Adventures of an Analog Man in the Digital Universe, with a little help from my friends and relations.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Presidents Day

Excellent. Hail to you, Chief

Most Presidents mentioned in song on this one:

We Didn't Start the Fire-Billy Joel
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea,
Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye"

Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock"

James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
Davy Crockett,
Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez


Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo


Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK blown away, what else do I have to say


Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore


We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

Getting Five for this one is very difficult without resorting to the AMG. Four out of the five have to do with JFK and Nixon:

1. Abraham, Martin & John - Dion (Lincoln and JFK)

2. He Was a Friend Of Mine - Byrds (JFK)

3. Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt - Jesse Winchester (FDR)

4. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Nixon)

5. Presidential Rag - Arlo Guthrie (Nixon)


Monday, February 05, 2007

They finally did it.

Damn them all to Hitchings. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 03, 2007


In fact, the only Indiana song I can think of is R. Dean Taylor's Indiana Wants Me. Sinatra had two songs entitled Chicago: 1. ('that toddlin' town) and 2. ("my kind of town")... DK - LK adds the traditional By The Banks Of The Wabash.

Based on song reference(s) Chicago wins easily:

1- Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty
She grew up in a Indiana town,

2- Burning-Nick Lowe
We stole a kiss in Indianapolis

3- Sweet Home Chicago-Robert Johnson, various

4- Chicago-Graham Nash

5- Peacefrog-The Doors
Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago

6. Route 66-various
Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.

7. Truckin'-Grateful Dead
Chicago, new york, detroit and its all on the same street.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Same Old, Same Old

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