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2012-10-02 04:59:48 AM
This is still my favorite: Link.
 
2012-10-02 09:21:10 AM
Wait, was he the guy that wrote that Madonna song?
 
2012-10-02 10:32:38 AM
Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.
 
2012-10-02 10:35:17 AM
That song was #1 when I was born.
 
2012-10-02 10:36:31 AM

katerbug72: That song was #1 when I was born.


Actually, I'll Take You There was but a few months earlier, American Pie was.

/pointless
 
2012-10-02 10:38:00 AM

The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.


I have it on rather good authority that the song was randomly generated, much like most Led Zeppelin songs. Of course, back then they didn't have computers, so McDouble or McLean or whatever pulled random words and phrases written on paper out of a hat.
 
2012-10-02 10:40:22 AM

dittybopper: The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.

I have it on rather good authority that the song was randomly generated, much like most Led Zeppelin songs. Of course, back then they didn't have computers, so McDouble or McLean or whatever pulled random words and phrases written on paper out of a hat.


Works for me.
 
2012-10-02 10:47:44 AM
My #1 most despised song evar. Maudlin fauxstalgia shiatfest.

I even hate Weird Al's version because I still have to remember the original.
 
2012-10-02 10:49:18 AM
subby: Don McLean is 67 today and still drives his Chevy to the levee

Jeez, that song just goes on forever, doesn't it?
 
2012-10-02 10:55:16 AM

Victoly: subby: Don McLean is 67 today and still drives his Chevy to the levee

Jeez, that song just goes on forever, doesn't it?


That song has never been long enough in my book. I still crank it out today... yeah, I'm old!!!
 
2012-10-02 10:59:37 AM
Whiskey and rye are a bad combination.
 
2012-10-02 11:00:22 AM
If I could sell my soul for the guarantee that I would never hear that song again, I'd do so without hesitation.
 
2012-10-02 11:01:27 AM
and if Rmoney and his corporate crooks could get their sorry asses into the white house, the levee would end up bone dry and the top 2% would move to their homes overseas.

right now, the levee is just really low and Obama is plugging holes everywhere.
 
2012-10-02 11:03:09 AM

Cletus C.: Whiskey and rye are a bad combination.


never saw rye hurt anyone. but have seen whisky destroy families and pickle livers/brains. and make Seagrams rich.
 
2012-10-02 11:03:43 AM

Cletus C.: Whiskey and rye are a bad combination.


Not while singing about their impending death.

cause, or effect?
 
2012-10-02 11:03:45 AM
I don't know much about the guy, but I know his standard reply to "what does American Pie mean?" is "it means I never have to work again", which is pretty good.
 
2012-10-02 11:16:18 AM
I don't understand him being bummed out that the levve was dry. isn't that the purpose of the levee?
 
2012-10-02 11:41:03 AM
Doesn't he refuse to play it in concert any more?
 
2012-10-02 11:42:09 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Doesn't he refuse to play it in concert any more?


I heard that was a myth.
 
2012-10-02 11:47:37 AM

The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.


The King=Elvis
The Joker=Bob Dylan
The Devil=Mick Jagger
Three men I admire most=JFK, RFK, MLK

/obvious?
 
2012-10-02 11:48:42 AM

under a mountain: obvious?


Those are some of the ones I've heard, yes.
 
2012-10-02 11:50:11 AM

mercator_psi: My #1 most despised song evar. Maudlin fauxstalgia shiatfest.

I even hate Weird Al's version because I still have to remember the original.


Thank you. I had hoped someone else would hate that farking song as much as I do.

/Hey Don, pack the Gin Blossoms in your Chevy and drive off a cliff, willya?
 
2012-10-02 11:52:46 AM

under a mountain: The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.

The King=Elvis
The Joker=Bob Dylan
The Devil=Mick Jagger
Three men I admire most=JFK, RFK, MLK

/obvious?


Jester dam it
 
2012-10-02 11:54:04 AM

The Muthaship: under a mountain: obvious?

Those are some of the ones I've heard, yes.


