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July 16, 2011 5:17 PM   Subscribe

Attention all units, please respond to Central and Broadway, reference a large crowd. It's a war on drugs.
Just Say No: a music video featuring former Albuquerque sheriff Darren White. On vocals.
posted by NoraReed (29 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm going to run for office on a "Soft on Crime" platform.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:19 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm going to run for office on a "Soft Cream on Crime" platform.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:26 PM on July 16, 2011


I don't think rock 'n' roll should do that.
posted by uraniumwilly at 5:37 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


And you thought tazers were painful.
posted by chrchr at 5:42 PM on July 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm going to run for office on a "Soft Serve on Crime" platform.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:44 PM on July 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


That drum kit is not being used to its full potential.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:52 PM on July 16, 2011


That drum kit is not being used to its full potential.

Like the human brain, it never really is.

except for John Bonham, of course
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I guess this is from the part of the 90s that was really just the inflamed appendix of the 80s.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:17 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Someone should get Sheriff Joe Arpaio to sing in a music video. It would be a total setup with the goal of doing a total hatchet job on the guy. Think "Bush Was Right" 2011.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:21 PM on July 16, 2011


Cop Rock!
posted by Sailormom at 6:25 PM on July 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


well, i came to snark, and although darren's vocals aren't really up to it, that's a pretty damn good band he's got
posted by pyramid termite at 6:30 PM on July 16, 2011


I don't think rock 'n' roll should do that.

And the nominees for Metafilter's Understatement of the Year cane now be closed. If rock and roll was Meryl Streep's normal body, this was the neck-turned-around-180-degrees-with-CGI broken form.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:39 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hm. Post about drugs and Albuquerque, comment containing Bob Odenkirk clip...

I feel like there's something I should be remembering.

Like, say, tomorrow night.

On AMC.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:43 PM on July 16, 2011


Bob Odenkirk's powerful PSA on the horrors of drug use.
posted by feloniousmonk at 7:01 PM on July 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


How many people involved in the making of this music video were blazed out of their minds at the time? Somehow, I don't see how the answer can be anything other than "most of them."
posted by zachlipton at 7:41 PM on July 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Zammo's on the brown? Just Say No!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:46 PM on July 16, 2011


Wow. I had no idea such awesome music was possible without drugs. This changes everything! I'll never smoke weed again!
posted by loquacious at 8:03 PM on July 16, 2011


I wouldn't be so sure that White isn't doing drugs. He announced his retirement yesterday after some really dodgy behavior around his wife being in a one car crash this week, which she blamed on a seizure and/or seizure medication. City council members are calling for an investigation. Both the police and fire departments gave votes of no confidence before his resignation (that link also gives a touch of history on his band...)
posted by stoneweaver at 8:17 PM on July 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


Are the drugs attacking us or are we attacking the drugs.
posted by Sailormom at 8:29 PM on July 16, 2011


May I suggest The Soft Serve Ice Cream Song [sample only] is perfect for Mefi's "Soft Serve on Crime" platform?
posted by Mike Mongo at 8:46 PM on July 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was amazing.
posted by signalnine at 9:10 PM on July 16, 2011


Hey, Rico said cops are all squares, but these guys seem like pretty hip dudes! Maybe I'll go down to the station later and we can rap about our feelings.
posted by Naberius at 9:14 PM on July 16, 2011


Go down to the station in Albuquerque or carry a plastic spoon and you will be shot.
posted by incandissonance at 9:40 PM on July 16, 2011


This must have been shot when Darren was groovin' with the Albuquerque Police Dept. in 1990. Later, he became the Sheriff of Bernalillo County (there is no ABQ Sheriff) and; later still, a Congressional candidate.

This looks like a MTV/COPS video/public service Woodstock for kids. COPS was being filmed around ABQ a lot around this time (until the Mayor decided it wasn't such great advertising). Jeremy Jojola; an investigative reporter who works for the local NBC affiliate that has been pushing the story that stoneweaver referenced, is the youtube poster.
posted by jabo at 9:44 PM on July 16, 2011


Both the police and fire departments gave votes of no confidence

The way that's worded, I wonder if that article is a hatchet job?

They mention the police voting no confidence in him in a prior post, specifically complaining about 'pay and politics', (which I presume is mostly pay.) They don't say when these votes supposedly happened, so it could potentially be a rephrasing of part of what they already said.

Dunno, but the structure of that story is strange, and could potentially be duplicitous.
posted by Malor at 10:01 PM on July 16, 2011


The story is strange because the whole indecent was strange. There's a lot there if you want to dig through the stories, but it's very much apparent that it's not the reporting that's duplicitous. If anything, the whole thing hasn't come out yet. The speed with which White retired is telling.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:43 PM on July 16, 2011


Well, that was embarrassing.
posted by Decani at 1:15 AM on July 17, 2011


I don't think rock 'n' roll should do that.

And the nominees for Metafilter's Understatement of the Year cane now be closed. If rock and roll was Meryl Streep's normal body, this was the neck-turned-around-180-degrees-with-CGI broken form.


what about straight edge?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:01 AM on July 18, 2011


My hometown. How embarrassing...
posted by judson at 6:53 AM on July 18, 2011


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