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Hazy Shades of Winter: More Songs from an Alternate Universe

Just a bit of silliness that meanders toward something more substantial, which is one of the hallmarks of Bonnywood. (At least I hope folks have noticed said hallmark.) To be fair, there are some very specifically-American things mentioned here (although I sprinkled in some transnational shout-outs), but really, overall, all nations on this planet are facing similar dilemmas, with slight variations in context and culture…

 

1. “What’s Anchovies Got to Do with It?” – Tuna Turner

2. “Pour Some Cougar on Me” – Johnny Rydell and the Oedipus Complex Band

3. “Hopelessly Related to You” – Homer Buckboard and the Hillbilly Brother Cousins

4. “Smells Like Teen Privilege” – The White Kids Who Got a Trophy Just for Showing up at College with Rich Parents

5. “What a Wonderful Swirled” – Margarita Cherry featuring the Happy Hour Appetizers

6. “Set Fire to the Rain” – The Climate Change Orchestra

7. “The Sound of Silence” – The Trump Administration Office of Morality and Decency

8. “(I Can’t Get No) Decent Traction” – The Transgender Equality Experience

9. “Running on Empty” – Boris Johnson

10. “I Love Mock ‘N Troll” – Joan Fret and the Black-Hearted Facebook Bigots

11. “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Sun” – The Entire United Kingdom

12. “Where Did Our Soul Go?” – The American Republican Party

13. “Welcome to the Bungle” – The Boeing Company Chorale

14. “I Got You Babe” – A Duet by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

15. “A Horse with No Name” – The 748 People Currently Jostling to Be the Presidential Nominee of the Democratic Party in 2020

16. “We’ve Only Just Begun” – The MeToo Movement

17. “Tiny Dancer” – Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia

18. “Another Brick in the Wall” – Mitch McConnell and the Senatorial Sheeples

19. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – The Writers Who Write and the Readers Who Read in the Middle of the Night and Yearn for Better

20. “We Shall Overcome” – Will of the People

 

Because we will. Overcome. Eventually.

Peace.

 

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    • I once learned how to play the opening bit of “Tubular Bells” on a piano (long story) and… well, that’s about it, instrumentally speaking. But I can sing and dance with great gusto. I’m sure we can work something out…

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  1. Hahaha. These are great. 😀 A couple more for your collection:
    – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Sly Donnie and the Stoned Family
    – Born to Run – Rudy and the Fall Guys
    – A Change is Gonna Come – Electorate Light Orchestra

    And it will come. 🙂

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    • All three of your additions are great, but that last one is brilliant, to the point that I might have to steal the wordplay on ELO and work it into a blog post somehow, as I’m that enamored.

      But yes, it WILL come. Hopefully before I grind my molars into mere stubs out of frustration…

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