Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Random Name That Tune

Reader's Edition By Shaun

As usual, the answer key is posted at Harp and Sword with a bonus YouTube performance of song 1.

1. seventh sister gets Christine Kane's wonderful "(No Such Thing As) Girls Like That"

If you haven't heard it, here it is. . .

The woman on the TV set
Is clutching both her great big breasts
And she sure looks like
She is having fun

2. GabeNichols identified "Swinging on a Star" by Bing Crosby

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
he's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak

3. prof fate knows David Crosby's "Triad" and remembered the Jefferson Airplane cover.

You want to know how it will be
Me and him or you and me
You both stand there your long hair flowing
Your eyes alive your mind still growing

4. Marek knew "On The Radio" by Donna Summers

Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name
But I knew just who they meant.

5. GabeNichols also identified "Do Re Mi" by Woody Guthrie, this version is Nanci Griffen and Guy Clark (get better soon hoss, I know you be googlin' your own self)

Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day,
Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the California line.
'Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin' out of that old dust bowl,
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find --
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
"You're number fourteen thousand for today."

6. Myrtle June nails it with Mighty Merle Haggard "Mama's Hungry Eyes"

A canvas covered cabin in a crowded labour camp
Stand out in this memory I revived;
Cause my daddy raised a family there, with two hard working hands
And tried to feed my mama's hungry eyes.

7. Rez Dog knew "The Wreck of Old 97" Shaun's version was by the Stonemans, which is pure ass unreconstructed bluegrass.

Well they gave him his orders at Monroe Virginia
Saying Steve you're way behind time
This is not 38 but it's old 97 you must put her into Spencer on time
Well he turned around and said to his fireman shovel in a little more coal
And when we cross this big White Mountain we'll watch old 97 roll

8. Myrtle June also names "Ain't Hurtin' No One" by John Prine

I'm a walkin' down the street like Lucky Larue
Got my hand in my pocket I'm thinkin' 'bout you
I ain't hurtin' nobody
I ain't hurtin' no one

9. bald headed hussain dork recognised "Here I Am" by Lyle Lovett

I'm the guy who sits next to you
And reads the newspaper over your shoulder
Don't turn the page
I'm not finished
Life is so uncertain

10. prof fate also named "Willie and the Hand Jive" this was The Youngblood's version.

Now I know a cat name of Way Out Willie
He got a crazy old lady name of Rockin' Lily
They can walk and stroll, they can Suzy Q
Do that crazy hand jive too

The response to my invitation for posting the random tens of others has been generous enough that this game ain't just for Fridays anymore.

It gives me something to do now that the election is over.

And remember, we are still fighting Proposition (h) 8 out here.

For one of the better breakdowns of how things played out as far as demographics are concerned.

Prop 8 Myths

By the uncannily accurate Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.

significant quote:

The good news for supporters of marriage equity is that -- and there's no polite way to put this -- the older voters aren't going to be around for all that much longer, and they'll gradually be cycled out and replaced by younger voters who grew up in a more tolerant era. Everyone knew going in that Prop 8 was going to be a photo finish -- California might be just progressive enough and 2008 might be just soon enough for the voters to affirm marriage equity. Or, it might fall just short, which is what happened. But two or four or six or eight years from now, it will get across the finish line.