July 31, 2011

"You're Gonna Pay."



Everyone's talking about the anthem of the ages.

ADDED: The Crack Emcee is talking about it. And not in a nice way.

246 comments:

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The Crack Emcee said...

Not you, too? Of course, you too - you've got no taste in music:

That's a piece of shit.

chickenlittle said...

They told me that if I voted for Prince John America would be ruined, and they were right!

Sixty Grit said...
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Ann Althouse said...

@Crack Hey, I linked to you before you linked to yourself.

I never said it was good, just that everyone was talking about it.

And I listened to your song, by the way.

There was a $100,000 prize. Did you enter the contest? You should have won, so why didn't you? Because America has bad taste or because you didn't enter?

I'm jealous of whoever got the $, and I don't even play music.

I have never asserted that I have anything but emotional attachment to music that has a personal meaning to me.

I'm not the arbiter of musical taste.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann,

There was a $100,000 prize. Did you enter the contest? You should have won, so why didn't you? Because America has bad taste or because you didn't enter?

What part of "I'm broke" haven't you understood yet? I told you I'm typing this on a computer with a huge blue/black streak down the middle of the screen (I actually have to move the browser window to see what I'm typing) and yet, somehow, I'm supposed to be entering music contests?

I told you:

You live in a whole different reality from me,...

The Crack Emcee said...

A better way to have done this would have been to have people submit work, and whoever the best artist was, pay them $100,000 to create work for the Tea Party.

And Jesus Christ, leave Glenn Reynolds out of it,...

AllenS said...

When my computers go to hell, I buy a new one. That's the best thing about working, and I do mean taking any kind of work that a man can get. You can go out and buy stuff. One thing that I had going for me, was my ability not to get all wrapped up in anti-new age bullshit. But, that's just me.

Titus said...

We are cool too.

garage mahal said...

GOP Motivational Video.

Almost done....

MarkG said...

I doubt the guy intended the song to be a top 40 hit which launches a four continent concert tour.

For what he intended, it's good. I watched the whole thing. Anyway, it could've been worse, like some white guy rapping.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Aaack. My ears are bleeding. I couldn't listen to more than just 30 seconds.

If that was the winner, I do....not...want to hear the losers.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Jeez, Crack, based on Grease you got no room to criticize Getchell at all. You're Gonna Pay was written to deliver a message, and while I'm not big on message, it accomplishes what it set out to do. It's a good tune, too. Grease is s novelty song, and a pretty bad one at that. You sure are full of yourself, dude.

edutcher said...

I'm reminded of the old "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)".

Same idea.

PS Crack, give it up. Don't know what happened Friday night, but she's hitting on all cylinders this weekend.

Not unlike The Blonde.

Dark Eden said...

I'm beginning to think Crack is related to the comic book guy from the Simpsons.

Worst.Song.Ever.

Luke Lea said...

Needs a lot more verses!

Carol_Herman said...

Music's not my thing.

The big surprise in DC, and in the european kingdoms ... is that INFLATION didn't come along ... making a greater need to print more funny money. And, hand it out in the obligations that go into all governments. To grease their wheels.

Heck, I knew this when I was young. Because my mother told me. She laughed at complaints that "welfare went in." Because she said it boosted the middle class ... as the poor used up the "grease" very quickly. Landlords and shopkeepers got all that money!

So, I never did look at "welfare" the same way, ever again.

Will there be changes ahead? Yup. It will involve CO-PAY. As soon as someone has to come up with a $5 co-pay, to buy a $100 pair of glasses; suddenly their old glasses don't need to be replaced.

And, that's who is crying now. And, will cry later. Unions. Insurance companies. People who need business to generate sales.

The ZOMBIES have arrived!

It's all flat line economics, now.

And, the democraps, more than the republican dogs, are throwing a fit.

Each day that now passes for obama, makes Jimmy Carter look like less of a fool.

More or less as fools ... you can't get starring roles in Shakespeare.

We will probably go through batches and batches of schmucks ... who are stampeding to run in election cycles.

Some, like Russ Feingold, when they get flung off ... can't get it through their busted heads ... that they lost. BIG TIME.

If I had to guess? Even if and when we default ... people will still want our "greenbacks."

Hey, I read someplace that even Monopoly, every single day, prints millions of their game bills.

See? You didn't have to save your old sets. Buy new.

The world keeps turning around ... because that's how we're built. (And, even with all this spinning, you are NEVER, EVER, given the sensation that you are up-side-down.

warlocketx said...

Umm, Crack Emcee, m'boy, what's being broke got to do with it? You're obviously still on the Internet, and there were no other requirements to enter the contest; in particular, there was no entry fee.

Given your massive talent and unquestioned good taste in music, surely you'd now be $100K richer, which would buy a lot of computers without faulty screens.

Which is to say: put up or shut up, [Althouse-discouraged profane characterization].

Regards,
Ric

Fred4Pres said...

That song is interesting crack for the lyrics, not the delivery. Other than it is some guy reliving his days listening to the Dead Kennedys and Black Flag when he was a teenager.

michaele said...

I liked it and played it a couple of times in a row. Oh, sure, the graphics were kind of primitive but it definitely made it's point.The refrain is catchy and gonna' stay in my head for a while.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)




Shorter Crack Emcee:

“Those grapes were sour any way.”

Fred4Pres said...

Oh you want to see a bad music video? And the lead singer's fashion choices are just...precious. Seriously, do not watch this. There is no unwatching this video once you see it.

I warned you.

H/T: Stacy McCain and Dan Collins.

AJ Lynch said...

Crack- you are even a bigger hater than me.

My review:
1- the message was delivered and received.
2- it was somewhat entertaining.

Carol_Herman said...

I dunno, Joe, (the Calypso Jew). A long time ago, sour grapes made good wine.

Then along came some PR person who couldn't spell ... and thought he saw a recipe for "whine." Which used to be collected for free in tear bottles.

Sometimes, you had to hire professional cry-ers. For weddings and funerals. (Maybe, that's why you see FUN in funerals?) And, estate lawyers. IF there's money involved.

Curious George said...

@Fred

I doesn't have to be good to be a classic.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

@Fred4Pres

Yeah, that's pretty bad,but I can beat it.

Carol_Herman said...

You know, the game of poker would not be interesting, if there were no stakes.

Maybe, the same is true for composers? People wouldn't get beyond whistling in the dark, if money wasn't paid to composers to compose?

As to the subject at hand, here. There's a lot of money going in ... to create a "panic."

The panic gets successful only if you go out and buy. But it seems people are just buying less, huh?

So we have a ZOMBIE ECONOMY instead.

Perhaps, there's really more fears in belgium and bay-jing ... then here? Different musical strokes for different folks?

What's it say, by the way, about Harry Reid ... if he can't scare enough people into a good panic?

Why do we have to wait until November 2012 ... to change a few heads in congress? None of them look screwed on all that well, ya know?

Big Mike said...

@Crack, it's just the monitor, not the computer itself. There are plenty of places where you can get a good quality used monitor for not much money, including Amazon (be sure to go through the Professor's link).

If you know someone who is a dedicated computer nerd and initial technology adopter, he (it can be a "she," but only rarely) probably has some decent-quality monitors tucked away in a closet somewhere.

Luck, my friend.

And you're right about the quality of the music, and the performer (I hesitate to call him a musician) seems to be substituting loudness for talent, but the basic lyrics are right on.

The Crack Emcee said...

AllenS,

When my computers go to hell, I buy a new one. That's the best thing about working, and I do mean taking any kind of work that a man can get. You can go out and buy stuff. One thing that I had going for me, was my ability not to get all wrapped up in anti-new age bullshit. But, that's just me.

