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June 15
ONE WEEK NOTICE (Due June 22)

On Friday June 22th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

June 8
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Happy Birthday" - Weird Al

My 30th Birthday is coming up very quickly: June 9th to be exact. Come and celebrate along with me by parodying one of Weird Al's more depressing original tunes: "Happy Birthday". Perhaps we can turn his song about violence and depravity into something a little bit more upbeat. This is very punk (lyrically) for a Weird Al song as well. One of his earliest songs from his 1st album and it's starting to show it's age. Of course I wanted to go with Weird Al Yankovic for this round because Weird Al remains to this day to be my favorite artist of all time. (Comments & Parodies)

June 1
ONE WEEK NOTICE - For June 08

On Friday June 08th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too of the same original song. (Comments & Parodies)

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Same Title, Different Song -> Latest Entries

"Be With You" by Atomic Kitten

You and I
Two of a kind
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Scarface appeared in: Idiocracy
U-P-G-R-A-Y-E-D-D
Submitted By: Lukic
Gord Downie appeared in: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Was magnificent as Cop1.
Submitted By: Eric Kincaid

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Cheryl Ladd performed: Just Another Lover Tonight
Submitted By: Tarzan
Cindy Margolis performed: Sexy Soda Pop
Submitted By: Tarzan

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

Peter Cetera from Chicago
Peter broke it off with Chicago describing his experience with the band as being like a marriage. They divorced.
Submitted By: Celeste
Stephen Page from Barenaked Ladies
The band broke it off with him because he had become addicted to drugs.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

Johnny Cash from Johnny Cash: spy
He served as a Morse Code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions in the Air Force as a part of the US Air Force Security Service in Landsberg, Germany.
Submitted By: Tarzan
Henson Cargill from Henson Cargill: police officer
He was an Oklahoma County deputy sheriff.
Submitted By: Tarzan

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Eddie Zeeman from Cats Can Fly: Hairdresser
After Cats Can Fly disbanded, Zeeman pursued a career in hairdressing and currently owns his own hair salon in Schomberg, Ontario called Eddie's on Main.
Submitted By: Harderman61
Gordon Deppe from Spoons: Music Programmer
Gordon was the Music director Galaxie, now Stingray, music.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"God Damn Evil," Stryper - Submitted By: Gimme Real Honest Music Anyday!
"Killing In The Name," Rage Against The Machine - Submitted By: I won't do what you tell me either!

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Buffalo Trace," Local H Length:10:14 - Submitted By: The Skuz
"Buffalo Trace," Local H Length:10:14 - Submitted By: The Skuz

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"26 Second Song," Shel Silverstein Length:26 seconds - Submitted By: Jim Kolb
"Feel Good Hit Of The Summer," Queens Of The Stone Age Length:2:47 - Submitted By: Jonathan S.

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"band name," J. Band
The reunited J. Geils Band with Peter Wolf back as frontman, had scheduled several dates in many cities but were forced to cancel the tour due to a lawsuit by J. Geils himself. After all, how could these guys call themselves the "J. Geils Band" if guitarist Geils himself ain't in it? He's 70 years old and he's been on the road with another band but promoting himself and using his name "J. Geils" alone - no "Band". - Submitted By: Leader Of The Band
"Give Me Everything," Pitbull
Lindsey Lohan filed the lawsuit because Lohan thought the song mentioned her name. The song was protected by free speech and Pitbull won the lawsuit. - Submitted By: CJ

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Remy Ma: "Attempted murder" - Submitted By: mads
Faron Young: "Assault" - Submitted By: Bob

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
K.T Oslin: Heart Condition - Submitted By: Tarzan
John Mellancamp: Heart Condition - Submitted By: Tarzan

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"Ohio State Chant," Bryan Ferry - Submitted By: I Love Foxy Roxy Music!
"50 year + Anniversary tour," Rolling Stones - Submitted By: I Got Stoned at Ohio State University 2X

