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April 28, 2004 3:40 PM   Subscribe

There is this wonderful Seattle group, Uncle Bonsai, who perform, among other songs, Cheerleaders on Drugs. Now, another Seattle group, the University of Washington Women's Softball team, has their own take on the subject.
posted by Danf (10 comments total)

 
Wow, I didn't realize Uncle Bonsai was still around! My parents were big fans in the '80s, and I would sing along back before I really understood what their song "Boys Want Sex In The Morning" was about.

Boys want
Sex in the morning
Sex in the morning
Soiling the sheets
Boys want
Sex while I'm yawning
Suddenly spawning
When I'm half asleep
Boys want
Someone unconscious
Somebody not just
Waiting for a thrill
Boys want
Sex with surprises
Sex with sunrises
Someone on the pill

posted by arielmeadow at 4:00 PM on April 28, 2004


When all is said and done, I'm sure the prime motivation for egging players onto drugs was to maintain winning records and bring in the big sports bucks.

That's the problem a lot of schools with successful athletic programs have, once they get really good and the money starts to roll in and funds the rest of the school, losing championships means losing programs, classes, and staff.
posted by mathowie at 4:00 PM on April 28, 2004


But this situation seems to have gone further than wanting to win. I mean, another article about this described a player "swimming" across the dugout floor.
posted by Danf at 4:05 PM on April 28, 2004


This makes me think that someone needs to compile a list of the best songs about drugs.

I'd offer: Cheeba Cheeba by Tone Loc, Smoke Two Joints by Sublime, I'm in Love with Mary Jane by Coolio, Mother's Little Helper by the Rolling Stones, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane and I'm sure I'll think of a couple of dozen others as soon as I post this.
posted by fenriq at 4:12 PM on April 28, 2004


Arielmeadow, yeah apparently they are still around.

He walks over to the window
And without a hesitation he goes out
I walk over to the window
And I see him hit the sidewalk like a trout

One of the more evocative verses in contemporary music, IMHO.
posted by Danf at 4:18 PM on April 28, 2004


the best songs about drugs.

there she goes, [mp3] the La's sweet and melodic ode to heroin, a recent cover of which is currently being used to sell birth control patches.
posted by quonsar at 4:37 PM on April 28, 2004


Danf says "Wow, I didn't realize Uncle Bonsai was still around! My parents were big fans in the '80s"

Thank you. I now feel so o l d. I played them on college radio in the 80's. Great band, great post!
posted by fluffycreature at 5:52 PM on April 28, 2004


Didn't Uncle Bonsai, or the Electric Bonsai Band ["not electric, and not a band!"] play pretty much every Bumbershoot ever?

Thank you. I now feel so o l d.

Then you'll love this song by the UBB....

The ties get wider
The pants get tight
I look inside but the memory stalls
The shirts get brighter
The pants turn white
It's almost winter Miami calls

The belts get bigger
As does the waist
I never figured on being this vast
Look in the mirror
That's not my face
It's happened so hard and so fast

And I, I, I
I am my dad
Yes I, I, I
I am my dad

The eyes get weaker
The cheeks get pink
The hair gets thinner, what hair still remains
I can't wear sneakers
I start to shrink
The ground gets closer with every day

[chorus]

Though the signs may seem blurry
When out on the highway
Don't tell me I'm legally blind
There's no need to worry
We'll make it through my way
We'll straddle that dotted white line

The pulse gets quicker
The ankles creak
I grab my slippers when I have to run
The blood gets thicker
The bladder's weak
It's passed on from father to son

[chorus]
posted by jessamyn at 7:32 PM on April 28, 2004


When all is said and done, I'm sure the prime motivation for egging players onto drugs was to maintain winning records and bring in the big sports bucks.


I doubt that women's softball is a revenue-generating sport at any university.


That's the problem a lot of schools with successful athletic programs have, once they get really good and the money starts to roll in and funds the rest of the school, losing championships means losing programs, classes, and staff.


Usually athletic department funds are kept separate from the university. Well, at least when the department is making money, it's kept separate, but if they're losing money, then the university will usually raise student fees to fund the department.
posted by gyc at 8:14 PM on April 28, 2004


Idiosyncractic tangent: A friend of mine at Microsoft told me about this great band when he moved to Redmond in the mid-eighties. Until this moment, I understood him to be talking about Uncle BANZAI.

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