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  1. JOHNNY HORTON "Sink The Bismark" In May of nineteen forty-one the war had just begun The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns The Bismark was the fastest ship that ever sailed the seas On her deck were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees Out of the cold and foggy night came the British ship the Hood And evry British seaman, he knew and understood They had to sink the Bismark, the terror of the sea Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees We'll find that German battleship thats makin' such a fuss We gotta sink the Bismark 'cause the world depends on us Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around When we find the Bismark we gotta cut her down The Hood found the Bismark and on that fatal day The Bismark started firin' fifteen miles away We gotta sink the Bismark was the battle sound But when the smoke had cleared away The mighty Hood went down For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail Churchill told the people "Put ev'ry ship a-sail" 'Cause somewhere on that ocean I know she's gotta be We gotta sink the Bismark to the bottom of the sea We'll find that German battleship thats makin' such a fuss We gotta sink the Bismark 'cause the world depends on us Hit the decks a-runnin' boys and spin those guns around When we find the Bismark we gotta cut her down The fog was gone on the seventh day and they saw the mornin' sun Ten hours away from homeland the Bismark made its' run The admiral of the British fleet said "Turn those bows around" We found that German battleship and we're gonna cut her down The British guns were aimed and the shells were comin' fast The first shell hit the Bismark, they knew she couldn't last That mighty German battleship is just a memory "Sink the Bismark" was the battle cry that shook the seven seas We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss We had to sink the Bismark 'cause the world depends on us We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around Yeah, we found the mighty Bismark and then we cut her down We found that German battleship was makin' such a fuss We had to sink the Bismark 'cause the world depends on us We hit the decks a-runnin' and we spun those guns around We found the mighty Bismark and then we cut her down
  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOh my God. Randomly looking for a Patsy Cline song on youtube and discovered this. Terrifying. It's like the "Silence of the Lambs" blended with a healthy wallop of "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?". Someone call the FBI, I'd bet my house she has an author tied to a bed somewhere in her house... Crazy She's crazy alright.
  3. Coming April 13th. My hopes are sky high... The Three Stooges 2012.
  4. Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" and "Without Me" aren't aging all that well. Most of the subject matter is pop-culture that was already stale when it came out.
  5. I always found AccaDacca's "Night Prowler" a little on the dark side for them. And surprised to learn Ricky Ramirez still around.
  6. AC/DC- "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)" Vicki Lawrence - "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" Gordon Lightfoot "Cherokee Bend" Jim Croce "You Don't Mess Around With Jim"
  7. Gas currently running (converted from Canadian litres to US Gallon) about 5.32 per gallon. Insanity.
  8. I don't think I manipulated anything. I was pretty clear that these were pictures that I had seen all within a 12 hour span. I did a little research on the guy that took the photos. It was 3 months after he shot the photo that he chose to take his life. I don't believe in Karma, so his death brings no satisfaction of any sort. Perhaps if he had (or was able to) help the child they'd both still be alive. Perhaps not. I wasn't suggesting kidnapping, either. The photographer is clearly in a position to make something before him that is bad, less bad. Even by a degree. But the viewer doesn't know what he (the photographer) is up against. Maybe someone had a gun on him. Who knows. I am not judging him. But the picture is powerful. It's the juxtaposition of people trampling over one another to get a cheap waffle-maker or somesuch against a kid starving. I wasn't being snarky, crude, or anything else. The thread implied what grinds your gears. This did.
  9. I've never posted in this thread as I've never really had anything that has realy seriously ground my gears. But today? They've kind of ground to a halt. On the way into work this morning there were commercials with faux-choirs carolling about great deals for the Holidays on Blu-Ray players and a raft of other spend-your-money commercials selling me everything from Honda leases to my Holiday groceries. Spend. Consume. I got tired of it and stuck in a cd to shut the commercials up. I received an email at work (one of those jokey-ones) about how Black Friday was the only day you can legally kill someone over a toy and get away with it. There was a number of photos of the mobs of shoppers. During the day, someone had the radio on, more bombardment of inane commercials (show someone how much you love them with an iPad this Christmas!) I got home and my Brother-In-Law sent me the next picture with a snarky comment about the extended families fuss and bother over the traditional Boxing Day meal and how it collieded with the photo. And now, everything I think of reverts back to this picture. The commercials seem insane with this going on in the world. This is going to bother me for a long time. Why the hell would the photographer choose taking the photo over scooping the kid up and rendering immediate help? I apologize for the downer post, but I am truly bummed. Kenny.
