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Monday, June 19, 2006

My epic project...

About six months ago I got it into my head that it might be fun to re-write Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire using the names of all the bloggers on my blogroll, plus other ones I read regularly. I must have started and stopped the exercise a half dozen times. In my head it sounded easy, but in actuality, it was not. It was a huge pain in the ass to try to get everyone's name to fit and be in the right cadence, etc. I never got past half a stanza before giving up.

But I finally decided that I had to knuckle down and get it out of my system or it would drive me crazy. And I happy to say I have finally done it. There must be upwards of 125 names in this thing. And it's not perfect, but I have taken it as far as I can. If I forgot you, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to.

It probably would have taken a smarter person half the time.

I was going to take the time to link everyone as well, but I am just too exhausted.

If you don't like it, that's cool. Just don't tell me so. This took a long time!

My head hurts.

Fantastagirl, Tenacious T, Blonde Blogger, Big Pissy
Merlin Princess, Va Va Voom and Karaoke Queen
Melissa, Dawn, Jin and Pixie; Shelly, Gunn Girl, T and Dixie
Blogarita, Barefoot Cajun, Penguin is a teen

Karl, Zhadi, MC, Chelle; Shannon, Shannon, Blair and Mel
Anne R. Key and Lady K and life in Sherryland
Karlababble, Ficklechick, Noi and Kari, Jaws and Dick
Kentucky Girl and Bluepaintred, Luin and Soda Stand

We’re just a bunch of bloggers
And we’ve got a forum
Without much decorum
We’re just a bunch of bloggers
So just pay attention
And you’ll get a mention

My three sisters next are up; Shelli, Megan, and The Pup
Cranky Prof and Webmiztris, PeeBugg and Michele
Itchy, Marty, SomeGirl, D; Matt, Detroiter and KB
Serra, Sarah, Mike and Mike and Suze, Ben and Shell

Maven, Amber, and CeCe; Stacy, Beady, and Mimi
Attila, Cherish, and Brianne; wait there’s plenty more
Cissa, Bee’s Knees, and Jozee; Cat and Tricia and Sandi
DutchBitch and Rebecca and Tracy’s a battle whore

We’re just a bunch of bloggers
And we’ve got a forum
Without much decorum
We’re just a bunch of bloggers
So just pay attention
And you’ll get a mention

Lori, Katt, Heather, Deb; Spidey weaves a pretty web
Monique, Gary, Sudie Girl and Sherri
Schad and Sheryl, Nobody; Maidink, Shirley and 3T
Dream Walker, Nanuk; Pamela works on a book

CanadianSwiss, Jackass Jen; Kayla, Leave, and JKirlin
Ms. M, Billy, Belinda and CP
Angie, Ocean, Lynda, B.; Pud and Erin and Ginnie
Clo and Saur and Tabz; and Lorraine and Crazy

We’re just a bunch of bloggers
And we’ve got a forum
Without much decorum
We’re just a bunch of bloggers
So just pay attention
And you’ll get a mention

We’re just a bunch of bloggers
And it is forgone
We’ll post on and on and on, and on

Mrs. Fab is insisting that I should sing it. I have done my best to convince her that the world is not ready for that.

I have to go lay down now...


Blogger CeCe said...

Wow... Me thinks you have WAY too much time on your hands, but hey, thanks for the mention!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Spider Walk said...

OMG!! That sooo ROCKED, Mr.Fab :)
I agree with the missus--Please sing it for us.

Isn't it fun when you discover you have hidden talent? Billy Joel ain't got nuttin' on you...Hahaahaaa!!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

That was awesome. I just wish my computer hadn't frozen then I would have been the first to comment. I know you worked a long time on this and that it also plagued you. You did an awesome job! As for singing it? Hmmm...I don't know. Just kidding. I think it would be fabulous!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

i think hearing you sing my name would brighten MY day!

11:37 PM  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

WOW! That's freakin awesome! so when you gonna audioblog it? ;)

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Kentucky Girl said...

RAWK! That's really hot! I'm immortalized in song. I can die a happy woman. :P

12:47 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Will you sing it after your head stops hurting? That is awesome!

12:50 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

Holy crap, dude. You rock. I think writing all those names on the head of a pin would be easier than the task you took on.

