Friday, February 13, 2009

Here's the Deal............

Seems to be a lot of chatter this morning about a Certain Song. One that SOME Fiends really seems to think needs to be done tonight, live all over the world.

I am talking about the Unicorn Song.

The single most embarrassing song going. Paul and I have a rule, it is NOT in the set unless someone requests it, and he has had enough whiskey.

It's a production of a song that can often go on for 15-20 minutes.

For those of you who don't know it, Google is your friend. I can't write about it.

As for how I feel about doing this live all over the world: Shudder.

Here's the deal. You want to send tips? Send the pub cards and e-mails telling Chuck and Judy how much you can't wait for June. Send your tips to:

donate@greatlakesbengalrescue.com

When Janet tells me the tip jar is at $500 I will do that song live all over the world.

Help my Bengals and I will do that song for you.

Love and Shudders,
Lorraine

106 Comments:

At 7:30 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

First!

 
At 7:30 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

2nd, (damn you, Dan)

 
At 7:31 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I think you set the number too low, Quiche. I think we can meet that easily!

 
At 7:32 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I only have the audacity to post "First!" because I have the power to delete my comment if it turns out that I'm wrong. LOL

 
At 7:33 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

I have googled. I now know which song you're talking about. . .

Do we need to mention unicorns or fiends so Janet knows which donations to count??

 
At 7:37 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ok, Smartypants Dan Guy, if it goes over by what I feel is enough, I will see you your Unicorn song and raise you a down and dirty nasty version of Wild Rover, complete with Sheep Jokes.

Live.

When you donate add the comment "We want the Unicorn Song" and she will know.

 
At 7:37 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Tips, no problem.

I'm still looking for a Fiend with a PayPal account who's willing to take some cash to the gig for all us remote fiends who don't want to be bothered mailing things.

And I TOLD you I'd leave Dublin alone.

I'm wearing my "Mistress of Skulls" shirt to work today, in honor of Friday the 13th, the gig, and to disturb my (boring) coworkers. *grin*

 
At 7:39 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

*starts counting change in the couch*

 
At 7:43 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

there is a reason that the 45 record of THE UNICORN in your handbag MELTED.
happy pretend birthday-day.
Am there holding your hand in spirit...xox

 
At 7:46 AM , Blogger TommyB said...

Wow. All we had to do was ask. And badger. And dare.

That was easy.

How about Free Bird?

 
At 7:52 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I have hear the song (you had a request on Valentine's day last year) and can only commiserate: This is not a song which is suitable for an adult audience no matter how inebriated.

 
At 7:59 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

But Nat, do you think that fiends en masse really count as an adult audience?

(I have no doubt that fiends en masse can be inebriated)

 
At 8:00 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Thirteenth! That's lucky.

I'd just like to say at this point that Google is no longer my friend. Not after what I've just subjected myself to. Frackin' heck in a bean-bucket. :P

 
At 8:06 AM , Blogger bengalgirl said...

Wow, is all I can say. What a wonderful challenge. Of course I am not familiar with the Unicorn Song so I'm off to google. But I will keep us all updated. Thank you Lorraine and FIENDS.
Janet

 
At 8:06 AM , Blogger Hellie said...

Now I'm intrigued...! So the party will be starting at 1.30 in the morning UK time? I hope I'll manage to stay up for a little while at least to catch the beginning, I want to see/hear you play! If I could stay in bed all day tomorrow I would stay up for the whole thing (I managed the superbowl!) but I have friends rockin up sometime tomorrow morning. Do let us know if there will be a recording that we can watch later on at civilised times!!

 
At 8:12 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Mistress, Boss is off for Dublin. It had to be made safe.

No cash tips. Only to Bengal Rescue. The Pub doesn't need them, they get you all in June. Send them e-mails telling them how much you liked the show.

Send tips to the Bengals so we can keep this rescue group going.

I agree, you lot don't count as adults. Just make sure you aren't sober when you listen to it (not you Emily and DRWHO42!) Australia, it will be morning there, best add whiskey to the tea.

 
At 8:14 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

So we've changed our minds about sending the Pub money? I thought they were concerned that webcasting would reduce their business, so we were all going to buy virtual beer with real money?

So, if I understand it:
- No money to Charlie's, just thank you notes.
- Money for Bengals instead.

I'm so confused... polishing New York AND keeping Dublin safe seems to be using up most of my brainpower.

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I will ask Dr Wicked if it is possible to archive for a day or two.

And I will make the first hour ROCK for the UK!!!!!!!!

 
At 8:16 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Registered.
Plaul and Lorraine show page duly bookmarked.
All set for tomorrow morning.

