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Nina Hagen

Posted by shanoah on June 11, 2010

I thought I’d get away from anime for a minute, and play some songs by a lady named Nina Hagen.

First, here’s a song called Hold Me, with a music video at Jim Morrison’s grave. The line that sticks out in my mind is “I can’t sing a gospel, I’m a white chick…”.

You may think she is somewhat strange after watching that video. And you’d be wrong. She isn’t just somewhat strange, she’s probably the queen of strange. Here is Nina singing Naturträne live at Rockpalast in her native German.

Don’t expect me to explain the pacifiers hanging from her ears, the verging on inhuman shapes her mouth seems to distort into occasionally, or the fact that she’s clucking like a chicken by the end of the song.

That’s half the fun of it.

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Daddy I’m Fine

Posted by shanoah on March 15, 2010

Mr. Rogers was a SEAL, Sean? I think the phrase you’re looking for is ordained Presbyterian minister. Though I suppose there could be similarities. And did you know that he was a major proponent of peoples right to record programs off the air on a vcr? (Nothing like Mr. Obama, IOW.)

A very different life, in any case, from Sinead O’Connor.

She was in a custody battle between her mother and father, and claims to have been abused by her mother. Eventually, she went to live with her father, and ended up in a school being run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. A scary name if I ever heard it. Feels like rulers are involved.

She then ended up in a Quaker boarding school, dropped out, and joined a rock and roll band. Thus, this song, Daddy I’m Fine, appears to be fairly autobiographical. As well as including lyrics about wanting to fuck every man in sight.

It is a song about being strong and following what you believe. While having lots of sex, apparently. NSFW, obviously.

And here are the lyrics (snagged from sing365.com):

I was born in Dublin town
Where there was not too much going on down
For girls whose only hope
Was not to find a man who could piss in a pot
So early I heard my first guitar
And I knew I wanted to be a big star
And I told my poor worried father
Said I ain’t gonna go to school no more
Cuz see I wanna look cool and I wanna look good
With my hair slicked back and my black leather boots
Wanna stand up tall with my boobs upright
And feel real hot when the makeup’s nice
I get sexy underneath the lights
Like I wanna fuck every man in sight
Baby come home with me tonight
Make you feel good make you feel all right
I’m going away to London
I got myself a big fat plan
Gonna be a singer in a rock ‘n’ roll band
And I’m gonna change everything I can
Sorry to be disappointing
Wasn’t born for no marrying
Wanna make my own living singing
Strong independent Pagan woman singing
And I feel real cool and I feel real good
Got my hair shaved off and my black thigh boots
I stand up tall with my pride upright
And I feel real hot when the makeup’s nice
I get sexy underneath them lights
Like I wanna fuck every man in sight
Baby come home with me tonight
Make you feel good make you feel all right
I’m glad I came here to London
I’ve myself some big fat fun
And I have even made some mon’
I got the most angelic son
My baby daughter is golden
And I do what I like for fun
And I’m happy in my prime
Daddy I’m fine I’m fine Daddy I’m fine
Daddy I’m fine I’m fine Daddy I love you

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House At Pooneil Corners

Posted by shanoah on February 15, 2010

And we interrupt this catgirl hentai to bring you Jefferson Airplane, playing live from a rooftop in Manhattan.

The song is House At Pooneil Corners, an absolutely classic track from Crown of Creation, which is one of their better albums anyways. It’s just disappointing when the police show up to break the thing up. This was filmed in 1968 by French movie director Jean-Luc Godard.

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Stories While Alone

Posted by shanoah on January 22, 2010

Continuing our themeless theme, I decided to play two song covers I happened upon.

Both these songs are fairly upbeat, which is odd, because they are both being covered by the Birthday Massacre. First up is a cover of I the song I Think We’re Alone Now. (Which can’t be a good thing, given the type of things that happen when you’re alone in this band’s songs).

And here we have a cover of the theme song to Neverending Story. So not only are people being massacred, it never ends. (All right, I’ve  got a soft spot for the Neverending Story…)

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12-17-09 The Boondocks – History Of Christmas

Posted by Sean on December 17, 2009

Waitaminnit, hold on…

(checks Wikipedia)

Black Winter Day was released in 1995? Then how come the video looks like it was made in the early 1980s?

I have questions, people, and they’ve kept me out of the better schools.

Anyhoo, your neat thing today by me. One of my favorite cartoons is The Boondocks [1]. I love Grandad. I love gangsta-in-training Riley. I love Klansman-stuck-in-a-black-man’s-body Uncle Ruckus. Most of all, I love Huey. He’s exactly the kind of hyper-intelligent, sharp-eyed smart-ass I wish I was when I was a kid.

In keeping with the holiday theme of this blog, here’s Huey trying to explain Christmas to Grandad. (This was right after he was given permission to stage a Christmas pageant, complete with Samurai Jesus) From A Huey Freeman Christmas.

“Actually, Grandad, Christmas is a pagan holiday, and Jesus probably hates you for celebrating.”

Courtesy of CantStopBoondocks.

[1] By the way, the opening song for The Boondocks,  if you don’t know already, is Judo Flip by Asheru.