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done!! =) YAY I was in it!!

2:29 AM  
Blogger Pud said...

I'm impressed that you were able to rewrite that song. I'm also scared by how twisted your mind is...

3:02 AM  
Blogger karaoke queen said...

Bwahaha. I'm waiting for the album!

4:08 AM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

It sounds GREAT! Sing it sing it sing it!!!!

4:39 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You did real good Mr. Fab, here have a couple of Advils on me :)

5:32 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

That was a great job and well worth your rest! You rock, Mr. Fab!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

CeCe--You could not be more right about having too much time on my hands!

Spidey--Thanks for the compliment, but NO singing! LOL

Shelli--You always want to be first, don't you? Just like when we were growing up :)

Bluepaintred--Well...I know your days need some brightening...

Webmiztris--I was thinking YOU could audioblog it :)

Kentucky Woman--Well, that's nice, but why don't you stick around a little while longer? :)

Lynda--Let's do it as a duet!

Karl--I don't know about that, but thanks! LOL

Penguin--Of course you were in it! :)

Pud--Scared? Or incredibly aroused and attracted to...? :)

Karaoke--Oh, it won't be long. I'm HUGE in Japan!

Dutchy--No no no! LOL

Lorraine--Just a couple? You know how I like to overdo it :)

CS--Thanks, oh glamorous one! :)

6:45 AM  
Blogger Attila The Mom said...

LOL!! Too funny!

I bet you drove your mother insane when you were a child.

7:25 AM  
Blogger bozette said...

that is so funny nice job

7:35 AM  
Blogger kattbanjo said...

very good Mr. Fab. Almost as good as shirly's rewrite!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Wow! That must have taken a while to work all those names in. Soooooo when are you going to SING it? :)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Blogarita said...

Very clever and quite an improvement over the original.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Finn said...

My head hurts just reading this. No wonder you had to lay down.

I can't wait to hear you sing it...

9:37 AM  
Blogger speckledpup said...

we DIDN'T start the fire!
And we weren't out behind the shed smokin' either.
And I've never even tasted beer.

you must sing, the pup fab must must.

9:47 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

That was fabtabulous!! Can you print it out and autograph it for me?? haahaa :)

10:12 AM  
Blogger Va Va Voom said...

Fantabulous! I was actually singing along with it. Great stuff as always.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Chief Slacker said...

I agree, it must be sung ;O)

10:22 AM  
Blogger D said...

Hhaa, i think we all had to sing it along as we read it, I love it!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Amber said...


10:52 AM  
Blogger gunngirl said...

Oh god, that was wonderful! That was really cool, Fab! What I noticed is that you seem to have a lot of ladies on your blogroll.

You must have a lot of time on your hands. But time well spent. LOL, that was great. And I read it outloud to the tune of the song and in many spots it was dead on. That rocked.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Suze said...

You did a good job there and yes you ought to audio post this.

Have you ever wondered if you have too much time on your hands? Just a thought. LOL

11:02 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Attila--Yes, mom frequently had to "go away" for long periods of time...

Bozette--Damn! I forgot you :(

Katt--Thank you darlin'!

Tricia--No singing!

Blogarita--You don't like the original?

Megan--N-o-S-i-n-g-i-n-g LOL

Pup--Let's you, me, Magan, and Shelli all sing it. We'll be a family act!

Beady--THAT I can do!

VaVa--Thank you my friend :)

Chief--Damn, I forgot you too! Grrr

D--Glad you like it :)

Amber--Hey, welcome back from your trip!

GunnGirl and Suze--The answer is, of course, yes, I have oodles of time on my hands LOL

11:10 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Out of my hiatus for a few seconds just to thank you for that BIG effort! Take care, be good, be cool! Kisses! MP. :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Noi Rocker said...

Wow! Sing it! Sing it!!Come on, you are just being shy--not!

Lurveeeeeee it!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

You, Mr. Fab, are the MASTER!

I am sooooooooo impressed!

Please sing it for us!

11:54 AM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

I need to consider trying that with 80's artists but you did a great job. It had to be immensely difficult to weed out the ones to rhyme and ones that didn't have the right meter. Kudos!

