Thursday, April 19, 2007

Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy #2

Starship's "We Built This City"

I heard:
My Tony plays the mamba, listen to the radio

Actual lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio
Hmmm... that doesn't make any sense either. And isn't a mamba a kind of snake? And Marconi?! Who the F is Marconi?

Oh, Wikipedia tells me that Guillermo Marconi was instrumental in the development of radio communication. Very ... interesting reference, but it's ruined by then immediately referencing the radio. Isn't it a rule that if you're trying to make a cool obscure reference, the quickest way to ruin it is to immediately explain it?

Oops, neglected to Google the topic first.


Worst song ever

Sad that Starship is the renaming of Jefferson Starship, which was created from the collapse of Jefferson Airplane. Well, mostly it's sad for Grace Slick. Hmmm... I think I'm going to listen to "White Rabbit" right now.


  1. I thought it was "Marconi plays the number."

    Thanks, btw, for getting this song stuck in my head. I'll return the favor:

    Remember "Got my mind set on you" by George Harrison?

    "But it's gonna take moneeeeey, a whole lot of spending money..."

  2. Yes, I remember the song, but when I read the title, I flashed on "Happy To Be Stuck With You" by Huey Lewis and the News. Mission Accomplished.