LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day

Friday, Mar 23, 2012

* It’s Friday, I’m kinda busy yet also pleasantly distracted and I forgot, once again, to get around to a question. So I just pulled this one out of my… um… Sox hat.

As you know, the Springfield version of my 50th birthday party is this coming Wednesday, March 28th at Boone’s Saloon. We’re starting at 5 o’clock. There are no invites and no tickets. Just pay 20 bucks at the door. All proceeds go to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.

The beer garden will be open, the bar will have plenty of staff and I’ll have some food there. Tom Irwin will be playing for a while as well as Brooke Thomas & Mike Burnett (yes, that Brooke Thomas). The inestimable Mike Fountain is handling the DJ duties.

* The Question: What should be my birthday party’s theme song? Explain, please, and paste in a YouTube link if you can.

*** UPDATE *** I forgot to add that the best suggestion will receive a free ticket to the event.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


48 Comments
  1. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:06 pm:

    Rebel Yell by Billy Idol. Need I say more?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdphvuyaV_I&ob=av2n


  2. - Ahoy - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:11 pm:

    Like a Rolling Stone.


  3. - quicknote - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    Uno, dos, one two tres quattro!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHF558u6Q_8


  4. - gathersno - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    I like the rolling stone…..


  5. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:23 pm:

    There’s an old Gear Daddies song that seems appropriate:

    “I drank so much tonight I just feel stupid.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7RXABEmF9o


  6. - railrat - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:28 pm:

    Thick As A Brick/Jethro Tull “Really don’t mind if you sit this one out, my words but a whisper your deafness a SHOUT” I may make you feel but I can’t make you think….”


  7. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:29 pm:

    Can’t … help …. Music …. Oswego … Willy’s … kryptonite … horrible … at … Music ….Must … think ….

    “Check it Out” - Melloncamp …

    Must … stop ….


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:35 pm:

    See how bad I am … and just to post my horrible suggestion correctly …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxDBiiVjlQ&ob=av2e

    And it’s ‘Mellencamp’, not Melloncamp … I know, “learn to spell the guy’s name …”


  9. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:35 pm:

    Warren Zevon, “I Was In The House When the House Burned Down.” If you’re feeling ragged, another song from that album (the song with an unprintable title in this forum).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TymgRetPSE0


  10. - Deep South - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:35 pm:

    FREEEEEEBBBIIIIIRRRDDDDDDD!!!!!!


  11. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:35 pm:

    Truckin by the Dead…

    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pafY6sZt0FE&feature=related


  12. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:40 pm:

    Depending on how you want the party to go, Drive-By Truckers, “Dead, Drunk, and Naked” is a possibility.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1_tk1aPWRM


  13. - PSYOP - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:42 pm:

    Lawyers, Guns and Money
    …Widespread Panic style
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zj39pjfssA


  14. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:44 pm:

    I figured “Free Bird” would be on the Set List …


  15. - Small Town Liberal - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:44 pm:

    REK - The Road Goes on Forever:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjWV2lqlqQ

    Your party never ends, Rich.


  16. - Wensicia - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:48 pm:

    Can’t access YouTube at work, but..

    “Bad To The Bone” - George Thorogood


  17. - NW - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:50 pm:

    Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World - Neil Young


  18. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:55 pm:

    And so it was that later
    As Rich Miller told his tale
    That his face, at first just ghostly,
    Turned a whiter shade of pale.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA


  19. - dupage dan - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 2:57 pm:

    Disco Demolition


  20. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:01 pm:

    I’ve always thought this guy would be perfect in the lead role of the Rich Miller Story. Maybe it’s the beard. Maybe it’s his language. Maybe because he also played Johnny Cash. It’s definitely not because of his music though.

    http://www.magpictures.com/profile.aspx?id=c710ff64-f3eb-42e4-bda1-b8e811cf4301

    (Not safe for work)


  21. - music fan - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:01 pm:

    Time Ain’t Nothing by Green on Red.

    Time ain’t nothing
    When you’re young at heart
    And your soul still burns
    I’ve seen rainy days
    Sunshine that never fades
    All through the night


  22. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:03 pm:

    Sorry, try this for the music. Or not.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDjzu21rkQ0

    (Still not safe for work)


  23. - Spring - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:07 pm:

    In honor of everyone, except rich & that steve schnorff guy, “i got a name” jim croce


  24. - JL - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:08 pm:

    Hold On — Alabama Shakes


  25. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:13 pm:

    Steve Miller

    The Joker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h66V1hYAjG0


  26. - Aldyth - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:23 pm:

    Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm5DPlNCmtk


  27. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:29 pm:

    Come on! Feel the Illinoise! - Sufjan Stevens

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TboOfiTjhU

    “Even with the rest belated, everything is antiquated
    Are you writing from the heart?
    Are you writing from the heart?

