Friday, October 28, 2016

Educating the Youth of America (With Bonus Trivia Question)

One of many joys of parenting is the opportunity it conveys to properly educate/brainwash children about the things you find important. In my case, the topics on which my kids actually listen to me are generally limited to liberal politics, respect for our fellow man, and music. I'm doing my best, y'all.

My high schooler was excited to tell me about Miley Cyrus' new song, 'Jolene', earlier this week. For all her eccentricities (and don't try to tell me you wouldn't be just a tad fucked up if you grew up in public), Miley's got some pipes. At least in the sense that she sings loudly and powerfully - we'll leave a discussion of nuance and emotion until she grows up a little. It's a pretty good tune, though.



After I listed to the song, I told my daughter to Google Dolly Parton's original version. As soon as the legend started singing, my daughter's eyes widened, and she said, 'holy shit, she's amazing'. (Colorful language, actually, is one other thing my daughters get from me, now that I think about it.) Ain't that the truth. Now she's been searching for other Dolly Parton tunes to see if she can learn them on the ukelele. Seeds, planted.



I mentioned this briefly on Twitter a few days ago, and a Gheorghie responded to tell me that Dolly's 'Jolene' was on his Top 10 songs list. For extra credit (and assuming you didn't see the exchange online), name that Gheorghie. And for him (or her), I'd love to see that list.

And just for fun, here are Miley and Dolly (goddaughter and godmother, as it turns out) singing the tune together in 2010.

50 comments:

zman said...

"Jolene" is TR's go-to karaoke jam.

Mark said...

That's a solid choice. Greg's is "Private Dancer". No, really.

Dave said...

is that the same miley cyris who did wrecking ball? she looks totally different. dolly parton, on the other hand, has looked the same for fifty years.

Squeaky said...

Dave, it's the Miley Cyrus who did 'Two Headed Boy'.

zman said...

This reminds me of the time I thought that TV On The Radio was Panic At The Disco.

TR said...

Best headline ever?

"New Clinton emails were discovered during investigation into Anthony Weiner's sexting probe"

I know one woman who doesn't find this Huma-rous.

TR said...

And "Heat is On" by Power Station is my karaoke jam. Great tune. Shows off the vocal range I share w/ Robert Palmer.

rob said...

'darling nikki' is my karoake jam. i'm not invited back most of the time.

Danimal said...

Comey may be done before Bradley.

Danimal said...

Country Roads
I Want to be Sedated
Keep Your Hands to Yourself was my first....Spring Break '92

zman said...

"Keep Your Hands to Yourself" got us onstage at Senior Frog's, Spring Break '96. Every call I've made since then has been a failure.

TR said...

It appears Birdman has even more tattoos this season. The inkage is now moving up the back of his neck to the back of his head. Suave.

Mark said...

I mean, is Birdman supposed to walk it back at this point? He's made his decisions. The women he's going after aren't looking for him to button up his image.

I'm mildly offended by Zman's TV on the Radio confusion.

I missed Hubie Brown.

zman said...

The Patton Oswalt article in today's NY Times is so goddamn sad.

rob said...

that's the truth. that dude is completely unafraid of wearing his pain in public. it's profoundly brave and moving.

Whitney said...

The Power Station did Some Like It Hot
Glenn Frey (RIP) did The Heat Is On

My karaoke stand-by is tame, it's just because I have a deep voice. Sunday Morning Coming Down.

"and the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert"

Whitney said...

Anybody watching this WS game? Dig it.

TR said...

Thx for clarifying that, Whit.

I climbed into my bed at 915 PM to watch WS/Cavs. I was dead asleep at 945. It was pretty glorious. And it made this morning's 630 AM wake-up for soccer almost tolerable. Almost.

rob said...

that was a great game. terry francona is managing the fuck out of this postseason. if the tribe wins, he's a lock hall of famer. probably is even if they lose.

zman said...

How many managers with two WS wins aren't in the HoF?

rob said...

bill carrigan, ralph houk, cito gaston, as it turns out, are not in the hof with 2 titles. bruce bochy, as well, but he's still active.

Mark said...

