Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Full Moon and Politics, Stangely Connected.

The Full Moon was lemon yellow at my house, what's up with that.
The following is for my liberal friends who think that I'm skating dangerously close to sounding like a... Shudder... Conservative.

The following was recorded during a "Vote for change" concert.

7 comments:

Ernie Branscomb said...

For Spyrock, just to bring you up to speed: vote for change concert And the words to REM's song, Man in The moon. The bald dude is Michael Stipe. I was going for the "Politcs and Moon" segway. Okay the lyrics don't make a lot of sense, but you played in a band, did everything you played make sense?


R.E.M. - Man on the Moon Lyrics


Mott the Hoople and the game of LIFE
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Monopoly, 21, checkers and chess
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mr. Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'll see you in heaven if you make the list
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now Andy, did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?
Hey baby, are we losing touch?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up their sleeve
Then nothing is cool

Moses went walking with the staff of wood
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Newton got beaned by the apple good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mr. Charles Darwin had the gall to ask
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now Andy, did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?
Hey baby, are you having fun?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up their sleeve
Then nothing is cool

Here's a little agit for the never-believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a little ghost for the offering
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a truck stop instead of St. Peter's
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mr. Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling (wrestling bears)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now Andy, did you hear about this one?
Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis?
Hey baby, are we losing touch?

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up their sleeve
Then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up their sleeve
Then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon
Man on the moon
If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve
Then nothing is cool

ben said...

Ernie... Thanks for this one. Michael Stipe may be the coolest human alive... or maybe not, but he is amazing. That wistful edge in his voice. Man in the Moon is a great movie. I miss Andy Kaufman.

spyrock said...

i'm glad to hear that bono is still alive but i think that his dad sonny is dead. those were really nice words. i wasn't quite sure what he was talking about. but actually when i used to play music it was mostly just vowels.
sort of like a e i o u. take your pick. then we would usually go into some kind of shamanic trance and not remembering too much of what was said. i remember abbie hoffman or andy kaufman, he seemed like a really sweet guy. i liked ray stevens better than fredie blassie though and i almost bought jessie ventura's new book. don't start the revolution without me.
but please don't tell me that the men on the moon wasn't real. there i was with infectious mono in the hospital with nothing to do but watch the whole moon trip on tv. are you trying to tell me that they faked it? wow, what a full moon lemon night.

Ernie Branscomb said...

Spyrock, See, I knew you would get it.

Ben, Andy faked his death, just like Elvis, and the moon walk wasn't real either.

(Just so you literalists don't start thinking I'm nutty, The above was humor, Okay?)

Anonymous said...

I always wondered about the American flag fluttering in the wind. There's no wind on the moon.

Jim said...

The flag, extended by an internal support, and probably shuddered for some time, when it was inserted into the lunar soil, in the minimal-gravity environment.

ben said...

In about 1976, or so, Bunny and I had a Sony TV with the biggest antenna and a signal amplifier. This allowed us to get two Eureka stations. Suddenly we were connected to the world outside SoHum and we discovered an amazing new show called Saturday Night Live. On one early show, a foppish fellow who seemed not to speak English appeared with a record player and began to mime a marvelously stupid song. The audience was quickly bored and began to boo him and he became terribly hurt and started to cry. We were simply amazed as the routine continued for some time. He would start again and then stop in an agony of injured pride, then shout back at the audience. It was all so strange and oddly entertaining. We had never seen anything like him. Of course, it was Andy Kaufman and we wondered when the Eureka station would shut down this craziness.