Open Thread At Twelve Thirty by Tim F| March 24, 201012:30 am| 72 CommentsThis post is in: Music, Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailOne of you guys might have requested Winger. Enjoy.
It wasn’t me.
Will Obamacare cover the PTSD caused by viewing this clip?
Brick Oven Bill
soonergrunt couldn’t make a living servicing donkeys in Tijuana. Cole at least maneuvered health benefits and a paycheck out of the deal.
General Egali Tarian Stuck
@Brick Oven Bill: You sound bitter and shrill BoB. Cookie?
@r€nato: Not until 2014.
Here’s my favorite Waterloo song, for the 87th time this week. It’s not ABBA.
Not a picture of food or pets, I promise.
So if someone requests, oh, for simplicity’s sake let’s go with Slayer, you would put up Raining Blood?
I stole this T shirt idea from someone here.
Excellent. I’m really starting to enjoy this rotating tagline myself.
I see the tagline has begun to rotate. I am quite pleased.
Shame about what happened to West Virginia tonight.
Starting point guard for the men’s team is out for the rest of the tournament.
Women’s team lost. To flippin’ San Diego State. An 11 seed.
This song is so terrible, and yet I love it so.
See, up until now, I had been blessedly unaware of the existence of Winger.
Short Bus Bully
Winger. The soundtrack to remind me exactly why and how high school sucked as much as it did.
Karen in GA
“Might have” requested Winger? Couldn’t you have confirmed it first? Because maybe nobody requested it, and then it wouldn’t have been necessary to post it. Just a thought.
And it was such a nice day, too.
Please , let WV beat Washington.
I won’t be able to take it if they make the Final Four.
No. Nobody requested Winger. YOU CAN’T PUT THIS ON US, MAN!
I only got 42 seconds in, and I lost count of the nipples.
Do the Editors hang out here?
@MikeJ: They’ve been known to hang out here occasionally.
And occasionally blog wars begin over who can post the most atrocious music videos, with the usual contestants including Balloon Juice, The Editors, The Sadlies, and Eschaton.
I don’t think there’s been an all out video brawl for a few months, at least.
The Winger video, I suspect, might restart the hostilities though.
What happened to that guy’s shirt? Was he in an accident or mugged or something? I hope he’s okay.
I was just thinking earlier today that we haven’t had any late night video (good or bad) fests for awhile. I need some new music for my ipod, so hop to it guys.
And from someone who used to listen to headbangers in the ’80’s, that Winger crap is…crap.
sooner, don’t indulge that temptation to call your friend. Yeah I know he could take BOB’s gigantic head off from a full klick, but still. Show mercy.
@JGabriel: Currently on eschaton: I’ve got a theory (it could be bunnies)
Pardon me while I have a Beavis and Butthead moment.
Beavis: Sucks! SUCKS! SUCKS!!
Butthead: Yeah … heh … heh … that sucks.
Beavis: Put on some Maiden.
Look, it’s Krokus coming to kick their ass.
Welcome to the game show that tests your … well, it tests nothing. Tonight? Is it a “Wingnut” screech or is it a “Winger” song?
“State of Emergency”
BZZZZZZZZZZ. Wrong answer; it’s both. Next contestant, come on down.
An actual call to the request hour of the local radio station: “Can you play something by Great White other than Once Bitten, Twice Shy?” I actually left the station on to listen since I had no idea they had any other songs.
PS. The real BFD of the past week is the arrival of kosher Coke.
“Look, it’s Krokus coming to kick their ass.”
I remember that episode. We were watching at a party and it brought the house down.
Huh. Didn’t know there was so much of a shellfish/pork lobby in Atlanta. Then again, I’m not exactly Orthodox.
@freelancer: Made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup for Passover.
Winger, Trixter, Slaughter – the ‘er’ bands, as Layne Staley once dubbed them.
Watch out – it’s a slippery slope that could even lead to…Whitesnake!
@freelancer: Had that feeling, but figured that someone else might be wondering.
My eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store when I saw the yellow caps today.
And what else would Whitesnake lead to except Poison?
@MattR: Here in San Diego, you can get it year round. Just buy the Mexican version. Although, it probably is not Kosher, let alone Kosher for Passover.
@MattR: Costco here sells Coke bottled in Mexico which only uses sugar – in the long-neck bottles. You can get it year-round. It is awesome.
Argh. Must have hair metal antidote:
You’ll thank me later. Trust me.
How much do you have to pay for the Mexican version? It is something like $2 for a 12 oz bottle around me. Given the amount of Coke I drink, that would bankrupt me pretty quickly. I am actually about to send an email to the Coca-Cola company to find out the shelf life of the sucrose version so I can stock up now.
@MattR: I forget – but it is a good bit more expensive than the regular stuff. We pretty rarely drink Coke, though. Nice to break out when we have people over for a BBQ though.
What is with the biggest idiot politicians coming from Texas? Rep Goemert (Gomer Pyle?) wants to kill the 17th amendment and let state legislatures hand pick senators? So basically this idiot thinks we should cut out the voters so corrupt politicos can put their buds into the US Senate?
