Friday, July 01, 2005

Busy Bee

Sandra Day O'Connor just resigned, the Senate passed CAFTA last night, the House defeated an amendment to screw corporate tax evaders and the July 4th holiday needs to be moved to a different date if you ask me. Hence, it's gonna be a busy day in the 'hood.

Slack Song of the Day: Here's last year's Umphrey's McGee Halloween show from Portland, unofficially dubbed a Celebrity Criminal Celebration: Brendan was dressed as Courtney Love, Jake was Ozzy Osbourne, Joel was Jerry Lee Lewis, Ryan was Sid Vicious, Kris was Pee Wee Herman, Andy was Pete Rose, and Vince was dressed as Nick Nolte.

Three songs into the second set, UM played a controversial little medley that the split the fans on the Internets between "wickedly funny" and "sick and twisted, not funny at all." I, for one, thought it was hilarious and really clever. I mean, if Phish had done it in the band's infancy, people would have eaten it up with a perverted spoon.

UM's Halloween Pedophilia Medley: Rock and Roll Part II (Gary Glitter) > The Way You Make Me Feel > Smooth Criminal jam > Thriller jam (Michael Jackson) > Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent) > I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly) > Whole Lotta Shaking Going On (Jerry Lee Lewis) > I Can't Explain > Baba O'Riley (The Who) > Mike's Song tease (Phish)

I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's about 1:40 into the show. Enjoy!


At 1:05 PM, Blogger Wooglin said...

Let's see, moderate conservative and key swing vote O'Connor retires and is replaced with reactionary, right wing nutjob. Add to that another fresh neo-con douche bag being appointed if Rehnquist finally steps down.

Yep, hope you have you hat and bible handy Goodman. And Goodwives, you can forget about wearing anything that shows your wrists, neck, or ankles. If you thought Hester Prynne got a raw deal just try to flex a little feminist muscle and you will be stoned to death in the town square. Come to think of it, the punishment for anything will now be death. And if you like music, poetry, or libraries take them in now because they will all be banned. Get ready for a reversion to the quaint and charming qualities of Salem Mass, 1658.

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Giles Corey and I got stoned together behind John Proctor's house last week...

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

Turns out, after all these years, that O'Connor didn't even have a penis. What was SHE doing on the Court all these years?

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Gypsy Rose said...

Hey Wooglin, maybe we'll all wake up one day like "Young Goodman Brown" to find the whole Bush administration was a bad dream... Or was it?

At 2:07 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

if a reversion to 1658 salem means a rebirth of tituba and a fresh crop of ergot to trip off of, then i say bring it on.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger ahren said...

the pedophile set is a great idea, and i'm just mad that UM beat sobriety checkpoint to the punch.

i'm sad to see sandra go. i think she was one of the last justices to reasonably uphold the constitution fairly consistently. and though i didn't always agree with her, she often wrote the dissenting opinion in cases where i disagreed with the court's decision, and she was really good at that. kelo being an example.

if you're into good supreme court stuff, check out her line of questioning during the arguments for kelo-- it's funny as hell in that macabre "oh my god i can't believe this is real" sorta way.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Sobriety Checkpoint is your band, yes? Or did I make that up?

Have you listened to that UM set yet? I mean, it's not only funny, it's really good! The Thriller jam is incredible.

Meanwhile, UM has made a total believer out of me...I think they're playing the best they've ever played, and all their recent sets have been top-notch.

As for Sandra, I definitely hate to see her go to. I don't follow the court all that well, but she's always seemed liek a voice of reason. That's all I got.

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous John Howard said...

You forgot to mention Lurther Vandross died, but then I'm pretty sure it happened after you posted, so I guess that'snot entirely your fault.


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