It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Abbie's running back and forth hell-bent for leather and it's not hard to figure out why! Someone's gone and made nearly every single entire Dr. Demento show available for download, and the cat just can't wait to get his grubby little paws on some mad music and CRAZY comedy before Westwood One and/or XM find out and shut the place down.

Me, I'm just very very excited that I may very well finally get a clean copy of Free Hot Lunch's Hymn 694, the hymn to the Interstate Highway System. Mister Weasel ripped an MP3 for me a long time ago, but the encoding was wonky and the highs were distorted (I recall that was a nasty problem with early MP3 encoding) so a lot of the tight harmony was lost. The lyrics are still there, though.
T'was Eisenhower's greatest feat
   All across the nation
In '88 still not complete,
   A contractor's salvation.

Oh what an astounding thing is our Interstate Highway System.
I'll also be very happy if I can grab a clean "Split-Level Head" by Napoleon XIV (crazy dual-channel chattering!) and maybe some other songs I have yet to remember that I lost when the car and all my mix tapes went to the Great Impound Lot in the Sky.

Uh oh! Abbie's stompy! The website's overloaded! Too many connections! He's not gonna get his Stan Freberg fix tonight! CALM DOWN, CAT!

(EDIT: Oh my god. YES. I found The Hate Song. I FOUND THE HATE SONG. From The MAD Show. Didn't know MAD had a musical, did you? Well, it was off-Broadway, a small ensemble presentation like Tomfoolery and featured not only Jo Anne Worley but "Tell It To" Linda Lavin as well. Stephen Sondheim wrote a song for the show, a parody of "The Girl from Ipanema." But I've always loved The Hate Song the most.)

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