One of the things I like, and don't like, is the way you guys force me to reveal myself online;

"If you must know," since my divorce, etc., I've had to move a number of times, for a number of reasons (I know I've mentioned the sabotage of the blog before) until, now, I live far away from my normal base of operations, to a place where no one knows me and - surprise! - I don't know anyone else. There is little to no work here in my field, and so I do pick up work where I can but - after 25 years playing music - my options are limited. (As I mentioned on the "weeds" thread, I just got finished working as a Carbaryl Cowboy for the Forest Service, which should tell you how far afield I'm willing to go.)

Long story short: if any of you (Yes, I'm talking to you, AllenS) decide to make assumptions about what's happened to me, or what's going on with me now, you'll be badly mistaken in that assumption. I am a black man that even other black men (who know me personally) can't pin down, so your hopes of doing so over an internet connection are always going to be woefully inadequate. My wife took off with a "guru" and, of course, every dime we had. I'm still paying my divorce bill, can count my friends on one hand, and live with a guy who has already threatened to have me arrested because (I shit you not) I didn't want to "go green." You can't assume anything with me:

Since the date of Oct. 25th, 2005, my life has been unlike anything you could possibly imagine.

Me either, for that matter.

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
GOP Motivational Video.

Almost done...."

I love this comment to this post. With luck garage and his ilk won't get their way, but the saving grace is if they do, they will live the words of this song, and finally realize that can't have their dream world and keep all their shit too.

veni vidi vici said...

I'm with Crack on this one.

Dude's trying to send a political message with the most undermixed vocal in a recording award-winning record. Golf clap for Bozo.

And it's dorkish CPAC-rock, not clever enough to pass for good Christian Rock, much less anything the vast teeming mass would ever begin to think is remotely cool. Try again, hoseheads.

Jason (the commenter) said...

It's a good try, but the lyrics aren't strong enough (or loud enough) and the whole thing seems kind of 90's.

Robert said...

Amazon, hell.

craigslist, baby.

Yesterday I picked up a Klipsch subwoofer for $60.

I've bought a truck, a tractor, and an excavator from people placing CL ads.

Pretty sure I'll never buy a new item costing several thousand dollars again. There are too many just like it, for a third off or more, barely used, on CL.

Full disclosure: I did buy a printer once that worked when I tested it and was DOA when I got it home and fired it up.

Andrea said...

Sorry man. The only good punk is old punk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjyqpxkKJCM

Punk was fairly conservative too, FWIW. "Die little baby in a lavat'ry/Die little baby, screaming!"

Carol_Herman said...

"COVER THE MOON IN YOGURT" ...

I kid you not. Paul Ryan said this. (AS A JOKE!) From the floor of da' House. And, to see it all, go to BREITBART'S SITE.

Yes. You can teach math concepts ... even when you're talking trillions ... IF you get your analogies "just right."

Fred4Pres said...

...and live with a guy who has already threatened to have me arrested because (I shit you not) I didn't want to "go green."

Throw a CFL and some batteries in the regular trash just to fuck with him.

blake said...

Heh. How did I know (without ever having watched) that Crack would hate it?

Bill said...

Fred, Tyrone, I got you both beat:

http://tinyurl.com/o36d5

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AllenS said...

Big deal. I had a nice factory job, car, apartment, girl friend, and then I got drafted into the Army in 1966. Lost everything. Had to start all over again, but you know what? I didn't bitch about it, I just had to work twice as hard as before, and it eventually paid off. I had my mortgage on this farm, paid off in 1981, retired from the factory job in 1999, I was 52 years old.

We all have our boo-hoo stories, what differs, is how we handle them.

Michael said...

All political art is crap

jacksonjay said...

Brilliant!

He left out "federally funded" homosexual penis size study!

I loved it when Harry pulled the stick-up on the sperm!

The Crack Emcee said...

AllenS,

You're getting tiring. You don't mention the murders you had to deal with - like I did. You don't mention being ostracized by everyone for even saying they occured - like I did. You don't mention the cult members calling your house at all hours - like I had. You don't even mention that your own divorce lawyer didn't believe a word you said until the proof came out almost three years later - like what happened to me.

Do you socialize, Allen? Because I don't. There are just too many fucking pitfalls for me to go out casually amongst people (Can you imagine me with the formally simple question of "What's your sign?" You have no idea,...) I stay in my room where I'm safe. No one can traumatize me further, here, and no one can be traumatized by me. (People say I can be pretty intimidating.) I need to get my head right, first and foremost, and I'm doing it as I see fit.

You did your thing, in your way, because you had certain things on your plate - that's not my life and, if our comments are any indication, I'm certainly more passionate than you are, so you might as well give it a break:

You're not me.

You say you retired at 52 - I'm starting over at 50.

It's just not the same thing, now leave me alone.

Shanna said...

And it's dorkish CPAC-rock, not clever enough to pass for good Christian Rock

I also thought of Christian Rock. When you write music to sell an idea, it is seldom any good. The graphics were ridiculous, and the tune was lackluster but it didn't make my ears bleed..

I've definately heard worse, like that godawful thing Crack posted. Anything with children singing or speaking is guaranteed to be terrible.

William said...

I'm no judge of gradations in talent in punk rock. But, for what it's worth, I would say that Crack is a competent and professional musician. There's an aethetic theory which states that 90% of everything is crap. I think that percentage is much higher in punk rock, but, perhaps, I'm just expressing my own musical preferences......At any rate, Crack's grease song, has given me an excellent idea for reducing the debt....They say that unfunded Medicare liabilities work out to over 80 trillion dollars over the next thirty years. I don't think that this shortfall can be made up by taxing private jets and hedge fund managers. I don't even think it can be made up by taxing big Macs and eliminating the army. Sorry libs, but some programs will have to be cut. My suggestion is that we withdraw Medicare coverage for diabetes and diabetic related diseases. Instead of throwing granny off the cliff, let's throw fattie under the bus. If needed, we can move on from there to those who suffer from arteriosclerotic heart disease. Medicare should adhere to a one stroke and you're out policy.....I'm just brainstorming here. Perhaps as a sop to the liberals we could eliminate coverage to those who suffer from stress related disease who work in the finance and oil industries.

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dbp said...

The Crack Emcee is right that the song is crappy. The thing is though, you have to enter a contest to win it. If only amateurs enter, only amateurs will win. As a professional musician, he could easily have come up with something better. Even if you loose, you get visability. The music and video in those Reason, Hayek vs. Keynes videos is very high production value--contests might be a good way to be thought of when it comes to projects like that.

The take-home message Crack should be getting is that he just left 100K sitting on the table.

Penny said...

"...and the whole thing seems kind of 90's."

Exactly! And that's what the real problem is with it. Why wasn't this song written in the 90's?

Great artists are creative visionaries. They don't chronicle what the world sees. They chronicle what most people don't see or understand yet. *think Orwell*

William said...

My experience has always been that if you want someone to feel sorry for you, then you have to do it yourself. I have always been self reliant in the field of pity.

AllenS said...

I'll leave you alone, when you man up. Consider yourself lucky that I'm not on your case like stink on shit.

The Crack Emcee said...

Look, I don't how my saying this song sucks became me having a "pity party," but the only point is I'm in no position to do shit until I get out of debt, period. How any of you are better judges of that than I am, I don't know, but you certainly seem to have appointed yourselves as such - over an internet connection - and, as far as I'm concerned, you're all full of shit. None of you really know me.

I have spoken to no one - not a living soul - in three days.

And here's the part you probably can't grasp:

I don't want to.

There's nothing I can do about you guys and your "beliefs" and, now that I'm hip to how it works, i want nothing to do with it, O.K.?

