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Original Mercedes Benz Lyrics Discovered

As many of you know Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose in October of 1970. Mercedes Benz and a Happy Birthday song for John Lennon, made just days earlier,were the the last songs she would ever record.

However thanks to a recent discovery we see Joplin’s original text of Mercedes Benz did not include the phrase “O Lord” but rather the heroin induced rambling of “Obama”. These original, and never recorded lyrics, were obviously a drug induced vision of the future scribbled down by the singer shortly before her death. With the election of our 44th president, and the discovery of these original lyrics, it is obvious that her disdain for the materialistic world of which she was writing was in fact a prophetic glimpse of an even more troubled time yet to come.

For reasons still unknown the lyrics were changed shortly after Joplin regained her senses and recorded later that night;giving us one of the most profound social commentaries of all time. The original lyrics are printed below followed by the famous recorded version:

Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin

Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Obama, won’t you buy me a color TV ?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So Obama, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Obama, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?
I’m counting on you, Obama, please don’t let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Obama, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!
Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Obama, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

That’s it!

February 15, 2009 Posted by | History | Leave a comment

Ronald Reagan October 27, 1964 Speech

Recently I have become a Twitter addict. If by chance you are into Twitter you can find me with the username: @AndyWendt. I am sure I’ll have a post soon on just on how much fun twitter is, but right now I would like to talk about a link I noticed today in a twit from @BrianWollet. The link in his twit was to a Ronald Reagan speech. This particular speech was given by Reagan in 1964 on behalf of Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential campaign. After watching the speech I was so moved that I felt compelled to do what I could to help other people find it. So here you go, and I sincerely hope that you are as moved by the speech as I.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | History | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Technology Plus Hobby = Fun

I came across this great silly WW2 post the other day on Digg.com.

It was actually a post on Photobucket. However after that photobucket link got all the traffic from Digg it pretty much went down. Something about bandwidth exceeded. Actually that’s just one possible option, the other being all my friends are noobs.

So I just did a little save as, moved the file to my http://www.andywendt.me domain and here you go, a funny little animated gif on World War Two.

FYI: The original source is as follows: “http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q83/BVIChester/hitlernoobs.gif”

December 3, 2008 Posted by | History | , , , | 6 Comments