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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Take on the Latest Music Ban

Now the king told the boogie men
You have to let that raga drop
The oil down the desert way
Has been shakin to the top

The sheik he drove his cadillac
He went a cruisin down the ville
The muezzin was a standing
On the radiator grille

The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah
The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that crazy casbah sound

But the bedouin they brought out
The electric camel drum
The local guitar picker
Got his guitar picking thumb
As soon as the shareef
Had cleared the square
They began to wail

Now over at the temple
Oh! they really pack em in
The in crowd say its cool
To dig this chanting thing
But as the wind changed direction
The temple band took five
The crowd caught a wiff
Of that crazy casbah jive

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the casbah way

As soon as the shareef was
Chauffeured outta there
The jet pilots tuned to
The cockpit radio blare
As soon as the shareef was
Outta their hair
The jet pilots wailed

The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah
The shareef dont like it
Rockin the casbah
Rock the casbah

He thinks its not kosher
Fundamentally he cant take it.
You know he really hates it!


Ezzie said...

Nice. :)

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

I'm so confused. Why are you quoting Rock the Casbah?

SuperRaizy said...

window to our soul-
The song is about a Muslim land where the religious leaders ban rock music, the same way that those Rabbis just issued a ban on rock or "rock-like" music for Jews. The people in the casbah didn't obey the ban, and neither will we.
Don't worry, PT, I thought it was very clever!

aml said...

See the second video clip at the top posting here: http://presence.baltiblogs.com/. I have no idea who these guys are, but it may make you feel a little better.

Perel said...

so wait, your music's now contraband? maybe you should link to the news story in this blog, for those of us who...er...haven't been keeping up with the rabbis' bans...

PsychoToddler said...
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PsychoToddler said...

OK, I threw some links in for you slow people.

Doctor Bean said...

Keep on rocking in the free world!

If rock & roll is treif, then I should be eating more cheeseburgers.

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Elie said...

I always thought that song went

"the kitty don't like it, lock the cat box, lock the cat box..."

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

rock on! _|,,|

Shifra said...

My whole life I never understood that song. Thank you, and thank goodness the Rabbanim don't have any jet fighters!

PsychoToddler said...

What, you didn't understand what the song was talking about or you couldn't make out the lyrics? I couldn't get half the lyrics either until I looked them up. Even with my made up words, it seemed applicable.

Still, I never thought I'd be seeing so much convergence between Judaism and radical Islam.

... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Thanks SuperRaizy. Guess I've been out of the loop cuz I didn't know about anything you wrote above, nor it's relationship to PT.

I also never really thought about the meaning of the words. When the song was popular,I was a teenager living in Alaska and thought it was so cool a song /video actually mentioned Kosher and showed a relisous Jew (though I never care enough to question the lyrics.