When Bad Songs Happen to Good Artists-The Led Zeppelin Edition

I love the band Led Zeppelin.  But sometimes, it is difficult for me to wrap my brain around the fact that the same band who did epic songs like Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and Kashmir also did Fool in the Rain.

I suppose I should be grateful that they decided to make a quasi-samba record instead of completely selling out and making a disco record like so many rock artists did in the late 1970s (I’m talking to you Rolling Stones, KISS, and Rod Stewart).   But it doesn’t make this song any easier to take.    I’m all for bands being creative and experimenting.  When it works, it’s wonderful.  When it doesn’t work, then it’s a disaster.  This song is the latter.


One of these things is not like the other

When you watch a video on You Tube, the site will suggest other videos for you to see.  These videos usually have something to do with the video you are currently watching.  Sometimes, the video suggested only shares a tag in common.  And other times, suggestions will leave you scratching your head.

You Tube gave a recent suggestion while I was watching a Brett Favre parody video.

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The video on You Tube.

Cheesy 80s Video Monday-10/25/2010

This Monday’s cheese platter features Billy Squier’s 1984 tribute to the movie Flashdance, Rock Me Tonite.

I’ve seen more prancing in this music video than ever done by The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions.  And that’s just the first two minutes…

Yo Dawg, I Thought It Was a Little Pitchy

Long before American Idol showcased the worst singers ever for comic relief, there was this guy.   I don’t know if this was done intentionally or if Nicholas Stern was serious when he ramped up the reverb and proceeded to assault our ears, but this has to be one of the funnier “bad” performances I’ve seen in a while.  Mrannomalley was horrified when he first saw this, but I couldn’t stop laughing.

Somewhat Perverted Convenience Store Names


Kum & Go


Were all the other alternate spellings taken?


Pump 'n Pak

Pump 'n Pak


I won’t ask if you won’t tell.

Program Guide Description Fail

This week’s sermon given by Reverend Mush Mouth.

WTF Recommendations #2

When I hear a Rolling Stones song, I automatically think of women's deoderant

Because I watched a 1973 commercial for Soft & Dri Deoderant featuring a voice over with Casey Kasem, You Tube thinks I should watch a video for The Rolling Stone’s Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker).

Really, You Tube?  What does Mick Jagger have to do with women’s deodorant?   What does this song even have to do with deodorant?   The lyrics talk about some sad and gritty subjects (drug use being one of them), but I don’t recall pitting out your shirt or people offended by the nasty funk you are emitting from your armpits being one of them.

Casey Kasem hosted America’s Top 40 and played quite a few Rolling Stones songs in his day, but Casey Kasem did a lot of other things and I don’t see You Tube recommending I watch a particular episode of Scooby Doo because I watched an old deoderant commercial.

Just because two things happened in the same decade doesn’t mean they are even remotely related.

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