May 19, 2010

"Add a couple in Banlon pantsuits and the dry look and you'd have a KTEL or Sessions album cover..."

Palladian critiques my photograph and does the artwork to drive home what cheeseball hicks he thinks we are to like sunsets:

51 comments:

Paddy O said...

Cheeseball hicks in looooooove.

lucid said...

What I actually thought when I saw your sunset picture was that even Althouse couldn't make a sunset photograph that was not a cliche.

Sunsets are wonderful to look at in person, but it's like a photograph of the grand canyon or of the moon--the essence is missing.

I think that perhaps photography is fundamentally a quiet medium.

TMink said...

Great job Palladian, that is really on target.

Trey

reader_iam said...

Unlike Althouse's picture in the original post, Palladian's rework instantly spawned the following earworm (sorry, Althouse, I believe you don't like that term): "Love, soft as an easy chair...", from a song I hated then and since. Damn your eyes, Palladian! I shall not forgive until that [w]retch of song is exorcised from my head, which could take hours!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

(Would start plotting revenge, but oh, oh I just cannot think, cannot think. That song! That song! That squirming, worming song!)

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

It better have "Baby I'm a Want You" on it.

Toy

former law student said...

I liked the photo btw.

The cheesiest of cheese must go on this album:

I remember all my life,
raining down as cold as ice
shadows of a man,
a face through a window
crying in the night
the night goes into morning (just another day)
happy people pass my way
looking in their eyes
I see a memory
I never realized how happy you made me
Oh Mandy,
well you came and you gave without taking,
but I sent you away!
Oh Mandy,
well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
and I need you today....
Oh Mandy!!!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Here reader...replace it with this one.

Love...love will keep us together.. Think of me whenever

Lem said...

I have written a letter to Palladian describing the record as "obscene" and "defamatory" and stating (if he goes ahead) I would have my lawyer stop the production ;)

former law student said...

Here reader...replace it with this one.


No, this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOSZwEwl_1Q

Omaha1 said...

He could have at least 'shopped the couple to look more like you and Meade.

It is pretty funny though! And finally I agree with fls, what soft rock album would be complete without something from Manilow (and Bread, too, whimsy)!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Thats a good one FLS. When Cher was uniquely beautiful. Before she went under the knife.

How about this one for cheesy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inwzOooXRU

This is fun

Hoosier Daddy said...

Oh mother**** pleeze. Althouse is about the farthest thing from a hick as you can get. You wouldn't catch a hick sitting in some fancy pants hippie cafe taking pictures of her cucumber sandwihch and half-decaf mocha latte with a twist and posting it on her blog.

John Borell said...

I think I just peed my pants laughing, but I'm a cheeseball hick, too.

EDH said...

What, no Bread ?

chuck b. said...

Another coastal elite who thinks he knows what's aesthetically best for real Americans.

Omaha1 said...

Don't give up on us baby!

wv: corke - put a corke in it already!

reader_iam said...

Gee, thanks, DBQ. Right back atcha.

(And let us not forget.)

***

By the way, none of that's working on the earworm. Normally, I do one of two things: 1) Listen to the damn thing in question until it wears itself out, or
2) Listen to something either a) very, very metal or b) very, very atonal or some such [or both].

Out of luck today. I hate "Evergreen" so much, even I don't have it and won't spring 99 cents for it. And we just adopted a new kitty late yesterday, and she's still way too freaked for me to inflict option #2 on her.

Alas. Doomed.

Seven Machos said...

That's brilliant.

Daniel said...

HILARIOUS!

While we're at it, this came to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jTM4ZOa69U

By the way, my word verification was lumoris, which I think is when a particular lighting scheme ends up being humorous.

Omaha1 said...

Remember, goodbye doesn't mean forever!

You might think those earworms are gone but they will be back...

wv: affilyt - a filly what?

J said...

Terry Jacks and Paper Lace? Is this available on CD?

WV - panuffe: what you say when you don't want any more pancakes.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You know it is funny. I actually knew David Gates. He used to live nearby. I had never heard of him or Bread (the group) because I seriously avoided listening to this genre of music in the 70's.

