Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thinly Veiled Threats Presents: Chugbuster Sings Classics She Doesn't Know

My friend Chugbuster is basically the funniest person I know. When we first met she introduced herself with a warm-hearted,

Sup, I'm Chugbuster. I'll have you know I wore my killing boots today, because I can't be sure yet that you aren't a serial killer.

I'm paraphrasing, but that's pretty much how it went. We've been best buds ever since, so I guess she must have decided I'm probably not a serial killer after all.

Chugbuster is the youngest person I have ever been friends with. She wasn't even alive in the 1980s, not even for a year or two at the end of it. As such, she often doesn't get some of the cultural references that us older folk take for granted.

After she returned from a trip to the deepest, darkest depths of Broken Hill, I took advantage of our friendship by inviting her into my home and plying her with liquor, before asking her to perform songs that she doesn't know. Her versions are usually based mainly on the titles of the song.

1. The Big Bang Theory - Barenaked Ladies
2. Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
3. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
4. Sex and Candy - Marcy's Playground
5. Rich Girl - Hall & Oates
6. La Bamba
6. Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan
7. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
8. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

-Smackie Onassis, who is also saving the earth one bucket at a time.

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