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Cocaine Parody OOT

by Macker ( 19 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Healthcare, Humor, Music, OOT, Russia, Satire, Ukraine at April 7th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Eric Clapton’s Classic Hit lends itself very well to Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, as he turns it into the latest Parody. Courtesy of The People’s Cube:

Here is the mp3. The lyrics are below:

The world says get out. But, Putin says.. no doubt, Ukraine.
Obama frowns, but Putin’s getting down in Ukraine.
He don’t buy, or stand by, or say why; Ukraine.

Obama talked tough but, Putin called his bluff Ukraine.
When the day is done Putin won; Ukraine.
BO lied by the side watch Vlad ride – in Ukraine.

He sanctioned some guys hoping to turn the tide: Ukraine.
Don’t forget this fact, Putin won’t give it back; Ukraine.
Let’s talk gays, women’s raise, ACA – ignoring Ukraine
BO’s weak, Putin streaked moved his fleet – to Ukraine.

Remember to stop snorting in laughter for a few moments…and proceed directly into The Overnight Open Thread!

Israelis finally get some satisfaction as Rolling Stones confirm concert date

by Speranza ( 3 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines, Israel, Music at March 25th, 2014 - 9:51 am

The sound  you just heard was Roger Waters jumping out a window.

by David Brinn and Niv Ellis

After months – even years – of speculation, Israelis can finally get some satisfaction. The Rolling Stones are officially booked to perform on June 4 at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.

Nobody was more satisfied than promoter Shuki Weiss, who announced the long-coveted show Tuesday morning in Tel Aviv. The announcement  came days after the suicide of  vocalist Mick Jagger’s partner, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, which forced the cancellation of seven Stones’  Australian and New Zealand shows as part of their ’14 on Fire’ tour.

“This is a historic and very meaningful visit,” said Weiss. “In these days when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it’s not taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel.”

Despite the tragedy, the Stones have retained plans to continue the tour in Europe during May and June. The Tel Aviv show marks the tour’s seventh confirmed date, including festival appearances at Holland’s Pinkpop Festival on June 7 and Belgium’s TW Classic Festival on June 28.

“I love festivals in the summertime and can’t wait for the tour to get to Europe,” iconic vocalist Mick Jagger said in a press statement issued before Scott’s death.

His guitar-playing partner Keith Richards added: “Let’s keep this show on the road… the band is in top form so I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe.”

Tel Aviv promoter Weiss has been involved with many of the top international performances of recent years including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Depeche Mode and Metallical. He beat out other potential suitors for the Stones’ services, estimated at $6 million, including Gad Oron and Marcel Avraham. He’s been after the Stones, however, for most of his career.

“The longest negotiation I ever conducted is coming to an end,” he said. He first reached out to the band in 1988, for Israel’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The Stones emerged alongside The Beatles in the early 1960s to become one of the most successful groups in rock & roll history with hits ranging from “Satisfaction” in 1965 to “Honky Tonk Women” in 1969 and “Miss You” in 1978. Since their acclaimed 1981 album Tattoo You, the band has not been very impressive in the studio, occasionally showing flashes of their old form like on 1988′s Steel Wheels, but generally relying on its potent live show chock full of decades-old classics to fill  stadiums and arenas around the world.

After a few years of inactivity, the band returned with vengeance at the end of 2012 for their 50th anniversary, and toured extensively throughout 2013. The ’14 on Fire’ tour was launched on February 21 in Abu Dhabi and continued through Japan and China before landing in Australia last week.  Before the first show on March 19 in Perth, Jagger was informed of Scott’s death and the band cancelled the remaining shows on the tour.

The Stones’ Tel Aviv show will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about in Israel’s history, rivaling high-profile visits in recent years by Paul McCartney and Madonna.

Tickets go on sale March 27, but Pelephone customers can get tickets immediately through their carrier’s website, and get a 100 shekel discount. Shuki Weiss is also giving away a free ticket to one lucky fan who posts a photo on his Facebook wall.

Lawn tickets sell for NIS 695, Golden Ring for NIS 1,790, and VIP tickets–which will include seats–for NIS 2,850.