  10. Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley I want to tell you all a story 'bout a Harper Valley widowed wife Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Junior High Well her daughter came home one afternoon and didn't even stop to play She said, "Mom, I got a note here from the Harper Valley P.T.A." The note said, "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high It's reported you've been drinking and a-runnin' 'round with men and going wild And we don't believe you ought to be bringing up your little girl this way" It was signed by the secretary, Harper Valley P.T.A. Well, it happened that the P.T.A. was gonna meet that very afternoon They were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room And as she walked up to the blackboard, I still recall the words she had to say She said, "I'd like to address this meeting of the Harper Valley P.T.A." Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and seven times he's asked me for a date Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot of ice whenever he's away And Mr. Baker, can you tell us why your secretary had to leave this town? And shouldn't widow Jones be told to keep her window shades all pulled completely down? Well, Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again And if you smell Shirley Thompson's breath, you'll find she's had a little nip of gin Then you have the nerve to tell me you think that as a mother I'm not fit Well, this is just a little Peyton Place and you're all Harper Valley hypocrites No I wouldn't put you on because it really did, it happened just this way The day my Mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A. The day my Mama socked it to the Harper Valley P.T.A.
  11. And it goes a little somethin' like this..... Funky Cold Medina Tone Loc Cold coolin' at a bar, and I'm lookin'for some action But like Mick Jagger said, "I can't get no satisfaction" The girls are all around, but none of them want to get with me My threads are fresh and I'm looking def Yo, what's up with L-O-C? The girls I saw jockin'at the other end of the bar Havin' drinks with some no-name chump when they know that I'm a star So I git up and strolled over to the other side of the cantina I asked the guy, "Why you so fly?" He said, "Funky Cold Medina" Funky Cold Medina This brother told me a secret on how to get more chicks Put a little Medina in your glass and the girls will come real quick It's better than any alcohol or aphrodisiac A couple of sips of this love potion and she'll be on your lap So I gave some to my dog, when he began to beg Then he licked his bowl and he looked at me And did the Wild Thing on my leg He used to scratch and bite me before he was much, much meaner But now all the poodles run to my house For the Funky cold Medina You know what I'm sayin'? I got every dog in my neighborhood Brekin'down my door, I got Spuds McKenzie, Alex from Stroh's They won't leave my dog alone with that Medina, pal Went up to this girl, she said, "Hi, my name is Sheena" I thought she'd be good to go with a little Funky Cold Medina She said, "I'd like a drink, " I said ok, I'd go get it Then a couple of sips, Cold licked her lips And I knew that she was with it So I took her to my crib, and everything went well as planned But when she got undressed It was a big old mess Sheena was a man So I threw him out, I don't fool around with no Oscar Meyer weiner You must be sure That your girl is pure For the Funky Cold Medina You know, ain't no playin'with a man This is the 80's and I'm down with the ladies, ya know? Break it down Black in the saddle, lookin'for a little affection I took a shot as a contestant on the Love Connection The audience voted and you know they picked a winner I took my date to the Hilton for Medina and some dinner She had a few drinks, I'm thinkin' soon what I'll be gettin' Instead she started talkin'about plans for a weddin' Said wait, slow down, love, not so fast, says "I'll be seein'ya" That's why I found you don't play around With the Funky Cold Medina Ya know what I'm sayin', that Medina's a monster, y'all Funky Cold Medina
  12. Any chance at valid, this-might-just-work protest music is, and will continue to be lost in the roar of corporately shoved-down-your-throat 'musical' television shows. Tripe like American Idol, Canadian Idol, Britan's Got Talent, Zimbabwe Idol, Glee etc. They have the volume cranked up on that to the max. Phone in your vote, text in your vote, don't miss the next, on and on and on. The people with all the money want to remain the people with all the money. What they spend on keeping that crap out there is a pittance to what they are making from it. The same goes for the current vapid 'artists' you can't seem to get away from, like Gaga, Justin Bieber, and turds like them. What chance do you think an artist or band would have at making it with music opposing that? (As an aside, I wanted to hear Queen's "Somebody To Love" at work. I entered that on You Tube and Justin Bieber was ahead of Queen. I had to go home to get my blood pressure medicine.) I think once people have had a gutful of what is out there, and it just might happen, real music might return. Right now, the best thing you can do is open your music collections to those who think Gaga is the shiznit. She has 2 studio albums 2 remixes and 2 compliations. Please.
