Hey Mr DJ: Radio-Active Shooters Edition

Since Sandy Hook, the news media has been all over every story from around America about crazed gunmen settling scores, real or imagined.

I’ve been particularly fascinated by the Dorner Manhunt. The ironies of the LAPD having one of its former officers go Rambo over false excessive force complaints and then using excessive deadly force against unarmed civilians in the course of hunting down said former officer is almost too much too bear. It would all be funny if not for the fact that three people have have already died and the likelihood is that it’s going to end even worse.

Schoolchildren get mowed down even in schools designed as fortresses; a neighborhood watchman awaits trial for shooting an unarmed juvenile; thousands of cops take to the streets on twin missions to find one of their own gone bad as others hunker down and protect their own in their homes (a service they do not offer to domestic violence victims or other threatened civilians). Who is protecting us, from whom are we being protected, and what with?

For my part, I don’t see guns as either a cause or cure for our societal troubles. I think we’re just a twisted and sick society that needs–and deserves–a complete shake-up. The sensationalism of all of these most recent rampages is just a bit more evidence of it.

Anyway, despite my tired nihilism, I want to escape it all in a healthier way than fortifying my arsenal or calling for the elimination of basic Constitutional rights. Let’s lock and load with:

1. Guns: Really obvious, right?

2. Stand Your Ground: Rights…and wrongs.

3. Ban Everything: We’re clearly too stupid and crazy to control ourselves, armed or not.

4. Give LaPierre Some Cover: Acts of violence committed with things other than firearms.

5. High capacity magazines: Spam the thread with multiple songs by one artist or something. RTFLC shall not infringe.

Depraved Indifference to Humanity Bonus: Shock me if you can. I have a few rounds chambered already.

Dedicated to all peacekeepers and postal employees with their long, rambling manifestos.

Santino: The Rifle’s Spiral by The Shins

FPrefect: Gunman by Them Crooked Vultures

pfluffy: Big Man with a Gun by NIN

WVR: Culling of the Fold by The Decemberists

Iconoclast: The Weapon by Rush

Biggie G: Alive or Dead by Middle Class Rut

CM: When Jokers Attack by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Mississippi Yankee: So Far From Your Weapon by The Dead Weather

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  1. Santino

    I’ll start things off.

    #4 Lizzie Borden – Macabre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFILGNaKq6s

    #1 I Shot the Sherriff – Bob Marley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiYUYcpsT4
    Hmm, come to think of it the Eric Clapton version could have been used last week.

    #2 I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUTXb-ga1fo

    This doesn’t really fit into any category, but the band name refers to guns and guns are used in war.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1fHxPY3TJo

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  2. pfluffy

    Thrill, this might get you started. I can make a case for 1,2,5 (there’s four holes in his mother fucking head) and the bonus.

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  3. pfluffy

    Here’s some Marilyn Manson for category # 3

    1996

    Thank you, dakrat! I had never heard that one.

    Lunchbox

    You cannot know how much I LOVE that song!

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  4. Thrill *

    I had worried that this week’s subject might be TOO morbid, especially when Mrs Thrill grimaced at the title. Oh, well. Glad to see we’re like-minded sickos.

    My first act of depraved indifference:

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  5. thelastdakrat

    Know what this thread needs? Some more fucking Marilyn Manson just to round out category # 5.

    And also because this has been a really shitty month and the cherry on top has been my cat getting run over. Fuck this shit. It’s been a Marilyn Manson sort of year so far.

    The Reflecting God

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  6. pfluffy

    Even Lynyrd Skynyrd got in on #3

    Wow, forgot about that one! Wait, isn’t anything by .38 Special fair game? For you, Mississippee Yankee:

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  7. Thrill *

    This doesn’t really fit into any category, but the band name refers to guns and guns are used in war.

    How’s this for a group name?

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  8. Thrill *

    Thank you, dakrat! I had never heard that one.

    Really? I’m amazed I never played that one before. Definitely one of my top 3 MM favorites (Misery Machine and Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes probably being the others of the moment…I like the fast shit.)

    Little-known fact: The Colombine killers weren’t fans of Marilyn Manson. They loved the fuck out of KMFDM though:

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  9. Mississippi Yankee

    Wait, isn’t anything by .38 Special fair game? For you, Mississippee Yankee:

    Actually I’m a Northern white boy. But ended up here in 94 and ain’t left yet.
    The colloquial term is “damn yankee”

    5. High capacity magazines: Spam the thread with multiple songs by one artist or something. RTFLC shall not infringe.

    I have 84 songs by Dr. Hook on this computer alone. But I won’t do that.

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  10. pfluffy

    Actually I’m a Northern white boy. But ended up here in 94 and ain’t left yet.
    The colloquial term is “damn yankee”

    I ball-parked it. Your’re only flirtin’ with disaster.

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  11. Thrill *

    Actually I’m a Northern white boy. But ended up here in 94 and ain’t left yet.
    The colloquial term is “damn yankee”

    “Carpetbagger” to be precise. I was wondering about the correct context of your handle though.

    Go postal:

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  12. pfluffy

    I had worried that this week’s subject might be TOO morbid, especially when Mrs Thrill grimaced at the title. Oh, well. Glad to see we’re like-minded sickos.

    Happy to oblige, Thrill. Nick Cave gave an interview where he said that he and PJ had just met and fell in love during this video. Depraved?

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  13. Mississippi Yankee

    “Carpetbagger” to be precise.

    A carpetbagger comes to the South and tries to run things to their way of thinking. Much like the Californication of Colorado, Arizona and recently parts of Texas.

    A Damn Yankee is a northerner who moves to the South and refuses to leave.
    Don’t wanna change a thing.

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  14. pfluffy

    Anything, Pfuffy? How about this?

    Stogy, I have been backing off one of your selections from the venerable Mila Jovovich. It made quite an impression on me and I await your submission. It is a classic.

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  15. stogy

    You go ahead and post it Pfuffly. I admit the thought hadn’t occurred to me, so you can get the full credit for it. I was going to post this instead (you don’t get guitar sounds like this anymore):

    The Cure – Killing an Arab

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XwZkV8cAU&w=560&h=315]

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  16. pfluffy

    You go ahead and post it Pfuffly. I admit the thought hadn’t occurred to me, so you can get the full credit for it. I was going to post this instead (you don’t get guitar sounds like this anymore):

    Thank you, stogy.. I post this masterpiece with the knowledge that you alerted me to it. It is indeed a masterpiece. MY, note the exquisite mandolin throughout the piece:

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