The Best of The Midnight Special (1977)

by Speranza ( 143 Comments › )
Filed under Music at March 20th, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Tonight’s lineup:

Manfred Mann Earth Band: Blinded By The Light
Heart: Crazy On You
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
Dave Mason: We Just Disagree
Sanford & Townsend: Smoke From A Distant Fire
Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way
Bread: Make It With You
Andy Gibb: I Just Want To Be Your Everything
The Emotions: Best Of My Love
Johnny Rivers: Slow Dancing
Bonnie Rait: Runaway
Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Van Morrison: Domino
Lou Rawls: You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis Jr.: You Don’t Have To Be A Star

The Best of The Midnight Special (1976)

by Speranza ( 107 Comments › )
Filed under Music at March 17th, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Tonight’s lineup:

Elton John – Your song
Fleetwood Mac – Over My Head
Spinners – Rubberband Man
Heart – Magic Man
Hot Chocolate – You sexy thing
Wild Cherry – Play that funky music (white boy)
George Benson – This Masquerade
Michael Murphey – Wildfire
Diana Ross – Love Hangover
Eric Carmen – All by myself
Tom Jones – Delilah
Donna Summer – Love to love you baby
England Dan & John Ford Coley – I’d really love to see you tonight
Janis Ian – At Seventeen
Ray Charles – Georgia on my mind

Rap Down Under Is Still Crap OOT

by Macker ( 70 Comments › )
Filed under Australia, Music, OOT at March 14th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

This is not a random discovery. I found this over at Ozzie Saffa’s blog, when he wrote about a conservative commentator, Andrew Bolt, and his battle against those who paint themselves (literally!) as Aborigines. To wit: the so-called “artist” known as Djarmbi Supreme….

The following passage is from Ozzie, and he hits the mark:

Before you ask, yes, according to him he’s pure-blood Aboriginal and hates Bolt for pointing out the bleeding obvious. But, who would poor Djarmbi be at the end of the day if he didn’t have his “Aboriginal” genes to cling too? A big fat nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch. He’d be just another failed rapper who drinks himself into a drunken stupor while waiting for the welfare cheques to arrive. So much more nobler to claim that he has Aboriginal blood instead of being labeled just another White trash nothing. So much more nobler if he can spout off about his Aboriginal ancestry instead of the same old boring story of having a drunken abusive father and a Lefty Mother. Why, his father was such a noble Aboriginal man that he lowered himself into having a White wife. That’s how proud he was of his Aboriginal ancestry…..

Of course, this did not go unnoticed by the “artist.” He tweets:

Featherfoot Tallman (@DJARMBISUPREME)
3/14/14, 1:20

Since the lyrics are in Australian English, I can’t even begin to figure them out except for “Run Kitty Run Kitty Run.” In any case, it just goes to show that bullshit exists the world over…
…right into The Overnight Open Thread.

UPDATE: The Osprey is right….let’s turn this into an Epic Rap Battle: White Rappers of the Antipodes: Here’s Die Antwoord with “Fatty Boom Boom:”

The Best of The Midnight Special (1975)

by Speranza ( 81 Comments › )
Filed under Music at March 13th, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Tonight’s lineup

The Bee Gees: Nights On Broadway
Peter Frampton: Show Me The Way
Helen Reddy: I Am Woman
KC & The Sunshine Band: That’s The Way I Like It
Rod Stewart: You Wear It Well
Earth Wind & Fire: Shining Star
Orleans: Dance With Me
Natalie Cole: This Will Be
Barry Manilow: Could It Be Magic
Ohio Players: Love Roller Coaster
Olivia Newton John: Have You Ever Been Mellow
Glen Campbell: Rhinestone Cowboy
Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles: It Takes Two To Tango
Minnie Ripperton: Lovin’ You
Kiss: Black Diamond

Remy: Working 9 to 5 (Obamacare Remix)

by 1389AD ( 56 Comments › )
Filed under Healthcare, Music, Open thread, Satire at March 1st, 2014 - 9:55 pm

On YouTube:

Published on Feb 21, 2014 by ReasonTV

The new health care law shakes up Remy’s employment situation.

