Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Morning With VH-1 Classic, Part 1

I turned on VH-1 Classic this morning to drown out the sound of my 7yo daughter complaining about her clothing choices. (And so it begins - jeezus h. christmas, I thought we had at least until 10 or 11 before this started.) The first video I saw is one that I see every time I turn on VH-1 Classic, seriously. Every time. I'm not exaggerating. Heavy rotation. What gives? It's widely regarded as one of the worst songs ever recorded. Maybe they're trying to drive ratings down so they can kill the channel and cut costs.

Starship built a city, all right. It's called Boiling Suckburgh, in County Grundle, just north of Shiteford-On-Scrote.


link - do you really want to link to this?

My favorite moment is at 2:03. My wife saw it and said, "She's kind of mannish." Just a bit. But I do like her hair.

Worthy of note: lead singer Mickey Thomas is from Cairo (pronounced "Kay-roe"), Georgia, home of the Cairo High School Syrupmakers, as mentioned in last week's post about lame school mascots. Before joining Starship, Thomas sang with Elvin Bishop's band and is the lead vocalist on their hit, "Fooled Around And Fell In Love."

18 comments:

  1. OK, you suck, that was really mean to do first thing in the morning.

    But karma has already bitten you with your daughter getting on your nuts...hee hee. Just wait until she IS 11...then the fun really starts: moods, boobs, boys, OB/GYN issues...mwah ha ha.

    :oD

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  2. And WTF with MSOTD? That is one angry looking dude...haha!

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  3. You might think Gracie looks mannish here - it's just the jacket and the hairdo (and the drugs).

    Back in the 60's (you kids remember that, don't you?) Grace Slick was a doll. Bottom line: whichever Jefferson Airplane bandmember was sleeping with Gracie ruled the band.

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  4. Ok... here is where I hand my head in shame and wonder... Did I really like this song at some point in time? Wow... that really stinks. Knee deep in the hoopla? Marconi plays the Mambo? Yeah....

    I actually met Mickey Thomas back in 98, 99 something like that. I was in the Marine Corps and he came to Okinawa. I worked at the radio station and got to interview him. Got a picture and everything. ( I don't know why I am bragging about that!) One thing I noticed... I can say for sure the man did way too many drugs. Wow - really spacey. :)

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  5. Anon, yes, there was a time when I thought Grace was kinda hot. She was a model way back when, I'm told.

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  6. Sadly, yes very sadly, I like this song! LOL

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  7. How nice that you posted this awful video on the occasion of Grace Slick's 69th birthday (10/30/39)!! Let's just remember the great work she did with Jefferson Airplane and the original version of Jefferson Starship (Blows Against The Empire) with Paul Kantner.

    Happy Birthday, Grace!!

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  8. I had no idea. Very cool.

    69? Holy crap. Now I *really* feel old.

    Happy birthday, Grace, wherever you are.

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  9. I had this album back in High School and thought it rocked. Then they started playing that silly song about 10 times an hour, and I think I wound up smashing the cassette to smithereens.

    And I couldn't stop thinking how far Grace had fallen from "White Rabbit." She looks (and sounds) like someone's strung-out mum in the video.

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  10. there is a reason that this song usually tops all the 'worst of' lists and yet vh1 still insist on playing the vid.

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  11. It deserves to be on the Worst lists. In fact, it deserves to be atop them. All. It is a horrible, horrible song.

    And to think this is the leavens of the same magnificent, visionary band that gave us "White Rabbit", "Somebody to Love", and even "Miracles". Pathetic.

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  12. Well said, Aries. I far prefer "Volunteers" or even "With Your Love" to this.

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  13. Steve Hatchett was telling me at lunch today that when the song came out, local radio stations had the option of inserting their own blurbs into the song where the radio announcer comes in. Wow. Wow.

    "Somebody To Love" is still a great song. I also like "Jane."

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  14. I hears somewhere that Paul Kantner wanted nothing to do with this song.

    Good for him.

    We should really abandon all the anti-drug programs in schools and just replace them with before and after pics of people like Grace Slick. That should scare them.

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  15. I remember the local station here inserting their own blurb into the spot where the radio announcer comes on!

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  16. Sandi may be on to a list idea: before and now photos of celebrities. Time and the after-effects of drugs and alcohol have not been kind to so many.

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  17. Dave Barry (the syndicated humor columnist for the Miami Herald) wrote a great book called "Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs". Check it out - it's hilarious.

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  18. Dave Barry is one of my idols. He kills me.

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