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 *

    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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  2. Iconoclast

    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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  3. Thrill *

    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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  4. Santino

    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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