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SARAH PALIN'S BAADASSSSS SONG
October 22, 2008 3:29 AM   Subscribe

PALIN SONG
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 (58 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
A lovely sort of half-jazz, half-Noël Coward vibe.
posted by flashboy at 3:50 AM on October 22, 2008


I expected something beyond pointless and unfunny..

But this actually made me laugh out loud when the joke came into focus. I love well executed musical satire.
posted by mediocre at 3:54 AM on October 22, 2008


Highlight: "A competive and scary thing"
posted by Jofus at 4:04 AM on October 22, 2008


Well done, and subtle!
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:10 AM on October 22, 2008


A potentially one-shot joke that's actually illuminating and insightful. Thanks for the find, EMRJKC94!

It's like an audio visualisation of the two respective speech patterns. A sonification of speech? Musicualisation?
posted by davemee at 4:14 AM on October 22, 2008


The "Hey Sarah Palin" song. Pretty good.
posted by billysumday at 4:17 AM on October 22, 2008 [9 favorites]


The health-care re-form that is need-ed
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:17 AM on October 22, 2008


Dear Sarah,

Eventually, maybe, if enough trickles down != ultimately.
posted by mandal at 4:25 AM on October 22, 2008


A new Palin joke is hard to find these days but that was really well done.
posted by minifigs at 4:27 AM on October 22, 2008


Nthing the "expecting tedious, pleasantly surprised" vibe.
posted by Shepherd at 4:33 AM on October 22, 2008


Don't forget that Barack O'Bama brings the world together through song.
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:34 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


If Palin had actually done that SNL rap herself this weekend, I'd have supported the Republicans.
posted by gman at 4:37 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


*ALSO, ALL THOSE NOT USING CAPS LOCK ARE RUINING THIS THREAD.
posted by gman at 4:39 AM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


The "Hey Sarah Palin" song. Pretty good.

Almost turned it off when I heard the first notes, but I'm glad I stuck through to the bridge - that line "Just because I can see the moon, doesn't make me an astronaut you big buffoon!" is genius.
posted by mannequito at 4:43 AM on October 22, 2008


I have no idea how YouTube calculates "related", but the Palin movie led me to John Hodgman on Lost Time, which is a very special treasure all of its own.
posted by rokusan at 4:52 AM on October 22, 2008 [11 favorites]


There are programs which convert normal sound wave files into MIDI, so that voices can become notes. (I suspect something like this was used... It's fun to do; she has a rhythmic voice, so it lends to the song having more "beats" where she stresses certain things.)

And I was going to suggest that this be a better Palin Song, except that it seems more like an idle song than anything, so never mind.
posted by not_on_display at 4:56 AM on October 22, 2008


rokusan - that is indeed a great find.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:12 AM on October 22, 2008


Hehe. That was a lot better than I expected. It made me think of this episode of Radio Lab where there was an interview with Diana Deutsch about the music inherent in our speech. I can recommend the Sometimes Behaves So Strangely segment since it does sort of the same thing as the Palin video (speech into song) but without any accompaniment. Seriously, first it's speech, and then suddenly it's song (yeah, I know it doesn't sound like it makes sense, but listen to the segment and you'll understand what I mean).
posted by bjrn at 5:22 AM on October 22, 2008


Got an ecard from her today.
posted by nickyskye at 5:56 AM on October 22, 2008


I'd really like to hear the piano part by itself, to see how it stands musically. It kinda reminds me of this (video).
posted by Rhaomi at 5:58 AM on October 22, 2008


Haha, that was great.
posted by defenestration at 6:15 AM on October 22, 2008


Man, Ken Nordine has got nothing on her.
posted by sourwookie at 6:55 AM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


This would have improved virtually all of my college classes.
posted by bwerdmuller at 7:04 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


.... also.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:16 AM on October 22, 2008


Oh man. For a minute there, I thought this was going be this Sarah Palin Song.
posted by katillathehun at 7:39 AM on October 22, 2008


I'm impressed. I wasn't going to even bother clicking the link until I saw everyone's praise.

I've pretty much given up on my Sara Palin inspired song since nothing I do will make, "You don't need a guy who died in a plastic explosives deal gone sour after securing Iran's sponsorship so you could tell the UN how despotic and sinster the United States govenrment is to know which way the wind's blowing." scan.

Don't even get me started on the guy with the Mont Blanc pen who wants 7000000000 dollar bills and how much you have.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:48 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


You can put jazz on Sarah Palin - she's still Sarah Palin.
posted by creeky at 7:58 AM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


I love contrasting this Palin video with the Obama "Yes We Can" that was circulating about 6 months ago. Two musical settings that present very different images of the candidates.
posted by billtron at 8:07 AM on October 22, 2008


jesus fricking christ
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:30 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


You can put jazz on Sarah Palin...

I'm sure there's a lot of republican males who'd love to.

Oh wait, J-A-Z-Z.
posted by mandal at 8:31 AM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sarah Smile. Shame on those who are trying to depict her as a wacko. I hope they know they're insulting most Americans by doing so.
posted by klue at 8:31 AM on October 22, 2008


The Hodgman video is brilliant.

