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* What music video would you like posted when comments are closed for the weekend later today?

I’ll make my decision based on the intensity of your nominations, not the number of nominations, so please explain fully.

posted by Rich Miller
Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:15 am


  1. “The First Cut Is The Deepest” - Sheryl Crow.

    I nominate this video in honor of our current budget predicament, and our political leader’s refusal to cut anyone except state workers.

    Comment by VanillaMan Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:18 am

  2. I remember hearing a song with a bunch of friends riding in the car with Wumpus Sr. I remember us laughing as the song was hillarious to a bumch of kids. This song is perfect for this state and this country (soon to be). What do I win as this thread is ova!

    Either version, I’m Busted by Johnny Cash or Ray Charles. I am thinking I heard the Ray version.

    Comment by Wumpus Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:20 am

  3. What every Illinois citizen would wish Blago would do: “Jump” by Van Halen.
    “I get up and nothing gets me down. You’ve got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest soul around…you got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real.”

    Comment by Vote Quimby! Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:22 am

  4. You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Because it is possibly the worst hit song ever.

    Comment by IrishPirate Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:25 am

  5. Song, schmong - play the Victory Auto Wreckers commercial. It’s a Chicagoland classic.

    Comment by Some Guy Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:26 am

  6. I would have go along the same lines and say “Money” by Pink Floyd,

    It completely embodies the financial situation and what got us there.

    Comment by Johnbtes Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:27 am

  7. “Money” as performed by John Lennon in the early 70’s. Here’s the link:

    In honor of all of the special interest groups who are booing or cheering the Governor and the Legislature as this year’s session begins to percolate.

    Comment by phocion Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:28 am

  8. Timebomb by Old 97’s.
    Joyfully tapping to the rhythm of the Apocalypse of your choice.

    Comment by Rod sez I'm pork Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:34 am

  9. Is there a video of “Taxman” by the Beatles? I don’t get around a computer much on weekends, but think it would be a good tune, given the current situation and time of year.

    Comment by Captain Flume Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:39 am

  10. Let’s think White Sox! It’s baseball time in the City!

    White Sox

    Comment by Third Generation Chicago Native Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:41 am

  11. There are several “Taxman” videos on Youtube. I second that nomination.

    Comment by Little Egypt Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:44 am

  12. Land of Confusion

    Between Stroger and Blago I think a puppet Ronnie Regan wearing a Superman outfit actually seems sane.

    Comment by Anonish Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:44 am

  13. Big Time…Peter Gabriel. “I’m on my way I’m making it. So much larger than life.”

    Comment by Hipster doofus Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:45 am

  14. Your in the mood for music today! How about:
    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - you gotta love that song or maybe my very favorite all time song - Bob Seger - Night Moves -

    Both get a girl ready for Friday Night!

    Comment by Toni H. Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:47 am

  15. Two Hangmen by Mason Proffit

    Comment by Anon Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:55 am

  16. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar, by Bob Dylan. Because its the greatest Dylan song. Ever. And gets no credit for being so.

    Comment by wc kid Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 10:59 am

  17. Friend of the Devil by the Dead in honor of that rat, Lon Monk. I wish you the worst, dude.

    Comment by Bill Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:02 am

  18. Okay - it has to be this one! For sure!
    Gnarls Barkley - Crazy - OMG it’s perfect

    Lyrics I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind There was something so pleasant about that place. Even your emotions had an echo In so much space And when you’re out there Witho…

    Comment by Toni H. Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:09 am

  19. I like “Big Time” but a different lyric:
    My parties have all the big names
    And I greet them with the widest smile
    Tell them how my life is one big adventure…
    With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
    And my heaven will be a big hell, and
    I will walk through the front door.

    Comment by Vote Quimby! Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:13 am

  20. In honor of Rod’s failed attempt to get on the reality show and his trip to LA…

    Buck Owens: Act Naturally

    Comment by Saluki Way Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:15 am

  21. “10538 Overture” by the Electric Light Orchestra. The lyrics exude the pain of people who find life tough to handle in “these times” and ask how can we sit back and just watch.

