Posts tagged with "quotes"
Marge: Why are you frosting that old throw pillow?
Homer: I... could ask you the very same question!
In our continuing series of fascinating lyrical anecdotes derived from Ben Sidran's 1990 album Cool Paradise, today Ben presents a song with the shortest title yet both in number of words and in characters in the track Try:
You... sit in your chair.
Wait hold on a minute, he's watching me write these? In my chair?! How else would he know this is how I write blog posts? Call @Edible_Hat!
In our continuing series of fascinating lyrical anecdotes derived from Ben Sidran's 1990 album Cool Paradise, today Ben explores the deep recesses of our subconcious minds in the track She Steps Into A Dream:
Just "another" top 40 song...
She steps into a dreeeeeeeeeeam...
Magic... stepping into dreams... he must be referring to Ramona Flowers stepping into subspace. Wait no, supspace is for warp drive. Wait no, he's referring to Ariadne stepping into another level she designed... no wait, he's talking about Merry Nightmare not being able to return to her dream universe. No matter who or what, they don't like mainstream music, allegedly. Good taste ;)
In our continuing series of fascinating lyrical anecdotes derived from Ben Sidran's 1990 album Cool Paradise, today Ben throws down some IT experience in the track If Someone Has to Wreck Your Life:
If someone has to wreck your life,
might as well be Me.
I think he's referring to Windows Me. I took more support calls from frantic people about that horrid OS and the then-new System Restore feature than probably anything else ever. Other than printers. People still call, message and email me about printers even NOW. I should get a job at EPSON.
In our continuing series of fascinating lyrical anecdotes derived from Ben Sidran's 1990 album Cool Paradise, today Ben describes what makes him nervous in the song titled Lip Service:
Lip service... makes me nervous [...]
Makes me nervous... lip-lip service.
My current musical obsession is with jazz man Ben Sidran. To celebrate this, over the next week or so I'll be posting lyrical anectodes from each of the songs off his Cool Paradise album. Check out the early 1990s cover, its just too awesome for words ;D.
Today we have a geography lesson from the title track:
East is East,
West is West.
One score and nine years ago, our father Reagan brought forth, on the North American continent, a new nation, conceived in the idea that greed is good and taxes are bad, that government is the enemy , and dedicated to the proposition that rich men are more equal than “others.” ~ James K Weston
Perhaps a slight oversimplification, but I still liked it. The quote I mean, not the actions. Something about Thatcherism would have been good to include too.
My 24th year on this spinning lump of rock was a real watershed: my dissolution with politicians finally eclipsed my optimism. It doesn't mean I'm a pessimist, perhaps more a realist.
My Saturday is made... Slashdot is quoting today one of my favourite poets and purveyors of delightful nonsense! My favourite of his is still "The Lord in His wisdom made the fly, and then he forgot to tell us why."