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YOU CLEVER B8STARDs:An open letter to people who know erm thingys

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Initial post: 1 Aug 2011, 20:46:24 BST
easytiger says:
Link a song with an event or person or anything(however obscurely) notable in history then post a song of your own n see what happens.
Eg.My post is 'Tracks of my tears'-Smokey Robinson

Yours is-Isambard Kingdom Brunel-( 'cos he built railways.)

and your follow up is

'Don't cry put your head on my shoulder'-The Beach Boys

To which a clever b8stard replies:

One of the six wives of Henry VIII( Well I would 'cos I can't even remember the names of me own wives)
So here we go(please)

Motorbikin'-Chris Spedding

Posted on 1 Aug 2011, 21:04:52 BST
Leftin says:
Lawrence of Arabia. (Poor fellow died in a motorbike accident near Clouds Hill, Dorset. Some say his bike engine is still heard at night.)

Posted on 1 Aug 2011, 21:56:38 BST
Kevin says:
Baggy Trousers - Madness

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011, 22:31:22 BST
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nocheese says:
Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers favoured by members of the University of Oxford, especially undergraduates, in England during the early 20th century from the 1920s to around the 1950s. They originated from a ban in 1924 on the wearing of knickers by Oxford (and Cambridge) undergraduates at lectures. The bagginess allowed knickers to be hidden underneath easily. The style was invented by Harold Acton of Christ Church.

Hey, Heavy and a Bottle of Bread - Bob Dylan

Posted on 1 Aug 2011, 23:02:52 BST
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Kevin says:
Money was often referred to as Bread by the Hippies in the late 60s.
People often save their loose change in large spirit bottles, & hey, i imagine that they would be quite heavy when full.

The Golden Archipelago - Shearwater

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011, 23:09:13 BST
Last edited by the author on 1 Aug 2011, 23:11:56 BST
nocheese says:
'The Gulag Archipelago' is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn based on his experiences of the Soviet forced labour and concentration camp system. It was published in the West in 1973.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndy Lauper

(ps - thanks for the explanation of the Dylan song, CHEEZE, I've often wondered what it meant).

Posted on 1 Aug 2011, 23:40:52 BST
Kevin says:
Never heard of it nocheese.

Some girls have a lot of 'History', or should that be 'Fun'.

Aumgm - Can

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 01:15:29 BST
nocheese says:
Au is the chemical symbol for gold, and MGM was a Hollywood studio whose Golden Age was from the thirties to the fifties.

Ice Cream Van - Glasvegas

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 06:07:20 BST
easytiger says:
Tasmania used to be called Van Dieman's land after it's 'discoverer'. It is referred to in the Irish standard probably because Australia doesn't rhyme with 'Black Velvet Band'

Interstellar Overdrive-Pink Floyd

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 07:24:24 BST
Carradale says:
Elton John has several security cameras which look over his drive at his country mansion, Woodside in Old Windsor, Berkshire.

(That sort of thing?)

Phallus Dei - Amon Düül II

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 07:53:39 BST
easytiger says:
There is discussion in some circles that while 'Phallus' is a true nominative,there are doubts whether 'Dei' is the true genetive. In english we are lucky not to have to remember genetive forms- we just stick a "'s" on the end of things and say them the right way round, unlike them foreigners who speak funny.

Fulham Fall-out-The Lurkers

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 08:04:07 BST
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2011, 08:05:19 BST
RABB says:
Mohammed Al-Fayed is a massive Michael Jackson fan, so much so he put a statue of the late King of Pop outside Craven Cottage earlier this year.

The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners - Foo Fighters

EDIT: I'm probably doing this completely wrong, feel free to ignore this post.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 08:20:53 BST
Carradale says:
Nice link back to Tasmania, RAB, with your song about a mining disaster there....

芙蓉蛋 or Egg Foo Young is an omelette-like dish found in many Western Chinese restaurants and is derived from Fu Yung Egg Slices, an authentic Chinese recipe from Shanghai.

The Sheriff - Modern Jazz Quartet

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 08:24:15 BST
RABB says:
Actually, Carra, it's not about the disaster, as there are no lyrics. It's merely a tribute to the two miners who were trapped, as they were both massive Foo Fighters fans and supposedly sung their songs to keep them entertained.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 08:29:58 BST
easytiger says:
No, it's like Carra's-daft and clever links.

The Ballad of Jon and Yoko was an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Did you ever see them dance? Like fk, the lazy b8stards stayed in bed for three weeks for world peace and then war broke out.

Court of the Crimson King-King Crimson

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 08:37:30 BST
easytiger says:
Fk sorry late again.

'I shot the sheriff' by Bob Marley and Eric C was spoofed by legendary dutch group Gruppo Sportivo into 'I shot my manager cos he used to keep my royalties' and was a massive hit somewhere I think.

Back to the court of the crimson king-King Crimson

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 09:03:51 BST
nocheese says:
Erik Thorvaldsson , known as Erik the Red, founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland. Apparently he was a ginger nut rather than a socialist.

Working Class Hero - John Lennon

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 10:55:56 BST
easytiger says:
Erik the Red was a hero who travelled far and wide. Around the same time there was also a hero called Beowolf. He didn't get as far as Eric but he was a bit of a geezer and people wrote a lot a lot more about him than Eric.

Coward of the County-Kenny Rogers

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 11:09:49 BST
RABB says:
Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz was said to be nervous of the reaction their cover of "Big Yellow Taxi" would receive, so he roped in Vanessa Carlton on backing to help share any criticism they may have received.

Sabertooth Tiger - Cage the Elephant

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 11:16:31 BST
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nocheese says:
Sabretooth is a Marvel Comics supervillain created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. He has evolved from a bog standard serial killer to a fanged and clawed superhuman assassin and all round bad egg.

Needles and Pins - The Searchers.

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 11:38:03 BST
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2011, 11:49:02 BST
easytiger says:
Before injectable anaesthetics were invented, a varity of things were tried to calm patients down while undergoing surgery. At one point the well-respected Humphrey Davey, who is famous for the 'Davey Lamp', a light-source that could be safely used in gaseous conditions in mines,suggested that the recently discovered Nitrous Oxide 'Laughing Gas' could be used as an anaesthetic in small operations.
There are no legible patient records to confirm this.

Laugh-I nearly bought one-Killing Joke

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 12:06:43 BST
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2011, 13:09:58 BST
nocheese says:
In 1660, the Scottish aristocrat and Rabelais scholar Thomas Urquart apparently died laughing upon hearing that Charles II had ascended to the throne.

Milk and Alcohol - Dr Feelgood

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 12:41:08 BST
Mondo Ray says:
Fermentation of milk produces yoghurt - how cultured is that?

Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 15:17:58 BST
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2011, 15:19:36 BST
Carradale says:
Chameleons, apart from some having a colour-changing ability, separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes and very long modified and rapidly extrudable tongues (one each, usually) are also possessed of zygodactyly, an arrangement of toes (on each foot) with two facing forwards and two facing backwards. This also occurs in parrots, woodpeckers , cuckoos and some species of owl. This arrangement is a common feature of arboreal dwellers.

Changes - David Bowie

Posted on 2 Aug 2011, 17:13:30 BST
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2011, 17:24:01 BST
easytiger says:
Does anybody know who invented the f*g-machine? If you do can you ask him/her why when you go abroad you get 20 and some change, while in UK you get 16 and no change.

Psychodelic Warlords(disappear in sm*ke)-Hawkwind

What about Tarzan then
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