"I went to see the movie Dune and a girl talked to me" really shouldn't be as funny as he made it.
posted by mandal at 8:33 AM on October 22, 2008


mandal: Yeah that Hodgman joint should be a FPP. Sure it's just a speech, but its about 100x more moving that most youtoobs. Plus he's a MeFite alum si? Someone pull the trigger!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:43 AM on October 22, 2008


Song for Sarah Palin. From Russia.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 8:45 AM on October 22, 2008 [6 favorites]


jesus fricking christ

Those aren't donkeys, they're horses with their heads up the next horse's ass. It's a general statement of humanity today.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:48 AM on October 22, 2008


Shame on those who are trying to depict her as a wacko. I hope they know they're insulting most Americans by doing so.

Ah yes. The ever-important and enigmatic partisan-loyalty-above-even-a-basic-vetting-of-the-candidate's-qualifications-or-glaring-lack-thereof demographic. They don't take kindly to guff, especially of the soft jazz variety.
posted by Mayor West at 9:40 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Even after reading the comments, I expected to hate it...but no, that was good fun.

Not as good as the John Hodgman find though....that slayed me.
posted by the bricabrac man at 9:49 AM on October 22, 2008


Sounds like steve reich.
posted by tehloki at 9:51 AM on October 22, 2008


I hope they know they're insulting most Americans by doing so.

If the polls are to be believed, most Americans don't think very highly of her. Unless you're talking about "real" american, ie. wannabe plumbers.
posted by drezdn at 9:56 AM on October 22, 2008


That was legitimately awesome. I really wish I had some modicum of musical talent, I would try to apply this technique to all sorts of public speakers.

The improvised jazz vibe is excellent too, because it perfectly fits with the random just-making-it-up-as-I-go-ness of her answer.
posted by quin at 10:19 AM on October 22, 2008


The best Sarah Palin song
posted by rossmeissl at 10:23 AM on October 22, 2008 [7 favorites]


rossmeissl! That was so very funny.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 10:38 AM on October 22, 2008


You can put jazz on Sarah Palin...

I didn't sound like "jazz" to me so much as a drunk kitten on a piano. Which, for the very deft matching of music to Palin's natural speech, says a lot about her.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:50 AM on October 22, 2008


That song is brilliant. I wish there was an appropriate song to go with a brief history of Sarah Palin's hair.
posted by inconsequentialist at 11:15 AM on October 22, 2008


Shame on those who are trying to depict her as a wacko. I hope they know they're insulting most Americans by doing so.

For everyone the supports Sarah Palin because "she's me!!!", those people really need to ask themselves what they think they'd do if they ever found themselves as President of the United States, and if they honestly would have a clue what to do if they ever found themselves in that position. As cocksure, arrogant and stupid as George W. Bush is, he has looked like he just wanted to hide in a cave the last four years.

I can't imagine the mindset, actually. Do these people only understand the real world outside themselves in sitcom terms?
posted by psmealey at 11:19 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Psmealey, my wife and I can't watch the news any more without one of us turning towards the other, some time during the broadcast, and saying, "seventeen puppies". Given that a while back someone linked to a fake news clip that started with the line, "That's a lot of puppies!" I dare say we're not the only ones.

So, to answer your question, YES! That's how the real world outside themselves has been presented for years. How else would they interpret it?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 11:36 AM on October 22, 2008


klue: "Sarah Smile. Shame on those who are trying to depict her as a wacko. I hope they know they're insulting most Americans by doing so."

For those not getting this, klue is quoting the YouTube OP's description of said video. Ahhh, YouTube commentary trumps CAPS LOCK day where it doesn't overlap it.
posted by not_on_display at 12:47 PM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


rossmeissl's link is absolutely hilarious. It should be called, "From Russia With Love".
posted by leftcoastbob at 2:24 PM on October 22, 2008


That was great.
posted by nola at 3:56 PM on October 22, 2008


I kept thinking of Mr. Rogers' neighborhood when I heard that music.
posted by bugmuncher at 6:41 PM on October 22, 2008


I kept thinking of Mr. Rogers' neighborhood when I heard that music.
posted by bugmuncher at 6:43 PM on October 22, 2008


I kept thinking of the neighborhood of Mr. Rogers when I heard that music.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:53 PM on October 22, 2008


tax reductions and tax relief... for Americans
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:58 PM on October 22, 2008


job creation!....this bailout is a part of that.
posted by geos at 9:31 AM on October 23, 2008


hey i just saw broken social scene's saxophonist (saxist?) do this w/ a recording of his jamaican neighbor! (talking about love & happiness :)
posted by kliuless at 5:18 PM on October 23, 2008


tehloki: Agreed. The first thing I thought when I saw it was, "Man, it's like a funny version of Different Trains!"
posted by the_bone at 11:00 PM on October 23, 2008


That, my friends, is the sound of improvisation.
posted by eritain at 11:17 PM on October 23, 2008


Cecil Taylor just came in his pantaloons.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:51 PM on October 30, 2008


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