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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:13 PM
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If I may have your attention for just a minute or two...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:41 PM by wildhorses
I would like to introduce you to Todd Snider:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si0WTCMrksw christian conservatives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl6vVuPEkxE b double e double r-u-n BEER RUN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc3VRnBhANY talking shit at the Troubadour ragging on Garth Brooks!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMsw8j2kSJ8 an allright guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhZtRKjSAlI if you don't appreciate this one are you sure you belong here??

He is SOOOOO much more than this!!!

If you get a chance to ever hear him....maybe this is too country :shrug:
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masshole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:14 PM
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1. who is this guy?
I've never heard of Todd Snyder, but that was great story about "If Tomorrow Never Comes" :toast:
Thanks for the introduction!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:49 PM
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3. wasn't that great...and it is Snider with an I...just in case you go
looking. Some of my favorite songs by him are not on youtube :cry:

but I will post some lyrics so you can get an idea of his depth:

You Think You Know Somebody
by Todd Snider

You think you know somebody.
You think they know you.
You think you know somebody.
But man you never do.
Jackie used to live three blocks away from me.
We used to throw a baseball and climb his old oak tree.
We would smoke his daddy's cigarettes behind the picket fence.
We swore that we would always be the best of friends.
We would sit on the curb and talk on summer nights'
'Til Jackie's daddy called him, and he took off like a light.


Fridays were all the same our high school senior year.
We hung out by the river and drank Black Label beer.
We listened to the Stones with all our old friends.
And sometimes took a toke or two down by the river bend.
I remember I promised Jackie I'd drive him home on Friday night.
He said, "Go on without me. Buddy, I'll be alright."

We went off to college to start our Freshman year.
I went to a school about an hour away from here.
But you know Jackie, He took off, went to college out of state.
He used to call me all the time and tell me it was great.
He said, "I'm coming home for Christmas. I hope you'll do the same."
He said that he would come, but Jackie never came.

When Jackie got married, I was his best man.
He moved back to town. We were neighbors again.
I met a woman. I got married, too.
Our families got together every Sunday afternoon.
His boy and my boy they would talk on summer nights.
'Til Jackie called his boy home, and he took off like a light.

Last night I saw the flashing lights, and I quickly rushed outside.
A neighbor lady told me Jackie's youngest boy had died.
I was shocked to see the police had Jackie handcuffed in the car.
Until this morning's paper told me Jackie'd gone too far.
Now they say Jackie's not the only one to blame.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:38 PM
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2. 'All we need is a ten and a fiver
car and a key and a sober driver

B double-E double-R U N beer run!"



Far as I know, that's the only song in history to mention Sleepy John Standidge of Snazzy Productions and KPIG. :patriot:

http://www.snazzyamericanamusic.com /

(Thar be cool stuff there.)

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:51 PM
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4. thanks for the link and to another Snider fan...
:toast:

wish I could find this on youtube :loveya:


smokin' in a black cadillac, the engine's winding down
he parked it up on the sidewalk like he owned the whole damn town
i'd hear him talking to some chick
through a thick ghost of smoke, through a thicker haze of summer-comforting Coke

he'd say, "girl, you're hotter than the hinges hanging off the gates of hell
don't be afraid to turn to me, babe, if he don't treat you well"
and by "he" he meant me, so i laughed and i shook his hand
he laughed a little bit louder,

play a train song
pour me one more round
make 'em leave my boots on
when they lay me into the ground
i am a runaway locomotive
out of my one-track mind
and i've been looking for any kind of trouble that i can find

i got this old black leather jacket
i got this pack of Marlboro Reds
i got this stash here in my pocket
i got these thoughts in my own head
to write, to run on till i gotta walk
until i've got to crawl
there's a moment that i'm in right now
and nothing else at all

play a train song
pour me one more round
make 'em leave my boots on
when they lay me into the ground
i am a runaway locomotive
out of my one-track mind



in the television and blizzard lights
we looked around his place
we found him cold there on the sofa
a little smile across his face
and though i tried with all my sadness
somehow i just could not weep
for, man, it looked to me
like he died laughing in his sleep

singing a train song
drinking one last round
we made 'em leave his boots on
on the day they laid him down
he was a runaway locomotive
out of his one-track mind
play a train song
play a train song
play a train song
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:03 PM
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6. I couldn't listen to that 'Beer Run' video
Fucking asshat Kilborn audience fuckers clapping on the 1/3. :grr:

I can't stand that. I literally can't stand that. Makes my brain hurt and my muscles tense.

