Chairman Kim Makes My Panties Wet

North Korea…the new Polish light bulb joke.

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Kate Bush – Sat in Your Lap

I see the people working / And see it working for them
And so I want to join in / But then I find it hurts me

Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say that knowledge is something that you never have

I see the people happy / So can it happen for me?
‘Cause when I am unhappy / There’s nothing that can move me

Some say that knowledge is something that you never have
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say that Heaven is Hell
Some say that Hell is Heaven

I must admit, just when I think I’m king (I just begin)
Just when I think I’m king, I must admit (I just begin)
Just when I think I’m king (I just begin)

I’ve been doing it for years / My goal is moving near
It says, “Look! I’m over here” / Then it up and disappears

Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say that knowledge is ah ha ha ho

I want to be a lawyer / I want to be a scholar
But I really can’t be bothered
Ooh, just gimme it quick
Gimme it, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme

Some say that knowledge is ah ha ho
Some say that knowledge is ah ha ho
Some say that Heaven is Hell
Some say that Hell is Heaven

I must admit, just when I think I’m king (I just begin)
Just when I think I’m king, I must admit (I just begin)
Just when I think everything’s going great (I just begin)

I get the break, hey, I’m gonna take it all (I just begin)
When I’m king, just begin

In my dome of ivory / A home of activity
I want the answers quickly / But I don’t have no energy

I hold a cup of wisdom / But there is nothing within
My cup, she never overfloweth / And ’tis I that moan and groaneth

Some gray and white matter (Give me the karma, mama)
I’m coming up the ladder
Hey, I’m coming up the ladder (A jet to Mecca)
Up the ladder (Tibet or Jeddah)
(To Salisbury, a monastery)
(The longest journey)

(Across the desert)
(Across the weather)
(Across the elements)
(Across the water)

See also: a more electronic demo of Sat in Your Lap, an interview on a children’s show just after making the video, an instrumental version…

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QT – Hey QT

QT Boiler Room LA Performance:

Pitched Down fan remix:

Includes work by Eric Wareheim, Diplo, Sophie and QT in the PC Music style.

Complete Lyrics:

Hey QT (yeah?)
Yeah there’s something I want to say
I feel your hands on my body every time you think of me.
Hey QT (yeah?)
Even though you’re so far away
I feel your hands on my body every time you think of me boy.

So, I’ve been thinking about you quite a lot.
It’s not that I’m down, I just really want to take you with, every where I go.
Yesterday I was out driving around
The night was so black and the lights were so blinding.
Suddenly I saw a flash in the sky
I felt your warmth and I knew you were still in sight, baby.

Hey, so there’s something else I want to say
I’ve got this new song and it’s the only one I want to play, makes me want to dance.
Last weekend I was out at this new place
Dancing with friends but the music was so-so
Suddenly everyone started to chant
[???] yourself, it’s like nothing I’ve ever heard, baby.

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Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator

Previously: “Shelley released his second LP XL1 in 1983 on Genetic Records. In addition to the minor hit “Telephone Operator,” the album included a computer program for the ZX Spectrum which featured lyrics and graphics which displayed in time with the music, an innovative precursor to the visuals of today’s media players.”

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator live (source unknown).

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator live (Cue the Music 1986).

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator 12″ version.

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator 7″ version.

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator Scratch Band Promo by Martin Rushent. (note: “scratch band” was what we called “mash up” in the 1980s – Trevor).

Pete Shelley – Many a Telephone Operator (another scratch band track)

modern remixes and covers:
bis
Deej Torakichi
K.O.G G3 Mix

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Leslie Lemke – Concert for Mom

Wikipedia: Leslie Lemke (born January 31, 1952) is a blind American autistic savant who is most notable for his work as a musician.

Leslie Lemke was born prematurely in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1952. At birth, he was diagnosed with glaucoma, cerebral palsy, and brain damage. Doctors were forced to remove his eyes. His birth mother gave him up for adoption, and May Lemke, a nurse, adopted him when he was six months old. To feed him, May had to push food down his throat. It was a year before Leslie could chew food on his own. It took seven years of constant care before Leslie showed any progress. During this time, he made no sounds or movements and showed no emotions. He was 12 before he first learned to stand, and he was 15 before he learned to walk.

When he was 16, May found Leslie playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 during the middle of the night. He had recently heard the piece on television. Leslie was soon playing all styles of music, from ragtime to classical.

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