    But if we need a positive song (and many do), the you can’t go wrong with Triumph’s “Fght the Good Fight”.

    Of course, I like Del McCoury Band’s “All Aboard for its fast-paced bluegrass and high lonesome sound.

    Or, for just some good funked-out fun, Vinegar Joe’s Never Met a Dog is a sweet listen with Robert Palmer laying down the smooth vocals and Miss Elkie Brooks on background.

    Comment by Fan of the Game Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:16 am

  22. Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns and Money

    Seems more than appropriate these days.

    Comment by Jimmy87 Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:19 am

  23. Led Zepplin’s “Dazed and Confused” - more for the title than the lyrics.

    Comment by Curious Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:26 am

  24. I ahve to second Jimmy87. Lawyers, Guns and Money is a great theme song for the circus our former Governor is Ringleading.

    Comment by Antimachus Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:29 am

  25. Casino Queen

    Well the money’s pouring down
    And the people all look down
    And it’s floatin’ out of town

    Let’s go to ESTL and gamble. The budget man, the budget.

    Comment by anon Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:32 am

  26. Max Roach playing a drum solo using only the hi-hat. Amazing! Either that or that cat flushing the toilet.

    Comment by Matt Dietrich Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:33 am

  27. The Who “We Won’t Get Fooled Again”. We probably will get fooled again, but we are supposedly more circumspect and ethical and what have you. I’d like to think that the new boss isn’t the same as the old boss.

    Comment by Sap Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:33 am

  28. Anxiety, unemployment, deficits, Pakistan, taxes, bailouts, Iraq, fraud, corruption, Afghanistan, foreclosures, anger, fear, Iran, torture, division…

    To hell with it. It’s Friday, the sun’s shining, and it’s 80 degrees. Let’s put our differences aside — Cubs, Sox and Cardinal fans — and join in with one we can all call our own, Harry Caray, for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

    All right, let me hear ya, a one, a two, a three…

    Comment by wordslinger Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:33 am

  29. Closing time by Semisonic.
    Here is the youtube link.

    Comment by I'mTellingYou Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:35 am

  30. Most of us have serious concerns about the state we live in. In some cases, fear and worry play a huge role in everyday life. The conditions seem to be out of our control. People need something to make the quality of their lives better, and something to make us all feel happy.

    Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic and the 19 year old Steve Winwood.

    Comment by The Old Bobby Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:41 am

  31. Beat me to it Jimmy87:

    “I was gambling in (Costa Rica), I took a little risk. Send lawyers guns and money. Dad, get me out of this. Hey!”

    Comment by 47th Ward Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:43 am

  32. I am going to nominate Booby McFerrin and “Dont Worry Be Happy”

    Its going to be a beautiful weekend, and for all of Blago’s crazy talk and the state budget mess I am going to forget it all this weekend. Saluki baseball is at home against Illinois State and I am dragging out the grill and the cooler for some college baseball relaxing.

    Plus I met a really hot girl the other day and we are getting along great. Needless to say, all this politcal banter will be gone from my mind. Whistle on Bobby!

    Comment by Speaking at Will Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:46 am

  33. Power pop for a lovely spring day? Check.
    Treadmills for those of us shedding layers? Check.
    Chicago boys done good? Check.
    Title ripe for political snark? Check.

    OK Go - Here It Goes Again

    Comment by Stuck with Sen. CPA Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:47 am

  34. Hair - Aquarius

    Comment by Kevin Fanning Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 11:59 am

  35. Howse about the Budweiser Clydesdales trotting to the King of Beers song in honor of the impending weekend of baseball between the Cards and Scrubs? It’s similar to the video they play on the Busch Stadium jumbotron at every game. Plus it’s a catchy tune. It’s one thing that 1/2 of Chicagoans and 90% of us downstaters can agree on!

