Songs To Restore Sanity

[UPDATED – 10.30.10 at 6:30 pm – CLICK HERE]

In honor of Jon Stewart (and/or Stephen Colbert) and the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or March To Keep Fear Alive in Washington D.C. today, I put together a few songs (Who needs more than a few? You’re going to be watching the Rally on TV or out doing stuff because it’s Saturday) for your enjoyment.

These two songs by the Talking Heads have been on my mind all week…

The lyrics (when framed in a certain way in my mind) seem very relevant to the crazy political environment in our country – meaning the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Carl Paladino, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller… I can’t even keep up with the list of Crazy Firecrackers, but these songs are for them and their intellectual leader – Glenn Beck.

Burning Down The House

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by Talking Heads

This first song is dedicated to  The Crazy Firecracker Party

Watch out you might get what you’re after
Cool babies strange but not a stranger
I’m an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait till the party’s over
Hold tight We’re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here’s your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin’ overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are
Fightin’ fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work baby what did you except
Gonna burst into flame

My house S’out of the ordinary
That’s might Don’t want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nuthin’ yet
Everything’s stuck together
I don’t know what you expect starring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire
(emphasis added)

which leads us to our next song – dedicated to Glenn Beck…

Slippery People

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by Talking Heads

What about the time?
You were rollin’ over
Fall on your face
You must be having fun
Walk lightly!
Think of a time.
You’d best believe
This think is real

Put away that gun
This part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in you mind
God help us!
Help us loose our minds
These slippery people
help us understand

what’s the matter with him? He’s alright!
I see his face – The Lord won’t mind…
Don’t play no games – He’s alright…
Love from the bottom to the top
Turn like a wheel – He’s alright…
See for yourself – The Lord won’t mind…
We’re gonna move – Right now…
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

I remember when
Sittin’ in the tub
Pulled out the plug
The water was runnin’ out
Cool down
Stop acting crazy
They’re gonna leave
And we’ll be on our own
Seven times five
They were living creatures
Watch ’em come to life
Right before your eyes
Backsliding!
How do you do?
These slippery people
Gonna see you through

More Songs…

What, you need more songs?

Try these two songs (music and lyrics included) by Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Thrasher and Powderfinger

If you still need more, try this sound collage (below) which I create in March:

UFOverdriverYou’ve Got To Be Crazy (The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix)

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Listen Here

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The Rally To Restore Sanity


Here’s a link to the website for the Rally today: http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/

When: 12-3 pm (Eastern Time  Zone) – watch it on Comedy Central

While I’m glad this Rally is going on today, it’s a shame we even have the need for such a thing.

Please note – I completely ripped-off the poster for the Rally to make my Songs To Restore Sanity graphic – just so you know.

And then there’s this – your Moment of Zen…

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Moment of Zen – Obama Will Not Be at the Rally
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

[Update – 10.30.10 – 6:30pm – Video of Jon Stewart’s Speech at the end of the Rally today…]


Until later, best of (mental) health…

You’ve Got To Be Crazy

You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix

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Listen to This Sound Collage…

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A little theater for the mind…

For your enjoyment – a new UFOverdriver sound collage – contains: Pink Floyd, David Byrne and Brian Eno, a DJ John Digweed Mix, Johnny Cash, Eric Massa, Glenn Beck and more – based on “Dogs” by Pink Floyd – best with headphones and eyes closed…

Total length: 16:42 of goodness…

Part I (0:00 – 1:12) – Intro
Part II (1:12 – 6:38) – You’ve Got To Be Crazy (Part I) – Diamond Dogs Dance Mix
Part III (6:38 – 11:08) – What Part of Mea Culpa Don’t You Understand
Part IV (11:08 – 14:47) – You’ve Got To be Crazy (Part II)
Part V (14:47 – 16:42) – Who Was Trained Not To Spit

(Note: This is part of the Change Has Come Series – Parts IV through VIII)

I will post complete information about this mix very soon. Enjoy, and have a restful weekend…

FREE MP3 Download!

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Right click (with your right mouse button) here with your mouse, and choose “Save link to…” and then select where you want to download the MP3 file. Click enter and the download will begin.

You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix | Size: 23mb | Length: 16:45 | MP3 Bit Rate: 192 kbs (high quality)

Until later, best of health…

Glenn Beck Attacks Progressives, Again…

This Just In – Jon Christopher, (AKA – Jon, onehumanbeing) is the real mastermind behind vast, imaginary, left-wing conspiracy… as seen here:

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And here’s the video:

I love this kind of political theater – just what we need…

Here’s where I found this:

A trio of progressive groups is releasing an interactive video that mocks Glenn Beck for, well, mocking progressives.

MoveOn.org, in conjunction with SEIU and Brave New Films has put out a fake newscast (on the fake network CNNBC) in which the Fox News host goes through his usual moments of pique and emotional duress. Only this time, the subject of his conspiracy theories is the person signed in to watch the made-up video.

Read More Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/10/progressive-groups-mock-g_n_493905.html

Find Out If Glenn Beck Is Attacking You –

Maybe you’re the mastermind (I’m not going to take credit for the left-wing mess – I was a die-hard Libertarian until 2004… but that’s a whole other story) behind the vast left-wing conspiracy… find out by clicking below.

CNNBC: “Glenn Beck Attacks [Your Name Here].”

Watch it here: http://beck.cnnbcvideo.com/

Enjoy!

(note: I made several videos while at the CNNBC site so I don’t think the one posted is exactly the same as the one in the screenshot – just wanted to be clear on that)