    Even in his heart the Devil has to know the water level
    Are you writing from the heart?
    Are you writing from the heart? “


  28. - Rich's Mom - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:32 pm:

    Has to be the first complete song you learned to sing at the age of 2, Roger Miller’s “King of the Road”


  29. - Rich's Daddio - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:35 pm:

    Ripple for an hour or so!


  30. - Davey Boy Smithe - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:35 pm:

    AC/DC, Money Talks

    Because you’re Rich!


  31. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:38 pm:

    “Jagged” Old 97’s

    I couldn’t drink enough to make this make sense
    But I think I’m gonna give it a try
    There’s no settling down there’s only driving downstate
    So I drive


  32. - Doug - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 3:46 pm:

    I don’t know when I’ve ever agreed with a small town liberal, but he’s right

    REK - The Road Goes on Forever:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjWV2lqlqQ


  33. - Bemused - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:03 pm:

    Frank Zappa

    I might be moving to Montana soon !


  34. - Wumpus - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:04 pm:

    Luther Luke Campbell or 2 Live Crew-It’s your birthday

    Happy Birthday Rich


  35. - TCB - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:28 pm:

    “Old Enough to Know Better, Still too Young to Care”

    Wade Hayes


  36. - Jean Luc Picard - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:44 pm:

    The Police: Every Breath you take, every step you take, I’ll be watching you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs


  37. - 10th Indy - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:45 pm:

    Body of an American The Pogues - because a good birthday party and a good wake have a lot in common.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgYml2eokLA

    “But fifteen minutes later
    We had our first taste of whiskey
    There was uncles giving lectures
    On ancient Irish history
    The men all started telling jokes
    And the women they got frisky
    At five o’clock in the evening
    Every bleeper there was piskey”


  38. - zatoichi - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:49 pm:

    White Punks on Dope - Tubes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP8nGNbk7oQ


  39. - Cuban Pilot - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:55 pm:

    “Bad Whiskey and Wild Woman” by Champion Jack!

    “I’m going back to the Country, this big town is too fast for me. Cause’ this fast life I’m living, Lord is really killing me.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObFH3mVdFaU


  40. - Happy Birthday - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 4:56 pm:

    Idiot Wind.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMWLjgPTR_c

    About your subject matter, not the honoree, of course

    Someone’s got it in for me, they’re planting stories in the press
    Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out but when they will I can only guess

    People see me all the time and they just can’t remember how to act
    Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts
    Even you, yesterday you had to ask me where it was at
    I couldn’t believe after all these years, you didn’t know me better than that
    Sweet lady


    I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind
    I can’t remember your face anymore, your mouth has changed, your eyes
    don’t look into mine
    The priest wore black on the seventh day and sat stone-faced while the
    building burned
    I waited for you on the running boards, near the cypress trees, while the
    springtime turned
    Slowly into Autumn

    Idiot wind, blowing like a circle around my skull
    From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol
    Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
    You’re an idiot, babe
    It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe

    …..
    I been double-crossed now for the very last time and now I’m finally free
    I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me
    You’ll never know the hurt I suffered nor the pain I rise above
    And I’ll never know the same about you, your holiness or your kind of love
    And it makes me feel so sorry

    Idiot wind, blowing through the buttons of our coats
    Blowing through the letters that we wrote
    Idiot wind, blowing through the dust upon our shelves
    We’re idiots, babe
    It’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves


  41. - Sunshine - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:01 pm:

    Taxi by Harry Chapin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5dwksSbD34


  42. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:02 pm:

    Idiot Wind should be the subtitle to Rod’s autobiography.


  43. - Sunshine - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:19 pm:

    Of course there’s Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP7Ry9MfkQU&feature=related

    You could offer hot dogs at this very special event and call them “bite me!”


  44. - Bill - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:23 pm:

    Paradise by John Prine and Rachel Peer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EapzV7q91Fg&feature=related

    I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late in askin, Mr. Peabody’s coal train done hauled it away


  45. - Sunshine - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:26 pm:

    Okay, okay…it’s Friday, what can I say. Here’s Leroy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvwDohEEQ1E&feature=related


  46. - Zeke - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 5:42 pm:

    The Barr Brothers, Lord I Just Can’t Keep From Crying.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkHuKvn5j-Y

    This has been cranked on my stereo since I first heard it last week. How I feel when I consider the past and current administrations.