This link will helpLink
 
2012-10-02 12:28:41 PM
I don't know why, but I expected him to be much older.
 
2012-10-02 12:29:39 PM
When I was a young'un, you listened to American Pie and you liked it! Because all we had was AM radio, and when the music played, you listened to it and you liked it. You little farkers with your "Ipods" and your "personalized music channels" can listen to American PIe, the long version, again, and shut your little personalized whore mouths!

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2012-10-02 01:09:11 PM
They synopsis of that song was good, under_a_mountain....except that Helter Skelter refers to the Manson Family massacre in 1969.
 
2012-10-02 01:10:13 PM
Bits of Weird Al's parody keep creeping into my mind right now, even as I read over the lyrics.

/Weird Al's actually heteronormative today
 
2012-10-02 01:24:12 PM

under a mountain: The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.

The King=Elvis
The Joker=Bob Dylan
The Devil=Mick Jagger
Three men I admire most=JFK, RFK, MLK Manny, Moe, and Jack (the Pep Boys).

/obvious?


FTFY.
 
2012-10-02 01:36:04 PM
I had the chance to listen to American Pie again recently...

...and that song makes NO farking sense. I don't care if it's a metaphor for the death of JFK. No sense. None.

Vincent is way better.
 
2012-10-02 01:43:42 PM

jodaveki: I don't care if it's a metaphor for the death of JFK.


It's supposed to reference lots of different sh*t going on back then. I just walked out in the shop, and it was on. What a coincidence.
 
2012-10-02 01:47:25 PM

jodaveki: I had the chance to listen to American Pie again recently...

...and that song makes NO farking sense. I don't care if it's a metaphor for the death of JFK. No sense. None.

Vincent is way better.


JFK? That'll be the day. Its about Buddy Holly.

/see what i did there?
 
2012-10-02 01:47:39 PM

under a mountain: The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.

The King=Elvis
The Joker=Bob Dylan
The Devil=Mick Jagger
Three men I admire most=JFK, RFK, MLK Uncle Jesse, Luke and Bo



/South
 
2012-10-02 01:49:13 PM

Clash City Farker: Its about Buddy Holly.


and The Big Bopper, and Richie Valens.

/and almost...was it Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings, or some such?
 
2012-10-02 01:59:23 PM
Msol: I don't know why, but I expected him to be much older.

The song is 41 years old, it came out in '71 and by thanksgiving of that year had been overplayed enough so that when it came on the radio people shouted "turn that sh*t off" with hostile vehemence. And right after that the Brady Bunch put out a cover of it Link, relegating it to a top spot in the music ridicule hall of fame, along with such gems as "playground of my mind" and "the candy man".
 
2012-10-02 02:08:06 PM
I like this one. Link
 
2012-10-02 02:59:22 PM
I was 8 when this came out. I remember loving it, but after months of hearing it every single morning at 820 while we were eating breakfat I was introduced to the concept of "overplayed"
 
2012-10-02 02:59:52 PM

Clash City Farker: jodaveki: I had the chance to listen to American Pie again recently...

...and that song makes NO farking sense. I don't care if it's a metaphor for the death of JFK. No sense. None.

Vincent is way better.

JFK? That'll be the day. Its about Buddy Holly.

/see what i did there?


LOL
 
2012-10-02 03:27:23 PM

zabadu: They synopsis of that song was good, under_a_mountain....except that Helter Skelter refers to the Manson Family massacre in 1969.


I hope you are kidding here. It is very well documented that this is about a roller coaster ride. Paul has commented on this song several times on where it came from.
 
2012-10-02 03:58:13 PM

wildcardjack: Bits of Weird Al's parody keep creeping into my mind right now, even as I read over the lyrics.


Don McLean had that problem as well. His kids are Weird Al fans, and played the song incessantly, till he started singing Al's lyrics by accident on stage.
 
2012-10-02 04:09:59 PM

Miss Stein: wildcardjack: Bits of Weird Al's parody keep creeping into my mind right now, even as I read over the lyrics.

Don McLean had that problem as well. His kids are Weird Al fans, and played the song incessantly, till he started singing Al's lyrics by accident on stage.