YOU live happily in a world where Rosie O'Donnell can say "fire can't melt steel" and keep going from one success to another - I can't. Shit has to make sense to me, AND THIS WORLD DOESN'T.

So I stay away as much as possible - to protect myself from the idiocy I can't stomach and to allow you to do so because you can. Why that's a problem, I don't know.

But, if you ask me, you guys are taking too easy shots on an issue - me - you know nothing about.

I have every right to say the song sucks, because it does. As far as "Grease" is concerned, I put it up as an example of Punk Rock - not the greatest thing in music - and as as such, it more than fits the bill. If you don't think so - Hey - who said you know anything about Punk Rock?

I'm the one who had the music career,...

Bob Ellison said...

I've been involved in a few online, anyone-can-submit song contests. The submissions were amazingly widely varying. Some songs were catchy but horrifyingly badly recorded; others were well produced but fantastically bad compositions. A few got more of the important things right, and quite a few got almost all of the important things wrong.

Judging these things is difficult, too. If only one person judges, or only an expert panel has all of the votes, the market's disagreement with the judge or panel will explode in disapproval.

In other words: American Idol is very clever.

AprilApple said...

I like it. It's basic, pared down and to the point. Why? Because you are gonna pay.

Bonus: Image of Harry Reid with a gun holding up the sperms.
.

AllenS said...

I didn't listen to the song. Is it easy to dance to?

Sixty Grit said...
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Carol_Herman said...

Let's say you just took the words "I ain't got no satisfaction." And, your whole song just repeated this until listening forced you to go out of your mind?

Would this be a rolling stone, all the way downhill?

Why didn't Jack and Jill do it?

Chip S. said...

Taste is a funny thing. We feel our own so strongly and have such a hard time understanding others'. "De gustibus non disputandum est" is about the only rational comment on taste I know.

IMHO, "Grease" is far better musically than "You're Gonna Pay," or whatever it's called. But Harry Reid pulling a gun on the phalanx of sperm was inspired.

What we need is for Crack and this kid to become the Rodgers & Hart of the right.

Sixty Grit said...
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AprilApple said...

It's not the music - it's the rebellion, baby.

Curious George said...

"AllenS said...
I didn't listen to the song. Is it easy to dance to?" I love the old guys!

The Crack Emcee said...

Sixty Grit,

Your whining about your inability to get out of debt is your pity party, not your musical criticism.

Who said I'm not getting there? Every dime I get goes to just that. And who "whined" about it? Ann asked a question - I answered it - how that opened me up to an anal probe from you and Allen is beyond me.

You are not getting it - whining is not the way to live your life. Move on. Get over it. You act as though you are the only person who has ever been abandoned, abused, divorced, hosed by the legal system, broke, unemployed or neglected. You aren't.

I don't need to know any more about you - you are stuck on whiny. Get your shit together.


I am alienated - admittedly. Look it up. It doesn't have shit to do with going out and embracing people, or "life." I know Anomie. If you have Jesus, Buddha, Scientology, astrology, or just "believe" in karma, then I think you're kinda nuts and can't be any closer to you than I am now. That's just the way it is. If that's a problem for you, then it's your problem - not mine.

But, considering almost everyone on the planet is playing into the shit, it means I stay alone, jobs are hard to get or keep, and I have few friends. That's my lot in life, now, and I'm about as cool with it as I can get at this point. I make no excuses - I accept my fate:

The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

Shit, I knew that when Obama got elected,...

Carol_Herman said...

Okay, 60-grit. I "misquoted."

But I do remember seeing a live performance of Steve Allen ... ripping into this idea that "I ain't got no satisfaction" ... was even a song.

Steve Allen may have even been a composer of songs, besides just being funny. He could play the piano. So I judged him musically inclined.

MarkG said...

About pity: If you want a job done right, do it yourself.

Carol_Herman said...

Oh, Crack Emcee ... how can you be alienated? I follow you everywhere.

Hockey Bum said...

Gotta disagree with the naysayers on this one. You're Gonna Pay's not bad, but it's not exactly Sex Pistols-level either. And punk is about three decades past its prime.

What's next, multicolored spiked Mohawks and Doc Martin boots?

The Crack Emcee said...

MarkG,

About pity: If you want a job done right, do it yourself.

Exactly. Or develop the capacity to do it the way you want.

As I said, I'm paying my bills, which my current way of life facilitates - staying home means I keep a very low overhead.

Once that's done, I will hire the people I need to play what I want. I write all kinds of music, and have never been ignored as an artist - my first band was signed to the Dead Kennedy's label in less than a year of playing out - so I have no doubt that my rise will happen again when this over.

I really don't know what Sixty and Allen are talking about - except how little they understand. They speak of divorce, like I went through a normal divorce. I didn't - I went through something deep and horrific and it reverberates throughout the society I'm expected to maneuver. I don't want to. It's really as simple as that. I have one goal:

To get back to playing music.

And when I do, I will live my life in hotel rooms, and otherwise hidden away, as much as possible, then, too.

Whatever the charm is you guys get out of living in this upside-down, valueless, snarky, let's promote people who make no sense and wait until the entire country is broke to save ourselves existence is not shared by yours truly.

And that's all there is to it.

And nothing anyone says about "get your shit together" will make me join it.

You're nuts.

The Crack Emcee said...

Oh - and just so no one is mistaken:

I've been signed to several labels over the years. But, as a conservative and as an anti-cultist, I have no desire to go back into the NewAge liberal shark tank they represent.

I'll do it on my own.

AllenS said...

They speak of divorce, like I went through a normal divorce.

Define normal divorce.

The Crack Emcee said...

AllenS,

Define normal divorce.

One that doesn't include three dead bodies - one of them being your mother-in-law.

Now stop being an asshole. I hate reliving this shit, even in writing.

AllenS said...

Now stop being an asshole. I hate reliving this shit, even in writing.

Then don't bring it up. Nobody commenting on this blog brings up your fucked up life. You do. Man up. Every relationship I've been involved with, the only person who's killed other people is me. Get over it.

Synova said...

I didn't care for it. I did a "meh" and didn't watch the whole thing when I saw it yesterday.

I think that the people who like it probably think it's funny.

The Crack Emcee said...

AllenS,

Don't bring it up. Nobody commenting on this blog brings up your fucked up life. You do. Man up.

Jesus, you're insisting on being an idiot today:

You just asked me how I define a normal divorce - what was I supposed to say according to you?

AllenS said...

Yeah, that's me, the idiot.

The Crack Emcee said...

This whole line of questioning started with Ann asking, "You should have won, so why didn't you?"

I said I was broke and used my fucked up computer as an example of how broke I am - nothing more.

Nothing about my divorce. Nothing about the murders. No pity - nothing.

Can anyone explain why or how that opens me up to this bullshit of an examination of my life?

The Crack Emcee said...

Yes, Allen, you're being an idiot - and an asshole.

Comparing your life to mine in the manner you're doing is bullshit. I didn't start no "pity party". I didn't make no excuses. I didn't ask for your advice, if that's what it was. You and Sixty just stuck your fucking noses in my shit in a manner that I've never attempted to do to you or him.

And all because I said a crappy song is crap.

Fuck you. As I say to everyone, I've been down but I won't stay here, and you can be sure I won't forget how I was treated - and by who - when this is over.

It's just a matter of time, nothing more.

AllenS said...

Can anyone explain why or how that opens me up to this bullshit of an examination of my life?

You're a petri dish microorganism, you keep providing samples.

AllenS said...

You and Sixty just stuck your fucking noses in my shit

Quit putting your shit on display.

Carol_Herman said...

IF I HAD TO GUESS ...

