Late Night Open Music Thread


Soundtrack for the sadness of the Teahadists…

(Live at the Nobel Peace Prize?!?)

You can do better? Prove it, in the comments.

49 replies
  1. 1
    David Koch says:

    The fun doesn’t end with Unconditional Surrender. No, now Cruz will play the Dolchstoßlegende card, claiming to the Boys in the Bubble that they were on the verge of glorious victory until they were stabbed in the back by the establishment, triggering a civil war, which will place The Turtle’s and Grand Dame Graham’s jobs in grave jeopardy and vaulting Cruz to the nomination, guaranteeing Hillary 450 electoral votes .

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    Ruckus says:

    What a bloody pointless waste this has been.

    Understatement of the year.

    Nice that the the morons could cause so much pain while not having anything more than stupidity to show for it all.

  3. 3

    My band kicked ass tonight. Not as much as last week when I felt like god walking the earth, but we were good. Now I will try to sleep, but won’t be able to.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Dirge for the GOP: “Just Call Me Lonesome,” Radney Foster. Bonus—it’s real ’Murican music, damn it!

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    Gex says:

    In my head, Yakety Sax is the soundtrack to the Tea Party.

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    Yatsuno says:

    @David Koch: Conversation at dinner involved how many states Hillary could win if she does run. The electoral map would be a Republican slaughter. I decided I am totally down with her running with the caveat that she only stay one term and she grooms her VP to take her spot. If I had my druthers it’d be Julian Castro just to kill the Repubs with Hispanics for good.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Acceptable alternative: “I Want You to Want Me.” Done real ’Murican style.

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    billgerat says:

    I feel like rocking out a bit more.

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    max says:

    Terms for the GOP’s capitulation appear to be almost ready: What a bloody pointless waste this has been. #Warishell

    That isn’t what’s going on. Boehner is trying to get as close to Obama as possible to make it appear on the TV that he’s negotiating. In particular, he’s trying to keep the debt ceiling threat alive, both for this time and next time. So he wants Obama to give up something tiny in return for extending the debt ceiling for six weeks.

    When that busts out, and with time running out on the clock he’s going to try and pull something next week and deliver an ultimatum.

    They’re still gambling that Obama will crack. They want prizes that will validate their stupidity.

    [‘We have a few turns of the screw left to go.’]

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    piratedan says:

    still sounds like a shitty deal…. I would LOVE to see Obama sit at the table and state, that golly gee, he has some conditions too…and let me share them with you, and I will use a gentle tone and smile so that you won’t feel disrespected.

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    Yatsuno says:

    @Steeplejack: Oi now. Kasey is a sweet girl from Texas.


    We have a few turns of the screw left to go

    Honey, the fat lady ain’t even out of her dressing room yet.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @Yatsuno: Elizabeth Warren ’16!

    (Any woman but Hillary. Please.)

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Meanwhile, Boehner was huddled with his top lieutenants in a hideaway on the first floor of the Capitol, reviewing his options over Chinese carryout and cigarettes.

    Such pathos. I bet Tom Waits could make a song out of this. “I’m hidin’ out with my lieutenants/over Chinese food and cigarettes…

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Also, if the GOP’s only demand is that Obama talk to them about cutting the deficit, that sounds like a win. “Fuck you” qualifies as talking, right?

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    piratedan says:

    and here’s a pleasant ode to the GOP

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    Steeplejack says:


    Little-known fact: I used to live in Del Rio, TX (title of the Radney Foster album), for a few years as a kid.

    Del Rio also features prominently in No Country for Old Men. And that’s about it.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:


    Fucking love that song. It’s like Mr. Bad Example-a great ode to a sleazy douchebag.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:


    I think another Cheap Trick song is more apropos:

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    SectionH says:

    Totally still appropriate:

    Go Louis, and Dave.

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    The Dangerman says:

    This song will “serenade” me to sleep tonight in honor of the Right.

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    NotMax says:

    Kept flashing on certain specific lyrics from Nowhere Man:

    He’s as blind as he can be
    Just sees what he wants to see
    Nowhere Man, can you see me at all?

    Also too, the last stanza of 21st Century Schizoid Man:

    Death seed; blind man’s greed
    Poets’ starving children bleed
    Nothing he’s got he really needs
    Twenty-first century schizoid man.

  22. 22
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Gotta pass this on: Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke dies at 100 in Rome

    Nearly 70 years after he helped perpetrate one of the most notorious Nazi massacres on Italian soil, Erich Priebke, a former SS captain who lived for almost five decades as a free man before being ordered to face justice, died on Friday in Rome, his lawyer said. Priebke was 100 years old.

    Defiant to the last, the German always insisted he had only been carrying out orders when he helped co-ordinate the execution of 335 Italians at the Ardeatine caves on the outskirts of the Italian capital in 1944…..

    He was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Italian appeals court in 1998 but, due to his age, was placed under house arrest. When he turned 90 he celebrated with dozens of friends and supporters at an agriturismo outside of Rome, a sight that provoked revulsion among victims’ relatives and Jewish groups who accused the Italian authorities of handling the war criminal with kid gloves.

