Posts Tagged ‘music’

What Old Rockstars Sing

Posted on April 12th, 2010 by Clinically Clueless

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Carrie versus Tim

Posted on April 8th, 2010 by Clinically Clueless
An epic tale of determination, friendship, and um… fish, from Tim Hawkins. A parody of “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood. To view this video in HIGH RESOLUTION, click on the above link.

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Cletus Take The Reel by Tim Hawkins

I was fishing last Friday on a lake in Mississippi in the humid summer heat
On a boat with my best friend Cletus who was sleeping in the back seat
Well the bites were slow and we were running low on chips and Gatorade
It’d been a long hard day

Felt a tug on the line and I didn’t pay attention it was spinning way to fast
Before I knew it I was staring at a ten pound shiny bass
When I tried to pull the fish inside I pulled a muscle in my upper thigh
I was so scared I threw my rod up in the air

Cletus take the reel
Take it from my hand
Cause I can’t do it on my own
I’m letting go and I need your help bad
And if you don’t my fish is gone
Oh Cletus take the reel

Oh I’m letting go
And I need your help bad
And if you don’t my fish is gone
On this boat I’m on
Cletus take the reel
Oh take it take it from me

Carrie Underwood

Jesus Take The Wheel

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Just Imagine!!

Posted on March 18th, 2010 by Clinically Clueless

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Share what you imagine (funny or not)…

Musical Star Wars

Posted on March 8th, 2010 by Clinically Clueless

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 ”The Saga Begins”

(Weird Al Yankovic)

A long, long time ago
In a galaxy far away
Naboo was under an attack
And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
Could talk the federation into
Maybe cutting them a little slack
But their response, it didn’t thrill us
They locked the doors and tried to kill us
We escaped from that gas
Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
We took a bongo from the scene
And we went to Theed to see the Queen
We all wound up on Tatooine
That’s where we found this boy…

Oh my my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later – now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’ “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

Did you know this junkyard slave
Isn’t even old enough to shave
But he can use the Force, they say
Ah, do you see him hitting on the queen
Though he’s just nine and she’s fourteen
Yeah, he’s probably gonna marry her someday
Well, I know he built C-3PO
And I’ve heard how fast his pod can go
And we were broke, it’s true
So we made a wager or two
He was a prepubescent flyin’ ace
And the minute Jabba started off that race
Well, I knew who would win first place
Oh yes, it was our boy

We started singin’ …
My my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later – now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’ “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

Now we finally got to Coruscant
The Jedi Council we knew would want
To see how good the boy could be
So we took him there and we told the tale
How his midi-chlorians were off the scale
And he might fulfill that prophecy
Oh, the Council was impressed, of course
Could he bring balance to the Force?
They interviewed the kid
Oh, training they forbid
Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
And Qui-Gon said “Now listen here”
“Just stick it in your pointy ear”
“I still will teach this boy”

He was singin’ …
My my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later – now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’ “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

We caught a ride back to Naboo
‘Cause Queen Amidala wanted to
I frankly would’ve liked to stay
We all fought in that epic war
And it wasn’t long at all before
Little Hotshot flew his plane and saved the day
And in the end some Gunguns died
Some ships blew up and some pilots fried
A lot of folks were croakin’
The battle droids were broken
And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul and now he’s toast
Well, I’m still here and he’s a ghost
I guess I’ll train this boy

And I was singin’ …
My my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later – now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’ “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

We were singin’ …
My my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later – now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’ “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

Fantasy gigs & super-groups

Posted on August 5th, 2009 by O'DB in the Forest


Been shuffling (not that kind of shuffling) through my music collection & thinking about some of the great gigs I’ve been lucky to get to.

Public Enemy performing a 20th anniversary of ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’; Elbow performing with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; The Who performing ‘Quadrophenia’ (complete with Adrian Edmonson as the Bell-boy & Trevor McDonald as the newsreader) to a 150,000 people in Hyde Park.

Kratfwerk at the Manchester Velodrome for the Manchester International Festival, complete with Great Britain’s Olympic gold medallist cyclists doing laps during ‘Tour de France’ was a recent highlight.

Tour De France, Kraftwerk (Manchester Velodrome)

But there’s plenty I’ve missed: The Sex Pistols playing Manchester Free Trade Hall (1976); The Stone Roses playing Spike Island (1990); The Verve playing a homecoming gig in Wigan (1998).

A band & venue I’d really have loved to have seen live were The Jam playing in the 100 Club – would’ve been incredible.

Any fantasy gigs you wished you’d been to – real or an amazing band in an amazing setting? Dead or alive (not the 1-hit wonders of ‘you spin me right round’ fame), real or imaginary venues?

I’d be keen on seeing the following super-group: Rick Parfitt on rhythm guitar, Chesney Hawkes on drums, Adolf Hitler on bass & Wee Jimmy Krankie on lead vocals. All performing on the moon. Without any oxygen tanks.

GO! Hear Star Wars in the Garden!!!

Posted on April 9th, 2009 by Clinically Clueless

Madness!” was the response that I received when I shared this with a friend here in California.

I have to agree with him. This had me rolling. :-) It is entitled “Star Wars” – an a cappella tribute to John Williams. Enjoy!!!