    Comment by Old Shepherd Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:01 pm

  36. How about the will i am version of yes we can to celebrate first 100 days!

    Comment by Reddbyrd Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:03 pm

  37. Jimmy87 beat me to it. Send Lawyers, Guns and Money.

    Comment by L.S. Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:03 pm

  38. Ozzy. Crazy Train

    Comment by Jacksonville Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:15 pm

  39. I would nominate Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty in tribute to the moron swingin’ in the wind in California and also analogizing his future.

    Comment by Phineas J. Whoopee Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:15 pm

  40. Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancing

    Comment by rich winston Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:18 pm

  41. It is a beautiful day… almost summer. Cubs and Cards tonight… How about we go into the weekend with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, played by internet piano player and Illinoisan Allen Dale….

    Comment by Heartless Libertarian Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:19 pm

  42. For all of us little people who can’t siphon off cash to fund all of our desires, Jerry Reed’s “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”

    Or, for a special Blago treasure, especially with the news about Lou Monk, Johnny Cash at San Quentin prison singing Folsom Prison Blues:
    Actually, just the Man in Black. He’s the way to go.

    Comment by South Side Mike Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:21 pm

  43. Any bunch of five-year-olds singing “Happy Birthday to You,” this being the 67th birthday of Chicago Mayor richard “the Lesser” Daley, as well as the 20th anniversary of that tragic event in Chicago history, his first inauguration as Mayor. At least with 5-year-olds you might get a group that would believe the nonsense coming out of Daley’s mouth as being in the best interest of the people of Chicago!

    Comment by fedup dem Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:22 pm

  44. “I Drove All Night” by Roy Orbison. A masterful musician that probably never got the props he fully deserved.

    Comment by You Go Boy Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:24 pm

  45. We have to get VM to make a video with one of his creative songs.

    If not than I suggest “Pretty Woman” is a song that reminds me of Balgo.

    Comment by Boscobud Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:33 pm

  46. Here is one that you wont be able to look away from. Absolutely fantastic. It features Rich Miller on the Conga drums.

    Comment by Speaking at Will Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:34 pm

  47. Steam’s Na Na Hey Hey Kiss ‘Em Goodbye.

    it’s the end of winter, finally, so we can send winter off, and it’s a classic baseball song, at least on my side of town!!!!

    Comment by Amy Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:36 pm

  48. Speaking At Will,

    I think Blago is the man on the keyboard.

    Comment by Boscobud Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:36 pm

  49. As we begin the last leg of this Session’s journey, what about ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’…we know that the wicked witch (Blago) is dead and obviously we have the Wizard in control(MJM), Quinn is Dorothy looking for the answers, the ‘mushrooms’ would be the Cowardly Lion who is afraid of (taxes), the other Leaders are the Scare Crow and the Tin Man depending on your perspective (Cullerton, Radogno & Cross)and the public would be Toto…the little dog along for the ride. It’s an amusing thought.

    Comment by fan Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:49 pm

  50. I think Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Earl Scruggs is the way to go. We need to cheer up. The economy is in the tank, the budget is a mess, everybody who works for the state is ticked off. As Steve Martin says, you can’t be depressed when you’re listening to the banjo. And Foggy Mountain Breakdown is the best.

    My second choice is U.S. Blues by the Grateful Dead. It’s a fun song and with lines like: “Gimme five, I’m still alive, ain’t no luck, I learned to duck” and “I’ll drink your health, share your wealth, run your life, steal your wife.” and “We’re all confused, what’s to lose?” it seems appropriate. And, it’s the Dead, so how can you lose?

    Comment by Pot calling kettle Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 12:57 pm

  51. Actually, “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” by the Dead might be more appropriate given the reaction everyone seems to be having to Quinn’s proposals (and the threat some are making to move to Texas).

    Plus it always comes with a great jam.

    Comment by Pot calling kettle Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:04 pm

  52. The Rolling Stones….You Can’t always get what you want.

    Dedicated to our Ex-Gov.

