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Songs About Immigration, Part 2 - The Clash - Straight To Hell

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 13, 2008 11:09pm | Post a Comment
If you can play on the fiddle
How's about a British jig and reel?
Speaking king's English in quotation
As railhead towns feel the steel mills rust water froze
In the generation
Clear as winter ice
This is your paradise

There ain't no need for ya
Go straight to hell boys

Y'wanna join in a chorus
Of the Amerasian blues?
When it's Christmas out in Ho Chi Minh City
Kiddie say papa papa papa papa-san take me home
See me got photo photo
Photograph of you
Mamma mamma mamma-san
Of you and mamma mamma mamma-san
Lemme tell ya bout your blood bamboo kid.
It aint coca-cola it's rice.

Straight to hell
Oh papa-san
Please take me home
Oh papa-san
Everybody they wanna go home
So mamma-san says

You wanna play mind-crazed banjo
On the druggy-drag ragtime U.S.A.?
In parkland international
Hah! Junkiedom U.S.A.
Where procaine proves the purest rock man groove
And rat poison
The volatile molatov says-

Pssst...
Hey chico we got a message for ya...
Vamos vamos muchacho
From alphabet city all the way a to z, dead, head

Go straight to hell

Can you really cough it up loud and strong
The immigrants
They wanna sing all night long
It could be anywhere
Most likely could be any frontier
Any hemisphere
No man's land and there ain't no asylum here
King Solomon he never lived round here

Go straight to hell boys

Roadhouse 66

Posted by phil blankenship, January 13, 2008 10:48pm | Post a Comment
 







Key Video 6742

For The Metalheads Pt. 1 - Metal en Espanol: Mago De Oz

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 13, 2008 09:56pm | Post a Comment
Mago De Oz (Wizard Of Oz) is a metal band out of Spain. Their sound is quite unique, to say the least. It is Metal, Celtic music and also has some folky elements. Think Iron Maiden meets The Dropkick Murphys and Jethro Tull.




AMOEBA GETS LOVE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Posted by Billyjam, January 13, 2008 08:40pm | Post a Comment
amoeba music hollywood
Amoeba Music Hollywood got much love from today's (Jan 13th) New York Times in the Sunday paper's supplemental Travel section as part of its weekly "36 Hours" feature. Each week "36 Hours" focuses on a certain town, city, or small region, offering up a list of the essential things to do -- imagining that one has only a thirty-six hour period to spend in that place. And for this week's "36 Hours in Hollywood," Times travel writer Jennifer Steinhauer picked twelve essential stops in Hollywood, including Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, the ArcLight Cinema, and of course Amoeba Music on Sunset.

Under the heading "Before iPods," Steinhauer, who allocated a little under two hours for the Amoeba stop, wrote: "From Roscoe’s, it’s a fast walk to Amoeba Records (6400 Sunset Boulevard, 323-245-6400; www.amoeba.com), one of the last great independent record stores in the country, where new and used CDs and DVDs are found by the mile. There are also live in-store performances (with a special emphasis on up and coming Los Angeles bands)."

To see the full article pick up today's NY Times (avail in most major cities) or check the article posted on the New York Times website. Note that the printed version also includes a nice photo of the main floor of Amoeba looking down from the stairwell by the DVD section.

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my top 10 movies of the year...or my top 15 films of the year...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 13, 2008 08:38pm | Post a Comment
I just saw "There Will Be Blood" yesterday and I still can't stop thinking about it. Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano were both brilliant. And the score by Johnny Greenwood was weird and great and totally changed the whole mood of the film. Seeing this movie at the Bridge Theater was on my list of things to do before I make me big move back to Hollywood. I can't really still believe it yet but next week I will no longer be an official resident of San Francisco any more. I had to expand my top 10 films to 15 since there were so many good films out this year. I still am a bit in disbelief that there will be no Golden Globes tonight. The show itself is always a bit disappointing but it is always a good dress rehearsal for the Oscars. I hope the studios and writers can come to some sort of agreement in time. Please, if you are reading this, let me know if there is anything I can do to help out. I am a good mediator.

I wanted to finally get this list out there before everyone forgets about what made 2007 so great. The movies are in a basic sort of order but they were really all fantastic films that I enjoyed immensely this year. They made life just a little bit easier to get through this year and made me even more excited for another year of great films. Films like Juno, The Savages and Before the Devil Knows Your Dead may have ended up in the list but I did not get a chance to see them yet. Juno is in enough top ten lists this year already. So I don't feel so bad.  Sweeney Todd almost made the list. But I have a hard time taking musicals seriously.  I really enjoyed it but I just don't think it is one of the best of the year. I also really liked Sunshine and Halloween this year but they didn't make the cut. Just in case you were wondering here are the top box office films of 2007 starting with number one. Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Wild Hogs, and Knocked Up. The only film to make it on my list was Knocked Up. And seriously, how did Wild Hogs make $168,213,584?

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