Tuesday, August 01, 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 roughly listed in chronological order, with the more recent ones first.

Greener Acres (Green Acres theme song)
Rocket Boys (Rocket Man by Elton John)
Call Them UNreliable (Call Me Irresponsible by Frank Sinatra)
Barbie and Ken In An Islam World (Barbie Girl by Aqua)
Send in More Clowns (Send in the Clowns)
A Prayer For Castro (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep)
A Few Of My Least Favorite Things (My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music)
The Jihad Must Go On ( Love Song from The Titanic)
It Ain't Necessarily So (Gershwin)
The Democrat's Better Review The Situation (I'm Reviewing the Situation from Oliver!)
The Iranian Circle Game (The Circle Game -Joni Mitchell)
Little Leftists (Little Boxes - Pete Seeger)
Another Day (It's Just Another Day - The Beatles)
It's Hard Out There For A Wimp (It's Hard Out There For A Pimp)
My Yale (My Band by Eminem)
Hotel Caliphornia (Hotel California)
They're The Democrats! (I'm A Lumberjack)
Addicted to Oil (Addicted to Love)
I Get A Kick From Free Speech ( I Get No Kick from Champagne)
Springtime for Lefties in America (Springtime for Hitler in Germany)
Sittin' On The Dock of Dubai - (Sittin' On The Dock of The Bay by Otis Redding)
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)


Oh Frabjous Day (Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll)

The Love Song of J. Alfred Kerry (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot)

Democracy in a Cartoon (Auguries of Innocence - William Blake)

To A Marxist Dying Old (To An Athlete Dying Young by A.E. Houseman)

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