Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ten Minutes with the Teej...

...and I just wasted 30 seconds of it thinking of that witty title. Whitney seems to be amused by what really annoys me, or grinds my gears in the parlance of Peter Griffin, so I'll see if I can make his day and mention how much cover songs piss me off. Van Morrison's Wild Nights is a great tune...but thanks to John Cougar Mellencamp [Greg, do your joke here] and that chick with an even weirder name than Erika Badu we get that crap ass version all the time. Hell, I hate to say it, when I was a kid that Club Nouveau version of Lean On Me was da bomb, but come on now, Bill Withers pisses on Club Nouveau. Cover songs are the devil.

Monta Ellis had 35 or so last night. Monta Ellis shot 9 for 27. Monta Ellis might have a problem. And, oh yeah, the Warriors gave up 133 points last night (though they did score 131).

Ten minutes might even be too long...perhaps next time we do this (2012?) I cut it to five.

I can't quite tell if me wholeheartedly accepting "the Teej" is Jeff Goldblum from "The Fly" or that dude in "District 9".

I know everyone loves the Eddie Murphy "Party All the Time" video as most absurd display of ego ever, but Don Johnson's "Heartbeat" is ten times worse. I mean, come on, he was a Big Lots compared to Eddie's Nordstrom. Both those videos by the way have been featured here on G:TB.

So, can I expect McDonald's to give me one more epic Filet 'o Fish ad for next year's Lent/March Madness? (now there's a tournament for you)

OK, sorry folks, my time here is done.

*Ten Minutes with the Teej promises no spell-checking, grammar-checking or fact-checking. That's right, I didn't use the google once for this. Even to find images. Or tubes of You.

23 comments:

Greg said...

I can't wait for "Olympics Week Two" from our friends at the Wheelhome.

TJ said...

Live from London...

"Look Geoff, it's Big Ben...AND Parliament."

zoltan said...

I bummed a Parliament off of Big Ben once.

TJ said...

The he pwned you in a ladies room, below the trophy for 2nd place?

TR said...

The Teej really needs to plumb the supply of bitterness and vitriol that Z-Man carries with him at all times. That's why the two are such a great pair on the FM dial.

TJ said...

The Teej over 180 minutes each morning on your radio dial is going to cause some people angst.

zoltan said...

I meant Big Ben from W&M. Much like my skills, my supply of vitriol is mad deep.

zoltan said...

And I disagree with the vitriol directed towards covers. Ever heard Johnny Cash cover "Rusty Cage"?

TJ said...

Disagree all you want Z-Man. We have hours to fill each morning.

But you are aware of a term called "exception to the rule", right?

Greg said...

What about Johnny Cash's cover of "Personal Jesus"?

zoltan said...

Gnarls Barkely's cover of "Gone Baby Gone"?

zoltan said...

Jessica Simpson's cover of "Take My Breath Away"? That's the only Jessica Simpson song I've ever heard, which is odd since she's famous because she's allegedly a signer.

zoltan said...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover of "Norweigian Wood"? What? "Breaking the Girl" isn't a cover?

TJ said...

Axl Rose alone butchered three classics.

Mark said...

Higher Ground was a pretty solid cover.

And the Dropkick Murphys have done some good covers of old Irish folk songs.

TJ said...

Covers are the devil.

Much as foosball is, according to Kathy Bates.

zoltan said...

No, Blackberrys are the devil.

TJ said...

The band Michael Jack fronted, they killed a Monkees original for that Shrek flick, correct?

TJ said...

No z-man. Billable hours are the real devil.

TJ said...

That does give me a good idea tho...next Ten Min w/Teej post will be blackberry only.

zoltan said...

Buck the devil.

Dave said...

i showed my children the video and they have started building something on the steps and ian just said the word "explode."

TJ said...

Dave, way to post a comment in the wrong post. Which you posted.