Thursday, October 28, 2010

The wizard of us

Anyone who has ever spent significant time around me will know that I often sing one of several songs, depending on the situation I find myself in or the mood I'm currently enjoying. Many of these songs are Jewish, but there are a few that aren't Jewish. Amazingly enough, they're all from around 1994. I'm not sure why I remember the hit songs from that year's daily bus rides any better than any other year's, but I suppose that is as it is. Not that I remember most of the songs- to the contrary, I generally just know some of the tune and bits of the chorus. But it's enough. These songs are all non-Jewish, but they're all family-friendly (no females), and in a good cause.

http://youtu.be/AMD2TwRvuoU

http://youtu.be/16FdJrrAWSo

http://youtu.be/pFD9lW9PGM4

Last but not least, here's a cover of "One of us" sung by Prince. I'd put the original up, but I'm morally opposed to giving Joan Osborne any airplay on TRS. Besides, I am a bit of a homeboy.

http://youtu.be/DoKtrBoogbM

31 comments:

sarabonne said...

Ha! Evil! Evil narehskeit, cackle. If you're on the road to soul corruption I really like this one band, Elsinore and recommend some of their stuff.

Leo de Toot said...

Dear Mr. R.S.

Oh dear! 1994? The last great year for popular music was 1972 and the last great popular song, Bye Bye Miss American Pie!

Driving my Chevy to the levee,
LdToot.

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: Apparently, you weren't paying attention.

LdT: What can I do if I had yet to be whelped?

e said...

"Yet to be whelped." heehee.

e said...

subscribing

sarabonne said...

Blah blah, you know R Kelly did a "hip-hopera" about being trapped in a closet because everyones sleeping with eachothers wives/husbands/midgets?

Ronit Vertelney said...

Kiss from a Rose is one of the best songs of...well, ever.

Anonymous said...

I am a young dead couple in Mumbai. I am the tears of millions. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

I am generations restored to G-d. I am the Jewish world redefined. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

I am a Chosid. I am a Rav. I am a Misnagid. I am a Rosh Yeshivah. I am frum. I am not yet frum. I am a Jew. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

I am whatever a Jew needs, wherever a Jew is. I am Ahavas Yisroel, I am Klal Yisroel. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

I am part of you. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe. And so are you.

Yossi said...

that was very profound, anonymous.

The Real Shliach said...

Profound? That's one way to look at it.

sarabonne said...

Maybe the snag poet of days bygone has changed his perspective.

Anonymous said...

he just copied pasted the post from vos iz neias that was posted around gimmel tammuz...

a DIFFERENT anonymous user who is too lazy to sign in

Anonymous said...

I don’t care if it hails or sleets, yeah,
Long as I got the Rebbe, shlita,
Pasted on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Himself just always seems so far.

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Almighty always seems so far.

Got him way back in Camp Gan Izzy,
When I learned by heart real easy
Twelve pesukim they taught me to say.
I used to put my faith in God
‘Til they told me that I was wrong.
‘The Rebbe watches over you night and day!’

I don’t care if the world is scary
Or if Moshiach, he will tary.
The Rebbe knows ’bout all I’m going through.
He’ll be back before you know it,
To save our People and rebuild it,
Redeeming us just like he said he’d do.

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Almighty always seems so far.

Wearin’ Rabbenu Tam tefillin,
Here I sit. I’m just chillin’
Don’t even have to worry ’bout the wheel.
No need to look in my rear-view mirror.
I’ve got all I need right here.
The Rebbe, shlita saves ‘n he will heal.

For safety you can’t top the Rebbe’s Torah,
Which explains the huge menorah
Up there on the rooftop of my car.
I know I have done my utmost
With my Chabad mezuzah on the doorpost.
Please touch it as you get into the car.

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Almighty always seems so far.

Who needs reason when you’ve got Chassidis?
Life’s much easier when you just accept this,
The Rebbe Shlita answers every prayer.
He don’t care ’bout my heresy
He’s only made of plastic, see,
Vinyl-coated paper, won’t fade or tear.

I can say whatever I want ’bout him,
Long as its more glory for him.
Everybody needs himself a guru.
Don’t believe my story’s true?
Just listen, wait until I’m through,
What I spin will surely soon convert you.

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Almighty always seems so far.

There’s stories of him pullin’ children from the river,
Savin’ babies in the bunker as a candy giver.
Don’t get on that airplane, it’s gonna blow.
He knows everything under the sun,
He’ll protect and save you, that son of a gun.
Hearin’ ’bout his miracles keeps me from woe.

Every time I hear of him,
I yearn to follow his every whim.
The Rebbe’s loyal soldier I am, and how
I yearn for the day when I’ll see him again.
Can’t be long now, so I imagine.
B’Karov Mamosh, We Want Moshiach Now!

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Almighty always seems so far…

Rebbe Shlita, Rebbe Shlita
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Helping me through all my struggles
Givin’ me someone to cuddle,
Cause God Himself just always seems so far…

Anonymous said...

and that, my friend, was just plain weird...just plain weird

Anonymous said...

it seems to me that Lubavitchers today, rather than spreading yiddishkeit, see our main role in politics and at demonstrations. Maybe if those of us who aren't actually on shlichus - ie. Rabbis in Chabad Houses, teachers etc - would put more of our energies towards mivtzoim as the Rebbe seems to have wanted, rather than getting involved in politics, our movement would be in better shape.

e said...

Anon: Please don't say "we" when you mean "they." And get yourself a goddamn name.

Anonymous said...

very un impressed how you would put this Shtus up!
Please take them down!

The Real Shliach said...

And I'm very un impressed that you misspelled unimpressed. Please learn English!

Anonymous said...

Chanan PLEASE!
I would like an explanation.


P.S. English I admit I don't master!

The Real Shliach said...

What needs explanation?

Anonymous said...

very unimpressed how you would put this Shtus up!
Please take them down!
That need an explanation.

The Real Shliach said...

If you're so righteous, why must you hide behind a screen? Be a man and stand up for your beliefs!

Mrs. Ring said...

And do you really not know English?
Why "Please take them down!" rather than "Please take it down!"?
Why "That need an explanation" rather than "That needs an explanation"?
Seriously, my five-year-old niece speaks more grammatically than you do.

The Real Shliach said...

How apropos too, with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching.

Mrs. Ring said...

Don't shtuff your turkey!

The Real Shliach said...

Or stuff them for that matter.

Madam Ring said...

Well, stuffing them would be good. Stuff *is* for turkeys, you know.

The Real Shliach said...

http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/11/alton-brown-says-no-to-stuffing-the-turkey-dressing-thanksgiving.html

Ye Olde American (mein zeide hut gepisht afn mayflower) said...

people have run out of things to worry about. Since 1621, we've been eating turkey with stuffing, and no one has ever died

The Real Shliach said...

Plenty of people have passed on since 1621...

post hoc ergo hoc said...

And how many would be alive today were it not for Turkey stuffing?