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame," Scorpions. The band's cover of a song popularized by Elvis Presley; it was originally recorded by Del Shannon. The song is listed after "Lonely Nights" on the US edition of "Face The Heat," released in 1993. - Submitted By: Joey F.
"Untitled," Laurie Berkner. After "Blow A Kiss", There's an outtake of a small portion of the said song, then the director mishaps "Bl-", and then many people laugh and the other director says "That's it?". This appears on the "Under A Shady Tree" album. - Submitted By: Hunter Sullivan

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"O Come All Ye Faithful," Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles: "I Bought the CD "Caroling At Ephesus" by this group. This familiar carol is the 24th and last track on this generally melodious and well preformed collection. The first time I played the disc, I was sure I was hearing one of more dogs barking outside at what I eventually noted to be 20 seconds and 49 seconds into the track. On playing it the second time I noted that, coincidentally dogs seemed to be barking outside again. The third time I still at first thought that dogs were barking outside then quickly realized it seemed too much of a coincidence. So I played it, listening close to the speakers to note where the barking sound was coming from, and found it to be definitely on the disc, not coming from outside. It was only after noting all this that I first noticed that the CD cover shows a dog in front of these singing nuns. So maybe it was dog barking heard on the track. But I sort of thought the sound resembled somewhat the barking of a smaller dog than the one pictured. After the two background barking-like sounds on the track, I heard on listening closely and noted other extraneous background sounds, some resembling human speech, some more obscure. In any event no such extraneous sounds, whether from dogs, people, or whatever, seem to do anything to enhance the musical quality of the track. And I found no similar background sounds on any other track of the disc." - Submitted By: Karen Smith
"O Come All Ye Faithful," Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles: "I Bought the CD "Caroling At Ephesus" by this group. This familiar carol is the 24th and last track on this generally melodious and well preformed collection. The first time I played the disc, I was sure I was hearing one of more dogs barking outside at what I eventually noted to be 20 seconds and 49 seconds into the track. On playing it the second time I noted that, coincidentally dogs seemed to be barking outside again. The third time I still at first thought that dogs were barking outside then quickly realized it seemed too much of a coincidence. So I played it, listening close to the speakers to note where the barking sound was coming from, and found it to be definitely on the disc, not coming from outside. It was only after noting all this that I first noticed that the CD cover shows a dog in front of these singing nuns. So maybe it was dog barking heard on the track. But I sort of thought the sound resembled somewhat the barking of a smaller dog than the one pictured. After the two background barking-like sounds on the track, I heard on listening closely and noted other extraneous background sounds, some resembling human speech, some more obscure. In any event no such extraneous sounds, whether from dogs, people, or whatever, seem to do anything to enhance the musical quality of the track. And I found no similar background sounds on any other track of the disc." - Submitted By: Karen Smith

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Announcement Service Public," Linkin Park: "When the song is played backwards, you can hear Chester screaming "You should brush your teeth and you should wash your hands!" Hence the song's title, which is "Public Service Announcement" with the words in reverse order." - Submitted By: Nat
"Two Little Boys," Rolf Harris: "When the line "Broke off his horse's head" is reversed it becomes "He's a saucy f**ker". Not sure what else needs to be said here..." - Submitted By: Nat

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Yugoslavia Touring - The Ramones
The Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped out of power in January 1990 and the almost-constantly touring Ramones jumped on the opportunity and played some gigs in that country in 1990 and 1991, merely months before the violent breakup wars began. - Submitted By: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
Yugoslavia Pre-Breakup Tour - Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
When the Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped down from power in January 1990, this led provisions for free elections in all 6 constituent republics and oblasts. The band Carter the USM was touring Yugoslavia in the spring of 1991 and already they could sense the extreme ethnic tensions boiling in that country, even amongst their audiences. They would be one of the last bands to tour that region for several years. - Submitted By: 1991 - The Year Yugoslavia Broke (Up)

