Lirty Dies


So as you all know (if you read my blog and/or if you live in Calgary), this month has been hella cold. This means that I have been consistently wearing my on-ear headphones while walking to help keep my ears warm.*

And of course, if there are headphones, there is music. I like to put my entire music library on shuffle so that I can hear all sorts of types of music as I gun around on the trial.

My shuffle has been giving me a lot of Capitol Steps lately. If you don’t know who they are, they’re a political satire group that takes popular songs and re-writes the lyrics to be about something political/scandalous.

I found them through my dad; I think he knew one of the members and got some of their CDs from that person. We (my mom and dad and I) got to see them live in Spokane back when I was in high school, so that was awesome.

At the end of their shows, they have a guy perform a “Lirty Dies” routine, which is a bunch of spoonerisms focused on one or two major scandals from the year.

Anyway, I’ve gotten a few of these “Lirty Dies” come up on shuffle in the past few days, which reminded me of how funny they are.

Here are two of my favorites, “Falicornia” (from 2004) and “Gush and Bore” (from 2001).

Here’s a newer one, too!

This is a different guy than the guy who used to do them, but he’s still pretty good!

Anyway, if you ever get a chance to see them live (they usually perform in and around D.C., but they did come to Spokane at least once), go see them!

 

 

*It works, trust me

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