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Old 12-20-2009   #41
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What It Is, by Mark Knopfler

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Old 01-08-2010   #42
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Pat Boone from the 1966 "Wish You Were Hear" Just come on over and we will hold em till you get hear!


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Pat Boone from the 1966 "Wish You Were Hear" Just come on over and we will hold em till you get hear!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r343YRkQdss

PMSL, great one.

And to bring it up to date we only need to replace ‘South Vietnam’ with ‘Afghanistan’ and ‘jungle’ with ‘desert’. But who would we get to sing it?
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PMSL, great one.

And to bring it up to date we only need to replace ‘South Vietnam’ with ‘Afghanistan’ and ‘jungle’ with ‘desert’. But who would we get to sing it?
You got it man......how about Elvis
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You got it man......how about Elvis
People keep telling me he died…not sure I believe them. I think he just fell over and thus lowered his profile.
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Just a rumor here he is.

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This one is so good I had to put it here to. 1956 The Cuff Links "Guided Missiles" Yes that is a record player, we used to play records in the old days.


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Even with just these few reactions its fairly obvious that the wide variety of opinions on the panel doesn't offer itself to choice of only one associate "theme song".
Yea, but we are working on that!
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Here is something I believe we can all agree on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIz3_3-8cN8
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Even with just these few reactions its fairly obvious that the wide variety of opinions on the panel doesn't offer itself to choice of only one associate "theme song".
Mix tape time!

(Where's the little pink *heart* Smilie???)

Four year old thread and not a one of you gave a nod to the MOUT origins of this digital rag?
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Music from the Billy Jack movie.

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Slap,

No offense to Billy Jack, but I can't abide by "One Tin Soldier" being the them song for the SWJ. Advocates "Peace on Earth". Just like all those Christmas Cards I get. They are all trying to put me out of a job!

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never forget the Bard of the lonely wanderer in wierd places

Warren Zevon Lives
My first guess was Zevon's Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner... not that there's any particular historical, practical, or literal accuracy to it, but it's on the theme.
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I prefer "Life'll kill ya" by Warren Zevon.
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No offense to Billy Jack, but I can't abide by "One Tin Soldier" being the them song for the SWJ. Advocates "Peace on Earth". Just like all those Christmas Cards I get. They are all trying to put me out of a job!

I don't either and I debated long and hard about putting it up on this thread but I did it because it was the theme song from the movie which is about how PACIFISM sucks against a corrupt government and the only way that the Freedom School could survive was through the protection and wonderful violent methods of an ex-Green Beret named......BillyJack.
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Default Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

does "grow" on one, as one "digs" in.

Roland has two appealing images; one in black & white:



and another in color:



"He" even has "his own" video clip (besides the many Zevon performances), titled "African Bush Wars".

BTW: the scenes in the video clip have nothing to do with Roland, Biafra, the Congo or Mombasa (as its first 10 seconds graphically tell us).

Of course, Roland is an acoustic warrior deployed under artistic license. As such, the lyrics easily present their own mythology and version of history. I suspect that finding a common SWC mythology and version of history - which must underlay a "theme" song - would be as difficult as in 55 Days At Peking (at 03:30-05:45, battling anthems; and especially the clip of the relief column scene).

The realities of "small wars", to those actually involved in those conflicts, extend the conflict beyond military operations to very different perceptions of what happened and why. As an example, these four short clips present the partial viewpoint of one of the professional military units that fought on one side of one small war.

Youtube1

Youtube2

Youtube3

Youtube4

I suppose if one wants to make a valid historical point about the story told in those four clips, one could fairly say that a butterfly flexed its wings in Lisbon in 1974; and the days of UDI became even more numbered than they had been - thus, end of story, or at least end of chapter, by 1980. But, human nature being involved, the story has more facets than a well-cut diamond, or an ill-cut diamond (and the arguments will continue as to which variant viewpoint should be accepted and which should be rejected).

And, so it has always gone ...

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For those Warren Zevon fans, go here (100s of clips, e.g., playlists of 9 concerts from 1980-2000, including the 1982 Passaic NJ concert - IMO the best renditions of Roland and Werewolves).

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