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Hey Mr DJ: Brass Balls Edition

The GOP is in disarray!  Congressional Republicans are wavering on taxes as Speaker John Boehner’s eyes well up with tears at the sight of the oncoming fiscal cliff.

What happened?  Obama found his backbone with nothing left to lose now that he has four more years to party it up.  The polls favor his tax increases on the rich and he knows that his media allies will assure that the GOP takes the blame for the resulting tax raises on the middle class, the resulting recession, or both.

Never before has the GOP needed some balls more and yet found them in shorter supply.

A day may come, when the courage of conservatives fails.  When we forsake our oaths to Grover Norquist and break the fellowship of the Tea Party.  That day is not this day.  That day will probably come in December.

This week, we need to gather up and melt down some brass for John Boehner’s balls.  This will require:

1. Any track that uses brass instruments (e.g.: trumpets, saxophones, tubas, trombones)

2. Genres to consider include Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Ska, Blues, etc.

Predictable first selection is In the Mood by Glenn Miller

For last week’s smart shoppers:

pfluffy, who elbowed me in the ribs for that XBox*: Night Boat to Cairo by Madness

Iconoclast, who trampled over me at Best Buy* for the last Blu-Ray copy of The Complete Works of John Hughes Collection: Us and Them by Pink Floyd

Biggie G, who delivered a crippling kick to my kneecap and ran off with the iPad I wanted at the Apple Store*: Super Bad by James Brown

Mississippi Yankee…there I was at Toys R Us*, reaching for that super-cool Thomas the Train set. The second I touched it, MY emerged,  grabbed my hand, and bit it. He didn’t take the train set though.  Just wanted to share the pain. The true spirit of the holidays?  Green Hornet Theme by Al Hirt

*RTFLC thanks its corporate sponsors!

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  1. Thrill says:

    Gawker by JG Thirlwell

    Coffee Club by Spandau Ballet

    Angel of Harlem by U2

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  2. pfluffy says:

    Ok, first the obvious:

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  3. Thrill says:

    Ah, I was hoping someone would bring some Cake. Didn’t want to be the first since I seem to work them in every thread.

    I’ll be curious to see if anyone remembers this. It partially inspired this thread.

    It’s not heavy metal, it’s weighty brass.

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  4. pfluffy says:

    And, if Boehner can’t grow a pair, perphaps he could drink him some:

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  5. Thrill says:

    HA!

    It’s Doomsday approaching. Enjoy the Satanic ska.

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  6. Iconoclast says:

    I’ll be curious to see if anyone remembers this. It partially inspired this thread.

    I actually did think of that when reading this thread — gotta love tuba solos!

    I think I still have the book and record somewhere…

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  7. Thrill says:

    All cleaned up.

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  8. Thrill says:

    Ah, there we go. I took out the [youtube and it worked. You shouldn’t have to do anything else but paste the link. Chattanooga Choo Choo is embedded on the thread.

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  9. Iconoclast says:

    With all this talk about “obvious” and “predictable”…

    You can actually see the brass in this one.

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  10. Iconoclast says:

    Thanks for all the help, Thrill!

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  11. Thrill says:

    You got it, my friend.

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  12. Thrill says:

    One of those love-or-hate artists:

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  13. pfluffy says:

    NIce, Thrill.

    How about something more gritty:

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  14. Thrill says:

    Oh, my God. Do you remember Lee going off about how gay that album cover is…and how nobody noticed in the 80′s?

    How about this for gritty:

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  15. Thrill says:

    How about a respectable cover of a classic?

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  16. pfluffy says:

    LOL, Thrill I remember that. I miss GripeBoy. This one is for GB, wherever he is:

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  17. Thrill says:

    Ever since I posted Super Bad, I’ve had this on my mind. Have to get it out there:

    http://vimeo.com/1061813

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  18. pfluffy says:

    Ever since I posted Super Bad, I’ve had this on my mind. Have to get it out there:

    http://vimeo.com/1061813

    That was funny! Even Dave came in and said “Is that Eddie Murphy”?

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  19. Thrill says:

    Oh, yes. His James Brown impersonation was as golden as those trunks.

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  20. Thrill says:

    Ah, here’s what I was wanting:

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  21. Biggie G says:

    You can’t have funk without the brass.

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  25. Thrill says:

    Getting classical now. I love this version like Swedish necrophiles love a skull-fucking:

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  26. Iconoclast says:

    Makin’ up fer lost time, I s’pose

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  27. Biggie G says:

    This one fits in 2 ways. It has serious brass, and we really need some pols to stand up and be heroes and do the right thing.

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  28. Thrill says:

    John Williams is awesome in all ways.

    Here’s one that influenced him, I may have heard once. It has balls the size of PLANETS:

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  29. Mississippi Yankee says:

    I was going to go with “Taps” but I’m still not ready to give up. So I give you “Il Silenzio”

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  30. Thrill says:

    Here’s what is needed, MY. No mercy.

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  31. Mississippi Yankee says:

    The Commandant’s Own USMC Drum & Bugle Corps

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  32. Santino says:

    A little late to the game but I’ll give it a shot.

    Doesn’t get much grittier than Soundgarden and horns – Drawing Flies

    It doesn’t get any less grittier than Herp Albert & the Tijuana Brass – Spanish Flea

    A little Benny Hill

    Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4

    Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do). Okay, you have to wait a while for the sax, but come on powder blue suit, sunglasses, and swinging a sax!

    Side note, we were at a bar last night with live bands. The percussionist for the opening act played a slinky, cheese grater, and saw with a bow (not at the same time of course, it wasn’t Bugs Bunny). Fascinating!

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