Saturday, October 10, 2009

Monday Music: You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone (Lulu and the Lampshades)

This is fun, catchy, and an inventive use of (I think) Yogurt tubs. These ladies head up a band in England called Lulu and the Lampshades. Can't make out every word of the lyrics, so I asked a few to preview for objectionable words, and none voiced any objections.

It looks as if it's a version of this Carter family song. If so, they've changed the lyrics. (I don't think "miss me by my hair" is a good trade for "miss me by my prayers," but that's just me.)

Tell me it isn't still playing in your head, an hour from now.

26 comments:

SandMan said...

There are no words...

It would have never occured to me to do that with yogurt tubs.

DJP said...

Probably you shouldn't.

I know that I shouldn't. I'd put out an eye. Somebody's eye.

SandMan said...

You're absolutley right. I shouldn't. It's one of those things where not only do I not possess the creativity to imagine something like this... but then if the thought did perchance wander into my mind I hope that the smarter brain cell(s)?? would immediately kill it and cast it into outer darkness (for reasons similar to the one you stated).

Is everybody celebrating Columbus Day? Seems quiet here and at Pyro today.

DJP said...

You kidding? I work in California, where it's probably called "Genesis of the Slaughter of Indigenous Tribes Day."

SandMan said...

Not a big fan of Mel Gibson as a person... but I do like many of his movies.

Favorite quote from "Maverick":

"The nerve of these Indians for being on our land before we got here!"

Alright, back to work with me.

Sir Aaron said...

Dan's next holiday is probably Cesar Chavez day, which is an actual holiday in the State of California. As a Federal employee I wont mind too much when Obama gets his own holiday. I'll take everyday off their willing to give me.

BTW, how long did these women practice that? That video just made me want yogurt.

GrammaMack said...

Some of us are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving today. Happy Thanksgiving!

trogdor said...

Eclectic: a blog posting a yogurt video which leads to a discussion of conquest of indigenous peoples

Of course, taking eclectic to a new level, this yogurt-inspired discourse of indigenous conquest reminds me of the wisdom of a vampire. Paraphrasing Spike, when Buffy and Willow were angsting about fighting an Indian revenge spirit:

There was a war. You won. Get over it. You don't see Caesar running around saying "I came, I conquered, I feel really really bad about it". You had better weapons, and you killed them. End of story.

DJP said...

And now my readers quote Spike. Heh.

Mission Accomplished.

Kay said...

I don't they're yoghurt pots. They're either posh ice cream tubs or posh soup tubs. I wouldn't do that with actual yoghurt pots, they're far too flimsy.

DJP said...

This site (and some others I saw) begs to differ.

DJP said...

Of course, the point is the music and the performance, not the food group.

Kay said...

*clings to pedant hat*

posh yoghurt tubs then.

David said...

Psalm 150 says nothing about yogurt tubs. This is totally unscriptural.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

HA HA HA HA HA!

They had me at the name. Who wouldn't like Lulu and the Lampshades?

Actually, it reminds me of a game we used to play with plastic cups. But then, my family was always a little bit... um... sideways.

Julie

JackW said...

Rich Mullins did this a long time ago with Screen Door.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lZzp1u1PDQ

NoLongerBlind said...

Not sure about the "tub" on the right, but, the one on the left is labeled Chicken Stock.

Put that in your yogurt!

Susan said...

1. Sir Aaron said: As a Federal employee I wont mind too much when Obama gets his own holiday. I'll take everyday off their willing to give me.

You said it, brother. (I love having so many days off!! And yes, I had today off also.)

2. This video reminds me of a recent radio program I heard on the local classical music station. The program is called "From the Top", and it features talented young musicians from all across America. The episode I heard had this high school percussion team from Minneapolis (I think), and after they finished performing their piece, they were interviewed by the host and revealed that they had a favorite McDonald's where they enjoyed hanging out. For their next piece, therefore, they used solely McDonald's beverage cups and burger containers and rapped to the beat. They were really good! (Let's see if I could find the audio link for you....)

Susan said...

Okay,found that audio--AND video--link to that McDonald's Rap. After you get on to that webpage, just look to the right for the small embedded video and you'll see the percussion quartet drumming away! (And I got the locations all wrong: The percussion quartet came from Chicago, but the episode was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska.)

David said...

Obviously, you're no longer blind.

SandMan said...

Up is down, black is white, and the sky is falling!

There are more comments for Lulu and the Lampshades today than there are on Pyro re: Phil's post warning against the love of money.

Flabbergasted!

eccl720 said...

Hi, I'm usually a lurker. Just FYI, there were lyrics that might bother some. They sing, "It's not the mountains, not the rivers, it's not the s-x that gives you shivers..." It's at the 1:00 mark.
Super cool, btw. I found their website, too, and they have more great stuff. It's http://www.myspace.com/helouisamusic .

~Cathy in NOLA

DJP said...

Cathy, thanks. That was the first that I wondered about, and why I sent it to others.

But you know, as I've listened and listened, here's what I really think the little Brit-gal is singing:

"It's got mountains, it's got rivers, it's got sights that'll make you shiver, but it still would be prettier with you."

Makes sense, I think.

Thanks again!

eccl720 said...

Ahhh...that would be better. Dang Bristol accent! ;0)

DJP said...

Er, "give you shivers."

jessie said...

Hi!! ok, random...
Came across your post when looking for info on the vid. We do this cup rhythm (and various others, my favorite of which is a four-part dance to the traditional boom-snap-clap) at summer camp. On these girls' blog they attest to learning the rhythm as kids and the song around a campfire. Interesting, because summer camps went through a "make it all-inclusive" phase in the 70s.
So... maybe they learned it with the janky lyrics?
Either way, I'm making my 12-16 year olds learn the song this summer. It's a perfect way to step up the game!

And, for the record, Camp rests for no man. Columbus or no Columbus.