Approx. 1:50 minutes.

Written and performed by Remy. Musical Arrangement by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg.

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Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy.

Wake up in the morning ten minutes late, I
hit the snooze like a Chris Brown date I
brush all my teeth, I’m driving, and I’m on my way
But I’m floored when I walk into the joint I’m
more confused than Joe Namath with a coin my
boss’ memo says starting today

I’m working 1 to 5
My hours keep on falling
Now I’m not full-time
All the creditors keep calling
Said I could keep my plan
I’m no longer a believer
My new deductible’s so high
you’d think its dad was Jeremy Bieber

Working 1 to 5
Not trying to be controversial
it’s just I’m home and I’m
watching J.G. Wentworth commercials
Say goodbye full time
and hello to under-employment
Because I’m working fewer hours
than a Flappy Bird high score

Working 1 to 5
I’m no longer out there toiling
My work schedule
is less complete than a Sochi toilet
Oh the New York Times
assures me that it’s liberating
from what it isn’t clear I guess
employment compensation

Working 1 to 5
Insecure and broke that’s right
Working 1 to 5
Like the Obamacare website
Working 1 to 5
It’s just a simple task
It’s like they drilled the Keystone XL pipeline
directly up my…

Mourning the passing of a true legend. Paco de Lucia 1948 – 2014.

by Guest Post ( 87 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Open thread, Spain at February 26th, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Guest Blogger: Doriangrey

While I was in college I had the great fortune of meeting a young man named Micheal Murphy, Micheal was a Flamenco guitarist who had gone to Spain and studied under Paco de Lucia. Micheal, perhaps more than anyone changed the way I not only played guitar, but looked at music in general. Micheal, you see, was not only a student of Paco de Lucia, but also a huge fan the the rock group Kiss. It was not until Micheal challenged me to preform the same critical analysis of Kiss’s music that I was doing on Mozart and Bach that I liked or cared for Kiss.

As you can imagine, Micheal, being a talented enough guitarist to win a highly coveted slot as one of Paco de Lucia, was an amazing guitarist in his own right. Micheal loved heavy metal almost as much as Flamenco, and made an arrangement with me. He would teach me things that he had learned from Paco, if I would teach him what I knew about hard rock/heavy metal. I was never the talent or the student that Micheal was, though Micheal did instill in me a profound respect and love for his former teacher.

The world has lost a genuine legend in Paco de Lucia’s passing.

Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola

(Cross Posted @ The Wilderness of Mirrors)

Muslims mad at Kate Perry’s Dark Horse video

by Rodan ( 89 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Islam, Music at February 26th, 2014 - 7:00 am


Islam is portrayed positively in the popular culture. In movies, Islam is shown to be a tolerant and honorable faith, while Christianity is portrayed as evil. It is almost taboo to insult Islam in the popular culture and in American society. Considering this Pro-Islamic stance of the popular culture, it shocked me that Kate parry’s new video offends Islam.

Katy Perry might be A-OK as far as Asian Americans are concerned. Perry‘s standing with Muslims, however? That’s another matter.

Perry is drawing ire from the Muslim community for her new video “Dark Horse,” which some claim contains blasphemous imagery.

An online petition launched by British citizen Shazad Iqbal is asking YouTube

to remove the video.

At issue, the petition says, is a pendant bearing the word “Allah,” which is worn by a man who is “burned,” pendant and all. (In the video, it appears that the man disintegrates.)

“The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy,” the petition reads, adding, “blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”

Here is the video.

I don’t think Kate Perry intentionally insulted Islam, but its a relief to see one of their symbols mocked. I don’t expect to see Islam insulted in the Popular Culture for long time to come.



Thunderstruck Like You’ve Never Heard It Before OOT

by Macker ( 38 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Music, OOT at February 22nd, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I swear I never thought 2 Cellos could do this….

This isn’t the only cover…there are several other videos on their YouTube page. I’d say they have a liking for AC/DC, wouldn’t you agree.
A great way to blast right into The Overnight Open Thread!