Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Hi Dixie Twits!

February 12, 2007

Hi Brit,

I suspect this will confuse and bore you, but I have to get it out of my system, sorry.

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 The musical group, Dixie Chicks, who made their name as a country-western group, screwed up several years ago and let their lead singer open up her fat mouth about politics.  She,  Natalie Maines, during a concert in a foreign country just had to go and bad mouth President Bust.  Of course, the vast majority of their fan base, including me, were conservatives, and their music quickly dropped off the play list for country music radio stations.  To me, this was a great shame, as I really enjoyed their music.  Of course, after they associated themselves with a political ideology, it totally ruined the experience foe me, and several million other people.  This action has put a major hurt on their career ever since.  However, their new liberal friends have tossed them a bone, in the way of five Grammy awards.  Of course, this is probably not that much help, as liberals are hardly likely to purchase their music, let alone enjoy it.  In my view, all entertainers should learn a lesson from this, and keep their political views to themselves.

the Grit

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Who!

February 8, 2007

Hi Brit,

I am so jealous!  The Who announce 28-city European tour  If you get to go, give us a report.  Still, there is hope for the rest of us, “They said they planned to continue touring around the world after Europe.”  Cool! 

the Grit

A bit of advice to our Russian friends…

February 3, 2007

Hi Brit,

I ran across this, rather odd, news report, Russia says mysterious yellow snow not toxic, and felt compelled to offer up some advice I learned from the legendary musician, Frank Zappa:

Dreamed I was an Eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow
Under my boots and around my toes
The frost that bit the ground below
It was a hundred degrees below zero…

And my mama cried
And my mama cried
Nanook, a-no-no
Nanook, a-no-no
Don’t be a naughty Eskimo
Save your money, don’t go to the show

Well I turned around and I said Oh, oh Oh
Well I turned around and I said Oh, oh Oh
Well I turned around and I said Ho, Ho
And the northern lights commenced to glow
And she said, with a tear in her eye
Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow
Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow

Stay safe our Russian friends.

the Grit

Cool site!

February 2, 2007

Hi Brit,

I just found this, midomi, which looks to be way cool.  At least, it would be if I had a microphone hooked into my computer.  If someone out there does, I’d love to know how well this search engine works.  Oh, it’s designed to help you find that song that you’ve got stuck in your head, but can’t remember the name of.  Apparently, you can hum, whistle, or sing the tune and it will find the song.

the Grit

Million dollars to sing happy birthday!

February 2, 2007

Hi Grit

Methinks wrod.jpge are in the wrong jobs. When was the last time you earned $1 million dollars for one nights work? If you are like me, the answer is never and not likely to. Well we should take a leaf out of Rod Stewart’s book and learn to sing quickly.

It is reported that the aging UK crooner is being paid $1 million dollars to sing at the 60th birthday party of a US billionaire. What happened to the days of a cake with candles on that the birthday boy had to blow out whilst all around sang out of tune.

Anyway, shall we start practicing now? Feel free to join in when you are ready Grit – “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday…….

the Brit

PS: Two grumpy old men available for birthday celebrations – reasonable rates – although no guarantee on harmony – ANYONE INTERESTED?

A serious sign, a sad portent!

February 1, 2007

Hi Brit,

In my continuing effort to convince you that the world will end in 2012, I present another, and very sad, piece of evidence: Beach Boys’ Legal Battle Continues.  Sad to say, if the Beach Boys, a shining ray of cheer and hope for the world, can succumb to evil in this way, what hope is there for the rest of us?

the Grit

Bat out of hell, bite me world!

January 29, 2007

Hi Brit,

I was in a bit of a nostalgic mood this afternoon, so I put “Bat Out of Hell” on and cranked it up.  Man, what perfect timing!  Global Warming, extremest Muslim terrorists, liberals, Jane Fonda, Britney’s beaver, Big Brother racism, Hillary Clinton, the United Nations, President Bush, AlGore, Iraq, Iran, nuclear bombs, blood in the streets, and the end of the world; screw it all!  So, take a few minutes, put the CD on, crank it up and sing along!

Bat Out Of Hell lyrics

The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling

Way down in the valley tonight
There’s a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright
There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky
And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets
And down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
Oh I swear I saw a young boy
Down in the gutter
He was starting to foam in the heat
Oh Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
that’s pure and good and right
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light
But i gotta get out
I gotta break it out now
Before the final crack of dawn
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
When it’s over you know
We’ll both be so alone
Like a bat out of hell
I’ll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone gone gone
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
But when the day is done
And the sun goes down
And the moonlight’s shining through

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you
I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ram

On a silver black phantom bike

When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry

And we’re all about to see the light

Nothing ever grows in this rotten old hole

Everything is stunted and lost

And nothing really rocks

And nothing really rolls

And nothing’s ever worth the cost

And I know that I’m damned if I never get out

And maybe I’m damned if I do

But with every other beat I got left in my heart

You know I’d rather be damned with you

If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Dancing through the night with you

