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Lazy Weekend~Music Time!

Posted on: June 10, 2018

Good Weekend Widdershins!

This post will have to last us a few days, oh say, maybe until Thursday.  As MB told us she has her house sold and will be making her move to the Left Coast.  I am keeping fingers crossed that I will be making a similar move to the Gulf Coast soon. (Ha!  Just in time for hurricane season)

You will recall that a few days ago I played the Randy Newman song Louisiana 1927.

I had been listening to that song on YouTube and somehow, in some convoluted manner also ended up listening to Edith Piaf and then to Irma Thomas, a Nola singer who is known as the New Orleans Queen of Soul.

The Piaf…now that brought back some memories.  Memories of sitting around in a college dorm room listening to her, smoking cigarettes and trying to act like French or Parisian sophisticates.  LOL

So, I’m going to put in some Piaf songs and a couple that Irma is well known for.

Do y’all have any favorite songs you still like to listen to?  If so, please include them here.  All types and genres are welcomed.

(1) La Vie En Rose

(2) Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

(3) Milord (one of my favorites)

(4) Mon Dieu

(5) L’Accordeoniste (I don’t think anything could sound more French than this)

*** Ms Thomas***

Now this first song, Irma used to sing this at The Country Club a **very** gay spot prior to Katrina.  Once when she sang this there was some drunken queen who had broken up with a boyfriend who shouted out “Sing it gurl!  You been through this and you know what it feels like”. This is also considered her “theme” song.

(6) Irma Thomas ~ It’s Raining

(7) Irma Thomas ~ Breakaway

(8) Irma Thomas  ~ Time Is On My Side (also covered by the Rolling Stones)

Okie doke shinners, that’s it for me.  Please feel free to add your contributions below.

Open thread of course.



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62 Responses to "Lazy Weekend~Music Time!"

Ah, I was thinking earlier this week that I missed the music posts. Love the theme. I have to go get ready to take in-laws out to dinner, but bbl to listen to all and add something. Good job, Fredster!

LOL funny:

@1: Sometimes it’s difficult for me to come up with idea for the music posts.

Not musical, not funny. Just plain bonkers. Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together (That should actually be “taped.” The both got fired without cause in spring.)

Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all [presidential written material].

But White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor [Ed. note– "on the floor." It figures.], according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to make sure that the president wasn’t violating the law. …

“I had a letter from Schumer — he tore it up,” he said. “It was the craziest thing ever. He ripped papers into tiny pieces.”

Lartey did not work alone. He said his entire department was dedicated to the task of taping paper back together in the opening months of the Trump administration.

One of his colleagues, Reginald Young Jr., who worked as a senior records management analyst, said that during over two decades of government service, he had never been asked to do such a thing.

What a pig’s breakfast this excuse for a human being is.

(Piffle. Can’t seem to edit that to put in the closing bracket on the <blockquote. Sorry about that. Everything after that is a quote, except my sentence at the end. I don't think you're allowed to call the pig's breakfast a pig's breakfast in Politico.)

@8: I’ll fix it for you.

@2: Annie, too funny!

Fredster, no need to worry about themes for music posts. It’s amazing any of us have brains that still work given the last year and a half. But we will keep on keeping on, since we know one of Drumpf’s tactics is to try wearing us down.

I believe this was written about Reagan but it applies quite well to Drumpf also.

Europe’s leaders on the cheeto-faced man-baby in the White House:

“It was not a surprise,” said Norbert Röttgen, chair of the foreign affairs committee in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag. “The president acted and reacted in the childish way he could be expected to.”

“International cooperation cannot be dictated by fits of anger …”[Macron]

For Le Monde, a leading French daily newspaper, Trump’s approach seemed a deliberate attack on the postwar consensus. “Donald Trump is the same age as the world order put in place by the United States at the end of the Second World War, but one would swear he decided that the latter will not survive him,” the newspaper wrote.

Drumpf doesn’t have the intellect to understand the LeMonde comment, unfortunately.