  13. Bob Seger Night Moves "I awoke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off, I sat and wondered. Started hummin' a song from 1962. Ain't it funny how the night moves. When you just don't seem to have that much to lose, strange how the night moves.... With Autumn closin' in...."
  14. Sure hope the surviving members of Queen see this guy. Uncanny... Marc Martel sings "Someone To Love" Ken.
  15. Q Lazzarus "Goodbye Horses" - Silence Of The Lambs "Man Of Constant Sorrow" - O Brother Where Art Thou? "Soothe Me" - The Blues Brothers
  16. Wal Mart Killed The Country Store Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band The hardware and the grocery have gone away But they got low prices everyday Three jobs go they brought in two What's a working fella supposed to do? Walmart Killed the Country Store Walmart Killed the Country Store The factory closed they couldn't compete With slave labor sweatshops across the sea Put your little town on the map With four football fields of Chinese crap Walmart Killed the Country Store Walmart Killed the Country Store They discriminate by race and age Won't pay nobody a living wage Walmart's here let's all rejoice Everone is gone and we ain't got no choice Walmart killed the country store Walmart Killed the Country Store Walmart Killed the Country Store
  17. The Doors "Five To One" : Kiss' "She" : Pearl Jam "Alive". Note for note. Hear It For Yourself
  18. In July, 2003, Toronto Ontario hosted SARSFest, a concert to aid slumping tourism to the Toronto area because of an outbreak of SARS. It was one of the largest concerts in North America with attendance in the 450:500,000 range. Headliners were Rush, AC/DC and the Rolling Stones. One of the many opening acts was Justin Timberlake who was pelted with water bottles and muffins. To his credit, he was quoted as saying that if he were there to see AC/DC, he would have thrown water bottles at him as well.
  19. I recently rediscovered Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billy Joe" and was struck by the thick, heavy atmosphere of the song. Which got me thinking about songs of that genre, and I came up with "Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia", "Hells Bells" and "Ain't No Sunshine (When She's Gone). I realize Hells Bells sticks out like a sore thumb there, but it does have a thick heavy atmosphere to it.... Any suggestions? Ken.
  20. Virginia is definitely on the agenda. I looked up Blue Ridge Mountains as in Denver's "Country Roads" and Google suggested the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway. Breathtaking. We also made a stop in Joliet, Illinois. Went to the Joliet Correctional Institution. Having seen the Blues Brothers well over 300X, it was a film that put me squarely in touch with the Stax/Volt stable, I had to go. This ties in to being treated well by my American Brothers and Sisters. A guy driving by, Eric, stopped and made it possible for Korey and I to have our photos taken together... Now if I could only get my hands on a Mount Prospect City Police decal for the bike..... Now THAT would be something. However, I just might trade the bike for a microphone..
  21. A fan had asked for and was granted permission to add the horn-rim glasses marker to the trail-head. I was surprised at the close proximity to the Mason City Airport and the Surf Ballroom. They only travelled a few miles to the Airport from the venue, and only made it a couple of miles away. It was pretty early when we were out there (7:15, 7:30-ish our time, Korey and I hadn't realized we'd driven into a different time zone so it was actually an hour earlier than that.). It was really quiet, peaceful. We met a couple of other people on the way out and passed a few minutes with them. You people from the 'States are *awesome*. We were treated well everywhere we went.
  22. 3 days, 3000Km's. My Son and I went to Clear Lake, Iowa to see the legendary Surf Ballroom and the cornfield in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper along with pilot Roger Peterson met an untimely end. Standing on the same stage Buddy Holly played his last show was really... I don't know if there is an actual word for it. Something along the lines of profound. The Surf Ballroom is a gem of a venue, and still a stop for some pretty big names. All the best, Ken.
  23. I'm hoping to be able to book an extra week off work, and make it all the way to California. I'd really love to just get a series of 4 photographs and have them framed when I get back. One in front of the famous Chicken Ranch brothel, looking devilish. One in front of Sacred Heart church, in my hometown, looking angelic. One in front of the "Welcome To Dallas" sign, and the last, in front of the famed "Hollywood" sign. Mount all four in that sequence, over the lyrics, "I've been bad, I been good... Dallas Texas, Hollywood!". No, for real... The Grandkids won't know what to make of it...
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