Duck, as he is so aptly and affectionately named, just loves to surf ??https://t.co/vZstWrMm3p pic.twitter.com/in1BAD3ltv
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 30, 2021
I don't know what to do about the world so I added some pan pipes to this. ?? ??
??: Imgur user PisseNisse pic.twitter.com/OjPFje1eXS
— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) January 7, 2021
Mysterious miniature buildings have popped up on streets across Europe, built for mice by a secret organisation ??
More videos from the World Service: https://t.co/N6gEyNR41c pic.twitter.com/VwDXPsIqTT
— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) January 10, 2021
Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde pic.twitter.com/7I6A0nim8O
— Ramblings (@ramblingsloa) January 22, 2021
I always loved living around beach people.
Of course that always came with the caveat I could retreat five miles inland to get away from the beach people.
Time for some musical thoughts after a long day.
So, seems to me bands refer themselves in songs quite a lot; the Cars did It, Pink Floyd kinda did it (obligatory shout out to Raven and Which One’s Pink), I think there are many others…
…but how often do bands name check other artists? Neil Young and Skynard might be the most famous one. Kacey Musgraves and “burning one with John Prine” might be the most fun one. Thunder Road and Springsteen was Roy Orbison. Ive long thought Prince called out U2 on Purple Rain but that might be a reach.
Anyway, maybe it happens more in calling out others more than calling out your own band. Not sure.
Long day. This is how much brain power is left.
ETA: hold on. Cars is Gary Numan. $&@$.
Despite some odd issues with commenting there is now an active oil leak in San Francisco bay.
@HumboldtBlue: Their very next tweet notes the leak has been stopped. See also.
@The Dangerman: From Steely Dan we have the lyrics, “Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening” in the song “Everything You Did”.
@HumboldtBlue: Ah yes, I believe they call that the Inland Empire.
@The Dangerman: Eminem often did, although perhaps not so positively
“All the Young Dudes” Mott the Hoople/Bowie
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Well, that was a depressing thread below
Aww! That duck is adorbs.
When you realize you can construct endless verses by just listing random band names
You may not know it yet, but you need a surfing duck video.
I’ve seen it before but I had to watch it again. Now I’m wondering if they have to give him a bath when they get home to desalt him.
@John Revolta: Shiver me timbers, ya salty sea duck!
@Dahlia: Steely Dan name-checks Aretha Franklin in “Hey, Nineteen”.
@df: No, the Inland Empire is much farther inland than 6 miles. Riverside and San Bernardino are the Inland Empire in California.
John Hiatt: kids are in the back banging like Charlie Watts….
Dunno if Charlie Watts counts as a band name-check. I’ll need a ruling from the judges.
I make that mistake, too.
Hands Open by Snow Patrol
Put Sufjan Stevens on
And we’ll play your favorite song
‘Chicago’ bursts to life
And your sweet smile remembers you
My understanding is that rappers these days do it (name-check themselves) *all* the time (e.g. “DJ Khaled!!!”) and that Lady Gaga learned it from them.
James E Powell
I think it’s fairly common. Off the top of my head:
Tom Petty – Del Shannon in “Running Down A Dream,” and Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Sammy Davis in “Swingin”
John Mellencamp, then known as Cougar names Sam Cooke.
Bowie did a whole song for Zimmerman (Dylan)
Lennon said he didn’t believe in Elvis or Zimmerman or his own band.
Arthur Conley’s “Sweet Soul Music” is all about other people.
Van Morrison namechecked Mahalia Jackson and Huddie Ledbetter in songs, can’t remember the titles. Common One? Cypress Avenue?
ABC – Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and, of course, Smokey Robinson in “When Smokey Sings”.
Nirvana – Leonard Cohen in “Pennyroyal Tea”.
Ceci n est pas mon nym
@The Dangerman: Not a band but Peter Paul & Mary in “I Dig Rock & Roll Music” name check a couple (Donovan and the Mamas & Papas off the top of my head)
@The Dangerman: Jesus Jones name-checked Bob Dylan in “Right Here, Right Now”. (I’ve been on a bit of a 90’s kick)
@The Dangerman: Tom Tom Club: Bohannon, Bohannon!
Guy Clark: “I have seen Doc Watson play Columbus Stockade Blues.”
J R in WV
First, I’m not sure revoking citizenship is appropriate, as opposed to just enforcing the law, indicting, trying, convicting and imprisoning the insurrectionists, including Donald John Trump and all his minions who still worked for him on Jan 6.
Second, where could we deport them to that would be willing to accept stupid evil bastards like these we speak of? Because we can’t force an ally to take them, that would be cruel to the allies…
We can’t send them to Russia, which would be the most appropriate location for Donald J Trump. Preferably in January when it’s -45 and snowing in Moscow. But they don’t want him, I don’t think.
The Donald would have a terrible accident involving an iron tub, an open window or balcony on the 53rd floor, and a long fall just a few weeks after arriving in Moscow, don’t you expect? So sad, after finally getting to live near his good buddy Vladimir!
And then Doc Watson, “Did You Hear John Hurt?”
Of course there’s always Bad Company’s “Bad Company” on Bad Company.