FMD: July 7, 2017 – Ken Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

I'll be heading up to the Twins game tonight. For some reason that put into my head the classic Simpsons' tune "We're Talkin' Softball." Which made me think of other original songs from the Simpsons. Which made me smile a whole lot. ("Can I play the piano any more?" "Of course you can!" "Well I couldn't before.")

I also thought of some of the great original songs from other TV properties (Bob's Burgers comes immediately to mind), and how that overlap of original music and TV can really carry a joke through, often beyond the show. It might really be a comedic thing for the most part?

Anyway, let's talk about the use of original music in TV shows or something like that. And shave our sideburns.

10 thoughts on “FMD: July 7, 2017 – Ken Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw”

  1. Matthew Sweet will be at the Turf Club on Tuesday and I may have an extra ticket. Let me know if interested and I should have confirmation either way by Sunday night. This show is sold out. Also he is giving an in-store appearance Monday night at Electric Fetus. I would like to go but may have another commitment.

        1. No problem. It would have violated my old man "no concerts on weeknights" rule, anyway.

  2. 1. The Field “Soft Streams” The Follower
    2. So So Radio “Central Standard Time” Dustcovers
    3. Shannon Stephens “Catch the Morning Line”* Shannon Stephens
    4. Miho Fukuhara “Let It Out (TV Size)”* Fullmetal Alchemist Original Soundtrack (Vol. 1)
    5. Techno Animal “Dead Man's Version”* Dead Man's Curse

    6. A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario” The Anthology
    7. Venetian Snares “Sikertelenség” Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
    8. Sarah Davachi “In Staying” Vergers
    9. Naomi Pigram “Hurts to Be Me” Buried Country 1.5: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music
    T. Patty Griffin “All Creatures of Our God and King” Downtown Church

    3. "I loved a boy. He burnt the whole house down.
    He dropped a cigarette. Too drunk to [???]
    When I came home, only a stump was there.
    'It was an accident', was all he had to say."

    4. Season 2 Ending Theme for "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood"

    5. Instrumental Version of "Dead Man's Curse", which is good and I'd totally love it if not for me knowing how great Roger Robinson's verses are on the full version. "Be cursin' with your last breath til the time of death". I bought this right before 9/11 and his anger fit some of the emotions from that time.

    1. Yes! I was singing this one last night, but completely spaced it when I put my post together!

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