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wonders never cease Friday, March 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY, March 2nd, 2011 Dr Seuss, Lou Reed, and the Republic of Texas!

yertle-the-turtle March 2nd is the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as the great Dr Seuss. It also happens to be the birthday of another great wordsmith, Lou Reed. And it is also the day that the Republic of Texas declared its independence from Mexico. We feel that all of these things need to be celebrated, and we should do it quickly before Texas follows up on its threats of secession and we can't enjoy songs that mention the "Lone Star State" anymore. What better way to celebrate than with a Seuss-like poem and a play list? While we are aware that the good doctor would have done a much better job with this rhyme, we felt the need to constrain ourselves to rhyming words (and names) that actually exist. We hope this doesn't set him spinning in his grave: Dr Seuss on the loose, Riding in the caboose With a goose and a moose And a porter named Bruce. As the group rolls around On the radio is found Lou Reed singing with The Velvet Underground. As the train reaches Texas, The doc checks his reflexes, By asking Alexis To jab his solar plexus.

1. Green Eggs and Ham - Moxy FrГјvous
"I would not, could not, in the rain. Not in the dark. Not on a train. Not in a car. Not in a tree. I do not like them, Sam, you see. Not in a house. Not in a box. Not with a mouse. Not with a fox. I will not eat them here or there. I do not like them anywhere!"

2. That's Right (You're Not From Texas) - Lyle Lovett
"But at a dance hall down in Texas, that's the finest place to be. The women they all look beautiful, and their men will buy your beer for free."

3. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
"Plucked her eyebrows on the way, shaved her legs and then he was a she. She says 'Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.'"

4. The Cat in the Hat Rap - MCBC
"Then he said 'That is that.' And then he was gone with a tip of his hat."

5. Luckenbach, Texas - The Highwaymen
"There only two things in life that make it worth livin'. That's guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women"

6. Perfect Day - Lou Reed
"Just a perfect day, you made me forget myself. I thought I was someone else, someone good."

7. Mr Grinch - Aimee Mann
"Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!"

8. London Homesick Blues - Gary P Nunn w/ Jerry Jeff Walker
"I wanna go home with the armadillo. Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene. The friendliest people and the prettiest women you've ever seen."

9. Satellite Of Love - Lou Reed
"I watched it for a little while, I love to watch things on TV."

10. Yertle the Turtle - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond, Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond."

11. Deep in the Heart of Texas - The Muppet Show
Because, when possible, we always end our playlist with a bit from The Muppet Show.

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