I think the song, ahead, will be "Are you happy, now?"

Something passes. It will be as welcome as a fart in the wind.

Both sides lose.

Both sides will have leadership issues, ahead.

Will it be resolved by "who can wear the most beautiful tie?"

Or will people regret we're not gonna have passage on "SPREAD YOGURT ON THE MOON?"

Carol_Herman said...

Oh, to all you music lovers out there ... Ulysses S. Grant HATED music. He hated to hear it!

Yet, at West Point, dancing was required. As was marching around while music was played.

This is the reason Ulysses S. Grant didn't graduate first in his class.

Carol_Herman said...

For Arthur Murray (and his wife), though. Tossing cut out of feet onto the floor ... helped some Americans learn how to dance.

Not all.

Just some. Feet don't snap their fingers.

And, some people wanted to put their feet into the patterns on the floor ... so they could go on the dance floor.

What's better? A partner that can dance? Or one who asks to stand on your feet, while you do all the twirling ... and gliding?

If politics were a dance ... where are your feet right nwo?

The Crack Emcee said...

AllenS,

Quit putting your shit on display.

Mentioning my computer is shit is putting my shit on display?

And doing so worthy of this?

Like I said, fuck you, Allen.

And expect us to remain that way.

Hockey Bum said...

This is the reason Ulysses S. Grant didn't graduate first in his class.

Ulysses S. Grant didn't graduate first in his class because he hated West Point and did particularly poorly in French.

Grant was indifferent to music, but was well known for his dry sense of humor. Hence the quote, "I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other one isn't."

Seriously, where do you come up with this stuff?

AllenS said...

You remain your way, I'll remain my way.

traditionalguy said...

Carrol...We love Crack and give him a special Rant dispensation.

As for U.S. Grant, he was Mark Twain's favorite person who ever lived. So Grant gets a dispensation Mark Twain Memorial dispensation too.


Have you read all of Twain's autobiography? It will break your foot if you drop it.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Loved it. The tempo was upbeat and the lyrics totally capture the absurdity that governemnt has become - which is the point of the contest.

I thought it was a good effort for someone who I assume is an amateur muscian/songwriter.

Carol_Herman said...

To answer your question, Traditional Guy, I heard Mark Twain's autobiography READ! The man with the best voice in the world, Grover Gardener reads it.

The first disk goes through all the 40 years our government spent money to make publication of Twain's autobiography possible.

And, basically, if you hummed "Happy Birthday" and asked me to "Name That Tune," I couldn't.

On the other hand?

The song that keeps threading through my mind is YESTERDAY ...

We've got a great political system. Our Founding Fathers knew politicians weren't trust worthy. That's why when jurors were written into our grand bargain ... no judge, alive, was allowed into the jury room! FACTS, my friend, have been left to the People to decide.

Meanwhile, each generation leaves its mark.

And, you can hum what you like.

Remember what you like.

And, you can also know that today will pass.

Will history give any salutes to the beauts we've come to know? I doubt it.

But the Internet is great ... because we can all be heard.

Twain's autobiography is only Volume 1. There's more. To be published, later.

Carol_Herman said...

Maybe, I should Google this.

But I think Yankee Doodle was written by Irving Berlin. And, was sung during WW1.

Not that I mind being wrong.

While Ulysses S. Grant HATED music.

And, Winston Churchill hated french, too. What does that prove? To really irritate the french he took some words ... and inflected them in ways that drove the french crazy.

Like Grant, I also love Churchill.

ricpic said...

Crack - AllenS and Sixty are not attacking you. The best thing that can happen to a man is that moment when all he wants to do is wallow in his misery out in public...and he doesn't. Strengthens him immensely to NOT tell the world his troubles. That's what they're saying. Anyway that's what I'm saying. Doesn't even require a response. Just try it. You'll see.

Carol_Herman said...

PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN, IN THE NICKELODEON. Was the FIRST song written by a guy ... who didn't make a nickel. The publisher took the money.

Kid never wrote another song like that one.

As to the music, here, which comes with reward money ... I couldn't listen to it. The video began. And, I got annoyed.

Worth money?

What contest is worth it?

Want to guess the number of jelly beans in the jar? If you pull the right number out of the air ... you can win money.

But how do you match a money reward to value?

Where's the value?

Carol_Herman said...

No surprise. The bullies join hands and dance in circles.

Meanwhile, I read on Trooper York that Crack Emcee just got married. And, Trooper York's blog ran a wedding picture.

Crack, did you just get married, again? If not, why did Trooper York make his claim?

Bypass all the suggestions and complaints. I'm right behind ya! When I come here, I look for your posts! Did you think I just came to post, alone?

CEO-MMP said...

I really like that song Pow!, Crack.


wv: pulat.
"man...if y'all want me to pulat wagon some of y'alls is gonna have to get the hell outta the wagon."

ricpic said...

Churchill vacationed in France as often as possible. Usually painting vacations in the south of France. He was much too big a man and too aware of not just English but European civilization to hate the French. Chiding the French doesn't equate to hating them.

rcocean said...

I hated it. But then I pretty much hate every song written after 1975.

I like Jazz, some R&B, classical music, Sinatra and Peggy Lee. I'm a throwback.

Hockey Bum said...

Maybe, I should Google this.

But I think Yankee Doodle was written by Irving Berlin.


Maybe you should. Yankee Doodle predates the Revolutionary War. He didn't write Yankee Doodle Dandy, either.

David53 said...

Grease is better than You're Gonna Pay. Grease is sort of the anti-Michelle Obama food song.

grackle said...

Anthems are fine for nations but when they are attempted for various issues or political philosophies it’s a case of a genre being misused. I don’t like being preached at. I’ll explore issues for myself and decide without any didactic song to help me, thank you all the same. The best art(or pop music) has nothing to do with politics.

Powerline means well, I’m sure, but this is not a good thing. It will convince no one not already convinced. And if you need something like this to be inspired on conservative economic issues … well I guess to me it makes it seem as if you have no conviction in the first place.

I think this is probably a manifestation of an understandable frustration that most of the arts are dominated by leftwingers. A regrettable fact but this is no way to counter it.

Anything with children singing or speaking is guaranteed to be terrible.

I disagree. My example is a mixed choir of adults and children. It is beautiful and never fails to move me. I am not a religious man.

http://tinyurl.com/yv6ce9

Patrick said...

Stripper quotes
1. Once you take accountability , and stop repeating fucked up patterns you'll see your life blossom and find inner peace:}:}:}
2. Like WE all didn't at one point get dealt a Fucked up deck of cards? Play them !! Life will always throw you curve balls!! Catch them!!!:}}}
3. Someone who loves you KNOWS what you LIKE,NEED,WANT:}:}:} They pay attention and you never have to ask:} It's just done:}:}:} Loves:}

There is a necessary anger, grief period over trauma. It shouldn't be longer than 6 months. Then time to set new goals. Any minimum wage job can pay to rent a room.

People won't accept an angry person, so one has to start doing small good deeds til they accumulate. Help the little old lady across the street, take the angry argument and put the boring cliche into it about good over evil.

Patrick said...

I life the Reveal video, But youtube deleted it because of copyright infringement.

David53 said...

@ricpic

AllenS and Sixty are not attacking you.

Ha, ha. Sort of like the US did not attack Libya.

Hockey Bum said...

Not that I mind being wrong.

While Ulysses S. Grant HATED music.


According to Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., writing about his father, "Music he cared little for. He didn't hate it, but it interrupted his train of thought. Sometimes he submitted to listening to some simple song, but generally he avoided any kind of music."

traditionalguy said...

R C Ocean...When Peggy Lee asked , "Is that all there is?" you should have kept on listening.

