trisha yearwood had a bigger hit w/this number, we like lee ann’s version.
weird al yankovic – bob – read it backwards!
Sometimes there's too much for even Skippy the Bush Kangaroo to report on. That's the mission of this Addendum Blog.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
the over-flow from the mix tape
sign the petition to tell obama to pick paris as veep!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
when it came to the negative ads in the last few days, the media was rather like the blue-nosed censor showing off his collection of illegal pornography: "look at this! how terrible! and look here! it's disgusting! take a long, hard look! revolting! and look at this one! the one with paris and britney! cute girls! hot bods! phallic symbols! dis-gusting!"
we were subjected to showing after showing of mcmuffin's lies and out-of-context quote-twistings. no wonder that the polls started to seem like perhaps they appeared that maybe things were on an even basis.
but then, two things happened today. reality bit back. and so did obama. tpmemo:
mccain, the senator from arizona, is leading by 10 points among whites and is even with obama among men, groups with whom republicans traditionally do well in national elections.
obama leads by 13 points among women, by 30 points among voters up to age 34, and by 55 points among blacks, hispanics and other minorities, the poll shows.
"so i told them something simple," obama said. "i said, 'you know what? you can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in america inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from john mccain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"
(note: that's not accurate, as we fact-checked last week. but the larger point about energy savings is correct.)
they not only take pride in being ignorant, they take pride in preaching ignorance.
we are glad barack "to the future" obama has found the balls to say as much.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
in other knews, satan purchased a new pair of ice-skates
we are proud of our good friend and original benefactor jerlayn merritt of talkleft.
there was hardly a more ardent supporter of hillary clinton than jeralyn, and she was faithful thru-out the senator's campaign.
let it be said here that we often were on record as having the opinion that sen. clinton would make a better president than sen. obama, but we thought obama had a better chance of getting elected. (tho after the events of the last few days, we wonder if any democrat will ever have a fair chance of being elected ever again.)
but we digress, which is, after all, the very reason we write this blog in the first place.
in light of jeralyn's staunch insistence in all things hillary, no one is happier than we to see these words on talkleft:
i hate when writers paint with too broad a brush. i haven't heard a single woman say they would never vote for a man again.
i'm a former hillary supporter who will gladly vote for obama over mccain or a third party candidate. taylor marsh, among the most ardent hillary supporter on the blogs during the primaries responds, criticizing the hillary supporters who can't move on..
jesse taylor at pandagon is even harsher with dowd and a great short read. also see sadly no. ann althouse responds with a question back to dowd.
the primary is over. sen. barack obama is our party's nominee. hillary supports him. all three of talkleft's authors support him (even though many of our commenters of both sexes haven't come around.)
i think most american women who are democrats do support obama. if there's an objection to him, the one i hear most is his lack of political experience at the national level, not his life, his wife, or his weight. and that objection disintegrates in my view now that we are faced with the alternative of john mccain and another four years of republican rule.
we ourselves keep seeing stories about people who supported clinton and will therefore vote for mcmuffin or someone else rather than cast in favor of obama. it is our learned opinion that such people, if they exist, are outliers, on the fringe, and are of such insignificance that the lyndon larouche followers will impact the election on a greater scale than they.
conflict is what sells papers, bub! what good is the idea of a nation united against its corporate sell-out puppet masters? no, no, a horse race is what makes tv exciting! that, and an all-out, knock-down, drag-out brawl! that's what's going to make august television exciting!