Monday, January 23, 2006


For your enjoyment convenience, I have decided to put all of my song parodies into one giant post. Some of the parodies are good and some are quite awful, but all of them arguably demonstrate a side of myself that is...well, pretty weird; and almost certainly indicative of some kind of personality abnormality!

It all goes back to my mother (who was quite a talented musician) telling me I had no musical talent when I was 10 years old. I simply refused to believe her assessment--despite all evidence to the contrary. Years and years of therapy later, I still suffer from the [usually harmless] delusion that I am musical and artistic. These parodies demonstrate otherwise, I'm sorry to say.

All the songs were deliberately and shamelessly ripped off for political purposes. I have them listed in chronological order, with the most recent first.

John Kerry - The Lyin' King - "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" (from Disney's The Lion King)

"Not Getting Better (Ever)" (It's Getting Better by The Beatles)

Christmas Wars: A Ceremony of Carols

The New Democratic Theme Song: "I Moan and Whine" (I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash)

"The Name of Plame Makes Everyone Insane" (The Rain in Spain from My Fair Lady)

"Wouldn't It Be Loverly - A Psychiatrist's Lament" (also from My Fair Lady)

"Don't Let It Be" (Let it Be by The Beatles)

"Slogans and Dust" (Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez)

"The Pirates of the UN"-including "I Am the Very Model of A Secretary General" and "Kofi Annan, Will You Please Go NOW!" (The former is from Gilbert & Sullivan's I am the very model of a modern major general; the latter from Dr. Seuss -Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go NOW!)

"Ask Your Imam" (Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette)

"West Bank Story" (Gee, Officer Krupke from West Side Story)

"Blowing in the Sand" (Blowing in the Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary)

"A Prayer For Zarqawi" (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep)

"Imagine That!" (Imagine by John Lennon)

"Goodbye, Kofi Annan" (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John)

"Three Little Lefty Blogs" (Three Little Maids from The Mikado by G&S)

Juan Cole- "I'm on the Faculty" (I'm a Lumberjack by Monty Python)

50 Ways to Force Regime Change (50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon)

The Great UN Pretender (The Great Pretender by Buck Ram)

American Pie - The Democrat Version (American Pie by Don McLean)

Come Back When You Grow Up Girl (Maureen Dowd) (from the song of the same name by Bobby Vee)

Delicious Blasphemy (The Taliban Rag) (The Vatican Rag by Tom Lehrer)

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