@7, Item #137 under “We Told You So.” Bullying, chronically bankrupt businessmen make bad presidents.

(Thanks, Fredster!)

Now, this is how I’ll always see the Dump in the Oval. Making that stupid I-am-soooooo-pissed bulldog-lips face, ripping up paper he hasn’t read, and tossing the bits on the floor for the peons to pick up.

Earlier today Trump had Larry Kudrow and Peter Navarro do the rounds of morning shows and they blasted Trudeau. I mean, horrible things. Navarro said there was “special place in hell” for people who stab Trump in the back!!! They called Trudeau an amateur, etc. I don’t think anyone has heard presidential advisors, speaking on the president’s behalf, attack the leader of an ally like that. Completely unhinged. Even NY Times people were surprised. (LOL) One of them tweeted that he was at the Trudeau press conference and Trudeau was careful not to attack Trump or the US, so Trump/Kudlow/Navarro attacks make no sense.

Also that story on the army base in NYC that called ICE on a pizza deliveryman (fucking assholes.) NYC politicians are trying to help him and so far a federal judge has halted his deportation. Also, restaurants in the city are now refusing to deliver food to the base.

@19, Love how the audience gave him a standing ovation.

That Orwell quote — Chillingly true.

restaurants in the city are now refusing to deliver food to the base.


Movers are here! Moving and packing. We are getting through it pretty well, although we are very stressed.

I just am flabbergasted by the Republicans saying NOTHING while Drumpf does Putin’s bidding overseas. I know they are bought off and/or compromised, but don’t they care whether they live or die? They are letting this madman meet with Kim Jong Un!!! WTF

Hang in there, MB! The packing up part of it is a huge nasty tedious chore. But soon you’ll be on that plane, then in a new place, just in time to get fogged in by the June Gloom! 😀

@26 Hell, I have a hard time remembering if Pompeo is head of the CIA or Sec of State. They have no idea what they’re doing.

Lying though your teeth causes heart attacks, who knew?

Kudlow hospitalized for heart attack.

@30, just what I thought too!

Too bad that doesn’t work on Drumpf.

LOL. My local classical music station (KING FM) DJ just said “And here’s some resistance music for you” then told the story of how Sibelius’ “Finlandia” was given numerous names to keep the Russian goons from figuring out it was Finnish resistance music. One of the name was “Happiness in Finland Spring” or the near equivalent. So, in the spirit of resistance to Russia and Russian puppets, here is “Finlandia!”

Hmmm….not too many of us have been here lately. Busy packing and planning I imagine.

Trump rejects parts of VA law he was ‘very happy’ to sign

But how the job gets done is now open to question because of the signing statement Trump issued after his Rose Garden statement and the administration’s opposition to certain funding measures.

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.): …“As it stands, current budget caps will not allow for this level of spending to occur without requiring deep cuts to existing VA programs,” he said. “This means current programs investing in VA infrastructure, direct patient care, suicide prevention, medical research, job training and many more vital veterans programs could face cuts in funding in order to pay for care in the community under this new plan, something the Veteran Service Organizations have warned against. This paints a clear picture of a VA forced to cannibalize itself in order to pay for care in the private sector. Unfortunately, multiple amendments offered by my fellow House Democrats and me to fix these funding issues were voted down by Republicans.”

Because of course.

Sorry guys, lots of work at work. (I hate it when I have to work and can’t internet all day!!!!)

This meeting with Un is just…and the press is falling over themselves. Andrea Mitchell tweeted that she’s glad Un and Trump met. Why Andrea? Why the fracking hell are you glad they met? Idiots.

Meanwhile in 2016:

Hi DYB! I know people have important things keeping them off the intertubes. I can’t internet at work either.

Not going to include Bernie’s tweet about “positive” shit that Maggie’s responding to, but it’s just more evidence that he was a useful idiot for Vlad.


