Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Independence Day (or, Take Your King and Piss Off Day)
The 4th of July ... a day of fireworks, barbecues, Will Smith kicking some alien butt, and parades. A day we celebrate for giving King George the middle finger. In reality, the 4th of July, 1776 was only the day the Declaration of Independence was finished, not the day it was voted on and signed. It's kind of ironic that England is now one of the few countries who support the U.S. regardless of how insane our elected leader's policies are.
Pavement - No More Kings : School House Rock! Rocks
Ween - The Shot Heard 'Round the World : School House Rock! Rocks
Ween - Freedom Of '76 : Chocolate and Cheese
Allison Crowe - Independence Day : Live at Wood Hall
Tracy Chapman - Talkin' Bout A Revolution : Tracy Chapman
In completely unrelated news, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off today, despite some missing foam on the gas tank. Amazing, isn't it...a zillion billion dollar vehicle, and there are problems with some foam. What's up with those foam scientists? They need to get their act in gear and earn their salary. They just don't make foam scientists like they used to. I always see commercials on the TV for plastic...maybe foam needs to pony up some dollars to do more advertising.
They Might Be Giants - Space Suit : Apollo 18
Say Hi To Your Mom - Let's Talk About Spaceships : Numbers & Mumbles
Louis Prima - Beep! Beep! : Capital Collector's Series
G. Love - Astronaut : The Hustle
Belle & Sebastian - Space Oddity (David Bowie cover) : Live - Original on Bowie's album Space Oddity