I had basketball on the main tv and the World Series on the other on mute. Has any baseball player in recent memory raised his stock/profile more than Andrew Miller? That dude is a fucking horse. And a huge part of why Cleveland has been so successful.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Fuck Georgia.

Dave said...

big travel game today, our team has been playing way over their heads and we are tied for first. ian is jogging in circles in the house, making me anxious.

TR said...

Andrew Miller was lights out for the Yanks all last year, and all this year until he was traded. The Indians gave up two stud prospects to get him. Will be worth it for sure if they win, but he did not come cheap. Yanks did a fantastic job turning vets (Miller, Chapman, Nova, Beltran) into prospects this year. Too bad we still have Sabathia/Ellsbury/Headley carcasses on the roster.

Mark said...

Yes, all true, TR. I was commenting more on his profile amongst sports fans in general. He was very good but setup men aren't generally household names even when they play on the sports biggest franchise.

Cashman certainly earned his money this year with the way he set up the Yankees for the future.

Danimal said...

A couple miles out from Everbank Stadium. Hopefully we will get to see a real life football game today. That'd be kinda neat. Only on my 2nd beer. Will be the wife's first big college football game.

rob said...

soooo, anthony davis...

Mark said...

I would like to bet a large sum of money on Jacob Eason being the #1 pick in the NFL Draft at some point in the future.

zman said...

zson cheats at fucking Battleship. No idea why he's so competitive. It's awful.

TR said...

Not impressed by Davis. Big drop-off in points from Game 1 to Game 2.

TR said...

This is one heckuva sports night.

(Sounds better if you say it in your best Troy Aikman voice)

Danimal said...

Nebraska Wiscaansin game a good'n.

As you might recall, my son swims and plays football w son of Nathaniel Hackett, former OC for Bills and until today Blake Bortles QB coach. Prior to game he was on phone close to us in a semi-heated conversation. I tried to eavesdrop, unsuccessfully. Just saw on the ticker he is the new OC. Greg Olson canned. Can't be a bad thing, Blake obviously needs a new QB coach and Jags, well, need much but will take a new OC for now.

Mark said...

Hackett better coach his ass off because firing Olson feels like a temporary solution. Tough to see the rest of the coaching staff surviving.

Huskers-Badgers was good. As is Tennessee- South Cack.

Kluber is dealing. Stetson Mad Hatters, stand up!

TR said...

Dalvin Cook appears to be good at footballing.

Mark said...

He's a monster. I started watching him in HS because he was committed to Florida. I'll take him over any RB in college.

rob said...

jmu hung 84 on rhody today. that doesn't seem sporting.

Whitney said...

Jay Gruden's continued, thorough obsession with focusing on Chris Thompson in crunch time makes me think he lays money down on the opposition.

TR said...

Hahaha, Redskins. Way to shank a 30-yarder in OT.

Eat a dick, Snyder!

zman said...

Cleveland's home jerseys look like something ejected by the Arena League.

Mark said...

Cleveland's jerseys are basically the old FUBU jerseys.

I need to stop keeping Jamison Crowder on my fantasy bench.

T.J. said...

Props to the dude in this bar wearing a Raiders "Pryor" jersey

zman said...

http://www.thescore.com/news/1141906

Danimal said...

Nice toss and placement. Who thinks of that? I wouldn't think that would get through security. Reminds me....years ago a guy from Winc put a dildo in his wife's carry on bag and turned it on as she was about to go through security. Let me rephrase that, X wife.

TR said...

Pint glass, handful of cubes, double shot of spiced rum, then filled up w/ farm fresh apple cider. Good times.

zman said...

Nighttime postseason baseball games in cities with cold weather just look different from other baseball games. I don't know if the air is clearer or what but they just look different.

Mark said...

My sister is in attendance at tonight's game. She said its freezing.

Danimal said...

Ump sounds like he's constipated on those strike calls.

zman said...

Westworld went a little heavy handed with the peckers this week.

TR said...

I just remember that one giant dong. The actor from that scene is probably kinda psyched that the world now knows what he's packing.

And we got tons of Thandie Newton nipple time. Her nips are large and kinda gross, assuming it's not CGI.

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