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Saturday, April 7, 2007

How about "Money for Nothing"?

Fireman Randy's looking for input on an official song for the City of Portland. He's got a new one he thinks might fit the bill. But before we jump on the bandwagon, we shouldn't overlook some of the existing tunes that might be just as appropriate, if not more so. I'm thinking tunes like:

"Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"

"Chain of Fools"

"Let's Live for Today"

"You Never Give Me Your Money"

"Jive Talkin'"


"Stairway to Heaven"

"A Town Without Pity"

"Suspicious Minds"

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

"Nothing But Heartaches"

"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"

"Voyage to Atlantis"

"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"

"Super Bad, Parts 1 & 2"

"It's Too Funky in Here"

"Yakety Yak"



"Look What They Done to My Song, Ma"

"Too Much Monkey Business"


"Something Stupid"

"Games People Play"

There have got be dozens, if not hundreds, of other worthy candidates out there. Please, Commissioner, let's not rush into this. It's too important.

Comments (13)

It's too obvious.

"A Whiter Shade of Pale."

What, this (mp4) isn't good enough?

How about "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
in honor of the IKEA sign blocking out the sun?

Anything by Homer and Jethro or Sam the Sham would seem apropos.

"The Thrill is Gone"

"The Thrill is Gone" now that is funny. How about a study and have Randy [ the good one] Newman,compose a good old Portland song of mis-spent and ego busting ideas..like in Our Randy.I'm trying to be kind because it's Easter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman#Biography

For City Council:

Desperate But Not Serious
Adam Ant

A Matter of Trust
Billy Joel

We Close Our Eyes
Go West

For Developers everywhere:

Games Without Frontiers
Peter Gabriel

How To Be a Millionaire

For Homer:

I'll Be Alright Without You

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money
Pet Shop Boys

Would I Lie to You?

For Randy Gragg:

King of Wishful Thinking
Go West

From the Tram planners:

Howard Jones

Out of Blue Comes Green

For Tram riders:

Road to Nowhere
Talking Heads

An obscure tune by CW McCall called Crispy Critters.
Yeah, Critters took over the City Council
And the dogs all barked their brains out
And the whole damn town was Crispy Critters
And the mayor was a space cadet

Wagners: "Ride of the Valkyries"
Broadcast by loudspeakers from the Tram cars as they hover over SoWa.

"Lawyers, Guns, and Money"

Pennies from Heaven

...dopped from the tram.

"California Dreamin'"

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