 
At 8:18 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Wow..Sally, I have to say all my exposure to the Unicorn song has been in bars....

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Bengal girl. Don't do it. Save yourself while there is still time. I have only heard the song once, but as soon as I googled and glanced at the lyrics it got stuck in my head...

 
At 8:30 AM , Blogger Na said...

Jess, did you make it through ALL of that one? *huddles in a corner after one minute of it*

 
At 8:37 AM , Blogger TommyB said...

Just checked out Jess' link

Dear God- what have we done? Will they ever forgive us?

 
At 8:42 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Na, Tommy - that's the only version I've ever seen/heard.

I can't imagine how. It's not as iff I watch songs of praise, but it's definitly that one ::shudder::

Maybe seing Paul & Lorraine doing it would erase that memory?

 
At 8:44 AM , Blogger Erin Underwood said...

I vote for singing the Zombie Unicorn Song! :-)

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger TommyB said...

And don't forget today's other big event: at exactly 21:30:31 Zulu (aka 5:30:31 PM Central) the POSIX time system (used in most UNIX-based computers) will be exactly 1234567890.

whoo hoo.

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Should I really say that I have "The Unicorn Song" by the Irish Rovers on their LP by the same name?

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger Na said...

Tommy, I almost understood that. Should we be cheering, "Happy 1234567890" today?
Tried to googlecate POSIX. Amused by this Wikipedia note re: POSIX,
Not to be confused with Unix, Unix-like, or Linux.

And Marjorie - I'm so sorry. That is too much. Here's another less hurtful version from the Brobdignagian Bards.

 
At 9:11 AM , Blogger Na said...

Well, the Bards did that version of the song, don't know who's responsible for the video.

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Hmmm...seems Peter, Paul and Mary have their own Unicorn Song. Somehow, I don't think this is the version which so appalls Paul and Lorraine. ;)

Maybe they should learn the Charlie the Unicorn song?
CX

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger Na said...

ariandalen, if you're referring to the Candy Mountain Charlie the Unicorn, I might donate money for someone not to play it! Well, if I had more money to donate.

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

AFAIK, that's the one. ;)
It's listed along with other versions on YouTube, though I haven't played it as DD2 is sitting next to me.

 
At 9:51 AM , Blogger Na said...

Good thought. ;)

 
At 10:00 AM , Blogger bengalgirl said...

Marjorie, actually I'm looking for something to get the earworm of Blame it on the Boogie out of my head. My grandson is in his highschool showchoir and that is one of the songs. Once I hear it is there until the next time I hear it - I even try to tap to it, lol. Janet

 
At 10:08 AM , Blogger vampi said...

Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees ....


donated. Dr. wocked, if THE song does get played, will you make it so it it is posted somewhere for those of us who might be passed out?

 
At 10:12 AM , Blogger vampi said...

ugh! i'm sorry dr wicked. it's vegas, it's bleeding my brain cells...

 
At 10:26 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Granted, I'm nice. It's not going to bother me if they don't play that song, because songs can get stale if you perform them too often. It's no fun playing a song that has become tedious.

Not to say that a donation shouldn't be made to Great Lakes Bengal Rescue. :)

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

ticky box.

::ears bleeding::

For those of us who don't drink enough, where can we donate NOT to hear that song? ;-)

Dueling donations!

 
At 10:45 AM , Blogger Na said...

Ticia you are reading my mind again. ;)

 
At 10:59 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

That's 2.... Lorraine, I don't think it's unethical for you to donate to the "Anti-Unicorn Song Fund". ;-)

 
At 11:05 AM , Blogger Amy said...

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Not the Unicorn Song!

Though I must admit it did make me laugh one time. When my mommy came to Charlie's with me...and you were singing it, the look of horror on her face (as the song just kept going and going) was hilarious.

 
At 11:12 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I admit, I do tend to go on a bit with that song. It will be even better tonight, if the goal is met, as I am going to print out the words to it so I have them as kind of a guideline....

I really need a nap.

 
At 11:52 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Ticia also read my mind. How much not to play it? I'll double it. No, triple.

Aaaaaagghh.

Yeah, do this one. :D (The German subtitles are an unsettling touch, aren't they?)

 
At 11:52 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Lorraine!!! Wake UP!!!

Sent you email re other project for tonight--set to activate super powers upon your response!!

oh...and about that Unicorn song. I vote for a counter -fund, paypal to Bengal Rescue....if THAT tip jar exceeds the first one, you DON'T play the song. Okay, just kidding..... really.....don't through things at me, y'all....

 
At 11:56 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

The Unicorn Song sounds familiar to me. Will definitely have to Google it - after babysitting.