Have y’all seen this clip of Corker going off on his fellow Repubs for being afraid of Trump? (his amendment is to rein in Trump on some of these tariffs)

Was flipping through the channels on the tuber and it was the repeat of Maddow’s show. I just could not watch it. Haven’t watched any news/politics shows the last few days. I simply cannot do it any longer.

Sad, but there it is.

@32: Very nice.

@33: Not yet. See above @40.

@32> Yes!!! “Finlandia” is amazing and was, indeed, Finland’s not so secret middle finger to Russia.

Corker talks and talks. So do Collins and Flake. And McCain. And they still do nothing. And let’s be honest: they will do nothing except tweet. They will continue to vote for all of Trump’s agenda because they support it. There are no good Republicans. There are no decent Republicans. There are no brave Republicans.

Democrats appear to have picked up that seat in Wisconsin in an area which Trump (and Scott Walker) both won handily. This was one of the seats that Walker refused to hold an election for and the courts forced him to. We all collectively have to keep this going through the midterms. It is essential. It may well be our last stand.

@40 Yeah. Don Lemon and guests are still talking about Bill Clinton didn’t call Monica to ‘personally’ apologize. Tonite. This nite. Still.

Enjoyed Finlandia. Thank you Luna.

Also having a hard time processing the daily travesty on the news. Mueller better act quick if he’s going to save this country from sliding right into 1930’s Germany.

GAgal, what the bloody fuckedty fuck is wrong is these morons? Who cares? We’re standing on a precipice, looking into an abyss of doom, and fucking Dope Lemon wants to gossip about Bill and Monica. I just can’t…

DYB, my son really likes your comment @1:22, and so do I.

@44> Something just occurred to me. If Clinton called Lewinsky before or during the trial, wouldn’t that have been considered obstruction of justice?

After the impeachment – too much water under the bridge; dude got impeached because an overzealous prosecutor wanted to know about a blow job and an entire political party wanted to destroy him.

@47 socalannie> Thanks! It’s depressing, but true. I really do think the midterms is kind of a final chance for American democracy. If Republicans hold on to both houses – there may well not be another election, certainly nothing that any of us would recognize unless we study Russian elections. Republicans have chipped away so much at voting rights (now with SCOTUS approval), McConnell has packed the judiciary, SCOTUS, etc., – that if GOP holds on to Congress – it’ll be full war. I’m honestly not convinced Democrats in Congress, people like Schumer (especially Schumer) grasp the reality. All that yucking people do in Congress with one another blinds them to the reality around them. Schumer doesn’t think McConnell would stand by and watch Schumer get arrested for opposing Dear Leader?

Uh oh:

@48>DYB, Yes, I’m sure that Clinton’s lawyers and Lewinsky lawyers told them to stay far, far away from each other. He apologized to her on TV, he went on an endless apology tour, why the hell wasn’t that enough? Oh, yeah, because his name is Clinton, he’s a Democrat and he was damned effective. And what really gets me is that some of the same Media jackasses who will never let Bill off the hook just adore and worship JFK and RFK.

@48, @51, yes. Besides, Lewinsky boasted beforehand about her plans. I don’t think Bill has any reason to apologize to her.

Great. Half of the US thinks the Dump did a fine job with North Korea. Reuters poll. I guess the pictures were in color and the music sounded like an anthem. Jeeeeebus. Words fail.

Off Kyle Griffin’s public twitter feed:

“Rosenstein has reportedly threatened to call on the House General counsel to investigate the conduct of Nunes’ staff on the Intel Committee.”

Nunes is such a tool I can’t understand why he’s still in office.

@53, ??? Maybe that’s half of those who watched, and only one-third of the US watched. I cannot understand how people are so unintelligent as to believe this shit.

Yeah. The thing that got me about that “half” business is that’s more than just Dump supporters. They’re around one third. So some people who aren’t already criminally insane watched or heard about that garbage and nodded along. :big shocked staring eyes:

Wonder if this has a hailstone’s chance in hell of passing the Senate?

We need a mutiny.

Well, at least he’s getting a … very fitting birthday present.


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