Request Line: The Genuine Article

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

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INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY

A pair of radio professionals are standing outside the recording booth sipping coffee.

CONNOR, THE INTERN: …and by then it was 3 a.m., so we ended up going over to Swingers for some pancakes.  So I only ended up getting about two hours of sleep before the color run.

PRODUCER: [musing] You know, I’m not really sure whether I miss being young or not.

CONNOR: So we’re bringing him back, huh?  Is this the first time we’ve had a repeat host?

PRODUCER: It is.  And technically, this is the third time he’s made an appearance.

CONNOR: You must like him a lot to keep putting him on the air.

PRODUCER: You know, I do.  He’s a good kid.

CONNOR: Here he comes now.

— [door flies open] —

COOPER MANNING: Hi guys!

PRODUCER: Um…

COOPER MANNING: It’s me! Your favorite two time Super Bowl winning quarterback.

CONNOR: Uh…

COOPER MANNING: Here to do another episode of Request Hour! Just like I’ve done a couple of times before.

PRODUCER: Uh…yeah.  Sure.  Head on into the booth, um, [makes air quotes] “Eli”.

COOPER MANNING heads into the broadcast booth and begins getting settled in as CONNOR closes the door.

CONNOR: You’re okay with this?

PRODUCER: [shrugs] Eh, they sound similar enough.  Who’s gonna know the difference?

DJ 3000: [stews quietly in the corner]

COOPER MANNING: We ready?

PRODUCER: Sure are.  [counts down silently with hand signals]

COOPER MANNING: Good afternoon, folks, welcome to yet another edition of Request Line!  Today we’re looking for songs about things that are REAL.  You know, the genuine article.  Nothing counterfeit, that’s not what we’re after here.  We want the REAL THING.  Give me a call, I’m play ’em all!

 

 

 

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JerBear50
JerBear50

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

litre_cola

Good work for your Toffees Hippo. Know what grinds my gears? Stamford Bridge is ACTUALLY IN FULHAM NOT chelsea

King Hippo

we should go burn it down one of these days, or at least piss on it!

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

BOLTMAN would decorate his inner sanctum with my organs if I neglected to include this masterpiece.

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

King Hippo

FUN STORY! From the “Notorious” movie, I learned that he was hustlin’ in Wake County during the time I was a student at NC State. I could have smoked some Biggie Smalls dope, y’all!!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

That dope was P-H-A-T.

Gratliff
Gratliff

Gratliff

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

King Hippo

Time to get in touch with/get real about our blackness!

King Hippo

Double Shot!

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

I’m surprised Mr. Right didn’t bust out this bad boy out yet.

King Hippo

oh, Low Commander done won this here thread

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

/Breaks out of meetings just before lunch

Solid choice, RTD. Let’s pick this up…

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

…with a Bad Religion DOUBLE SHAWT!

King Hippo

Brief note that Chelsea will win the League with a win over hapless West Brom (3 EST, NBCSN), and you can also join Emotional Wreck Hippo boozing over what is likely the last home fixture for Phil Jagielka and Ross Barkley (Everton v. Watford, 2:45, Extra Time). YES, I remain fully in denial about the odds of Big Rom remaining on Merseyside.

SonOfSpam

I see some words I recognize, but the whole of your post reads like a Trump tweet to me.

Wait, that was harsh, Sorry.

King Hippo

SAD!!

litre_cola

I am here for ya hippo. Need some things to fall your way and anything can happen.

King Hippo

Thanks, man. As the Brits say – proper grim, this.

King Hippo

Until Barkley’s stormer!!

SonOfSpam

I’m gonna do whatever I feel like, including giving some love to The Hot Sardines.

(thanks to Brad Goodman for the confidence)

theeWeeBabySeamus

Close enough. Now heading south….

Don T

Willie Colón (not that one; the musician) & Rubén Blades – Plástico
https://youtube.com/watch?v=xVnR4f3jUZI

Hey, Latino, hear me brother hear me friend. Never sell your destiny for gold nor comfort. Never rest, ’cause we have to walk much more. Let’s all go forward to together do away [deep trombone]
With ignorance, which has us influenced with imported models that are not the solution.
Don’t allow to be confused, look for the ends and their reason. Remember you can see faces, but never the heart. Remember you can see faces, but never the heart.

laserguru

Tell us about it Be Real!

SonOfSpam

Disco sucks except when it doesn’t.

SonOfSpam

“You do that. I’m gonna find out who these black people are.”

theeWeeBabySeamus

Avett Double, then I gotta check out and go….

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

Meh, fuck it…make it a triple…
(such a crime this album got snubbed at the grammy’s btw)

theeWeeBabySeamus

SonOfSpam

These guys make real purty music.

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

Seems obligatory…

King Hippo

I always wondered if Saddam Hussein got all misty-eyed listening to this, ya know?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Ha!!!!

SonOfSpam

Here’s some nobody-asked-for-it SonOfSpam trivia; Seger was my first ever rock concert (saw Liberace in Vegas with family when I was a kid – and it was FABULOUS), and I won the tickets late at night from KLOS (rock station in LA) along with a CASSETTE version of Like A Rock.

You’re welcome for that.

Don T

The Roots – The Seed 2.0

theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, I got done packing my shit earlier than I thought and don’t have to check out just yet, so here’s one more…
(you can shut up here too Hippo, just saying)

King Hippo

TOPICAL this week:

Don T

Dangermouse + Jay-Z + The Beatles – Public Service Announcement

laserguru

theeWeeBabySeamus

Love the topic. Sadly I’m unable to stay and have fun with ya’s so this will be my only offering for this week. But it’s a good one, at least I think so.

King Hippo

CHUH CHUH

theeWeeBabySeamus

😛
You shush.

King Hippo

Holy Mother of Fuck do I love this song about feeling disconnected from reality in this modern world (a song and a band way the fuck ahead of its time):

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

Better sounding version:

King Hippo

Being disconnected from your genuine self and what’s really important in life:

King Hippo

This contains the best lines about being real that I know:

#1) “But I would rather be alone than pretend I feel alright”

#2) “I would rather be wrong than live in the shadows of your song”

SonOfSpam

Can we do songs that are even better than real?