Saturday Night Music Open Thread – One Hit Wonders


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49 Responses to Saturday Night Music Open Thread – One Hit Wonders

  1. driguana says:

    good one…some groups that only had one hit were actually quite popular and active and in some cases are even still around…but they only made the charts once….like The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson, Jimmie Vaughn (Steve Ray’s brother) and Fran Christina….this was their only charted hit…

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Dandy Tiger’s theme song:

  3. wmcb says:

    Instructions on how to go about putting dirt in a hole, after a tree falls, in California. And they think we’re paranoid and reactionary for saying our bureaucracies are out of control.

    http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2013/03/another-california-coastal-commission-horror-story.html

    • myiq2xu says:

      Think about who wants to work for an environmental agency like a coastal commission – treehuggers and Greenpeacers. Northern California is the mothership for them.

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  5. votermom says:

    So OT One thing I like about netflix streaming is the foreign movies. The kids have gotten into watching light-hearted south korean comedies.
    I realized a while ago that I completely skip over Hollywood comedies because most of them are more gross or raunchy than funny.

    • wmcb says:

      Agree. Some of the foreign dramas are a bit tedious – you have to search to find a really good one. But the foreign comedies are often quite good.

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  7. wmcb says:

    This. And I’m sick of excusing it. If MY religion were regularly committing barbarous and horrible stonings, murders, and systemic brutalizing of women, my ass would not be sitting around making my whole focus battling Islamophobia and whining, “Don’t you dare judge me by that.” My ass would be out demonstrating, screaming at the top of my lungs: STOP THIS SHIT!!! Clean your damn house.

    https://twitter.com/catstrangler101/status/310573958443438081

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  9. angienc (D) says:

    Of course all the ones I know are from the 80s 🙂

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  12. angienc (D) says:

    BTW — I didn’t notice it at the time, but seeing these videos now makes me wonder: were there any straight guys singing in the 80s?

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  14. myiq2xu says:

    Holy Shit!

    On his Friday podcast, comedian and top-rated Carolla Digital podcaster Adam Carolla delivered a stern rebuke to all the “hypocritical pussies” out there, in reaction to a March 5 story from Huffington Post-San Francisco’s Robin Wilkey that portrayed his exchange earlier this month with Democratic California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as racist.

    “The Huffington Post has come out with a story that says ‘Adam Carolla to Gavin Newsom: ‘What’s wrong with blacks and Latinos?’’” Carolla said. “That’s not what I said to Gavin Newsom. I didn’t bring up blacks and Latinos. He brought up blacks and Latinos. But let me take this moment to now talk to all the pussies that are out there trying to stir things up and turn me into a racist. I got news for you: Me saying parents should stick around and raise the children – me saying families and cultures should focus on education — is not radical or revolutionary. It’s the fucking truth.”

    Carolla, author of “Not Taco Bell Material,” said that while Newsom is quick to blame “the system,” Newsom happens to be a part of what’s wrong that system.

    “You are the system, Gavin Newsom,” Carolla said. “Fix the system, but you won’t fix the system, because you know what it takes to fix the system and you’re a fucking coward. And guys like Huffington Post — you guys fucking line up behind these people and let me tell you something, you guys all have blood on your hands, because the problem could be fixed. It’s a problem, and it’s a problem that involves bodies. People die every year.”

    “There’s people getting shot,” Carolla added. “There’s brown people shooting other brown people on the streets of Chicago every fucking day of the week. And you guys sit there silently. If it was a Sandy Hook situation or anything else, you’d be all up in arms. But you can’t say a word, so you sit there with your fucking coward hands over your fucking little cowardly soup coolers. And then when somebody has the guts to say something — to speak the truth for fucking one hot second, you jump up his ass and call him a racist. Thus, you silence the media. Now you perpetuate the problem.”

    • wmcb says:

      Did you listen to the audio?

    • angienc (D) says:

      Adam Carolla is awesome.

    • wmcb says:

      A facebook friend posted this, and we were discussing. It really is horrible that no one wants to talk about the VERY real problems, and how to fix them. I said this in the comments:

      A lot of what has happened to the black community is indeed the fault of white people, but not in the way the pols think.

      In the normal course of life, every group gets feedback from society around them. This is a good thing. If the Mormons are marrying multiple 12-year-olds, eventually the greater society says, HEY, STOP THAT FREAKY SHIT. And so they did. Societal feedback works.

      What white liberal society did, in their guilt over our admitted past sins, was to cut the black community off completely from the normal, necessary feedback loop that any subgroup in a greater society needs. It was short-circuited entirely. No one wants to say STOP THAT SHIT. Instead, we are told that gang symbols, thuggery, violent attitudes toward women, and fathering children willy nilly is their “culture”, and “keepin’ it real” so we must tread carefully. Bullshit.

      What we are seeing is the result, after a few generations, of a societal sub-group being deliberately and systemically isolated from the the natural feedback of approval/disapproval, this works/that doesn’t work, that all the rest of us learn and prosper and succeed by.

      That’s not “sensitivity”, that’s fucking cruel, infantilizing, and destructive.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Don’t forget the role of the black leaders in this country. They have gotten rich making excuses for their constituents’ persistent failure.

      • angienc (D) says:

        Have you seen this guy? Paul McKinley (running as a Republican in Chicago) — he’s an ex-con (he calls himself “an ex-offender trying to stop the next offender”)

      • angienc (D) says:

        This one is good too:

      • angienc (D) says:

        Not only does society not say STOP THAT SHIT we *celebrate* and *glamorize* gang symbols, thuggery, violent attitudes toward women and fathering children willy nilly (i.e., “baby daddy” and “baby mama”) — see: Jay Z, P. Diddy, etc.

  15. myiq2xu says:

    Just watched Primal Fear on Encore. Several good performances including Richard Gere but Edward Norton steals the show. Best unexpected movie ending except for Usual Suspects.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Now I’m watching To Live and Die in LA with Willem Dafoe. If you haven’t seen it you should check it out.

      Theme song by Wang Chung.

    • angienc (D) says:

      Edward Norton is one of the best actors whose ever been on film — in that Kingdom of Heaven (main star was Orlando Bloom) he acts circles around everyone else in the small role of the King of Jerusalem even though his face is completely covered by a gold mask (the King had leprosy).
      Actually, that’s a pretty good movie.

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  17. HELENK says:

    life is good. my neighbor just got back from a trip to Philadelphia. He brought me soft pretzels, scrapple, tasty kakes

  18. melisshka says:

    I had to look this up on You Tube to remember the artist. Taco, in case you didn’t remember.

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