There's lots more.

themightypuck said...

The first 5 seconds were so horrible I gave up.

Lincolntf said...

Ulysses and I have that in common. 99% of the time I'm listening to something, it's news/commentary or an audiobook. I'm probably tone deaf or something (I have 75%-ish hearing in my right ear, ((Field Artillery, MLRS)), but music has never been my "thing", not even as a stage in high school/college.

gerry said...

Woof, what a thread.

I stopped reading at "I'm alienated."

Claiming victim status invalidated a lot.

Gunzip said...

If Crack thinks "You're Gonna Pay" is bad, I'd hate to hear what he thinks about that OTHER tea party punk rock song, "Just Another Clown", found here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/gunzip0?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/GFp_qngx8J8

because it is much worse.

Gunzip said...

Oooh, HTML:

http://www.youtube.com/user/gunzip0?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/GFp_qngx8J8

Holmes said...
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plainjane said...

Support New Balance, still manufacturing in the US:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4941772

Trooper York said...

In the several years that I have posted here at the evil blogger lady’s place I have met many commenter’s that have become part of the fabric of my existence on the internets. Each brings his unique perspectives and obsessions that make them who they are. Or at least who they are in my eyes.

From Pogo’s anguished humanity to Dust Bunny Queens hard headed fiscal reality to Jeremy’s feeble attempts to overcompensate for a tiny penis….each of the people who comment bring a persona that they flash in each thread like Congressman Weiner on a spree. We all have our obsessions and blind spots. Garage with his liberal pieties and sad sack football team. AllenS with his obsession with the machinations of Sgt O’Rourke and Corporal Agarn. Titus with his unending fascination with the consistency, frequency and texture of his pinched loaves. My own unyielding fascination with Joey Heatherton and Angie Dickinson. We all have our hobby horses that we like to ride.

From the first comment of his that I read, Crack’s anguished prose has enlightened , educated and entertained me. His blog is a masterpiece of its kind and well worth a visit by any of you who have not been there. With all the tragedies in his life he still has a boundless sense of humor, immense talent and is someone you would be proud to call a friend.

Sometimes our obsessions can rub other people the wrong way. Sometimes you can get tired of hearing the same old song. But all of the songs that are sung hear is what makes this a great place to hang out.

What would “Our Gang” be without “The Crack Emcee.”

O’tay?

Trooper York said...

Sorry.

I feel very pompous today.

Trooper York said...

Carol_Herman said...
No surprise. The bullies join hands and dance in circles.
Meanwhile, I read on Trooper York that Crack Emcee just got married. And, Trooper York's blog ran a wedding picture.Crack, did you just get married, again? If not, why did Trooper York make his claim?'

Things are never as they seem Carol. You have to realize that all is not as it appears.

I am very sorry if I threw you off track Senora Literal.

It was not my intent.

Trooper York said...

When you got the movie reference I thought you got the joke.

The Crack Emcee said...

Y'know, human beings are amazing creatures, especially in their stupidity and cruelty:

I've got a really "romantic" friend I'll call The Archivist. He remembers, and has evidence of, everything that's ever happened to my circle of friends and I - who played in what bands, who slept with who, what drugs so-and-so was on that night he/she did that stupid thing - all that. And that circle of "friends"? Oh man, they are making him pay for it.

See, they've all "grown up," or what they think of as growing up - they've bought houses, started families, and (like the French) either made up glorious lies or wiped the slate clean over certain portions of their lives. But The Archivist won't shut up! He keeps telling the truth, partially because no one's filled him in on their new cover stories, and partially because - get this - IT'S THE TRUTH!!!

So now they've become a kind of Facebook cabal, spreading lies about him, and "defriending" him, as he keeps innocently posting incriminating videos, or saying "remember that time that,..." with a photo he discovers got somebody in trouble at work. It breaks his heart to also discover that our "friends" are now spreading lies that he's on drugs, or whatever else they can to discredit him, or would just do him wrong, and he calls me, sometimes in tears, asking what's going on, and I don't know what to tell him except "fuck 'em, man, fuck all of them."

I'm reminded of all that, now, as I read gerry saying "Claiming victim status invalidated a lot." I never claimed "victim status," or started a "pity party," or anything - I said I'm broke, alienated, and have a fucked up computer. You guys either dug for (by asking) or made up the rest. And some of you seem determined to get your pound of flesh today, one way or another, no matter what I say, so...whatever.

I AM alienated. And I know why. And, as I said, I will not be joining you in whatever you call this "life" you think I should "get my shit together" to be more like you in. I never will. Displays like this sicken me, and merely let me know why we're in the delusional cesspool we're in, and why certain people do better than others (it's definitely not based on goodness, or intelligence, or bravery, or anything else I recognize as worthy of advancement.) It's just little craven animals, peering out of the darkness, waiting for the chance to tackle the unsuspecting, and hoping they don't outlive the onslaught, to one day tell the tale.

But I have, and I will, and - no matter how high I climb or how low I fall - I still won't ever be anything resembling the likes of you.

I will always be, and only aspire to be, a good, honest, man.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Every time somebody smacks Crack, out comes the "oh poor me" shit. I would be inclined to let him wallow, but one time he jumped way down my throat for saying I enjoyed watching a sunset, like that made me some kind of hippie TM Esalen Hindu peace queer. (It was a long time ago, but I hold grudges) Bottom line, Crack-- if you can't take it, don't dish it out.

AllenS said...

AllenS with his obsession with the machinations of Sgt O’Rourke and Corporal Agarn

Who in the fuck are those people? I can assure you, that they didn't serve with "The Herd". Something that you watched on TV? Who in the fuck are those people?

Trooper York said...

You can never be "The Man"

You can't even be Chico dude.

He's a PR man!

Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

Relax Chief Bald Eagle.

They were from F-Troop.

Trooper York said...

I do want to add that ALlenS and Sixty Grit are not bullies in any way shape or form.

They have earned the right to their opinions.

Especailly the opinion that I am a dick. Just sayn'

AllenS said...

I do want to add that ALlenS and Sixty Grit are not bullies in any way shape or form.

They have earned the right to their opinions.

Especailly the opinion that I am a dick. Just sayn'


You're not a dick. You're a nobody. A nothing.

Trooper York. Wow. That's impressive. What do you want, with that label, an acknowdlegement of you military service.

Trooper York said...

I never served AllenS.

I honor and respect you for your service. You went when you were called. You are a hero. At least to me.

I am just a character.

Made up like the one in the movies that give me my avatar.

I don't want people to anything other than laugh once in awhile.

Chip S. said...

So, is this what group therapy is like?

Trooper York said...

And although you certainly are entitled to your opinions and I would always defend your right to expound upon them and I don't think you are really a bully....I don't really care what you think.

wdnelson93 said...

Troop - that character in the movie wasn't made up. Surprised you would say that. As far as I know, he was, overall, in agreement with the movie's depiction of himself. Truly a hero.

Trooper York said...

Chip S. said...
So, is this what group therapy is like?"

I don't know Chip, I have never had any therapy.

Although before I was married I used to love to go to the Sex Addicts twelve step meetings. Great stores and you would meet a lot of chicks. Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

Great stories that is to say. Sorry.

The Crack Emcee said...

Tyrone Slothrop,

Every time somebody smacks Crack, out comes the "oh poor me" shit

Where Tyrone - quote a line. You're a liar, pure a simple, wanting revenge because, yes, I know the world's turning and sunsets don't do shit for me.

Guess what? There'll be another one as we make another rotation - enjoy.

wdnelson93 said...

...unless there's a movie about a Trooper York that is different from the one about Sgt. York. In which case, my prev. comment could be wholly mistaken.