If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

If Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Dancing through the night

Dancing through the night

Dancing through the night with you
Oh Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world

     that’s pure and good and right

And wherever you are and wherever you go

There’s always gonna be some light

But I gotta get out

I gotta break it out now

Before the final crack of dawn

So we gotta make the most of our one night together

When it’s over you know

We’ll both be so alone

Like a bat out of hell

I’ll be gone when the morning comes

When the night is over

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone gone gone

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes

But when the day is done

And the sun goes down

And the moonlight’s shining through

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you

I can see myself tearing up the road

Faster than any other boy has ever gone

And my skin is raw but my soul is ripe

And no one’s gonna stop me now

I gotta make my escape

But I can’t stop thinking of you

And I never see the sudden curve until it’s way too late

I never see the sudden curve till it’s way too late

Then I’m dying on the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun

Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike

And I think somebody somewhere is tolling a bell

And the last thing I see is my heart

Still beating

Breaking out of my body

And flying away

Like a bat out of hell

Then I’m dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun

Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike

And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell

And the last thing I see is my heart

Still beating

Still beating

Breaking out of my body and flying away

Like a bat out of hell

Thanks Jim; thanks Meat!  Still love it; still a fan.

the Grit

Why Hillary is running for President

January 28, 2007

Hi Brit,

Just for a tiny bit of amusement, I thought you might be interested in knowing why Hillary Clinton is running for President.  It’s because she had no chance on American Idol, Hillary Clinton Sings National Anthem 😉  Sorry, I’m weak and couldn’t resist.

the Grit

Well wishes to a great man

January 26, 2007

Hi Brit,

Let me just jump in and wish B.B. King health and good luck. 

B.B. King hospitalized in Texas

Not only is he a good person, best I can tell, but his music is legend, and the food, not to mention the music, in his restaurant on Beale Street ain’t bad.

the Grit

The liberal media ain’t real bright

January 26, 2007

Hi Brit,

While we all suspect, or so I suspect, that the liberal media aren’t running on all cylinders, I stumbled across a news item that illustrates it nicely,

Ted Nugent denies immigrant reference.

Now, for those of you who are not familiar with Ted Nugent, not only is he one of the best guitarists in the world, but he is a fanatic hunter with bow, firearms, and, I suspect, his bare hands.  I’ve heard rumors that he is tough enough to chase his prey down on foot, kill it in any one of several bloody ways, and eat it raw.  He is also known to be a straight forward, outspoken, and direct type, who has absolutely no hesitation to tell you exactly what he thinks.  So, to pick a fight with this killing machine, a man who could easily slaughter most people and compose a great new musical work while doing it, knowing that he is rich enough to get off with at least one murder, to me, is definite proof of stupidity.

 Rock on Ted!

the Grit

Your 15 minutes of fame are up when…

January 24, 2007

Hi Brit,

You know the saying that “everyone gets 15 minutes of fame.”  Well, sometimes it takes a strong sign to make a person know it’s over.  For Kevin Federline, Britney’s discarded boy toy, this should just about do it, U.S. restaurants blast Kevin Federline TV.  Sorry, KF, but it’s time to go hide out for a year or twenty.  Don’t be too sad.  The Spears ride was destined to end sooner or later, and you’ve always got chess to fall back on.

the Grit

Sting in Cuba, but why?

January 20, 2007

Hi Brit,

You may have noticed in the news that Sting, the singer, is taking a trip to Cuba, STING HONES HIS SALSA TECHNIQUE ON A VISIT TO CUBA, and, like any rational person, asked yourself, why?  Well, my usually unreliable source sent me this by way of explanation:

“As you should know, Castro’s health is finally failing after months of bombardment from a secret new CIA satellite weapon.  However, as the Company’s black project weapons have out paced their intelligence collection capabilities, verification of Castro’s health requires infiltration of a human agent, or a semblance thereof.  Sting VI, the one in Cuba, is the latest in android technology, developed over the years by various Government agencies for use as surveillance and assignation agents in situations too dangerous for human employees.  The “Sting” cover has been propped up by the Agency over the years at the inflated cost of $324 million, necessary due to some programing and manufacturing errors which made the original model unfit to meet the criteria for its role as an entertainer without significant bribes being spread around.  The only question remaining is whether “Sting” will be given the order to terminate Castro if the space based weapon is not working fast enough.”

Well, it’s about time they unleashed the killer robots.

the Grit

Britney slipped disc

January 13, 2007

Hey Grit

The Britney bandwagon is in the news again. This time it appears that she is in trouble with her record company. They say that her latest album is rubbish and needs to be re-recorded, otherwise they might drop it, and her.

It seems that, at the moment, the lady cannot do anything right.

the Brit

Simon Cowell, long term drug addict?!?

January 12, 2007

Hi Brit,

 While I’m not sure if anyone over there has heard of Simon Cowell, he’s modestly famous over here as a critic on the reality show, American Idol, which I must admit I’ve never managed to watch all the way through, mostly because Mr. Cowell repulses me far too much to for the mental pain to be worth the effort of struggling through an entire show.  However, the basis of the show is to allow armature singers a chance to perform, then allow the overly critical Mr. Cowell to make fun of them.  However, the sharp tongued one has finally given us evidence of why he’s such an ass, Bob Dylan bores me to tears — Simon Cowell.  The only rational reason for Simon’s deteriorating brain is long term abuse of seriously damaging drugs, most likely sniffing glue.  Well, I suppose it could be that Cowell may just be naturally stupid, or so poorly educated that he is incapable of appreciating the complex lyrics written by Bob Dylan (he does use some big words after all,) but, considering the abusive nature that Simon demonstrates (over and over again) with seeming personal pleasure, long term drug abuse resulting in considerable brain damage is, probably, a better explanation. 

the Grit

Jimi Hendrix not done yet!

January 1, 2007

Hi Brit,

Good news!  Jimi Hendrix, apparently, gets one more shot, Lost tape could be Hendrix version of Welsh anthem.  There’s a link at the bottom of the article to listen to the song.  Unfortunately, I’ll have to put that off until tomorrow.  Too cool!

the Grit