Tuesday, March 11, 2008


So Barack Obama wants to be King-of-the-hill, “A”-number-one. Top-of-the-heap.
Well he's still got a long road ahead of him. And should he capture the nomination of his party and then go on to defeat Mad John the Bomber, his work will be cut out for him.
There's going to be a lot of cleaning to be done if he intends to put this house back in order. A firm hand and the ability to take no guff from the Republicans or his colleagues or the press will be vital.
And to that extent I offer the following to be his campaign theme song...

Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip; he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak, yakety yak

Artists: The Coasters; words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Post Scripts:
Little Feat is at the Calvin Theater in Northampton this Thursday night (3/13/08).
There are two extra 2nd row tickets available.Leave a comment if you want them.

I was thinking about Harry Chapin last night and how much a person of his caliber is needed today.

Bart continues to flourish in his new environment.

A politician caught linked to a prostitute? Nothing new there except that it was a female prostitute for a change.


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