Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In honor of tax day, this woman's post says it all. Who knew that "American Pie" was really a meditation on the eternal conflict between individual freedoms and collective responsibility? Not me, that's for sure...



Good Lord, that's a great song. But the audience wins the prize for most apathetic listeners ever. And poor Don McLean is practically begging them to sing along...

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link to that post! She's awesome.

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  2. I thought it was about that plane crash that killed 3 musicians back in the day-Buddy Holly and the others. I forget their names.

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  3. I have been begging for higher taxes or a couple of years now--but I never thought of offering to drive my Chevy to the levy. That is sheer genius.

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  4. I'm with Cheri...thanks! Murr is hilarious!

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  5. I never knew anyone who couldn't sing along to this song--especially after having a beer or three. Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, BTW, Lindsay.

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  6. Thanks for sending us over to Murr's place.

    I owned a Chevy once. It really wasn't levy-worthy (unless I was to bury it there). Maybe if it had been a pickup truck? Nah.

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  7. I have to tell the truth. I once got a ride home from Massachusetts to Virginia with a guy who played American Pie and sang along the whole freakin' way. I was ready to retroactively insert Don Maclean into the plane that took down The Big Bopper. I'm almost over it now (forty years later).

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  8. I love this song, but I only sing it out loud when I've been drinking because that's really the only time that my voice sounds any good.

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  9. Ok - I must put in a word for the folks listening to Don McLean in that video clip. It looks as if the gig was filmed at a german TV station - that logo in the upper left corner indicates that. We germans only sing along in public if larger quantities of beer are involved. So - do you see any mugs of beer, lederhosen or dirndl in the video? No beer - no song!

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