1. Bush: End of an Error 2. That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway 3. Let's Fix Democracy in this Country First 4. If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran 5. Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber. 6. If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President 7. Of Course It Hurts: You 're Getting Screwed by an Elephant 8. Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet? 9. George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight 10. Impeachment: It's Not Just for Blowjobs Anymore 11. America: One Nation, Under Surveillance 12. They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It 13. Whose God Do You Kill For? 14. Jail to the Chief 15. No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade Iraq? 16. Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap 17. Bad President! No Banana. 18. We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least One Language 19. We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them 20. Is It Vietnam Yet? 21. Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either 22. Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Handbasket? 23. You Elected Him. You Deserve Him. 24. Dubya, Your Dad Shoulda Pulled Out, Too 25. When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46 26. Pray For Impeachment 27. The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century 28. What Part of "Bush Lied" Don't You Understand? 29. One Nation Under Clod 30. 2004: Embarrassed 2005: Horrified 2006:Terrified 31. Bush Never Exhaled 32. At Least Nixon Resigned
And hol....I gotta say you really outdid even YOURSELF with this one! Soooo many bits I love...they hit just the right chord...like the LYRICS! We were BLOWN away by this and actually had a cool English teacher who let us analyze them in class!(I had relied on the lyrics often appearing on my Dad's SING ALONG WITH MITCH albums to learn so many of the old classics and to, well, sing along with Mitch, but the Pepper lyrics elevated MY music from mere rock music to the status of poetry. It WAS a great validation.)
Then the bit about 'A DAY IN THE LIFE' in the dark!!!! We did this ALOT...but I gotta tell ya...whenever we lit a candle while playing it, the flame ALWAYS shot up higher
And I really appreciate the nod to those who may have 'other bands closer to their hearts FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER' ...very generous!
I WAS TURNED ON...it made me happy that my Beatles LOVED turning me on....
All I can say to anyone who doesn't get it is: YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE!!! Really, thanks, hol, for capturing all of it so well...you should send it into Billboard to show 'em what they're missing!
Absolutely wonderful read, Ms. Hughes... insightful, witty, heartfelt and from the hip. I admit that they were the best, and that Sgt. Pepper is a masterpiece because it holds so much more than just the music.
If those "critics" didn't live through it, they have no credibility with me. If they DID live through it but don't (or didn't) 'get it', their brains are probably too fried to remember how it felt. Not just how it SOUNDED, but how it FELT!