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Big money campaigns utilize just about every media communication tool available — it’s an amazing enterprise. Is it any wonder that most high office holders are always running a campaign regardless of which side of November it is.

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  5 Responses to “You can’t be a NC Governors Candidate without a song”

  1. What luck…it’s election season and a theme song has already been written for some of our local re-election candidates:

    “They paved paradise and put up a parkin’ lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin’ hot spot
    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone
    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

    They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
    And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone
    They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot ”

    Wonder if the Counting Crows would give a group rate on the rights to their song, lol.


    Editor Note: Just in case some readers didn’t know the original.

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    Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

    Mrs Nunya & Rick win the Scribe ‘Singing Bee’.

  2. Tracy K wrote:

    …Wonder if the Counting Crows would give a group rate on the rights to their song, lol.

    Tracy, you must be too young. That’s not Counting Crows’ song, it’s the great Joni Mitchell’s song! :D

    Not sure whether I like the Crows’ version or Joni’s original better (I think I lean toward the young Joni :) ) but it’s long been one of my favorite songs. And, unfortunately, it’s definitely the theme song of far too many of our local officials.

  3. Okay – now I’m showing my age – “Big Yellow Taxi” was written by Joni Mitchell – 1966 – Just in case you are ever on a quiz show. :)

    “Hey farmer, farmer
    Put away that DDT now
    Give me spots on my apples
    But LEAVE me the birds and the bees
    Please!
    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you’ve got
    ‘Til its gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot”

    The difference is, in today’s world, the “farmer” can’t be held too accountable for the “birds and the bees” because he’s been squeezed out. The exhaust pipe is the demon in carbon-related pollution. Just look at the trail of cars traveling from their Union County “bedroom communities” to go to work, shop and play. Parking lots aren’t really the culprit.

    Maybe Joni could also allow some of the word’s to her song, “If” to be incorporated for the upcoming election. Somehow, this seems to be appropriate . . .

    “If you can keep your head
    While all about you
    People are losing theirs and blaming you
    If you can trust yourself
    When everybody doubts you
    And make allowance for their doubting too.

    If you can wait
    And not get tired of waiting
    And when lied about
    Stand tall
    Don’t deal in lies
    And when hated
    Don’t give in to hating back
    Don’t need to look so good
    Don’t need to talk too wise.

    If you can dream
    And not make dreams your master
    If you can think
    And not make intellect your game
    If you can meet
    With triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same”

    Go Joni!

  4. Great song! now if we had a great candidate to go with it….

  5. Since no one addressed the article itself, I’d like to hijack this thread and ask for information about the Nov 6 ballot initiative on redistricting Union County increasing the number of commissioners to seven.

    Is this a good thing or bad thing? Why? What does each possible outcome mean for the people of Union County?

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