 
At 11:57 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

huh....my brain was definitely distracted....didn't see Ticia and Jess were already there.

hehehehe. Safety in numbers!

 
At 12:34 PM , Blogger louisa said...

Evening all. I'm signed up and ready to party.

[drums fingers]

No? Not yet?

Sigh.

Right.

Well then I'll just go check if the rest of Dublin's still there...

 
At 12:49 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Hullo all,

Unicorn song... ha... I remember that from a year ago!!! ... and kindergarten. ... and after 2 bars of Jess's link it is firmly stuck in my head again (yikes). Thanks Jess.... Thanks a Lot. :-)

Can you bring along song lyrics for some of your older songs? the ones we far-flung fiends only know from older CDs? like Folk Underground? and LaM? and Play Each Morning Wild Queen? and Pansy and Violet? etc?

I will be missing the first hour or so of the concert so I will be rushing home tonight to make sure I don't miss more. ... since you will be rocking the first hour SO HARD... I am extra glad that Dr Wicked will post the show for a few days. That's be cool.

hope your nap is nice

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I said I NEEDED a nap, not that I was going to get one.

I am going to be late to my own party if I don't get it together shortly.

 
At 1:45 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh, I said I would SEE if he could post it for a few days, not sure it is possible........

Not sure we an pull off the Flash Girls songs, Paul would need time to remember chords and such. In June, promise.

 
At 2:06 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

oops... clearly I missed some nuance in there.

Well... here's to hoping you can post the thing for a while... and here's to hoping I can convince boss to let me off an hour early.

 
At 2:08 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Surfacing from sleep-fog and sleep, only to remember that today is The Day. Now I won't have to hear just the end. There is a silver lining to being sick today.:)

Oof. I'm with the people who will gladly donate NOT to hear the Unicorn Song. Some Pogues would be nice though. Gotta go sign up, once I stop sneezing. Bleah.

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

don't forget to leave yourself time to pick up cake!!

 
At 2:11 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Not sure why I have not commented here yet! Wee! We will party tonight!

 
At 2:14 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

btw... because it seems like a Fiendish thing to say... Happy Friday the 13th!!!!

 
At 2:22 PM , Blogger bengalgirl said...

Just a quick update;
We have 2 donations for a total of $45.00.

The bengals and I thank you.

Janet

 
At 2:25 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

argh, what is WRONG with ye all?
I grew up on the Irish Rovers singing that song. I loved it as a kid.
Frightening....I don't even have to think of the words, they just come out of my mouth 40 odd years later.

I have tea.
I am ready to rock.

 
At 2:29 PM , Blogger TommyB said...

Mine is in now.

We may regret this, but the cats won't.

 
At 2:35 PM , Blogger louisa said...

Sally! I keep missing you this week! You have tea, I have wine :) Don't want to clog up comments with book talk, do you want to email me? louisa at ravenbooks dot ie

 
At 2:37 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Sally I am with you! Great memories tied up in that song.

Tom did you get my email??

 
At 2:42 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

::sigh:: I need to feed the daughters real food before DD1 joins the other girls at school for their performance during halftime at the boys JV basketball game.

I should be home in time to party!

 
At 2:57 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

I have no childhood memories of said tune but I do recall it made a newly postpartum friend weep uncontrollably when she tried to sing it to her baby.

Hormones. Not for the weak.

 
At 3:01 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ahh, Lexa has coined the perfect Tshirt slogan "Hormones. Not for the weak"

Has anyone found the correct URL for the show? Ive searched and clicked at the ustream site to no avail.

 
At 3:05 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Update from Janet, we are at $80....

Not so close Fiends.....

Fods I am late, but the last bit of writing, the bengal bit is DONE. Right dress now dammit and GO.........

 
At 3:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/paul-and-lorraine

 
At 3:12 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Oops. That was me, with the URL for sally ;-)

 
At 3:12 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Thanks.

I've got it bookmarked now and ready to go.

In other news...Melbourne is overed again in hazy smelly smoke this morning. It appears we are going to have a few days like this - just to make sure none of us forget there are fires around. Its bad enough breathing here, I'd hate to be close to a fire.

 
At 3:16 PM , Blogger Na said...

w00t! Ready to Ustream.

Meanwhile, the monsters and I are cat-sitting this weekend, and before the show starts this evening, we'll be going over to said cats' home, to meet the them again and learn how we may serve them whilst their regular servants take a weekend off.

 
At 3:33 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am off for the gig.

Wish me luck and I will see you in two hours!

 
At 3:34 PM , Blogger louisa said...