  47. - WazUP - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 9:07 pm:

    50th Birthday,beer garden open,Boones really?
    There’s only one theme song for that … “My Red Solo Cup”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V7-zrKIPHQ


  48. - WazUP - Friday, Mar 23, 12 @ 9:17 pm:

    Oops too late .. where’s my Red Solo Cup


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 - Brown responds *** Rauner to Dems: Don't be controlled by Madigan
* Alvarez says Preckwinkle pension bill is unconstitutional
* The Fergus Daly Band
* $106 million down the drain
* Metro-East track agrees to be purchased by ESL casino
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - "Good news" turns to bad news
* Simple answers to simple questions
* Question of the day
* Molly’s Story: Doctors Unnecessarily Removed Her Breast
* Agreeing and disagreeing
* Today's number: 30
* Today's quotable
* Keeping Illinois Nuclear Plants Open: Think About What’s At Stake
* AFSCME: Rauner wants to force a strike
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Durkin, Radogno react to Madigan budget announcement
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * T-Mobile to start selling LG G4 by May 27
        * Skrillex Live Cases now available from the Google Store
        * Microsoft gets more OEMs, device partners to install apps on Android devices
        * Amazon Fire Phone price drops… again
        * Microsoft intros Windows 10 Phone Companion app, Cortana for Android
        * I/O 2015: What’s next for Google?
        * Dreamcast favorite SEGA’s ChuChu Rocket removed from the Play Store

        * GoFar is the personal trainer your car needs
        * Elizabeth Warren: No Need to Stop Uber-ized Workforce, but Must Invest in Education, Research
        * Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Talks About Those Emails and Diversity (Video)
        * Halo 3: ODST MCC Release Date Revealed On Xbox Website
        * One Of Snapchat’s Key Features Could Be Going Away
        * Amazon Fire Phone Price Gets Cut Again
        * Wind and solar-powered Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future

        * Beck to make first MLB start on Thursday
        * Abreu in top 5 at first in AL All-Star voting update
        * AL All-Star Game ballot update: May 26
        * How bad is bad really?
        * White Sox pitchers left to fend for themselves
        * Noesi tripped up by first-inning bump
        * Avisail day to day with knee inflammation

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * ‘Millionaire tax’ falls short in House..
        * Rauner, Democrats at odds over budget as deadli.....
        * Illinois Democrats show budget priorities..
        * Democrats poised to act on state budget..
        * Analysis: Emanuel at Madigan's mercy in Springf.....
        * Democrats readying $36 billion budget..
        * Suburban Democrats say they won't back budget w.....
        * State budget: Dems advance plan; Rauner wants p.....
        * Illinois, Latest State to Oppose BDS..
        * Other View: Will someone please lead Illinois?..


        * Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan
        * 911 tapes released about NFL defensive end Ray McDonald
        * Physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction; $325,000 minimum bid
        * Filing: Illinois prep sports body exaggerating suit's impact
        * Illinois TV anchor dies after battle with brain cancer
        * Man killed in elevator accident at the McLean County court
        * Canoeist who drowned going after cat in Illinois lake IDed
        * Canoeist who drowned going after cat in Illinois lake IDed
        * Autopsy: Chicago boy mauled to death had head, neck injuries
        * McLean County maintenance worker dies in elevator accident

        * Democrats start passing parts of state budget; Republicans say it's phony
        * Democrats start passing parts of budget
        * Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan
        * Bill expanding in-car blood-alcohol monitoring heads to governor
        * East St. Louis casino group to buy racetrack pending Illinois legislature's approval of slots
        * Rauner names new Illinois National Guard adjutant general
        * Student concussion bill passes Illinois House
        * Madigan: Democrats will pass their own budget; needs $3 billion in more revenue
        * Rauner spokesman rips Illinois Democrats for 'broken' budget
        * Illinois Democrats introduce proposed 2016 budget

        * Emirates Airline blasts Emanuel in subsidy dispute
        * Obama loses second bid to overhaul immigration
        * Classmates.com, FTD pay to settle deceptive billing case
        * Walker distances himself from jobs agency he once held up as a model
        * How The Onion gets people to read sponsored content: Make fun of it