Carol_Herman said...

Trooper, at 3:28 PM. You put up a wedding picture! You said Crack married again. This time. smarter. For money. And, the bride had on a million-dollar smile.

If Crack can find this lady ... his troubles will be gone away.

As to "group therapy." Only the psychiatrist gets paid.

And, like Mort Sahl said, "he'd ask for a refund."

It's not "group therapy" if no one is getting paid. It's the INTERNET. Full of other people's opinions.

Which is fine with me.

It's Gallup I don't trust.

The Crack Emcee said...

Troop,

Just caught my "wedding" photo - Oh, Gawd.

Love you, man.

Trooper York said...

Same here Crack.

And Allen S and Sixty and Tyrone are all pretty cool guys as well.

Sometimes the heat will get to you.

Carol_Herman said...

ripic @ 2:05 PM

Here's how I'd put that.

Churchill liked france more than he liked FDR!

So what?

Budding friendships, and people who can write,make things up. (I read this in Mark Twain. He said, first off that he was a liar. Since nobody could write the truth. They only write from memory.) (Anyway.)

AllenS said...

Trooper York said...
I don't want people to anything other than laugh once in awhile..

You know, maybe sometimes you say things, that aren't funny. Do you think that what I say is funny? Do you think that I'm funny? What do you think, that I'm a funny man? Someone that you can laugh at? Is that what you think?

Carol_Herman said...

Winston Churchill not only painted a lot. On one trip to Morocco. Where he had invited FDR. FDR had to be carried up a flight of stairs to see the view.

If memory serves ... the climb had to be up a minaret? Would they have lighthouses by the sea in Morocco?

Being in a place, and loving to paint it ... does not make Churchll a lover of the french.

Don't forget, during WW2, he purposely twisted saying "nah-zees" just to upset DeGaulle. And, all the surrender monkeys.

That's how I interpreted what I read.

Trooper York said...

wdnelson93 said...
.unless there's a movie about a Trooper York that is different from the one about Sgt. York. In which case, my prev. comment could be wholly mistaken.”

Yes it is a totally different movie. Sgt York was a real person in World War One. Trooper York is a composite character in the movies of John Ford.

In the movie Rio Grande.... John Wayne plays Lt. Colonel Kirby Yorke who has his son "Trooper York" joins the Army and end up in his frontier post. When I first wanted to come up with a screen name I wanted to use the pseudonym that Sean Thornton used as a boxer in "The Quiet Man" which was in fact Trooper Thorn. I misremembered it as Trooper York and a new idiot was launched on the internets.

(The photo is in fact Captain Nathan Brittles another character in the John Ford Trilogy).

Carol_Herman said...

Hallelujah. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. WOW! You don't have to be Mormon to be impressed.

It's like the Tel Aviv Symphonic playing Wagner. In Berlin.

There's something about history that cleanses the spirit! Something about songs you can whistle.

Disney had the cute dwarfs whistling. As they worked. Did he get away with this because it was "just a cartoon?"

Trooper York said...

AllenS said....
You know, maybe sometimes you say things, that aren't funny. Do you think that what I say is funny? Do you think that I'm funny? What do you think, that I'm a funny man? Someone that you can laugh at? Is that what you think?"

That's a great Joe Pesci imitation there AllenS. Well done.

AllenS said...

That should be a lessoned learned.

You need to understand that.

Trooper York said...

Oh I understand it all too well my friend.

But I still try to give you a chuckle now and then. Every joke can't be gold. Some fall flat.

Otherwise what's the point?

It would be a grim and unforgiving and humorless existence.

Sort of like living in Wisconsin. Just sayn'

Revenant said...

It is the best post-70s protest song I've heard... but that doesn't preclude it still being terrible. :)

The Crack Emcee said...

Gunzip,

If Crack thinks "You're Gonna Pay" is bad, I'd hate to hear what he thinks about that OTHER tea party punk rock song, "Just Another Clown",...

Yeah, that's pretty bad. The video makes it even worse, though. (What are people thinking?)

Unfortunately, since declaring my conservatism (and getting run out of town for it) I've only worked on one Right-wing demo - "We Men Now" - which I might've entered into the contest, except it's outdated (notice the Osama reference and the Bush sample) and has nothing to do with our current predicament. Also, it doesn't sound right out of context with the other works I had it lodged between.

I used to work as Music Director for a website, Better Propaganda.com, and, after listening to thousands of submissions, I discovered what I called "The Rule Of Elevens":

Every 11th song, or every 11th album, was *passable* - and the good song was usually their throwaway tune - the one they didn't care about, that was totally different from the image they were trying to project. It was weird. I've played with so many good artists, I never knew how truly bad music could get until that experience. Most of it was truly horrible.

Carol_Herman said...

"Whistle while you work. Hitler is a jerk."

That's either remembering lyrics. Or misremembering them.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So, is this what group therapy is like?

Except less sweaty and we can drink.

Carol_Herman said...

Trooper York, don't you live in Brooklyn?

If so, what's the difference (outside of accent), between someone talking in Madison, and who lives in Brooklyn?

We'd have to teach Wisconsinites the sound of "Oiy." It transposes vowels. And, you can't talk through your nose, either.

While the Queen of England would need a translator ... for any one of us.

Trooper York said...

Hey I am pretty sweaty right now.

It's kinda hot in my backyard in Brooklyn.

Trooper York said...

Trooper York, don't you live in Brooklyn?

If so, what's the difference (outside of accent), between someone talking in Madison, and who lives in Brooklyn?"

Well the people in Madison are either chanting, banging a drum and shouting or blowing up a balloon.

In Brooklyn we have to work for a living.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Hey I am pretty sweaty right now.

It's kinda hot in my backyard in Brooklyn.


102 degrees here. And NOT the heat index. Real 102. But, hey....it's a dry heat. Not a Turkish bath like you guys in the east.

Got the old swamp cooler (evaporative!!! cooler the Dumbplumber yells at me). Pre-cooking a rack of ribs on the gas bbq at 225 for 4 hours (hardly even have to us the gas the freaking grill was already at 190 degrees without heat) and going to cook later after 6pm. Corn on the cob, ceasar salad, sourdough bread sticks. Ice cream with fresh cherry sauce.

It is hot. I think I'll pour another glass of wine.

Everyone needs to chill and get a sense of humor.

Carol_Herman said...

You know, if right now I was on the "D" line ... going from Brighton Beach to Avenue H ... I'd get to look into plenty of Brooklyn backyards.

You're not complaining about the sounds of the choo-choo, though.

And, the heat gets replaced shortly with snow. And, you trade in your swimming trunks for a coat.

Heat "evaporates." Give it two months time.

Trooper York said...

I am actually enjoying chilled peaches in wine right now. With some cheese. With my feet in an ice cold kiddie pool at the foot of my chair.

Summer in the city.

jamboree said...

Nobody's mentioning that it was who Ann asked a penetrating personal question that pretty much demanded Crack put his shit on display -all because he said she has no taste in music.

I read it and thought, "I can't believe she did that."

Now we have all this and she's skating by without a scratch. It's suddenly all Crack's fault.

I'm not all that familiar with the personalities here, but it sounds like Allen / 60s were just waiting to jump on him.

I suggest Crack and Ann get a room and work out whatever it is they have going on beneath the surface personal e, so the whole blog doesn't have to be dragged into secondary source emotional meta level. (The original source being Crack and Ann... not Allen S and 60s v Crack.)


Because this is sickening to watch/read. Signing off now.

Trooper York said...

jamboree said...
Nobody's mentioning that it was who Ann asked a penetrating personal question"


I used to love to ask those questions at the Sex Addicts meeting. You would be surprised the answers you would get.

AllenS said...

You're a fool, York. And, a dammed fool at that.

Fred4Pres said...

Crack kicks ass. So does Trooper.

To those that served, thanks.

Chip Ahoy said...

My favorite part is Harry Reid holding up the sperm. Hahaha. Good one. Getchell showed all the little babies, "You're gonna pay," but those babies are already born, it's their babies who aren't even born yet and the babies that follow that are up to their necks in present day debt. Because of us. And how could that not be the plan all along? Who in their right mind is not completely ashamed of putting into obscene debt generations yet to be born? Please, somebody, help me understand how 14 trillion dollars in debt + increasing the ceiling makes sense to you.

The Crack Emcee said...

jamboree,

Nobody's mentioning that it was who Ann asked a penetrating personal question that pretty much demanded Crack put his shit on display -all because he said she has no taste in music.

I read it and thought, "I can't believe she did that."

Now we have all this and she's skating by without a scratch. It's suddenly all Crack's fault.

I'm not all that familiar with the personalities here, but it sounds like Allen / 60s were just waiting to jump on him.


No, I'd say that much is a fair summation, though Ann meant no more harm than I did (we've had our music conversations before). I don't know what's up with the other two.

It's just my day, I guess. Every time I come here and see the words, "You're Gonna Pay," I think Oh, buddy - between your travesty of a song and this shit, you don't know the half,...

I can't WAIT to see who the "winner" of the $100,00 is. At this rate - and considering Powerline and Reynolds are pretty much obligated to declare it "golden" - it'll be an even bigger embarrassment than the mainstream media coverage of Obami's election.

"Gird your loins," as they say,...

Robert Cook said...

"The best thing that can happen to a man is that moment when all he wants to do is wallow in his misery out in public...and he doesn't. Strengthens him immensely to NOT tell the world his troubles."

There's a lot of music that would never have been written or performed if this dictum was enforced, including at least one whole genre of popular music.

The Crack Emcee said...

Chip - check it out.

his-regard said...

@veni vidi vici: Dude's trying to send a political message with the most undermixed vocal in a recording award-winning record. Golf clap for Bozo.

Maybe we're past the days when undermixed vocals is an automatic disqualifier. Would that would have been true during the days of The Velvet Underground and early R.E.M.

It reminded me most of this from Mojo Nixon.

The Crack Emcee said...

Another thought, which usually occurs to me whenever I hear of the insane amounts of money politicians raise, like, in a weekend:

These conservatives have $100,000 to, basically, throw away.

I mean, based on what I've seen and heard so far, they're going to hand somebody that kind of money for nothing less than a piece of garbage - when there are real conservative artists out there. And our brilliant brain trust, Glenn Reynolds, is part of it.

And then they have the nerve to complain about Washington.

Like I said, I'm alienated, and I know why,...

Carol_Herman said...

WOW, Crack. When I heard the 'ding-dong' I thought it was going to be the Avon Lady.

Since I don't go to Powerline ... all I can say is "thanks."

But I've learned that, already, about your links. WORTH IT!

Someday, ahead, we're going to stop the IRS problem by employing fewer of them.

And, HUD will be gone! There will be votes to eliminate some of those Executive Cabinet Chairs.

And, the Czars will be gone, too. (What can they do on the way out the door? Steal the furniture?) I have a feeling entry and exit will be fast. Because the revolving doors are gonna come off!

A swift kick in the pants ... will get people moving ... And, it will be like a silent movie. We are not going to hear people scream. Mark my words.

The Crack Emcee said...

his-regard,

Maybe we're past the days when undermixed vocals is an automatic disqualifier.

That kind of stuff doesn't bother me - it's just an awful song.

Trooper York said...

Crash: This song is for the guy who keeps yelling from the balcony and it's called "We Hate You, Please Die."
Wallace Wells: Sweet!
[to Jimmy]
Wallace Wells: I love this song.
(Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, )

jr565 said...

It's not incredible, bit its not the worst thing I ever heard either.don't get all the animosity for the song, but nor do I et why this is making the rounds as the best song since hey Jude either.

Carol_Herman said...

Exactly, how do you "mix" songs?

Do you need an orchestra leader with a baton, facing a row full of dials?

Carol_Herman said...

Crack, with $100,000 hanging in the balance, I'd suggest Glenn Reynolds run his brother into this competition.

Palladian said...

"There's a lot of music that would never have been written or performed if this dictum was enforced, including at least one whole genre of popular music."

But it's not the same thing. Transforming the prima materia of trouble, misery and pain into the spiritual gold of art is not the same as simply bleating about one's troubles, or wallowing in them. The "alchemy" of art turns something common and transient (pain) into something incredibly rare, precious and eternal (beauty).

To create art out of pain and trouble is productive.

Some of my work was born out of pain that I no longer even remember. All of it was born out of an eternal dissatisfaction.

Trooper York said...

Cochise: You sh)ould always wipe your hands on your arm after eating, tall one. The grease is good for them.
Tom Jeffords: Ah, among the white men, we wash it off.
Cochise: What a waste!
(Broken Arrow,

Palladian said...

And yes, that's a link to my website. It's just my sketches, but they're a roadmap to what I've done and what I'm doing.

Crack and I, as artists, know the value and virtue of self-promotion.

Trooper York said...

John O'Hanlan: How much money do you want, Harley?
Harley Sullivan: Fifteen or twenty dollars ought to do me.
John O'Hanlan: What do you need it for?
Harley Sullivan: Things.
John O'Hanlan: Well, what kind of things?
Harley Sullivan: Just-just things. You know, like a drink of whiskey if I wanted it, or a new shirt or something.
John O'Hanlan: You already have two shirts. You don't want to wear but one of them at a time unless it's winter.
Harley Sullivan: There you go thinking like a Republican again.
John O'Hanlan: Well, you don't bring up politics while you're borrowing money, Harley. It ain't seemly!
(Cheyenne Social Club, 1970)

AllenS said...

Let's quit fooling around. You want to play? Let's play.

The Crack Emcee said...

Hey - I almost forgot this post from last march, talking directly about the problem on the Right and art funding.

These "conservatives" are don't know what they're doing - especially as they leave talent hanging, while they hold their little American Idol "contests."

The whole thing is a joke.

The Crack Emcee said...

Carol_Herman,

Crack, with $100,000 hanging in the balance, I'd suggest Glenn Reynolds run his brother into this competition.

His brother sucks, too. I'd love to do a Battle Of The Bands-type thing against whatever they're called. Loser gets out of music - forever!!!

It's insulting we have to endure such bands - this is America!

The Crack Emcee said...

Palladian - good stuff.

That's all I'm saying.

Palladian said...

"Palladian - good stuff.

That's all I'm saying."

Yours too, man.

Trooper York said...

Peter Klaven: I love you, man.
Sydney Fife: I love you, too, bud.
Peter Klaven: I love you, dude.
Sydney Fife: I love you, Bro Montana.
Peter Klaven: I love you, holmes.
Sydney Fife: I love you, Broseph Goebbels.
Peter Klaven: I love you, muchacha.
Sydney Fife: I love you, Tycho Brohe.
(I Love You Man, 2009)

Shanna said...

102 degrees here. And NOT the heat index. Real 102.

I hate that heat index bs too. It's cheating! (and I say that as a southerner, our heat is NOT dry, but it was 102 today here as well).

Dustin said...

"@Crack Hey, I linked to you before you linked to yourself. "

LOL Busted!

"The Crack Emcee said...

A better way to have done this would have been to have people submit work, and whoever the best artist was, pay them $100,000 to create work for the Tea Party."

