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2013-12-10 01:12:55 PM
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
 
2013-12-10 01:24:52 PM
At least have the decency to play the Masse version.
 
2013-12-10 01:32:55 PM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-10 01:36:46 PM
Ha.  about as socially relevant and topical as every year when the NFL's bump music for the London game is, you guessed it, "London Calling".  Because Joe's lyrics are in fact a love letter to London.

*eyeroll*
 
2013-12-10 01:49:41 PM

Bob The Nob: At least have the decency to play the Masse version.


Or the Betty White version.
 
2013-12-10 01:51:15 PM
Man DEEAAAAla
 
2013-12-10 01:52:40 PM
What a beautiful way to celebrate South Africa's first African-American president.
 
2013-12-10 01:52:50 PM

Zul the Magnificent: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"


I get no kick from Champagne.
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all.
 
2013-12-10 01:55:33 PM

rickythepenguin: Ha.  about as socially relevant and topical as every year when the NFL's bump music for the London game is, you guessed it, "London Calling".  Because Joe's lyrics are in fact a love letter to London.

*eyeroll*


Well... I originally thought this, then I looked up the song on Wikipedia. At first there's this:

The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "... a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past."

So far so good, clueless White boy, etc., etc...
But then there was this part...

David Paich said: "At the beginning of the '80s I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of the people in Africa. It both moved and appalled me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do .

Crap, now that kind of makes it relevant to Mandela's work... Maybe it's a better pick than it seems?
 
2013-12-10 02:03:53 PM

Mikey1969: Crap, now that kind of makes it relevant to Mandela's work... Maybe it's a better pick than it seems?


Huh.  you could be right.

/and speaking of hte Porcaros......Quincy Jones engaged them to write songs for Michael Jackson.  One of the Porcaros demod several songs for Q, who took them to Michael, then writing  "Thriller".  One of the tapes ran longer, and there was a song Porcaro had forgotten about, as he'd recycled the tape from an earlier session.  Q said Jacko wasn't interested in the songs he'd written new, but told Pocaro, "that one at the end of the tape, Michael really wants that song."

Porcaro had to re-hear the tape as he'd forgotten about the song, but once Jacko wanted it, he re-learned it and trackd it / produced it for Thriller.  And that song?  "Human Nature".  I'm Casey Kasem.

/no really, that happened.
 
2013-12-10 02:19:52 PM
THere's a little african child trapped in me.
 
2013-12-10 02:22:07 PM
 
2013-12-10 02:27:51 PM
Dat ollllll' man river, he mus' know sumpin', but don't say nuthin'...
 
2013-12-10 02:28:36 PM
ten bucks said some assistant producer googled "africa song" and went with the first hit.
 
2013-12-10 02:41:47 PM
*crosses fingers*  Please let it be Toto,  please let it be Toto,  please let it be Toto .... Bwahahahah *sigh*
 
2013-12-10 02:44:26 PM

rickythepenguin: Porcaro had to re-hear the tape as he'd forgotten about the song, but once Jacko wanted it, he re-learned it and trackd it / produced it for Thriller.  And that song?  "Human Nature".  I'm Casey Kasem.


LOL, I liked that. WAY more funny than 'CSB'.


FlashHarry: ten bucks said some assistant producer googled "africa song" and went with the first hit.


I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above.
 
2013-12-10 02:47:04 PM
You Are What You Is?
 
2013-12-10 02:58:29 PM

Mikey1969: I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above


Still pretty tone deaf. There's plenty of actual South African musicians you know, not just some white guys who watched a documentary on TV and felt bad. Hell even Paul Simon would have been more appropriate.
 
2013-12-10 03:02:27 PM

Confabulat: Mikey1969: I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above

Still pretty tone deaf. There's plenty of actual South African musicians you know, not just some white guys who watched a documentary on TV and felt bad. Hell even Paul Simon would have been more appropriate.


Hell, play their national anthem.
 
2013-12-10 03:03:11 PM

Confabulat: Mikey1969: I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above

Still pretty tone deaf. There's plenty of actual South African musicians you know, not just some white guys who watched a documentary on TV and felt bad. Hell even Paul Simon would have been more appropriate.


Something from Graceland would actually have been cool, but I still don't think this is AS bad as it first seemed. It's not that they "felt bad" but that the shiat they 'felt bad' about(And then wrote the song about) was most likely the exact shiat Mandela set out to try and fix, that's all I was saying.
 
2013-12-10 03:04:51 PM

Poorlytoldjoke: THere's a little african child trapped in me.


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2013-12-10 03:31:26 PM

Mikey1969: Crap, now that kind of makes it relevant to Mandela's work... Maybe it's a better pick than it seems?


No it isn't. Just play some silence or some music from the ceremony. This was serious bullshiat.
 
2013-12-10 03:34:18 PM
or this they could have played this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcHtYRHEeCY

too obscure ?
 
2013-12-10 03:36:44 PM
Can Mandiba Get A Table Dance?
 
2013-12-10 03:42:06 PM

Are you farking serious, CBS!?

 
2013-12-10 03:43:41 PM

Somacandra: Mikey1969: Crap, now that kind of makes it relevant to Mandela's work... Maybe it's a better pick than it seems?

No it isn't. Just play some silence or some music from the ceremony. This was serious bullshiat.