          * Lawsuit: New Trier trainer dismissed cheerleader's need for care
          * Gurnee police seek help in finding woman last seen Friday
          * Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it
          * Illinois Democrats push ahead with budget that's $3 billion short
          * Off-duty Evanston detective saves man from jumping off parking garage
          * Officer awarded highest Chicago police honor: 'We've got a great team'
          * U.S. bill proposed to require breast-feeding rooms in airports
          * Restaurant apologizes for turning away vet who had service dog
          * Filing: Illinois prep sports body exaggerating concussion lawsuit's impact
          * Washington Post reporter's closed 'espionage' trial in Iran begins


          * Emanuel says no 'three-strike rule' over parks for Riot Fest
          * South Siders lobby for neighborhood promises in writing as Obama library takes shape
          * Charters might move into closed CPS schools
          * Democrats introduce proposed $36.3 billion budget for 2016
          * Chicago Bears' Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case
          * Bears release Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest in California
          * The unsung hero of urban planning who made it easy to get around Chicago
          * Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons
          * Chicago school board to consider charter relocations, renewals
          * Vets' best friend: Two veterans trekking cross-country with the dogs that 'saved their lives'


          * Democrats start passing parts of state budget; Republicans say it's phony
          * Bill expanding in-car blood-alcohol monitoring heads to governor
          * East St. Louis casino group to buy racetrack pending Illinois legislature's approval of slots
          * Rauner names new Illinois National Guard adjutant general
          * Kathleen Parker: Who's the studliest of them all?
          * Student concussion bill passes Illinois House
          * Madigan: Democrats will pass their own budget; needs $3 billion in more revenue
          * U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk: Support free trade for Illinois farmers' sake
          * Campaign-style tactics fuel legislative gridlock
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Adam Lopez, Rob Mellon, vie to win Aaron Schock's former U.S. House seat for Democrats


          * 'The legacy he's left speaks volumes'
          * HS 1A Softball Sectional: Fisher vs. Heyworth
          * The Illinois "housing wage"
          * 62 animals found in woman's home
          * HS Graduation: Champaign Central
          * Child dies from injuries sustained in vehicle accident
          * Tornado touches down in Henry Co.
          * Public Safety: Gunfire, auto accident in Normal
          * St. Thomas More headed to state in soccer
          * SportsTalk 05-26-15


          * Glenbard East takes no chances against Metea Valley
          * Rookie van Riemsdyk an option for Game 6
          * San Diego newspaper lays off 1/3rd of workforce after sale
          * FBI agent wounded while searching for 9-year-old girl
          * Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

          * U.S. Rep. Thornberry Juggles Politics as P...
          * Congresswoman Bustos Fights for Veterans i...
          * Secretary of Defense questions Iraqi troop...
          * Nerstrom remembered at PTSD awareness event
          * US Capitol Police Get a Lesson in Guns and...
          * Local Congressman Warns Against Defense Sp...
          * Veterans opine over current conditions in ...
          * Takai Joins a Push to Support New Mothers ...
          * Skowhegan handbell ringers to perform at C...
          * Bustos introduces bill to honor veterans

          * Senators Durbin and Klubuchar lead push to......
          * Investigation: Little evidence troops over......
          * Yats To Washington: Please Buy Ukraine...

          * Prospects dim for 11th-hour PATRIOT Act deal...
          * Iran Begins Secret Trial of American Hosta......
          * U.S. bill proposed to require breast-feedi......

          * Windy City Ribfest Coming Over July Fourth Weekend
          * The Beachwood Radio Hour #57: Chicago Teeters On A Fulcrum!
          * The Beachwood Radio Hour #58: The Gunner's Dream
          * Thorner: Larry Schweikart reviews overdue account of America's true and proud history
          * Thorner: Schweikart reviews overdue account of America's true history
          * Report Details 'Lavish Perks' Enjoyed By Illinois Public College, University Executives
          * Ald. Sawyer New Chair Of Chicago City Council's Black Caucus
          * Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages, Union Recognition At McDonald's Headquarters (VIDEO)
          * Obama's Immigration Orders Remain On Hold After Appeals Court Ruling
          * City Sticker Satellite Sales In Uptown & Edgewater


          * Gulf War Veteran Reports for Duty as IDVA Women Vets Coordinator, Vet Business Champion
          * Vietnam Veteran Confirmed as IDVA Assistant Director
          * The Illinois Department of Public Health Urges Illinoisans to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus - Illinois Department of Public Health offers tips for avoiding mosquito bites
          * Governor Announces Appointments
          * IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend - Lanes Opened to Improve Traffic Flow




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller