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September 01, 2016

Thursday Overnight Open Thread (9/1/16) [Mis. Hum.]

You want news? Look, Iran is treated with kid gloves again. Iranian news isn't for you?

How about a new national monument without Congressional approval?

Hillary spoke to the American Legion.It appears she needed assistance walking to the podium.

Do you want commentary with your news? You could go here.

Do you want to think about the ever present Nanny State? Probably not. Amirite?

Would you like to discuss societal trends? You are free to travel here.

It just seems the world keeps getting weirder. Imagine a time machine. Today's Special Snowflake parents would stroke out.

Current events not your topic this evening? We could examine math and the consequences of taxation. No?

Would you like to discuss the weather?Everybody talks about the weather. However, you can't discuss climate change. You know settled science like salt and fat.

What's happening in the world of sports? Does the NFL want to celebrate "free speech"?

They won't celebrate heroes who gave their lives protecting people exercising their freedoms. According to the NFL, it's ok to mock the police. They could nip this in the bud. The NFL has a reputation of being the fashion police. They just don't want to.

Should we discuss news, current events, weather, sports? Let's not and say we did.

After All It's Musical Thursday Night

The following songs are well known. The videos are of the originals and subsequent covers. Are there any songs out there that you like which have been covered?

I Shot The Sherriff

Bob Marley

Eric Clapton

In 2003, Clapton's version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Your humble OB always preferred Marley's version.

Stairway To Heaven

Led Zeppelin

Frank Zappa

Recently Led Zeppelin was victorious in a copy right case against them. Of course our legal system is screwed up. You win, but you still have to pay $800,000 in legal fees. The plaintiff? Win? You pay your attorney 33 1/3%. Lose? You pay your attorney's costs. Tort reform is way overdue.

Take Me To The River

Al Green

Talking Heads

This particular song has been used in numerous TV shows and movies.

Proud Mary

Credence Clear Water Revival

Ike & Tina Turner

Both CCR's version and the Turner's versions received Grammy Hall of Fame awards.

Little Wing

Jimi Hendrix

Stevie Ray Vaughn

A beautiful song that has been covered by numerous artists. A great cover was done by Derek & The Dominoes. How many others have covered this ageless song?

All Along The Watch Tower

Bob Dylan

Eric Johnson

Written in 1967. According to Dylan's own website, by 2012 he had performed the song 2,034 times. Dylan was said to have enjoyed Hendrix's version better than his and attempted to sound more like Jimi when he played it in concert.

Green Onions

Booker T & The MGs

Roy Buchanan

This is the only instrumental song in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 rock songs of all time. In 1999 it received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Super Star

Delaney & Bonnie

Sonic Youth

The Carpenters made this a Yuuuge hit. In 1971 it made #1 in the Billboard Adult Contemporary List. It also produced a Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination for Richard Carpenter for arrangement.

Both Sides Now

Joni Mitchell

Neil Diamond

There were numerous covers to choose from. From Bing Crosby to Leonard Nimoy. Yes, Spock had an emotional side to him.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Bob Dylan

Warren Zevon

A little history on Zevon's cover. He was dying of lung cancer when he recorded this. It can be found on his last studio LP, The Wind. Hard to believe September 7th he has been gone 13 years.

On Broadway

The Drifters


Covered by numerous artists. Can you name a few? One of them would be George Benson. Benson's version won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance.


Bob Seger

Thin Lizzy

The song "Rosalie" was written in tribute to Rosalie Trombley, the music director of CKLW-AM in Windsor, Ontario, which was one of North America's leading Top 40 radio stations of the 1960s and '70s. The song was made more famous by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, who originally recorded it for their 1975 album Fighting; another recording, included on their live album Live and Dangerous in 1978, became a hit single in the UK in the same year.

Since we are expressing opinions. Thin Lizzy's version kicks butt compared to Seger's version.

California Man

The Move

Cheap Trick

California Man performed by The Move reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart in May 1972. Cheap Trick has it on several LPs and the song has been covered by other bands as well. Do you know who they are?

Addicted To Love

Robert Palmer

Eagles of Death Metal

The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week ending 8 February 1986. The song ended up topping the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart. It was one of the last 45 RPM singles to receive a million-selling Gold certification. It also reached number one in Australia and number five on the UK Singles Chart.

The Eagles of Death Metal were on stage when the Le Bataclan attack took place in Paris, France November 2015.

Hello It's Me

Todd Rundgren

John Legend

Rundgren's early career had numerous Pop Music hits that hold up well today. This was his only Top Ten pop hit, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Eye Of The Tiger


Paul Anka

Sylvester Stallone is to blame for this song. He requested Survivor for music for Rocky III.

It gained tremendous MTV and radio airplay and topped charts worldwide during 1982. In the United States, it held number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks and was the No. 2 single of 1982, behind Olivia Newton-John's "Physical". The band won a 1982 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group With Vocal" at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards.

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