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Clowning Around - The Aftermath - "What the...?"
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Clowning Around - The Aftermath
Merry Christmas, everyone! What a great time of the year! It makes me want to sing tunes at the top of my lungs and revisit the fan-tastic year that we've all shared. It's my gift to you, on this fine Christmas Day.

Here goes:

"On the first day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the second day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the third day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Provincial interfering,
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Reduced student work funding,
Provincial interfering,
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Nuclear reactors a-busting,
Reduced student work funding,
Provincial interfering,
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
Afghan prisons torturing,
Nuclear reactors a-busting,
Reduced student work funding,
Provincial interfering,
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Bali.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my goverment gave to me
A Mulroney-Shreiber flip-flopping,
Afghan prisons torturing,
Nuclear reactors a-busting,
Reduced student work funding,
Provincial interfering,
Handbooks on a-stalling,
Negative advertising,
Accountability dying,
Concealment of the truth,
The Senate as whipping-boy,
Two dumb cabinet shuffles,
And a watered-down accord in Ba-li!"


Aaaaaah! It feels so great to have gotten this off my chest. Now I'm gonna go roast it on an open fire. In the meantime, here is our fine Christmas-flavoured playlist for this week:

Bobby Goldsboro - See That Funny Little Clown
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tears of a Clown
The EVerly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
Gary Lewis and The Playboys - Everybody Loves a Clown
Neil Sedaka - King of Clowns
Jack Johnson - Rodeo Clowns
Matthew Good Band - My Life as a Clown
Placebo - Pierrot the Clown
Sarah McLachlan - Sad Clown
Sam Cooke - Laughin' and Clownin'
Robert Downey, Jr. - Little Clownz
Jars Of Clay - Sad Clown
Ringo Rinfret - Le clown est triste
The Kinks - Death of a Clown


...
As discussed on the show last night, we are going on indefinite hiatus.

The decision was made late Sunday night. However, I waited until Monday to sleep on it and be 100% sure my mood wasn't affecting my final move. Unless something amazing happens, our last show will be December 31 - worst case scenario (and preferably), on January 7.

It will have been a whole 7 years and 7 months of "What the...?" and it's time to hang up our headphones once and for all. The show has taken up most of my personal life for the last few years and I just can't give as much as I have every single week of the last few years without taking a break. I'm just totally exhausted with the pace and need to put on the brakes.

I know that I want to continue "What the...?" in some capacity, mind you; putting these mixes together for you is a lot of fun, despite all the work involved. However, I doubt that the show will come back in its current format. I think I might start a series of mixtapes and make new ones available via this blog.

And I might focus more on blogging. I like to write and it can be done pretty much anywhere. And, if it's in short doses, it will be more manageable than its been in recent years. Well, such is the theory. We'll see.

In the meantime, please enjoy the last of our shows while they last. I can't say that "What the...?" is good to the last drop, but it's certainly a taste like no other :P

Thanks for tuning in.
The Thorn.

State Of Mind: tired tired
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