    In his final years, Priebke was free to go out for tasks deemed indispensable to his everyday life. In his final years he was filmed or photographed taking a stroll, eating in local restaurants and going to the supermarket. When he turned 100 in July there were concerns that the occasion could give his fans a chance to show their support once again….

    Giachini, the lawyer, said of Priebke: “The dignity with which he withstood his persecution makes him an example of courage, coherence and loyalty.”

    Ahhh yes, there are those words again, ‘persecution’, ‘courage,’ ‘coherence and loyalty’…. Must be a Republican.

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    MikeJ says:


    Little-known fact: I used to live in Del Rio, TX

    Was it XERF that was in Del Rio (and xmitter, of course, across the border)?

  24. 24
    Fort Geek says:

    I’ve been hearing the chorus from Faith No More’s “Epic”–‘You want it all, but you can’t have it.’

    Suck it, gopper scum.

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    Rob says:

    I’ve been listening to this song a lot over the past two weeks: Stereolab’s “Nihilist Assault Group”, and not just because of the title.

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    geg6 says:

    @Fort Geek:

    Yup, that’s the one that’s been running through my mind ever since this whole fiasco started.

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    balconesfault says:

    So the Republicans newest demand is that they be able to kick the economy in the groin again in six months time? Nice.

    Take that, US Chamber of Commerce!

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    different-church-lady says:

    No, no, no, it’s a Nobel Prize in live performance.

  29. 29
    TenguPhule says:

    Is Taps considered inappropriate for the GOP or too good for them?

  30. 30
    p.a. says:

    Are they serious? 6 months! Bury them.
    Hippie Neil: Why Do I Keep Fucking Up?

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    Robert Sneddon says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: Is smoking still permitted in Congress buildings? I thought it was banned in public offices and the like in the US.

  32. 32
    Schlemizel says:


    Thats my concern, the goppers have not really quit they have just set up a slow motion train wreck. If Obama does not gut Social Security and Medicare while crippling ACA they will hold the country hostage again just before Christmas and claim it is all his fault.

    I don’t think they will be much more successful in deflecting the blame but they will cause the same sort of disruption and economic damage again which will have a cumulative effect. Pasta help us if it works because if the public really didn’t blame the Dems the goopers would gladly destroy the country just so they could blame them.

    They are the giant bug from Men In Black. They run around in and Edgar suit causing chaos because death is good “More food for my family”

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    Aunt Kathy says:

    Oh, the bitterness….

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    boatboy_srq says:

    Every time I think of the Teahad, the Auld Grand Old Party, the nation and the economy, all I can hear is this.

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    Glidwrith says:

    If you follow the links over to the WaPo, Obama has already rejected the six week extension. Looks like both CR and debt ceiling are to be dealt with in one fell swoop, with the new deadline after the first of the year.

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    Aunt Kathy says:

    Dammit, I didn’t link good.

  37. 37
    xian says:

    @Yatsuno: these one-term ideas never make sense.

  38. 38
    moonbat says:

    Dylan, as always, said it best:

    “Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool
    And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled
    Oh, man is opposed to fair play
    He wants it all and he wants it his way

    Now, there’s a woman on my block
    She just sit there as the night grows still
    She say who gonna take away his license to kill?”

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    nastybrutishntall says:

    @Rob: Starting in 1993, Stereolab became a major fixation for me. They never made a bad album. Saw them live twice – they could actually jam, which for former punkers with no musical skills was a nice surprise. Not that I condone “jamming” per se.

  40. 40
    nastybrutishntall says:

    So, vaporwave is a new microgenre that is probably already passe. This is a great video, though, especially if you appreciate irony, specifically the pop-art variety of it.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    6 months? So they still haven’t learned anything. A year from now the voters in their districts might just forget, they certainly won’t if there is yet another ginned up funding crises next year.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Yep, XERF was across the river in Ciudad Acuña.

    The wastelands of west Texas were great for picking up AM radio. I used to get WLS from Chicago at night on my tiny transistor radio.

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    Rob says:

    @nastybrutishntall, I was a big Stereolab fan in the early and mid 90s. I still love their earliest work, but lost interest in their new work after Emperor Tomato Ketchup came out. “Super Electric” is another long-time favorite of mine. I saw them live once but at this point in time I can’t remember much about the show.

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    Rob says:


    I used to pick up WLS on my tiny transistor radio in the early and mid 70s in northern Virginia. Also WKBW from Philadelphia and a couple of others I can’t remember off the top of my head.

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    joel hanes says:

    > WLS

    KAAY Little Rock on the car radio at midnight, with Clye Clifford’s late-night Beeker Street program — prog-rock and psychedelia and blues and Jaime Brockett’s “The Ballad of the USS Titanic” and four hundred and ninety seven and a half feet of rope.

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    Cheryl Long says:

    When I’m looking for the latest country music, I always end up in one spot – 103.1 WIRK. I was even lucky enough to catch up with Keith Van Allen in the streets and got free ‘Rib Round Up’ tickets. Just one of the many events that keep me tuned into

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    fuckwit says:

    @Death Panel Truck: I have to say, second best handle after Higgs Boson’s Mate, and for the same reason too.

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    ET says:

    6 months and then we can do it all over again?

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    Rob says:

    @myself at 12:16
    Sorry, WKBW from Buffalo!

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