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12-16-09 Quite Bizarre Factlets… Like Hentai Jesus

Posted by Sean on December 16, 2009

I came across this post recently over at a blog called Listverse, which is a collection of Top 10 and Top Integer Other Than 10 lists: 15 Quite Bizarre Factlets. I take it that this is a Top 10 15 list of the most useless information in the world.

But we here at One Neat Thing a Day don’t think any information is useless! We’re the Island of Misfit Toys for data, dope, knowledge and lore of every race, creed and color. And three of the factlets listed in 15 Quite Bizarre Factlets struck me as rather appropriate for the holidays, such as:

6. Did you know that santa has a special friend that travels with him? His name is krampus and he beats people with sticks – especially females. He is pictured above. The story of the krampus has been used for centuries to frighten children into behaving before Christmas.

Actually, it’s “Krahm-poos”, according to this commercial.

7. A surprisingly large number of people believe in the Ancient Astronaut theory in which aliens are said to have come to earth in pre-history and given man knowledge (or, in some cases, to have bred with man to give us intelligence). Some proponents of the theory believe that all major religions on earth were started by these visiting space-creatures.

That’s right, Spock died for your sins.

But my favorite useless little factoid in this post is didn’t even crack the Top 10:

13. Shingō village (Japan) claims to be the last resting-place of Jesus, buried in the “Tomb of Jesus.” According to the local lore, Jesus traveled to Japan at the age of 21, where he studied theology for 12 years, after which he returned to Judea at the age of 34. He did not die on the cross at Golgotha. Instead his brother, Isukiri, took his place on the cross, while Jesus fled across Siberia, Alaska, and finally to Mutsu Province, in northern Japan, where he became a rice farmer, married, and raised a family near what is now Shing ō.

I find the thought of a Japanese Jesus strangely compelling. I mean, think of the possibilities. Samurai Jesus! Cat Girl Jesus! Kaiju Jesus (“Ah! Run! It is Jesus-ra!”)! Chibi Jesus! Manga Jesus! Shonen Jesus (“Hey, you money-changers are in my father’s house! KA… ME… HA… ME… HAAAAAAAA!”)! Shojo Jesus! Bishonen Jesus! Hentai Jesus! That’s right, The Da Vinci Code with tentacle rape!

Okay, I’m going to stop now before I’m struck dead by lightning.

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Japanese Shakespeare

Posted by shanoah on August 25, 2009

I’m not really sure whether to classify this as a full post or a What the F*** for today, as it shares a little of both.

All I really know of this is that it is the opening to some sort of Japanese Shakespearean Musical. The ending has the same tune, only all the actors were ghosts.

Now here is “To be or not to be” turned into a song and dance number, the ‘Mondai’ song. Think this is the same musical. This has Tatsuya Fujiwara as Hamlet. I so wish I understood Japanese.

And here is Hamlet seeing the ghost of his father when trying to have sex with a fat Valkyrie. The kid has issues. ^_^

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Laddie, Are Ye Working?

Posted by shanoah on August 20, 2009

Now that I’ve got yesterdays post out, time for my real post for today.

I’m going to detour from Culture Club because I noticed there are a lot more Heather Alexander songs on youtube then there used to be, and there are several I’ve been wanting to play.

This song is from an album of hers called Insh’allah: The Music of Lion’s Blood. As you might gather from the title, it’s a album written as music to a book by Steven Brust Barnes, Lions Blood.

That’s where it gets a bit complex, because that book is an alternate history novel about a world where Europe is mostly underdeveloped nations, and  Islam is the major world power.

And America is where a bunch of black plantation owners live, and like the plantation owners used to in our reality, they have slaves working the fields that they had slave traders capture from less developed parts of the world. In this case, Ireland.

Never read the book, so I could have mucked up parts of that summary, but that’s part of why I think this song is so cool. It’s exactly the type of song slaves working on a plantation would sing, but its distinctly Irish.

It’s subversive, too. Pay close attention to the last verse, as it changes, and underscores what the song is really about.

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That’s The Way

Posted by shanoah on August 18, 2009

Don’t really mean to be posting every other day here, but I’ve been a bit busy.

I’m continuing with Boy George and Culture Club for now. They have good music, and Sean hasn’t shown up and posted to give me inspiration. (But then, I know of a number of things he’s likely to be busy with.)

This song was the B side to Karma Chameleon (if you’d believe it) and is called That’s The Way (I’m Only Trying To Help You). And yes, the lyrics are important. If you aren’t paying attention, you might find yourself being caressed by clowns.

Powerful lyrics, anyways.

Mama had tears in her eyes
She’s the only one who never cries

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Lovecraft

Posted by shanoah on July 29, 2009

Oh, I know what route I go down when I experience too much kawaii, too, Sean.

Admittedly, it first involves porting it here, where everyone can see it. But afterward, there are antidotes. In this case, I got together with a friend from work after work and played a board game he has with him called Arkham Horror.

Cthulhu won the first game, but we managed to beat an elder god the second time, though we house ruled one or two things. (Mainly because of only having two players.)

In honor of that, I thought I’d play a short creepy animation called A Lovecraft Dream. I think it speaks for itself.

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