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From: ApprenticeA @ YouTube

GET THE MP3 (AND READ THE LYRICS): A BIG thank you and ALL musical credit goes to the a cappella comedy group Moosebutter (from Provo, UT), who greatly assisted me in the making of this video and memorizing their brilliant song “Star Wars” from their 2002 album ‘see dee’. This video was done with their blessing and their support. Check out their website here:

How many songs did you recognize from John Williams (born February 8, 1932) who is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career that spans six decades, Williams has composed many of the most famous film scores in history, including all but one of Steven Spielberg’s feature films, Star Wars, Superman, Jaws, E.T., Born on the Fourth of July, Harry Potter, and much more.

I always am aware and think that it is facinating how music can manipulate mood. Imagine a horror movie without a soundtrack? Not as scary, huh? Reminds me of how plants grow toward the sun. (I know I think strangely.) But, movie watchers don’t grow toward the sun, they move with the music or the images on the screen. Listening to this YouTube video made me feel good as I remember how happy I was watching these films.

Flower people, how are you aware of music (radio, television, movies, etc…) influencing or manipulating your feelings?

GO! Get a masters degree in The Beatles, flower

Posted on March 5th, 2009 by Jim

Hi from Dubai where I’ve just found out that Liverpool Hope University is offering a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles, the city’s most famous sons! Shout it from the rooftops!

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The University says on its website that the course entitled “The Beatles, Popular Music and Society” consists of four 12-week taught modules and a dissertation. “There have been over 8,000 books about The Beatles but there has never been serious academic study and that is what we are going to address,” said Mike Brocken, senior lecturer in popular music at Hope.

“Forty years on from their break-up, now is the right time and Liverpool is the right place to study The Beatles.

“This MA is expected to attract a great deal of attention, not just locally but nationally and we have already had enquiries from abroad, particularly the United States.”

So I ask you – what Masters Degree subject would you like to study? Does this undermine a more ‘traditional’ degree like engineering or medicine I wonder?

Do tell, anything counts in comments here as we all sing along together…..a 1, 2, a 1-2-3-4!

Go! Smell The New Music

Posted on November 29th, 2008 by taylorblue

In light of recent events I don’t feel like posting about anything. I’m kind of depressed at what the world is becoming.

But, I thought I would try to talk about something that means a lot to me. This is a picture of emzy.collins. He’s a musician based out of Detroit, Michigan. I have known him for almost a year now. I met him in a really funny way.  Heath Ledger had died and I was going around MySpace looking at all the tribute sites that were up for Heath. And then I had heard this most amazing song. It was by emzy.collins. I contacted him on MySpace and set up and interview. I have interviewed him three times now. He’s a different kind of musician, he really cares about his fans. He also does these live shows on the internet to help people like me get to see him live. We can also ask questions and find out more about him that way too. I just email him usually if I have a question. That’s what happens when you get to know him.

He’s unsigned at the moment. But I really would love to tell him I got him a record deal. I have tried everything possible to try and get him noticed. And by using what I know I hope it works. I thought I would include my favorite song by him. So you can judge for yourself.

What’s really neat about emzy is that he has never taken a music lesson in his life. You can look at it bad or good. He can listen to a song and then play it. I wish I had that talent!

What is something you wish you could do for someone?

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Images belong to emzy.collins.

Go! Look at my Ugly Side!

Posted on August 17th, 2008 by Blue Collar Goddess
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My son left a CD in my truck stereo Friday Night, and yesterday I listened to it while driving to work.  This isn’t some blatant promotion for the band, Blue October, but it is a blatant promotion of a certain song that made me think about how we tend to hide ourselves.

I am in the process of meeting new people, creating a new corporate network, and starting out at the bottom of the barrel in a new job culture.  I don’t want any of my co-workers and team mates to see “my ugly side”.  Quite frankly, I don’t want anyone to see the side of me that is deeply opinionated on several levels.  Most because at this time in my life, I don’t have the energy or the time to engage in licking the flavour (a line I stole from another Blue October song) of something until it’s tasteless. 

And isn’t that what happens?  You get a few people together who have cemented their belief in a philosophy or a tradition on completely opposing sides of the table; compromise isn’t going to happen.


Diplomacy insists that we behave according to moral structure in a civilized setting, and yet we continue to battle it out on the war-field.  Lives are lost, countries are left in ruin … because when we show our “ugly side” we are really ugly.

It happens in Divorce, the end of friendships or relations (which is just a different kind of divorce) and history begs us to remember how we hide until guns are loaded, lines are drawn and then we are free to behave as horribly as we want or can.


What is at the basis of your “ugly side” and what do you NOT want people to see the most about you, your character or your philosophy? 

I go first, in the comments. :-)


GO! Smell the gangster rap?

Posted on March 30th, 2008 by Jim

When rap meets pop – does it work?

Elton john & 2-PAC for example:

We say it works – how about you?

And what of Gangster rap? How does it sit with you?

Any other pop meets rap combos are welcomed over in the Flowers jukebox over in the fun section of Forums – all you have to do is paste the youtube link and we’d appreciate you making Forums rock.

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