And the man that I admire most, met up with Darth Maul, now he's toast. I'm still here, and he's a ghost, I guess I'll train this boy...
 
2012-10-02 05:09:53 PM
He lives 20 miles from me. Never see him though. It's in the opposite direction of town and work.

//Like the song ok. It's earned a place in musical history.
 
2012-10-02 05:43:22 PM

Miss Stein: wildcardjack: Bits of Weird Al's parody keep creeping into my mind right now, even as I read over the lyrics.

Don McLean had that problem as well. His kids are Weird Al fans, and played the song incessantly, till he started singing Al's lyrics by accident on stage.


I would really like to believe that this is true. It would make my day.

/hate that farking song
//not fond of the Weird Al version
///a parody of a song I hate about a movie I hate
 
2012-10-02 08:08:36 PM

cryinoutloud: When I was a young'un, you listened to American Pie and you liked it! Because all we had was AM radio, and when the music played, you listened to it and you liked it. You little farkers with your "Ipods" and your "personalized music channels" can listen to American PIe, the long version, again, and shut your little personalized whore mouths!

[thumbnails.hulu.com image 384x288]



And THAT is why you are on my favorites list. Growing up in rural Idaho, all we had to eat was potatoes stolen from the neighbors fields and all we had to listen to was the All American Pie All The Time radio station which played the never ending Don McLean hit of the same name. And believe me when I say that it never ended. Why, if you tuned in right now, you'd hear it for yourself. Kids will never know what true pioneers like us had to endure.


Now get the hell off my lawn, the lot of you!
 
2012-10-02 08:28:15 PM

pottie:


And THAT is why you are on my favorites list. Growing up in rural Idaho, all we had to eat was potatoes stolen from the neighbors fields and all we had to listen to was the All American Pie All The Time radio station which played the never ending Don McLean hit of the same name. And believe me when I say that it never ended. Why, if you tuned in right now, you'd hear it for yourself. Kids will never know what true pioneers like us had to endure.


Now get the hell off my lawn, the lot of you!



Growing up in Eastern Oregon, we must have received the same radio station, but all we had were stolen watermelons to survive on.
 
2012-10-02 10:02:14 PM

under a mountain: under a mountain: The Muthaship: Are we going to have a big thread about all the alleged hidden meanings in the song?


Because that would be cool.

The King=Elvis
The Joker=Bob Dylan Steve Miller
The Devil=Mick Jagger
Three men I admire most=JFK, RFK, MLK

/obvious?

Jester dam it

There. Ftfy
 
2012-10-03 02:17:03 AM

mercator_psi: My #1 most despised song evar. Maudlin fauxstalgia shiatfest.

I even hate Weird Al's version because I still have to remember the original.


My #1 most despised song evar. Maudlin fauxstalgia shiatfest.


Dont forget the painfully embarrassing audience sing alongs.
 
2012-10-03 02:18:11 AM

Linux_Yes: and if Rmoney and his corporate crooks could get their sorry asses into the white house, the levee would end up bone dry and the top 2% would move to their homes overseas.

right now, the levee is just really low and Obama is plugging holes everywhere.


Just stop it, you
 
2012-10-03 02:21:47 AM

MCStymie: mercator_psi: My #1 most despised song evar. Maudlin fauxstalgia shiatfest.

I even hate Weird Al's version because I still have to remember the original.

Thank you. I had hoped someone else would hate that farking song as much as I do.

/Hey Don, pack the Gin Blossoms in your Chevy and drive off a cliff, willya?


You sir.
Yes, you.

Your jib? I find the cut of it most appealing to my senses. .
 
2012-10-03 12:24:13 PM

corridor: Miss Stein: wildcardjack: Bits of Weird Al's parody keep creeping into my mind right now, even as I read over the lyrics.

Don McLean had that problem as well. His kids are Weird Al fans, and played the song incessantly, till he started singing Al's lyrics by accident on stage.

I would really like to believe that this is true. It would make my day.


Here you go: Weird Al interview.
 
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