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 -
Claude Dallas: the last outlaw?
In 1981, Claude shot two Fish and Game officers who had come to take him to town for being in violation of wildlife laws. Apparently he "lived by the laws of nature; not the laws of man." It took 15 months to finally bring him in and his run from the law inspired a movie
. After being sentenced to 30 years in prison, Claude escaped from the Idaho State Penitentiary and inspired a song
of his exploits. Was Claude "the last outlaw" or just a murderer? What place do outlaws and renegades have in today's society?
posted by Hall
on Oct 23, 2002 -
Country singer Toby Keith claims
he won't be playing his hot country single Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)
on an ABC
July 4th special because Peter Jennings doesn't like the song.
"I find it interesting that he's not from the U.S.," Keith says of Jennings, who is Canadian. "I bet Dan Rather'd let me do it on his special." (via cursor)
posted by dack
on Jun 13, 2002 -
If you've ever worked in retail, you MUST download this song.
Apparently, back in the mid 1960's, Woolworth decided that the best way to motivate their managers was to hire one Michael Brown to compose and sing a snappy
pop tune just for them, with predictably bizarre results. Here at the store, it's become our new anthem. For more info the tune and it's creator go here
and scroll down.
posted by jonmc
on Feb 9, 2002 -
Adios Ayer by Jose Padilla
(Track 13 of Cafe Del Mar Vol. 6) is one of the most emotionally touching songs I've heard. What songs have touched you on a deeply emotional level?
posted by physics
on Nov 29, 2001 -
"Biggest flame war of all time: Danny Boy - sentimental Irish favorite, or stupid song decried by true Celts everywhere?"
A link to a discussion in another forum about how one prevents the banal from driving out the profound in online public-participation forums. (Their conclusion: ruthless and efficient moderation.)
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Jul 3, 2001 -
Heard an interesting MP3 the other day (4.6m).
With about 8 gigs of MP3s in random rotation at home, there are some songs that I have never even heard before. A live Radiohead song I got off of Napster started off innocently enough, but then broke into a sparsely instrumented and gravelly voiced song by someone who professes to love a part of the female anatomy that rhymes with mulva. I was struck by peer to peer's potential for art-thug type abuse, and wondered why I hadn't run into it before. Anyone else find some gems buried within their tunes?
posted by machaus
on May 25, 2001 -