This week’s theme selections are in honor of Nancy and her new wheels:
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life
Don Papillon – Corvette, Cadillac, Pickup Truck
Klymaxx – Meeting in the Ladies Room
Janet Jackson – Nasty
Divinyls – I Touch Myself
Bruce Springsteen – Secret Garden
Grateful Dead – Mama Tried
Junior Walker & The All Stars – Shotgun
And for the octogenarians and incontinent:
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
In honor of JZ’s Marathon efforts, this week’s theme is running. Since no one has taken advantage of the karaoke offerings yet, I’m not supplying the links to the lyrics because there are too many theme songs, and I do have a life … ok I don’t have a life, but I have to go visit my mom and haven’t taken a shower yet. If you really want the lyrics, place a request in the comments or on the forum. I will not respond to e mails…..
Velvet Underground – Run Run Run
Springsteen – Born to Run
Jackson Browne’s – Running on Empty
Dion and the Belmonts – Runaround Sue
Del Shannon – Runaway
Sweet -Fox on the Run
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through the Jungle
Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
Steve Miller Band – Take the Money and Run
Rolling Stones – Before They Make Me Run
The Notorious B.I.G. – Running Your Mouth
Yes – Long Distance Runaround
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Run-DMC – Walk This Way
Eminem – Rabbit Run
Grateful Dead – We Can Run (obscure Brent Mydland song, but they were mostly too wasted to run).
Taking a queue from the title of this tournament, this week’s theme is brotherhood, harmony, unity – call it what you will.
Jesse Colin Young’s Get Together
War’s Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Paul McCartney’s Ebony and Ivory
Bette Midler’s Friends
And other songs:
Monkees/Neil Diamond’s I’m a Believer
Adam Sandler’s At a Medium Pace
Bruce Springsteen’s Thunder Road
Grateful Dead’s Eyes of the World
And, for the octogenarian set, Keats’ Ode to Autumn
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Although I am not inclined to take requests, I will from time to time make an exception. As such, our first selection for this tournament is:
Jonathan Coulton’s A Gambler’s Prayer
As your karaoke master, I will be exploring various themes in the weeks to come, one theme per tournament, with an average of three songs per theme. I reserve the right to abandon the theme idea at any time and for any reason. And of course, we’ll have obligatory songs by Springsteen and the Grateful Dead each week. William and any other octogenarians will have the option of reciting poetry, however, the poet and sometimes the text will be selected by me.
This week’s theme is karma, and we offer these theme selections:
John Lennon’s Instant Karma
Radiohead’s Karma Police
Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon
Chuck Berry’s Around and Around
The Carter Family’s Can the Circle Be Unbroken
Grateful Dead’s Ripple
Pete Seeger’s Pay Me My Money Down
Digital Underground’s The Humpty Dance
Beastie Boys’ No Sleep Til Brooklyn
Bruce Springsteen’s Because the Night
And for any octogenarians needing a re-buy: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, Parts I & II