No, that would have been ineffective, since you wouldn't get so many people thinking hard about this problem, making a diversity of grass roots messages.

That's obsolete thinking. This isn't about getting the elite to make an anthem for their inferiors. It's about grass roots making their own messages, and Powerline and pals picking the ones they happen to like the most.

No need for so much damn negativity. And you're blogging and making music... I wish you have entered the contest because I think you could have really gave the winners a run for their money.

This 'you live in a different world' diva thing wears thin. It's 2011 and Crack Emcee lives a life of tremendous tremendous privilege. 99% of American bloggers have it pretty sweet compared to most people in human history. We've got all kinds of capabilities and opportunities most would never have dreamed of.

Freeman Hunt said...

But do young people like it?

I'm not sure that the point was to convert the 30+ crowd.

Fred4Pres said...

When it comes to posts, I look forward to those from Crack, Trooper and Palladian. It may be subjective, but those guys are good.

Freeman Hunt said...

Maybe teenagers will read this thread, and the song will be a huge hit.

"Check it out. All these old people hate this song."
"It must be awesome!"

blake said...

You're alienating, Dude.

There's a difference.

The Crack Emcee said...

Dustin,

[My idea] would have been ineffective, since you wouldn't get so many people thinking hard about this problem, making a diversity of grass roots messages.

No, you misunderstand: they'd address the problem AFTER it's established they can create compelling art in the first place.

That's obsolete thinking. This isn't about getting the elite to make an anthem for their inferiors. It's about grass roots making their own messages, and Powerline and pals picking the ones they happen to like the most.

Wait - who says the best work is going to be by any "elites"?

And why is "Powerline and pals picking the ones they happen to like the most" NOT the "elites" running the show? We are talking about The Blogfather, Glenn Reynolds, here - he's not the "elites"?

No need for so much damn negativity. And you're blogging and making music... I wish you have entered the contest because I think you could have really gave the winners a run for their money.

Two things:

1) Where you have art, you have critics. The Beatles are better than Trio ("Da-Da-Da") and there's nothing wrong with saying so - forcefully even.

2) Thank you.

This 'you live in a different world' diva thing wears thin. It's 2011 and Crack Emcee lives a life of tremendous tremendous privilege. 99% of American bloggers have it pretty sweet compared to most people in human history. We've got all kinds of capabilities and opportunities most would never have dreamed of.

I know, and I'll keep that in mind as I look for work tomorrow.

blake said...

Love Cheyenne Social Club.

Heart_Collector said...

Bedroom emo trivalizes whatever the fucking message is. tl dl.

Creepest guy since the free credit report .com origional bands singer.

He always seemed to stare into your eyes in a homosexual esq kinda way.

Luther said...

Trooper. I think you are funny a majority of the time. You have that sort of don't give a fuck insouciance that I find amusing. Even though you didn't serve you would have been a good man to have around if you had. It's hard to laugh at death, as we used to do, when he is staring you in the face, but you would have been excellent at doing so I believe.

I think AllenS is funny too. Though I'm not sure if he means it all the time. Which is good over all, keep'em guessing, I guess.

I wonder though, how many have gone to Crack's site and read about his divorce. Read about all of it, all the gory details. How fucking insane was the whole situation. Obviously, I have, or I wouldn't have asked the question. I would suggest that anyone who thinks that Crack's divorce was of the normal sort go give it a read. You might learn something... or not.

I get perturbed and pissed at politics, especially when I'm drunk due to my own personal demons. But it seems a little much for someone to be criticized here for their personal life. Who gives a fuck about that? We're here to learn and discuss the external world as it pertains to a dynamic and changing situation.

Heart_Collector said...

(Enter shouthing through a bull horn)

(Slow tribal toms build a slow but heavy dirge)

(Sludge metal esq rhythem guitar starts spittin drop b tuned chords as the bass drum snare and hi-hat drop in suddenly)

(Harmonized leads repeat uncomfortable lead melody)

Enter Lyrics:


The system..... (Whispered)

THE SYSTEMMMMMMMMMMMAHHHHH (Heavy throat singing)

THE SYSTEM IS DEADDDDDDDDDD (High pitched kip winger esq 80s dlivery with a vibratoed out extension on dead)

Thats my suubmission.

Fen said...

Crack: These conservatives have $100,000 to, basically, throw away.

As opposed to liberals who would have $100,000 of other people's money to throw away...

"Hey, lets borrow $100K in Crack's name and fund some stupid theatre with it!"

The Crack Emcee said...

blake,

You're alienating, Dude.

There's a difference.


I think you mean "polarizing," but if not, well fuck you back.

I see myself as the ultimate Tea Partier - I have my convictions and can't be persuaded or bought:

We must have better art!!!!!

blake said...

No, I mean alienating, and I mean it as an observation, not an insult.

You're the only non-deluded man in the world, apparently.

The Crack Emcee said...

Fen,

As opposed to liberals who would have $100,000 of other people's money to throw away...

"Hey, lets borrow $100K in Crack's name and fund some stupid theatre with it!"


I know - and you know I agree - but it's still a massive waste, either way.

The Crack Emcee said...

blake,

No, I mean alienating, and I mean it as an observation, not an insult.

You're the only non-deluded man in the world, apparently.


Oh wow - thanks. Kind of a "Man Who Fell To Earth" thing, is how I see it, too. I know that, unless I'm able to perform, I scare/bother/threaten people as much as they scare/bother/threaten me. ("The Mob" as Ann Coulter says.) Once I'm in my element, though, it all comes together and everybody's on the same page. Shit, people practically want to kill for me. (As Luther mentioned, when my divorce went down, one of the weirdest things for me to deal with was all the offers I had to have my wife killed,...) Of course, I don't go there, but it's nice to feel "liked."

Anyway, I'm getting personal again. So I'm out.

garage mahal said...

I see myself as the ultimate Tea Partier

You are a true tea partier Crack. No doubt.

Robert Cook said...

"He always seemed to stare into your eyes in a homosexual esq kinda way."

Maybe you were reacting to his stare in a "homosexual esq (sic) kinda way."

Fred4Pres said...

OT, but I took the kids to Captain America and we all liked it. Very un-nuanced. I liked the Iron Man links too.

rcocean said...

What an All-star thread. Blake, Crack, Trooper, AlanS, Carol et al.

We laughed, we cried, we referenced "F Troop" and a good time was had by all.

I hope.

rcocean said...

Carol,

My mother sang the following lyrics:

Whistle while you work;
Mussolini made a shirt;
Hitler wore it;
Britain Tore it;
Now its in the dirt.

Seems to have been a hit in 1944 among the 6 and under crowd.

Palladian said...

"Maybe you were reacting to his stare in a "homosexual esq (sic) kinda way."

I know I did.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Hindraker et al. over at Power Line didn't set out to support the Arts. What they want, and are willing to pay for, is a piece of propaganda, pure and simple. (It's funny how the word "propaganda" comes out as a pejorative).

If you want to be an artist, it's best to keep in mind that that's the sort of title people give you if they consider your products to be art. It's pretty lame to blame your lack of success on the inadequacy of your audience.

phx said...

I am just a character.

Made up like the one in the movies that give me my avatar.

I don't want people to anything other than laugh once in awhile.


Respect.

The Crack Emcee said...

Tyrone Slothrop,

If you want to be an artist, it's best to keep in mind that that's the sort of title people give you if they consider your products to be art. It's pretty lame to blame your lack of success on the inadequacy of your audience.

Isn't there a sunset, somewhere, you should be staring into?

Luther said...

Shouldn't have stuck my nose where it didn't belong.


vw-pregant-I remember those shirts.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

@Crack Emcee

That was just a general observation, but if you want to own it, be my guest.

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