I have a better idea. Change the law so that small states only get ONE senator and bigger states have more than 2. As much as I’d hate to see Texas have more than 2 senators, it is a large state. Wyoming, Nebraska, Alabama and the like get too much say.
@Martin: I will say this though: when Pepsi did the throwback version it was teh awesome. I only wish it had stuck around, although I’m starting to wonder if that wasn’t one big test market for a major formula change on their part.
@MattR: Oh, Coke with sugar should have a safe shelf life of at least a year and probably closer to two – long enough for you to stock up next time. The regular stuff is only about 6-9 months.
Slade, muthafuckahs! Where’s my lighter, bitchez?
And, my own personal anthem. Both versions, but right now, this one.
@Martin: In that case, I am going to make sure my new house has space for a Coke storage area (although I am a bit scared to buy a large quantity because I don’t want to see how quickly I go through it.)
@asiangrrlMN: Bring it on wifey. I still think this is his best damn song evah:
@Yutsano: How you doing, Yutsy? I gotta workout, but I don’t wanna!
@Yutsano: God, I love that song. And, of course, there’s this one. So fucking hot.
@asiangrrlMN: You and FH #1 both haz mail. I need to get to bed so the end of my work week gets one day closer. Plus I have a mandatory meeting on my day off. Woot.
Good God, you two, those songs are depressing.
This is my dream for the future when all of my kids are grown and out of the house. I’m one down, thee to go. My twins are 9, so only nine more years or so.
@IndyLib: Linky no work for me. I could be doing it wrong tho.
And in my defense, I DID put up the Belle Stars song.
@Yutsano: Night! I will check and then go workout.
Song link. FYWP.
edit – damned link off of you tube won’t work. grrr-arrggghhh
Okay, that I want.
For some reason I thought Coke was always kosher. I seem to remember seeing a lot of cans with the circled k and Pareve on them.
@JGabriel: Not the same as kosher for Passover though. High fructose corn syrup, emphasis on the corn. No can haz. I think that’s why anyway.
Bill E Pilgrim
I think it should have “No you di-int?!” mixed in somewhere.
Yep, Iko, Iko was nice and cheery, but the Nine Inch Nails stuff – dayam.
Different version of Raining on Sunday.
Not as good as with the video, but still my fave song.
ok, I give up, I can’t get anything to link now for some reason.
@Bill E Pilgrim: Best joke evah in the comments too!
“How do you know your baby will grow up to be a Republican? Their first word will be NO!”
The Main Gauche of Mild Reason
Everything’s bigger in Texas. SATSQ.
The midwestern-born Spousal Unit asked me about this earlier tonight. Being only an “honorary Jew” (local joke among native NYCers) I didn’t know why, so we checked El Wiki:
P.S. Our beloved FYWP is adding extra the extra ‘http://’ to links. Took the liberty of sneaking in & repairing the Urban links, so people can hear them now, but the original posters look a little crazed. :)
@The Dangerman: Speaking of Maiden (and quick to seize any excuse to talk them up), I ordered my tickets for their 7/18 show in Chicago. Dream Theater opening. I am giddy with anticipation.
:O That might be worth the 600 mile trek to get there and back.
i just barfed on myself. thanks.
I do not get all the Winger-hatred. There are plenty of hair bands more worth running down–why this one? Is it the name? Is it Beavis & Butthead?
@Morbo: They’re doing 20ish dates mid-June to late July before they hit the European festival circuit. Likely to be a show closer to you, just check their homepage.
All right, I just can’t let this thread pass without explicilty stating that Reb Beach (the lead guitarist) is a 100% unalloyed BAD-ASS. I mean, here we are twenty some years later and that is still jaw dropping.
I was a Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani fan back in the ’80s (yes, for the record I didn’t date much!) and was always offended on some level by bands that tried to be “metal” but were pretty much focused on selling records to chicks who used a lot of hairspray. Bon Jovi and Poison practically made me angry–ditto for Warrant–but goddamn, the solo in this tune is almost worthy of a seminar. I’ve been playing guitar for more than 25 years now, and I pretty much have the speed required to pull this off, but the effortless fluididty, and even the melodic development….well, that’s why he’s made a living as a session guitarist or been in major bands for the last 20 years and I work in Health and Safety.
@Gravenstone: Oh hey, deTROIT is closer and they’re playing it.
No. None of us requested Winger.
None of us have ever requested Winger.
None of us ever will request Winger in the future.
Write this information on your hand so you won’t forget it.
@Martin: Last time I was at Costco, I think I saw it for $18 for a case of 24 12-oz bottles. Individual bottles are around $1.50 at the Mexican supermarket near my house in San Jose.
I drink Diet Coke, but my housemates sometimes get the real thing when they’re feeling flush.
That is the first Winger song I have ever heard, and I almost made it to the end. And I knew the guitarist, Reb Beach, in 7th grade. He was funny and crude and he loved skateboarding and Peter Frampton. Also he had straight hair. FYI and all.