    Comment by He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:05 pm

  53. “The Weight.”

    Because on a Friday night after a long session week, we all need to take a load off.

    Because it’s The Band, with a definitive cover by Chicago soul icons the Staple Singers.

    Because a lot of people have a lot of weight on them right now. (The weight of this budget hole. Or the weight of federal felony charges.)

    Because there is a fine version by Gillian Welch with Old Crow Medicine Show at

    Because we all know who is Crazy Chester in this scenario. (Or maybe he and the foul-mouthed missus are Carmen and the Devil?)

    Comment by Reality Check Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:08 pm

  54. I’d second anon’s “Casino Queen,” but I don’t want to appear to be condoning the spread of gambling.

    Something more non-specific yet timeless. Something to make us think and rock out at the same time. Something that represents both the desperation of the day and our species’ ability to rise above through music.

    Ball of Confusion by the Temptations:

    Best line for today: “Vote for me, I’ll set you free!”

    Turn it up!

    Comment by Lefty Lefty Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:08 pm

  55. One more good point about the Clydesdales and the “King of Beers”…Could there be a better song for “Beer Blogging”?

    Comment by Old Shepherd Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:12 pm

  56. I 100% agree with the weight being the song of choice. It will also help celebrate the fact that levon helm will be coming to chicago in June.

    Comment by thelastwaltz Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:15 pm

  57. Paradise City - Guns and Roses. Because we are headed to where the grass is green and the girls are pretty!

    Comment by Obamas' Puppy Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:30 pm

  58. I’m gonna have to go with Lawyers Guns and Money, also. Good song, great intro, and very appropriate.
    Lawyers and money work for obvious reasons, but several other references work as well:
    1) “Went home with the waitress…” - Tony Cole was a busboy;
    2) “Gambling in Havana…” - gaming is still on the table, I believe;
    3) “The s%#$ has hit the fan…” - speaks for itself.

    Comment by Dog the Bounty Hunter Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:32 pm

  59. Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty.

    Perfect title. Some lines in the song,
    “She’s a good girl, crazy bout Elvis”
    “I’m a bad boy for breaking her heart”
    “all the bad boys are standing in the shadows”
    “I’m going to leave this world for awhile”

    Comment by Truth Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:37 pm

  60. Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence” “And lawyers draw up small details since Daddy had to lie”

    Comment by whizbang Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:40 pm

  61. “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf because that’s the way it seems our elected officials are takeing us on. MAGIC CARPET RIDE

    From the 1968 release “The Second”

    Words and music by John Kay and Rushton Moreve

    I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
    On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
    Any place it goes is right
    Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

    Well, you don’t know what we can find
    Why don’t you come with me little girl
    On a magic carpet ride
    You don’t know what we can see
    Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
    Fantasy will set you free
    Close your eyes girl
    Look inside girl
    Let the sound take you away

    Last night I held Aladdin’s lamp
    And so I wished that I could stay
    Before the thing could answer me
    Well, someone came and took the lamp away
    I looked around, a lousy candle’s all I found

    Well, you don’t know what we can find
    Why don’t you come with me little girl
    On a magic carpet ride
    Well, you don’t know what we can see
    Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
    Fantasy will set you free
    Close your eyes girl
    Look inside girl
    Let the sound take you away

    Comment by Dan S, a Voter and Cubs fan Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:42 pm

  62. I second for Free Fallin’. Either the Tom Petty original of the John Mayer cover. Both are great.

    Comment by Lamballe Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:44 pm

  63. Oh, and I forgot to add that “Guns’ are applicable because Mark Kirk talked about people getting shot for raising taxes.

    Comment by Dog the Bounty Hunter Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:45 pm

  64. “Been Down So Long (That It Seems Like Up To Me)” By Jim Morrison and The Doors. PMRC RATINGS ALERT: Adult lyrics in this nomination; may not be appropriate for a family blog.

