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Those Were The Days: 80’s Version

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Oh, Archie!!

One of my favorite shows growing up was “All in the Family.”

Syndication made sure that I became quite familiar with Archie Bunker, his ditzy wife Edith, whiny daughter Gloria and his outspoken son-in-law Michael, aka Meathead.

Perhaps some of you are too young to remember this show, in which case I think that Hulu has it streaming. (Don’t quote me on this.)

If so, go watch it, seriously. It broke shitloads of boundaries back in the 70’s and in a way, it’s like taking a history class.

For those of you who do remember this awesome television show (fellow old farts like me), I took it upon myself to do an 80’s version of the theme song, “Those Were The Days.”

Why, you ask?

Because I was really fucking bored and I can.

So, for your consideration, I bring to you this utter piece of crap for your enjoyment.


Man, the way Bon Jovi played
No such thing as throwing shade
Kids like us we had it made
Those were the days

And we knew who we were then
We played Pac-Man til nine or ten
We could totally use a man
Like Max Headroom again

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We crimped our hair with fashion plates
On Friday nights we’d roller skate
Gee, my old Dodge Omni ran great
Those were the days


If you have any ideas percolating, I’d love to see it.

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Cover Songs: Tired of Waiting For You

My 20-year-old daughter sent me a video link on Facebook messenger the other day.

I clicked on it and gave it a listen.

“This is a cover song, dear. Green Day didn’t write it,” I replied back.

“Oh. They didn’t?”

“Nope. Google The Kinks.”

I thought it was hilarious, personally. There she was, trying to school me on her favorite band and instead, I’m schooling her on my favorite decade of music

It’s so much fun when generations clash and go boom, intermingling to create a comically fucked up moment in musical history.

But, being a fan of both bands, I’m finding myself in a pickle.

A pickle jam.

I can’t decide which version I prefer, the original by The Kinks or the cover by Green Day.

What do you guys think?



Tired of Waiting For You Cover by Green Day 2011

Original version by The Kinks 1965

I’m so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I’m so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I was a lonely soul
I had nobody till I met you
But you keep-a me waiting
All of the time
What can I do?

It’s your life
And you can do what you want
Do what you like
But please don’t keep-a me waiting
Please don’t keep-a me waiting

‘Cause I’m so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I was a lonely soul
I had nobody till I met you
But you keep-a me waiting
All of the time
What can I do?

It’s your life
And you can do what you want
Do what you like
But please don’t keep-a me waiting
Please don’t keep-a me waiting

‘Cause I’m so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
For you
For you

So Lame Saturday: Wait

This was originally posted on June 7, 2014


 

What do you get when you cross a def leppard with a white lion?

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An extremely confused and pissed off white leppard, of course.

Naming your band after an animal, especially in the tubular 80’s, was quite the rad thing to do.

I know this, because I was there.

More examples include:

RATT

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Great White

Flock of Seagulls

Scorpions

Blue Oyster Cult

White Snake

I miss bee bopping to those guys, some of my favorite 80’s tunes.

I do not miss Quiet Riot, though. Those dudes were freaky deaky.

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I just realized that Quiet Riot is not named after an animal, but I’m just going to go with it.


This weeks So Lame Saturday song was brought to us by the letter W.

Can you guess what the W stands for?

Way lame.

No hair band was ever as lame as poor White Lion, though I actually loved both of their only decent songs, “When The Children Cry” and “Wait.”

What can I say, I was 14 and had a thing for guys who were prettier than me.

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Is he wearing my lip gloss?


I had the cassette and luckily for me, all I had to do was flip the tape over and I could listen to both songs back to back.

Over and over.

I dig kids and do not like when they cry, so I can’t really rip that one to shreds. I hope I didn’t disappoint anybody, but this bear has a huge heart.

No, the song that I can’t wait to blast like a water gun is “Wait.”  This song is so not as cool as I once thought. In fact, it’s extremely annoying and repetitive. See for yourself.

Wait – wait
I never had a chance to love you (Nanner.)
Wait – wait
If only our love could show you (Pfft.)
Wait – wait
I never wanna be without you (Tough poo.)
Wait – wait
No I never had a chance to love you
Now I only wanna say I love you
One more time

Fuck, no, no, no.

I had the hugest crush on this boy from the wrong side of town. He was the son of one of my mother’s friends. He was actually the first person to offer me a cigarette and guess what?

 I coughed my lungs out.

He had such pretty, sparkly blue eyes.

Anyways, every time I heard this song, I thought of him. But, he had absolutely no interest in prim and proper me.

I just wasn’t the sort of girl he usually dated. (I wasn’t enough of a skank ho, I guess.)

Oh, how badly I wanted him to “like me like me” back. You know the story. And I was like, majorly bummed.

When I watched the video for this song today, I instantly started laughing when I saw the lead singer looking so pained with his thick mane of curly blonde locks, being whipped about haphazardly.


Be careful, the lameness can bite without much provocation.

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