Sure, when people are insistent on being pissed off/offended, no matter what anyone does, I guess I can see your point.
 
2013-12-10 04:14:38 PM
 
2013-12-10 05:09:38 PM
Played that music maybe because it was raining like a mofu at the ceremony. I have a friend in S.A. who said that song was being played a lot there today.
 
2013-12-10 05:51:45 PM

Confabulat: Mikey1969: I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above

Still pretty tone deaf. There's plenty of actual South African musicians you know, not just some white guys who watched a documentary on TV and felt bad. Hell even Paul Simon would have been more appropriate.


not sure how this would be more appropriate

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA
 
2013-12-10 06:13:12 PM
Mama-say, mama-sa, mama-kosa
 
2013-12-10 06:26:23 PM
Actual African music? really? really? Kee-ryst.

/time for KFC & some fresh summertime watermelons.................
 
2013-12-10 06:32:37 PM

GanjSmokr: Bob The Nob: At least have the decency to play the Masse version.

Or the Betty White version.


Yep. Leave it to Community to make Betty White unfunny.
 
2013-12-10 06:37:54 PM

Confabulat: Mikey1969: I thought it was pretty tone deaf until I looked up the song on Wikipedia, look at my post above

Still pretty tone deaf. There's plenty of actual South African musicians you know, not just some white guys who watched a documentary on TV and felt bad. Hell even Paul Simon would have been more appropriate.



if they're going to use awful 80s music, they could have at least used the "Ain't Gonna Play Sun City" charity song.   Of all the bad 80's charity songs, that was my favorite.   Any video that has John Oates, Ruben Blades and Lou Reed in the same shot is simply special.

afotolife.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-10 06:40:21 PM
This would have been perfect (though maybe a touch too dark for a morning show)
 
2013-12-10 06:53:56 PM
I do like the imagery of the fade on "the wild dogs cry out" with the black folk and the quick cut to the rich white people crowd ad. You can't write satire like that.
 
2013-12-10 07:15:40 PM
Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.
 
2013-12-10 07:27:14 PM
It's not really inappropriate - I'd say more like incoherent:

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way,
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, Hurry boy, It's waiting there for you

CHORUS:
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never have

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

CHORUS

(Instrumental break)

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you

It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never have
 
2013-12-10 08:39:39 PM

Mikey1969: It's not that they "felt bad" but that the shiat they 'felt bad' about(And then wrote the song about) was most likely the exact shiat Mandela set out to try and fix, that's all I was saying.


The song references rains and the Serengeti, which is like 1000 miles north of South Africa. Where in those lyrics do you read anything about the plight of apartheid?
 
2013-12-10 08:42:56 PM

Confabulat: Mikey1969: It's not that they "felt bad" but that the shiat they 'felt bad' about(And then wrote the song about) was most likely the exact shiat Mandela set out to try and fix, that's all I was saying.

The song references rains and the Serengeti, which is like 1000 miles north of South Africa. Where in those lyrics do you read anything about the plight of apartheid?


If you can't follow along with the shiat I posted earlier from the people who wrote the falling song, I'm not going to hold your hand.
 
2013-12-10 08:45:23 PM

Mikey1969: Confabulat: Mikey1969: It's not that they "felt bad" but that the shiat they 'felt bad' about(And then wrote the song about) was most likely the exact shiat Mandela set out to try and fix, that's all I was saying.

The song references rains and the Serengeti, which is like 1000 miles north of South Africa. Where in those lyrics do you read anything about the plight of apartheid?

If you can't follow along with the shiat I posted earlier from the people who wrote the falling song, I'm not going to hold your hand.


I'd rather you walk me through it. What does the song "Africa" by Toto have to do with the struggles of Nelson Mandela and South Africa?

Be very specific in your lyrical references. And a Wiki article by a Toto guy saying he watched a documentary in 1980 doesn't count.
 
2013-12-10 08:47:45 PM

Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.


I would so love to bang her
 
2013-12-10 08:48:00 PM
He might have meant Ethiopia. It was a hot Africa topic in 1983 as well, although 4000 miles from Nelson Mandela's jail cell at the time. Guys that write songs based on late night documentaries about places they've never been get confused a lot about geography and issues, you know.
 
2013-12-10 08:50:32 PM
And how much do you bet that "late night documentary" was a Sally Struthers infomercial?
 
2013-12-10 08:56:42 PM
Hell, let's have more posts from people who write "Hell" followed by a coma comma!
 
2013-12-10 09:02:01 PM

vudukungfu: Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.

I would so love to bang her


She makes my skin crawl.
 
2013-12-10 09:19:10 PM
I like this South African song from 1967: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0WvXpyufT8
 
2013-12-10 10:13:57 PM

vudukungfu: Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.

I would so love to bang her


I hear she can take you to heaven, but she'll give you hell.
 
2013-12-10 10:19:35 PM
 
2013-12-10 10:46:11 PM

Rincewind53: vudukungfu: Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.

I would so love to bang her

She makes my skin crawl.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-10 10:53:22 PM

vudukungfu: Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.

I would so love to bang her


Yes.

Rincewind53: vudukungfu: Theaetetus: Next time, they'll know better and choose something from an actual African band,  like this.

I would so love to bang her

She makes my skin crawl.


Yes.
 
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