    I’ve been down so very damm long
    That it seems like up to me
    Warden, warden, warden,
    Won’t you break your lock and key
    Why don’t one you people
    Come on, and set me free!

    Always an “up day” when The Doors are involved!

    Comment by Vote Quimby! Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:54 pm

  65. Kings Of Convenience - I’D Rather Dance With You

    Perfect for a sunny day after one of the coldest springs on record. And as fun to watch as to listen.

    Comment by Buehrlemon Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:55 pm

  66. My first suggestion was Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go”, but there’s too much Cubs hating on this blog for that. So instead, I offer another Goodman tune I think all the baseball fans can appreciate. “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request”.

    Comment by LN Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:56 pm

  67. Well dog, look what they are doing in Jamaca. The army has been called out prior to raising taxes.

    Comment by Wumpus Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:56 pm

  68. In honor of our ex-gov, Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”.

    “Gonna free fall out into nothin
    Gonna leave this world for a while
    And I’m free, free fallin”

    Comment by White Rabbit Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 1:58 pm

  69. Meet Me In St. Louis sung by anyone in honor of the Cubs/Cards. I’m predicting a great ballgame weekend, for the Cards that is.

    Comment by Just My Opinion Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:01 pm

  70. This video is for “Apache” by the shadows. First brought to my attention by the Sports Guy a few years back, it is ridiculously entertaining. Like a train-wreck, impossible to look away. And the fact that the song “Magnificent” from the new U2 album reminds me of it has me doubting my uber-U2 fandom.

    Comment by Masters Phil Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:02 pm

  71. Lon Monk to Rod Blagojevich
    “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”

    Now, you keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
    And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burned
    Ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches…

    Comment by kissilent Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:09 pm

  72. With Monk in the game, Fitz has Blago in a stranglehold. It’s been that kind of week, Rich. We need Stranglehold by the Motor City Madman, the Nuge, Uncle Ted…

    Comment by needing the nuge Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:09 pm

  73. More Zevon:

    “An innocent bystander, but somehow I got stuck
    Between a rock and a hard place
    And I’m down on my luck
    Yes I’m down on my luck.”

    Pretty much describes Rod and Todd’s current denial tour and the fate of us ordinary citizens.

    Comment by 47th Ward Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:12 pm

  74. If Jimmy87’s “Lawyers Guns & Money” doesn’t win, I nominate “I want to be sedated” by the Ramones. It reminds me of how I feel sitting around the capitol…

    Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
    Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane
    I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain
    Oh no, oh oh oh oh!

    Twenty twenty twenty four hours to go
    I want to be sedated.

    Comment by 312 Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:16 pm

  75. With apologies to VMan,

    “I went home with John Wyma
    The way I often do.
    How was I to know
    He was with the G Man too.”

    At least it’s a good song to be stuck in my head all day.

    Comment by 47th Ward Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:18 pm

  76. “All the Way” by Eddie Vedder

    You owe us one.

    Comment by Sewanee Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:26 pm

  77. Roll With the Changes

    Comment by Anon Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:32 pm

  78. In honor of Blago, the Kink’s “Superman”


    Woke up this morning, started to sneeze
    I had a cigarette and a cup of tea
    I looked in the mirror what did I see
    A nine stone weakling with knobbly knees
    I did my knees bend press ups touch my toes
    I had another sneeze and I blew my nose
    I looked in the mirror at my pigeon chest
    I had to put on my clothes because it made me depressed
    Surely there must be a way
    For me to change the shape I’m in
    Dissatisfied is what I am
    I want to be a better man

    Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
    Superman superman I want to be like superman
    I want to be like superman
    Superman superman wish I could fly like superman

    Woke up this morning, what did I see
    A big black cloud hanging over me
    I switched on the radio and nearly dropped dead
    The news was so bad that I fell out of bed
    There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike
    Got to be a superman to survive
    Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills
    I’m such a wreck but I’m staying alive

    [look in the paper, what do I see,
    Robbery, violence, insanity.]