When told by someone (breathlessly because they were really impressed) that David Gates from Bread had a ranch on XXXXXX road. I was all like. Who? What? Bread? (thinking... bakery owner?)

Listening reminds me again why I didn't know these songs.

BTW: He was/is a very very nice man with a lovely family who deserves all the success in the world.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

DBQ,

Does he still have really, really skinny legs? I saw him in a concert once, and thought I hadn't had legs that small since I was about 18 months old.

Toy

reader_iam said...

J: Yes.

(Dirty secret: I have, squirreled away, most of these songs people are mentioning, mostly for comedic reasons though not in all cases [and at least one song from all but two of the folks listed on Palladian's album].

But NOT "Evergreen," by God [or anything by Rex Smith or Livingston Taylor.]

P.S. I used to do a mean Leo Sayer imitation, which I perfected for reasons I won't share.)

Kirk Parker said...

lem @ 12:15pm-- LOL!!!

XWL said...

I know this isn't a competion, but after perusing my shots from the past year or so, I think this little snap of mine out cliches the MeadeHouse sunset and would probably have served as a perfect album cover for a set of 'lite classical, strings for lovers' recordings.

(my shot not only has a setting sun, but crashing waves on rocks, too!)

Omaha1 said...

reader, like this?

EK said...

Palladin should try some Nimoy Sunset Pie!

http://nimoysunsetpie.tumblr.com/

reader_iam said...

Omaha1: That'd be the exact one!

former law student said...

For all you Leo Sayer h8erz: Long Tall Glasses is quite OK.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, I never have half-decaf or mocha! Or decaf, period.

Hoosier Daddy said...

And that song list is bullshit since there is no mention of ABBA or The Starlight Vocal Band.

I expected better of Palladian.

edutcher said...

Ah, yes, the decade that taste forgot. While I remember most of those songs, the closest I came to them was the radio. Proud to say I never bought one of them.

reader_iam said...

Aw, honey, honey. Poor Hoosier: No afternoon delight for you today!

; )

reader_iam said...

Here, Hoosier: Starland Vocal Band.

(God, that's awful. The Grammys never worked for me, after that.)

c3 said...

seriously avoided listening to this genre of music in the 70's.

Are you suggested "crap" is a musical genre?

michael farris said...

I guess it says nothing good about me that I really want that album...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"seriously avoided listening to this genre of music in the 70's."

Are you suggested "crap" is a musical genre?

LOL evidently it is since we can all pick out samples of it.

Leo Sayers. I sort of like this one of his He made me thing of a horse jockey that got too big to ride the horses and took up singing as a back stop career.

reader_iam said...

Here's one I can recall my father actually swearing over.

traditionalguy said...

I heard that Amazon has this record overstocked and sells for only $2.99; but it seems that the shipping and handling is done only by Meade Express and costs $900.00 COD.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"Cheeseball Hicks in Love" would actually be a great name for an album.

Omaha1 said...

and don't forget about the dead dog of a song that is literally about a dead dog, by the appropriately named Henry Gross...

Shannon

wv: kationo

Omaha1 said...

reader, I hated "Havin' My Baby" and I was still a teenager when it came out. The only song I recall my parents being disturbed by (but never swearing, they were good Baptists) was Do It Til You're Satisfied.

Methadras said...

Nice.

Meade said...

At night, when the bars close down
Ann A walks through a silent town
And loves a man, who's not around
She still can hear him say, she hears him say

"Ann A, you're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be
But my life, my lover, my lady
Is the sea"

Doug Wright said...

What Meade commented above!

bill said...

reader_iam said...

Omaha1: That'd be the exact one!


No no no. Leo Sayers is always best with the Muppets

reader_iam said...

Sincerest "yay" to crossing paths with Bill of So Quoted!!!

As to the substance: Double-plus {()}.

El Pollo Real said...
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El Pollo Real said...

@Meade: Flea is the contented man who has no shirt!

reader_iam said...

Also, am I the only one who sees some parallels between the video Bill linked and a certain Lady GaGa video?