. Almost everyone knows that the phrase comes from the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar, most familiarly in the Shakespeare version
, although "The Life of Augustus,"
written by Nicolauas of Damascus, contains what is thought to be the earliest narrative of the plot to murder Julius Caesar, based in part on eyewitness accounts. But, not everyone knows that The Ides Of March is also a band [flash intro]
(best known for the song "Vehicle"
, an epistolatory novel by Thornton Wilder
(with forward by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.), an instrumental song by Iron Maiden [YouTube]
, and two paintings, one by Edward Poynter
and one by Andrew Wyeth
posted by amyms
on Mar 15, 2007 -
When I was a kid, my dad, who grew up in London, during the Blitz, used to play this old record: a song called "The Laughing Policeman."
It always put a smile on my face. According to Wikipedia
, it was written in 1922 by Charles Jolly, who wrote "numerous other laughing songs (The Laughing Major, Curate, Steeplechaser, Typist, Lover, etc)." If you want to hear the happiest policeman ever, here's the mp3
. The song has inspired cartoonists
, mystery novelists
(great series, by the way!), filmmakers
, a more-recent recording
), and, inevitably, some scary people on youtube
. Speaking of youtube, this
is how I remember the song.
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 11, 2007 -
A Mall Divided
(youtube) - a musical tale of commerce, employment and electrical distribution for our times.
posted by Artw
on Dec 18, 2006 -
Hands to Boag
A love song about web standards with lyrics like, "Tonight I need your CSS, coding in the darkness. From now on no more tables nest; you will meet web standards"...
posted by londontube
on Apr 26, 2006 -
[Warning! This is completely and utterly not safe for work. We're talking NSFW with sugar on top.]
We've all been there. You meet someone you find attractive. They're intelligent and they share your interests. But there's still one thing you need to know about them and you're just not sure how to ask
... [Link is to embedded video.]
[Seriously. This is not safe for work. Hell, it's probably not safe for Alabama.]
posted by Clay201
on Feb 23, 2006 -
the JCB Song
? [Warning: Flash and Heart Warming Cuteness] Well they're going for a much coveted Christmas Number 1
! Their single is released December 12th in the UK.
Non-UK residents may be unfamiliar with the Christmas Number 1 phenomenon - Being #1 in the music charts on Christmas Day - guaranteeing near-constant air-play and exposure. Disclaimer: Not affiliated with the band. Just sick of rubbish xmas #1s.
posted by lemonfridge
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Happy 18th Birthday Maria Sharapova!
A music video by ESPN's Bristol Bob and the Page 2
Crue, made in honor of Maria Sharapova's 18th birthday. Make sure you crank the volume knob up to 11, because now you, too, can sing along to the tune of The Knack's "My Sharona."
posted by MmmKlunk
on Apr 20, 2005 -
Merry Christmas from James
My sister sent me this link from a friend that didn't want to send out cards this year - he's not much of a singer but I thought it was a great idea! Hallmark could be in danger...
posted by matty
on Dec 23, 2004 -
Twelve STIs of Christmas
I can't decide if the lyrics are better than the animated men or not, but the twelve STIs of christmas is possibly the best public health propoganda I've ever seen. [Flash][SFW. Probably][And technically double post, but it's a great one. And it's christmas.]
posted by twine42
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Just a little something to lighten the day. Bound to be a double post but can't find any signs, so apologies in advance if it is. Altogether now, My brother jeb has votes put aside for meeee
posted by ciderwoman
on Nov 2, 2004 -
Interview with David Crosby.
"The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died. They haven't a clue, and they don't care. You tell them that, and they go, 'Yeah? So, your point is?' Because ...they don't care. They're actually sort of proud that they don't care.... Now they're going in the tank, because the world has changed, and they did not change with it...I think the only way to sell records that I know about now that does look really, really, really promising is iTunes."
posted by weston
on May 30, 2004 -
Walkie Talkie Man
A heck of a yarn of a song.
What promises to be one of the those super over hyped videos, see it now before it becomes passe.
And the song is pretty good too.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 23, 2004 -
Remembering Laci (sans taste)
This link leads to a tribute song, in quicktime, to the late Laci Petersen. Sorry to bring things down to a tabloid-filter level, but the sheer hilarity of this song, as well as this
leads me to wonder whether these were done (tastelessly) in earnest, or (tastelessly) in mockery.
posted by ghastlyfop
on Jun 18, 2003 -
This is so good: "Hi, I am Wing! I immigrated to New Zealand with my family about ten years ago from Hong Kong. I have been learning singing in New Zealand and I do performances in Rest Homes and Hospitals.
Don't miss her, eh, "treatment" of the Carpenters, and Summertime
posted by sparky
on Jun 7, 2003 -
is a site where users compose songs based weekly titles. Then the public votes and a winner is decided. While necessarily indie, there is a wide variety of styles present and many great songs
(mp3 links) have come out of this site. (Check the archives
posted by ODiV
on Mar 28, 2003 -
Happy Xmas (War is over)
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the UK release of John and Yoko's perennial Christmas classic.
A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now.
posted by thedailygrowl
on Dec 25, 2002 -