    Hey girl we’ve got to get out of this place
    There’s got to be something better than this
    I need you, but I hate to see you this way
    If I were superman then we’d fly away
    I’d really like to change the world
    And save it from the mess it’s in
    I’m too weak, I’m so thin
    I’d like to fly but I can’t even swim

    Superman superman I want to fly like superman
    Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
    Superman superman wish I could fly like superman
    Superman superman I want to be like superman
    Superman superman I want to fly like superman

    Comment by clark kent Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:39 pm

  79.’m busted song ray charles

    Comment by Wumpus Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:49 pm

  80. Speaking at Will, that was a brutal video. All that is missing is Zamphir with his pan flute. I watched it twice.

    Comment by Jake from Bellwood Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:55 pm

  81. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan, playing “Lenny” live, sweat dripping from his face, ash dripping from his cigarette, and utterly amazing tones dripping from his Stratocaster.

    Comment by ExPress Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 2:57 pm

  82. Glad you enjoyed it Jake. Its a real classic piece of cinema. Still trying to confirm that it really is Rich Miller on the congas in that video.

    Comment by Speaking at Will Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:12 pm

  83. Billy Joel’s “It’s a matter of trust” and Peter Wolf’s “Come as you are”

    Comment by OLD TIMER Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:30 pm

  84. Animals
    “We’ve gotta get out of this place”

    It’s good wherever you are or whatever you’re caught up in.

    Comment by anon Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:32 pm

  85. I would also recommendLiving on a Thin Line by The Kinks>. yes, it’s about England, but the lyrics describe the world as it is today:

    Now another leader says,
    “Break their hearts and break some heads.”
    Is there nothing we can say or do?
    Blame the future on the past,
    Always lost in blood and guts.
    And when they’re gone, it’s me and you.
    Living on a thin line,
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

    Comment by Fan of the Game Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:32 pm

  86. And the link:

    Comment by Fan of the Game Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:47 pm

  87. Cat Stevens about sums up my weekend:

    Another saturday night and I ain’t got nobody
    I’ve got some money ’cause I just got paid
    Now how I wish I had someone to talk to
    I’m in an awful way.

    Comment by Anonymouse Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 3:59 pm

  88. Glad there are some other Kinks fans here. “Low Budget” seems most appropriate. Times are hard, but we’ll all survive. We’ve just got to learn to economize.

    Comment by Excessively rabid Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:00 pm

  89. Anyone for the old classic “I fought the Law?”

    Breakin’ Rocks in the hot sun
    I fought the law and the Law won
    I fought the law and the Law won

    I needed money ’cause I had none
    I fought the law and the Law won
    I fought the law and the Law won

    Take your pick of Bobby Fuller, The Clash, or Green Day.

    Comment by Arthur Andersen Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:04 pm

  90. The Rolling Stones - “Waiting on a Friend”

    Don’t know why, just always liked it!

    Comment by Stones Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:06 pm

  91. Mercedes Marxist by the St. Louis band the Living Things in honor of my Democratic friends. There is a you tube video from SXSW that I would link to if I was not on my blackberry

    Comment by just the facts Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:08 pm

  92. I don’t know the name of the song being played but this is for Lon from one of his former clients back in better days for him.

    Comment by Been There Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:14 pm

  93. Metallica - …And Justice For All. The lyrics just say it all too well.

    Halls of justice painted green
    Money talking
    Power wolves beset your door
    Hear them stalking
    Soon you’ll please their appetite
    They devour
    Hammer of justice crushes you

    The ultimate in vanity
    Exploiting their supremacy
    I can’t believe the things you say
    I can’t believe, I can’t believe the price you pay
    Nothing can save you………

    Comment by Justice Friday, Apr 24, 09 @ 4:26 pm

  94. Elkie Brooks in Vinegar Joe was most definately the main attraction!!!!!!

    Comment by Edmundo Sunday, Apr 26, 09 @ 4:33 am

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