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"Thriller," Michael Jackson
The title tracks music video reads "Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult'' ~Michael Jackson
Adam
"The Singular Adventures Of ....," Style Council
The inner liner notes of this best-of CD has some kooky story about a "Cappuccino Kid" and his "literature". On the bottom of this page is the proud announcement keeping in tune with the UN sanctions on the apartheid regime of South Africa (this album was put out in 1989): THIS RECORDING IS NOT FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Ain't Gonna Play Sun City Either
"Guilty Pleasure," Ashley Tisdale
The CD and back cover contains a FBI Anti-Piracy warning notice which had "FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized Copying is Punishable Under Federal Law" (like the ones shown on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs currently released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment including Grace Unplugged). But if you try to copy/rip a MP3 file from a CD using a program (or download a MP3 file online) without prior licensing, you'll be punished immediately.
Brandon Reina
"The Great Escape," Blur
In the booklet, there is a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle (the same photo as on the Country House single cover) and underneath this photo it says "Warning: Private Property". This doesn't mean anything as such and is just a quirk in the packaging.
Lee
"Greatest Hits," Devo
The CD itself (not the case) has a picture of someone sticking a fork into a toaster. I figure it's a "what not to do" sort of thing...
GlamRockNinjaLord
"The Last In Line," Dio
Though there are no lyrics in the booklet, the back cover of this album has some lyrics from the title track written in fancy medieval-looking font. "We'll know for the first time, if we're evil or divine. We're the last in line. - RJD"
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Sex (single)," Motley Crue
Motley Crüe's single "Sex", released prior to their 2012 tour with KISS, has a front cover design in the style of and parodying the "Parental Advisory" stickers. The top and bottom of the cover feature the words "Mötley" and "Crüe" respectively, while the middle part just says the word "SEX".
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Invasion Of Your Privacy," Ratt
Ratt's sophomore full-length release got a "Parental Advisory" sticker, due to the title and album cover being references to voyeurism, a topic the PMRC viewed as inappropriate. The sticker has since been removed.
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Full Moon Fever," Tom Petty
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Mechanical Resonance," Tesla
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Erotica," Madonna
Some of the album covers have Parental Advisory Ratings but everything bad on the CD is probably censored
William
"The Hits (1993 - 2003)," Marty Dread
This reggae hits compilation has the usual "Unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of ..." but it doesn't say "federal copywrite laws". Instead it says that unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of the "King of Kings Jah Rastafari". Honest!
Don't Piss Off Haile Selassie
"As Good As Dead," Local H
On the album's sticker, it reads: "Yeah mom, the 'F Word' is in it", a parody of the explicated lyrics sticker.
S
"Low DVD EP," Foo Fighters
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
Archie
"eMotive," A Perfect Circle
On the actual CD ( not the case), there is the longest anti-illegal music downloading warning I have ever seen. I'm not even going to bother putting it here, but it's worth seeing if you own the album.
G
"Prisoners In Paradise," Europe
It's a goofy little thing at the end of the lyrics in the CD booklet...Europe will not be held responsible for...then it lists like 4 hilarious effects the music may cause.
G
"Broken," Nine Inch Nails
In the liner notes, there is a warning reading, "Caution: Not for use with mono devices." The reason for this being is that Trent stated the songs do not sound right when being played through mono devices.
eg: Mike Smith
"Amnesiac," Radiohead
The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
Lee
"Live Era '87-'93," Guns N' Roses
Look very closely at the cover, just below the 2nd poster on the top row. It says "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Hollywood Rose Is Bad For Your Health (but worth the risk)". You might need a big LP to see it because the writing is very small.
Lee
"Primitive Enema," Butt Trumpet
This is what the lyric sheet says concerning the lyrics to "The Grindcore Song": We've decided not to give you the lyrics to this song because we are sure they would entice you to do nasty things to yourself and to others and we don't wish to be held responsible for it. Hail Satan.
F*ck the PMRC

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