Donny Can You Hear Me?

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A benefit concert will be held in Leeds on 1 April 2019 for the victims of TDS and TARD.

A fiftieth anniversary commemorative of the rock opera Tommy,  in the form of an adaptation titled Donny Can You Hear Me?, will be performed by Ambivalent Gene and the Tepid Endorsements. An excerpt follows here...


Look in the Mirror


Verse 1, CNN Chorus -


He seems to be completely unrepentant

His words and actions make no sense at all

His flippant tweets are spared for no detractors

He seems to flip a coin for every call


Donny Chorus -

See me, hear me, love me, fear me

See me, hear me, love me, fear me


Verse 2, House Chorus -


There's still hope, still untried legislation

Or other means that are well outside the law

And Agent Mueller's open end investigation

any day could bring the goods to bust them all


Donny Chorus -

See me, hear me, love me, fear me

See me, hear me, love me, fear me


Verse 3, CNN Chorus -


His eyes don't see

His ears don't hear, yet he still speaks

In circles spinning, he can't hold a single thought

Even networks tireless spread of misinformation

won't undo the wicked evil that's been wrought


Look in the Mirror, boy!

Look in the Mirror, boy!


Verse 4, Trump -


I often wonder what I was thinking

Don't they know I simply do not care?

Look at me now, in the mirror preening

What is happening with this hair?


Bridge, CNN & House Chorus -


Listening to you we get emetic

Hating on you we will defeat

Taking down you we make our mission

We serve eviction of your seat

Right behind you we see the millions

of fools who bought your story

But they get no opinions

We'll change the story


What is happening with that hair?

Ooo-ooo, I wish I knew

I wish I knew







Nobody's Sweetheart Added Jan 8, 2019 - 5:06am
Ambivalent Gene and the Tepid Endorsements? I think I saw them with Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations. By the way, if you know who they are, you're permanently added to my cool book, as if you give a fuck, lol.
Anyway, excellent piece, wie immer!
Neil Lock Added Jan 8, 2019 - 5:57am
Nice avatar, Michael.
Nobody's Sweetheart Added Jan 8, 2019 - 6:16am
Thanks Neil, I think I just improved upon it, lol. By the way, I thought your wife was a classy lady, and I would love to buy her a drink for the express purpose of pouring it on my head and then smashing the empty glass over the same, lol. My kinda gal.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 6:52am
Gene and the Tepids, as they are affectionately known within their cult like following, have been around for forty years or so. They were the opening act for Marvin Fenster and the Polka Wimps World Tour of '82.
I must say Michael your range of creativity for your avatars and screen names is growing more impressive by the day. This one, I suspect, may cause some problems for you. Not that I mind in any way :)
Lets hope I'm wrong
Nobody's Sweetheart Added Jan 8, 2019 - 7:06am
TBH, first of all, thank you. As I've said before, to be complimented by someone of your caliber is an honor and a privilege. Second of all, how the fuck could this possibly cause problems for me? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, it's only the beginning of the beginning, lol.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 7:10am
Firstly you overestimate my caliber, but thank you. So....its on then? You've gone full Guru on us? Man I am glad I've got a ton of popcorn!
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 7:15am
you know this could go further. Think about it. There are some musicians on here, we could recruit some more. Start up a mega concert......TARD AID
I got enough green that I'm pretty sure we could get Willie to show up. I'd love to get Snoop Dogg too, but not sure he'd be down for this kind of show
Nobody's Sweetheart Added Jan 8, 2019 - 7:16am
TBH, OK, then fuck you and your lack of caliber, lol. I thought the previous one would have sunk me; in it, I had AC hog-tied and blindfolded, with a cigarette in her mouth, while the Rev was about to shoot an orca-sized load while screaming something from the book of Leviticus, lol. However, I'm trying to patch it up with AC.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 7:34am
well good luck with that :) sure you'll keep us all posted
opher goodwin Added Jan 8, 2019 - 9:41am
Her Burger - Pissed Off and a Kick in the Bollocks would be very happy to play! They are maybe a bit too folkie for that type of event though - Nuclear and the Seething Gristle might hit the spot!
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 10:27am
Hmm...that last one any relation to Throbbing Gristle?
Jeff Michka Added Jan 8, 2019 - 12:27pm
Ask Ryan, Domesday Book. LOL He knows 'em all...
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 8, 2019 - 12:34pm
I'd bet he does :)
FacePalm Added Jan 8, 2019 - 8:52pm
An interesting adaptation.
i've found a musical approach to be a subtle way of getting information into people who would otherwise reject an argument out of hand(paradigm shattering info tends to trigger cognitive dissonance), so the tactic is commendable.  Nice! 
i would change only the wording of "taking down you" to "taking you down," as that "flows" better, IMO.
Mustafa Kemal Added Jan 8, 2019 - 10:05pm
Nicely done, Burghal Hidage,
I would like to hear that with music and vocals. 
FJ, Michka, some help here?
I agree, Michael B.'s avatar is sweet.
Mustafa Kemal Added Jan 8, 2019 - 10:07pm
Somehow I feel I can take partial credit in its creation.
Katharine Otto Added Jan 8, 2019 - 10:53pm
Cute.  Remind me what TDS and TARD are, please?
Michael Hominis funnimus,
Devilish avatar and name.  It reminds me of someone.
Jim Stoner Added Jan 8, 2019 - 11:12pm
Zing! Great satire, my favorite form of art. 
I can vividly imagine Jack Nicholson "singing" it (he performed the original song in Ken Russell's movie of "Tommy"). 
The Owl Added Jan 8, 2019 - 11:23pm
This thread has the makings of real class...Say pre-school or remedial kindergarten at their best.  I would be discriminatory because no women would be allowed to join in.
And this, Autumn, is why you set standards and hold the feet of the tools to the fire.
FacePalm Added Jan 8, 2019 - 11:51pm
Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump Acceptance Rejection D(enial?)...something, i can't remember either.  But i DO remember that 'twas Captain Gilbert who coined the acronym and it's translation.
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 9, 2019 - 3:08am
my vocal range is more akin to Neil Young. You'll need to search for a Daltry :)
Face Palm, you see through to my purpose :)
opher goodwin Added Jan 9, 2019 - 4:48am
Burger - only when aroused!
The Burghal Hidage Added Jan 9, 2019 - 8:37am
Wtf is your beef Owl? Choke on a yarp? Lighten the fuck up