Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Night ~ Music Riot

A few quiet tunes to accompany the riot/revolution.  Hands up, don't shoot me, it's only music...

First up there's your White Riot ~ The Clash (this one's for lewy)



Next a bit of a riot from Down Under, Beds Are Burning ~ Midnight Oil



Nothing says "RIOT" like a heavy metal hair band.  We're Not Gonna Take It ~ Twisted Sister



Finally, the French had a riot once and this song was the best thing to come out of it.  La Marseillaise ~ Roberto Alagna





35 comments:

  1. What a brilliant selection Fay!

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  2. I love it! You're so creative Mz. Fay! While the other vids are...quietly interesting...Twisted Sister is always a treat. Let's riot! :))

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  3. The Midnight Oil is for me!!

    I agree, Miz Fay is very creative and I always look forward to her Friday postings! Love the Fwench comment, tee hee...

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    1. I went to a Midnight Oil concert in Vancouver many moons ago. Paid full price plus the various and sundry taxes added to the ticket price. Media reported before the concert that the band had made "free" tickets available to the indigenous peoples of the neighborhood. Oh joy. When my friend and I found our seats there was an indigenous, indigent, drunk, high, stinky, person (with a half litre bottle in a brown paper bag) passed out across our assigned seats.

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    2. I'm not surprised, Fay. Although I love their music, the lead singer for sure (and maybe all of them) has an overabundance of liberal guilt. He's entitled to his opinions, of course. We saw them at an open air festival at Agassiz, BC. Great show. They did a fabulous version of The Dead Heart.

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    3. Agassiz is where the major prison is/was. Is that where you were???

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    4. It was very close to Harrison Hot Springs (that's where we were staying). I didn't know about the prison. I just know it as the corn capital of BC :-)

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  4. So did Lady Gaga steal Dee Snider's outfit from that video or did she have a replica made? LOL.

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  5. So glad you enjoyed the selections, I had a riot putting this post together bwahaha.

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    1. G-R-O-A-N

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  6. Does anyone else find it weird that the camera crew assigned to Roberto Alagna had him in the exact right position to film his tonsils while he was singing?

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    1. I know!!! It was hilarious in a horrifying kind of way, you can see his uvula vibrating, ugh! The only thing worse is when the cameras seem to go right up the singer's nose (or they have horrible teef ;-).

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  7. For the seasoned citizens among us:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC8CSM2r-ws

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  8. I think I'm seasoned enough but just don't know of this group at all!

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    1. That is the group that did "Dirty Water." You HAVE to know that or you really ARE 29!

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    2. Oh sure, I know "Dirty Water"! The Standells name just didn't ring a bell. I see they also did a very good cover of "Paint if Black". I wonder if that was before or after the Stones version???

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    3. Florrie, the Standell's version would be after, since The Stones wrote Paint It, Black

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    4. I didn't know that, thanks, Dances.

      img:"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/emoticons/duh_zpseizavawq.gif"

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    5. La Marseillaise is a beautiful anthem, rivaled only by our own. Whenever I hear it sung I think of the French soldiers who fought with honor at Dien Bien Phu, only to be betrayed by the politicians in Hanoi and Paris. Many mock the French army, but IMO the soldiers were not the problem and at Dien Bien Phu, they knew they were going to their deaths or captivity. One tank commander rose and commanded his tank battalion in the final battles with two broken arms in casts...their airborne never disposed of their red berets at the end, and they knew they were hated...the tragedy was caused by the fools in Hanoi and Paris. Soldiers aren't usually the problem. The anthem salutes them, not the politicians.

      Given our micro-managing from the White House today, and in the past, of things military, nothing much has really changed.

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  9. OT...ok, who else is looking forward to seeing how bad Landrieu will get beat tomorrow? Of course, the press will either play it down or barely make mention of it.

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    1. The fact that she gets trounced will just prove how strong she is and how she really won along with the other democrats.

      Remember you read it here first.

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  10. I like Victor Lazlo's version of La Marseillaise.

    I am shocked. Shocked!

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    1. img:"http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/emoticons/aridogsnewest.gif"


      :-)

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    2. Lewy...that is one of the better Techno/EDM renditions of a classic. Thanks for the link.

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    3. Ari, glad you liked it - I poked around for a while to find one that was faithful to the spirit of the song.

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  11. Ummm, remember that one, Aridog?

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    1. Sure do....I may have to dig it out of the cellar. Nah, I bequeath it to you....it is very appropriate as commentary from time to time. Pictures worth a 1000 words and all that. :-)

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    2. Heh, I did *borrow* it but I'm happier to have it bequeathed.

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  12. Entirely off topic...

    ...I just baked 72 cookies. I'd forgotten what intense work it is to bake that many cookies without a mixer.

    Problem is, if I get a mixer, I'll want to bake moar cookies...

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    1. moar cookies ... always a good thing, right? :-)

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  13. You can't post about that without telling us what *kind* of cookies - so we can all be wishing that we had some...

    You have a hand mixer though, don't you?

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    1. Oatmeal walnut chocolate chunk. They were pretty obscene. I baked them for a neighborhood holiday mixer.

      No hand mixer. Whisked everything for six dozen cookies in a 4.5 quart bowl.

      I used to bake cookies quite often about 25 years ago; I'd forgotten just how hard hand whisking is (easier when you're twenty-something and full of Jolt cola.)

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    2. Oatmeal walnut chocolate chunk.

      Mmmmm. I did say "Moar" is better didn't I?

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    3. Those sound really good, I could have about 4 right now for dessert!

      My hat's off to you for creaming the butter & sugars by hand. Could-not-do-it.

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