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Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Puns of Brixton

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Song/Artist: Rock The Casbah – The Clash

Original Lyric: The Sharif don’t like it…. Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!


C’mon Joe, all you have to do is right-click and select the relevant option! Get him told Omar!

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Smothering Kites…

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Song/Artist: Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Original Lyric: You had a temper – like my jealousy – too hot, too greedy…


Lovely Kate. Lovely, mad Kate. How about you keep those shoes on, eh? No sense in throwing a good pair into a lake – oh…. Too late….

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Shears for Beers

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Song/Artist:Sowing The Seeds Of Love – Tears For Fears

Original Lyric: Sowing the seeds of love…

Is it just me or does Roland Orzabal look loads like Marco Pierre White?

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All His Flutes Are Torn

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Song/Artist – All Outta Angst – NOFX

Original lyrics – One thing’s for sure, I’m all outta angst…

This one’s a little treat for me. I try and keep this site as broad as possible but as my musical taste resides somewhere between ‘1997’, ‘Fat Wreck Samplers’ and ‘Big Shorts’ you may find the odd bit of skate punk/melodic hardcore creeping in from time-to-time. Anyway, here’s Fat Mike from NOFX coming to terms with a breakfast tragedy. Stay strong Mike, stay strong…

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Gracy May

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Song/Artist: Try – Macy Grey

Original Lyrics: Though I try to hide it, it’s clear; My world crumbles when you are not near…

So here she is with the soundtrack to a thousand break-ups of the mid-90’s: It’s Macy Gray and she’s consoling herself in the only way she knows how – with a nice pair of goggles. Whatever floats your boat Macy, whatever floats your boat….

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Baby get a pistol on your little finger…

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Song/Artist: Money For Nothing – Dire Straits


Original Lyric: We gotta install microwave ovens…


Given just how successful Brothers in Arms was you’d be forgiven for thinking that Mark Knopfler would be living it up in a mansion made of unicorn tears or a castle in the clouds. Unfortunately it turns out that our man must have fallen on hard times or developed some pretty heavy-weight psychological problems as these days your more likely to find him sleeping in a giant microwave. It’s always the quiet ones…

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Look at this car. This car is shined for you.

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Song/Artist: Clocks – Coldplay


Original Lyric: Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head…


Yet again I’m caught between the part of me that would probably pay good money to watch Chris Martin pull his head off and the other part of me that secretly quite likes Coldplay and actual bought this album for a flatmate’s birthday you understand. Either way, the pic turned out pretty well so I’m happy to live with the moral ambiguity.

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Waving Your Bladder All Over The Place…

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Song/Artist: Killer Queen – Queen

Original Lyric: She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet…


I’ve been dying to do this one as I think it’s very sensible to keep both a mole and a shovel somewhere about your homestead: One never knows when you may have to dig yourself out and having some company from Nature’s Little Miner further sweetens an otherwise lousy deal. So anyway, this is a second (and probably less close to the bone) appearance for Freddie Mercury and here he is demonstrating how to safely house your mole and shovel. Think of it as more of a Public Safety Announcement than a pretty picture.

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