Good luck!!! See you soon

 
At 3:35 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Good luck Q - see you later (I f I stay awake)

 
At 3:36 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Good luck! The crowds are already assembling :)

 
At 3:37 PM , Blogger louisa said...

A polite way of saying the mob is getting restless!

 
At 3:39 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Happy Weekend, everyone! I am all done with my day!

And have a Fabulous birthday party, Lorraine! Have a truly splendid celebration!

I Googled the Song - is it the same one by Shel Silverstein?

 
At 3:42 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

stomp stomp stomp
clap clap clap
Paul and Lorrraaaiinnneeee
Paul and Looorrrrraaaaiiiinnnneeeee
stomp clap stomp clap

 
At 3:42 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Donation sent. Ariandalen, I too have the Unicorn song on the Irish Rover's album. DH hasn't yet transferred that one to CD.

And, I will admit to eve a sappy tear or two in the past, at the thought of those silly, heedless unicorns...

 
At 3:45 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

EmilyLady...

Cool, I didn't know Shel Silverstein wrote it! But googlecated, and he did. Fine silly man.

I should note that silly, in our house, is a definite compliment.

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Fine silly man indeed. Ever read "The Giving Tree"?

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Not quite as silly, I might add, as beautiful and heart-rending.

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Not that silly can't be beautiful.

Shutting up.

 
At 3:49 PM , Blogger louisa said...

No Miss Emily, don't shut up, join the party, the Fiends are gathering!!

 
At 3:51 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Tickybox

 
At 4:03 PM , Blogger bengalgirl said...

Update to Unicorn
$115.00

 
At 4:09 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I think I'm caught up. I set up a UStream account so I'm all set.

Not sure how much all get to watch, but I should able to at least listen!

 
At 4:16 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

EmilyLady...

Had forgotten the Giving Tree. One of those books I could NOT read my kids without bawling. And, as opposed to many of the man's other messages, one with which I totally disagree. that tree was the epitome of codependence...(of putting another's needs ahead of one's own to an unhealthy degree) and a terrible example to anyone of how to be loving to another.

IMNSHO of course. And please don't shut up. I'd miss you!

 
At 4:34 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Ack! The Very Important Website for the gig refuses to load. *pout*

 
At 4:37 PM , Blogger Siri said...

I'm coming - I'm coming. Got booted off the stream, but I'm wending my way back. Had to open a different browser. Soon.

Typical of this day - took 1.5 hours to drive 11 miles. Snow. Cars. Idiots. But, I finally got home, have on my rockin' out clothes, and have my cake, ready to go.

Oh - drink of choice - have to get that soon.

 
At 4:37 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Okay, I'm on at the show site..see y'all there! And remember, we have ANNOUNCEMENTS tonight! :)

 
At 4:38 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Phi - try another browser. MSN doesn't work for me, but Windows IE does.

 
At 4:42 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

What is this Windows IE of which you speak? I do not have such a thing!

But it loaded, finally.

 
At 4:43 PM , Blogger Siri said...

WIndows internet explorer.

Are you a mac girl?

Never mind!

 
At 4:45 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Siri, I know what IE is, really. Just being a pain in the arse.

I'm a linux girl, and truly do not have IE though.

 
At 4:49 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hang on. Are we talking here or there? Aieee!

 
At 4:53 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Er, yes?

 
At 4:54 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Huh?

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Am I going to have to herd both of you all night?????

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

And you let out twitter, too.

 
At 4:59 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Like herding cats it is.

But no, I'm not going to be able to keep up both all night.

 
At 5:01 PM , Blogger Siri said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 5:01 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Chantrelle = Chantrelle

Coraline73 = Marjorie

Corvid = Louisa

Dabbler = Dabbler

Datagoddess = Datagoddess

Ivenotime = Ivenotime

Kali_licious = Kali_licious

Nabean = Na

notmoro = Jess

Phiala = Phiala

Tootsg = Siri

Dragonsally 1& 2 = Dragonsally

Dr Wicked 1&2 = Dr. Wicked

 
At 5:30 PM , Blogger bengalgirl said...

Unicorn Update
$235.00

 
At 5:53 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Here at the birthday bash!

 
At 5:54 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

hi aleta!

fiends are chatting on the online gig thingy, waiting impatiently for music.

 
At 8:14 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I can't believe I woke up at 05:00 JUST in time for the Unicorn song!
But the new site is great.

 
At 9:27 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

For those of you with ticky boxes, I did a new post here on blogger, to talk about tweaks in the new site.

 
At 2:46 PM , OpenID vanessa said...

Here is another link to donate to the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/221356?m=714b0a78

 

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