The version I know was recorded at the... well, now I can't remember if it was the Strawberry Festival or the KPIG Swine Soiree. But, yeah Snider's sort of a demigod to Piggies. :thumbsup:

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:07 PM
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7. this song is hilarious:

hey, hey
my, my
rock n roll will never die
just hang your hair down in your eyes
you'll make a million dollars

well, i was in this band goin' nowhere fast
we sent out demos but everybody passed
so one day, we finally took the plunge
moved out to seattle to play some grunge
washington state, that is...
space needle, eddie vedder
mudhoney

now to fit in fast, we wear flannel shirts
we turn our amps up until it hurts
we've got bad attitudes and what's more
when we play, we stare straight down at the floor
wowee! pretty scary
how pensive
how totally alternative

now to fit in on the seattle scene
you've got to do something they ain't never seen
so thinkin' up a gimmick one day
we decided to be the only band that wouldn't play a note under any circumstances
silence...
music's original alternative
roots grunge

well, we spread the word through the underground
that we were the hottest new thing in town
the record guy came out to see us one day
and just like always, we didn't play
it knocked him out
he said he loved our work
he said he loved our work, but he wasn't sure if he could sell a record with nothing on it
i said, 'tell 'em we're from seattle'
he advanced us two and a half million dollars

hey, hey
my, my
rock n roll will never die
just hang your hair down in your eyes
you'll make a million dollars

well, they made us do a video, but that wasn't tough
cos we just filmed ourselves smashing stuff
it's kind of weird cos there was no music
but mtv said they'd love to use it
the kids went wild, the kids went nuts
rolling stone gave us a five-star review
said we played with guts

we're scoring chicks, taking drugs
then we got asked to play mtv unplugged
you should have seen it
we went right out there and refused to do acoustical versions of the electrical songs that we had refused to record in the first place
then we smashed our shit

well, we blew 'em away at the grammys show
by refusing to play and refusing to go
and then just when we thought fame would last forever
along came this band that wasn't even together
now that's alternative
now that's alternative to alternative
i feel stupid... and contagious

well, our band got dropped and that ain't funny
cos we're all hooked on drugs but we're outta money
so the other day, i called up the band
i said, 'boys, i've taken all i can
shave off your goatees, pack the van
we're going back to athens'
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:15 PM
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10. Oh, HEEBUS!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:19 PM
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11. i've been looking for that song forever!
i had no idea it was Todd. Do you know the name of it?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:19 PM
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13. sure thing:
Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues. It is on his "THAT WAS ME 1994-1998" cd
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:27 PM
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15. Sorry, OR!
Love Todd, love the PIG. Can't listen to that song one more time. :hi:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:56 PM
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5. Lonely Girl:
So there you sit
All by yourself
You're trying to quit
Like everybody else
Cigarette's smoke in your eyes
I see a few regrets in there, too
Hey there, lonely girl
Have I got a lonely boy for you

Like a sunny day
Of someplace else
The music plays
But it don't help
Through the haze
You roll your eyes
Everyday I wonder
What you see
Hey there, lonely girl
I think you're the only girl
For me

You're the only girl
In this whole wide world
Only throw your pearls at me

Here I sit
I'm all by myself
I'm tying to quit
Something else
Cigarette's smoke in my eyes
I got a bunch of regrets, too
Hey there, lonely girl
Have I got a lonely boy for you
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:09 PM
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8. i am forever in your debt for posting the Beer Run video!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:20 PM
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14. ....
:toast:
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:10 PM
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9. I love him
I first heard My Generation, Part 2 on WMNF in Tampa,FL. I have his first three CDs but haven't picked up the rest. The newone is good though.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:36 PM
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12. what is the name of the song he does about the girl
lets him drive her car, drinking and such...
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:43 PM
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16. I'm not familiar with that one
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:31 PM
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17. I can't find it on his website. I am beginning to think that I have
it confused with another artist...damn!! x(
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 06:16 PM
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18. Cool bunch of links!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 06:24 PM
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19. aren't they fun?
check your PM :hi:
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