FFO: WEEK 7

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” — WINNER!!!

Umm . . . as far as I can tell, this is a video of a guy playing a harmonica with his mind.

Truly, this dude brought it on home.

As must we all.

This blog will not be updated again until we have elected our next president.

BRING IT ON HOME.

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 3rd Place

LOL, David Plouffe?

Mastermind alert! EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO BRING IT ON HOME.

Check out 0:27 — he’s actually using SARAH PALIN’S KNOWLEDGE OF FOREIGN POLICY as a pick! LOL!

Also, was I very psyched at 4:10? Kid’s just gonna play the whole song through his computer and film himself listening to it? Then he gets so excited for “the good part,” he totally jumps the gun with the now-it’s-time-to-rock index finger!

By the way, here’s how to really BRING IT ON HOME.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! THIS KID WILL BE RUNNING THINGS IN FIFTEEN YEARS!!!

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 4th Place

Okay, we’re on the eve of a historic election and I’m trying to get people psyched to volunteer all weekend . . . with my special ELECTION EDITION of FRIDAY FACE-OFFS, “Bring It On Home” . . . and then I find a video of a guy singing “Bring It On Home” PLUS “Turn The Page” by THE SEEG?!?

And you think I’m not posting it?!?

LOL, did this guy read my mind very hard?

Because are we turning the page very hard on Tuesday?

LOL, small page in history not about to get turned with very much force on Tuesday . . .

2:30 is BANGIN’.

We all need to LIVE the lyrics to “Turn The Page” for the next four days:

Every ounce of energy, you try and give away,


As the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play.


Later in the evening as you lie awake in bed,


With the echo from the [door-knocking you did] ringing in your head

LOL, if you are phone-banking or canvassing this weekend, remember to be friendly and calm. If you sound like this guy (5:20 – END), you’re doing it wrong.

Save your “outside voice” for Tuesday night.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! BRING IT ON HOME AND TURN THE PAGE AT THE SAME TIME!!!

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 5th Place

You know that old saying about the theatre, “If there’s a gun on stage, it must go off,” or something like that? Maybe Ibsen said it? (Or was it Tennessee “Florida” Williams, the famous playwright who wrote “There’s a Cat on the Roof” and “Old-Timey Southern Secrets”?)

Anyway:

HOW ARE YOU GONNA PLACE A BONGO DRUM RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF YOUR “BRING IT ON HOME” VIDEO AND NOT USE IT?!?

I was preparing myself for the wildest song arrangement of all time . . . instead I had to settle for an unintentional Sonic Youth impersonation that made me LOL with how slammin’ some of those microtones were!

Also, check out some of the tags they used for this video:

young talent guitar skill

LOL, hell yes! When you got game, YOU LET THE WORLD KNOW. You knock on doors and let ‘em know.

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 6th Place

THIS IS THE GREATEST LED ZEPPELIN COVER BAND I HAVE EVER HEARD.

THEY ARE FLYING THE ZEPPELIN IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION.

They should play at the House of Blues.

And the guy with the beer (0:34) totally agrees with me; I bet he’s thinking “I wonder if I can book these dudes to play the Sun Microsystems holiday party?”

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! BRING IT ON HOME!!!

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 7th Place

Hey look everybody, it’s the White Stripes!

LOL, just kidding, this drummer is better.

But seriously? These guys were trapped in a cinderblock prison cell so they built a guitar and a drum set out of table scraps and now they’re teaching themselves how to play Led Zeppelin jams. How inspirational is that?

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS! WE TWIRL DRUMSTICKS!!! (2:01)

PS: Those drums sound so incredible, I can’t stop thinking about them. What is it about placing your drum set two centimeters away from a cinderblock wall that makes it sound so good? Was that John Bonham’s secret?

Friday Face-Offs: “Bring It On Home” – 8th Place

Who says Hungarians play Led Zeppelin songs five times too fast? WHO SAYS THAT??? Old wives’ tale, LOL.

LOL, best singer ever. Style = so chill. How is it some singers can just talk their way through a song and make it sound twenty times more rockin’ than the most throat-shredding singer could? Is that what “panache” is?

Jazz-funk freakout at 2:00-ish = working for me. (LOL, kidding, I’m not totally crazy.)

And the bassist’s mullet? Totally inscrutable. If these were American kids, I’d put the odds of it being ironic at 50-50. But these kids are Hungarian. So that totally confounds my likely voter model. BASICALLY WE NEED MASSIVE TURNOUT NEXT TUESDAY FOR THIS MULLET TO BE SINCERE.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!!

This is it, gang: The last weekend before the election.

Gee, I wonder what this week’s FRIDAY FACE-OFF will be?

Are you kidding me? Could there be any doubt?

From reader AM a few weeks ago:

Suggestion for Friday Face-Offs. I don’t even like Led Zeppelin that much. And I’ve been lame about helping Barack Obama become president — I knocked on doors for the MD primary back in the day but for the general I’ve just given a bunch of money and stared hard at www.fivethirtyeight.com.


But when I hear “bring it on home” then I get very excited. I know that if “bring it on home” is the Friday Face-Off on Halloween, then I will get very excited every time I see a song and I’ll want to “bring it on home”. I’ll definitely hit the local phone bank and maybe even drive down to Virginia.


I’m not trying to strike a bargain here — I’m making a prediction. If “bring it on home” is the Friday Face Off for election day weekend, then I — and perhaps many others – will feel compelled to BRING IT ON HOME so hard.

(My emphasis.)

This week’s FRIDAY FACE-OFF is: “Bring It On Home” by Led Zeppelin. Watch the original version here:

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS. GET MOTHERFUCKIN’ FUCKIN’ PUMPED LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. WE ARE DOING THIS.