12:18 PM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

Oooohwwww puuuhhlleeeeaasseeee [pouting, batting eyelashes, *wink*, showing off cleavage, *wink again*]

12:29 PM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

Just to clarify: this is the part where you look at me spinelessly and say "OK"

12:59 PM  
Blogger Itchy said...

That was fabulous! And now I am part of a song - and that makes me super giddy!!!

1:07 PM  
Blogger threecollie said...

Mr. Fab, you are amazin'

1:30 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thanks for the cheering up.

1:34 PM  
Blogger michele said...

Who would have thought to do that,
Mr.Fab you really live up to your name.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

MP--Thank you, ma'am!

Noi and Pissy--NO singing! Not this boy!

80's Nut--Thanks for the compliment, dude!

Dutchy--I'm gonna need to see some proof of this alleged cleavage...

Itchy--It was my pleasure!

Three Collie--Damn, I forgot you too. I need to write another another stanza...

Lori--I'm glad I could help, even if it's a little bit :)

Michele--Thanks, buddy!

1:58 PM  
Anonymous heza said...

please take a bow...that is the best post I have ever read. I hope it becomes a song on the radio; move over weird al.

thanks for the effort, man. you rock!

2:19 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Oh Fabulous one, the glamourous one speaks: Stop the glamour thing, will ya? I'm anything BUT glamourous,... No, wait! I think I'm beginning to like this. Okay, you may continue. Uhm. Do I have to change my blog ID now?? :)

2:31 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

My singing would scare people away. The only person who appreciates it is my nephew. Poor boy doesn't know any better yet.

Ok, let's do it! It's duet time!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Heza--Thanks for the kind words, my friend, and thanks for stopping by!

CS--Hey, it's glamorous compared to my life! Fun and frolicking all over Europe!

Lynda--We would be the coolest duet team EVER!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

It's official. You are the coolest in the world.

4:35 PM  
Blogger ablondeblogger said...

That is sooooooo cool! And I'm not just saying that to make you feel better because you worked so hard. :)

And I agree with everyone've gotta sing it!

By the way, if I'd done this, mine would only be a few lines because I don't know as many bloggers as you do!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous ANO aka B said...

Job well done!

7:54 PM  
Blogger shirley said...

Blogmad hit - ding dong!

We didn't start the fire! It was always blogging, since the world was something... la la la!

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Schadenfreude said...

Bahahahahaha, that was the rockinest thing that ever rocked my rocks.

I sang it as I read, so now you must!


8:26 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

That is WAAAAY cool!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:01 PM  
Blogger Omni said...

I like it!! I think you should audio-blog it. :-)

9:23 PM  
Blogger Kentucky Girl said...

Well, I guess I can stick around a bit longer...I mean, I don't want to die tomorrow...but when I die, I can die a happy woman 'cuz I'm immortalized in song. *sigh*

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT was GREAT! I haven't laughed that hard in a while and I actually sang it all under my breath, cuz I'm a dork like that. Fantastic!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Dramedy Girl said...

And for some reason, it didn't like my blogger account, but I'm anon up there. Like a said...I'm a dork!

9:59 PM  
Blogger SupComTabz said...

awwwhh that's so hilarious, yet sweet.... just like Mr. Fab

10:07 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

Too cool Fab! Thanks for the mention:)

10:11 PM  
Blogger Clo said...


Can I have a cookie?

10:56 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Dixie--Well...maybe in America...'re so sweet :)

B-Thanks buddy!

Shirley--Love those BlogMad hits!

Schad--No singing. Isn't anyone on my side here? LOL

Angie--Thanks :)

Mimi--Actually, you have such a sweet voice, I'd like to hear YOU sing it :)

Omni--Et tu, Omni? :)

KentuckyGirl--Yeah, at least hang out for a couple more weeks...

Shelly--Hey, dorks are VERY underrated!

Tabz--Who said I was sweet? Liars!

Sandi--I HAD to have you in there!

Clo--No cookies for you! LOL

11:10 PM  
Blogger cherish said...


I am with Mrs. Fab singing it would be the best.

Thanks for including me!!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Some Girl said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! And yes, I think you should sing it too!!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

I agree with Mrs. Fab - sing it Fab - Sing!

This must have taken hours - you did great...

11:27 PM  
Anonymous ficklechick said...

I feel so special! I've always hoped that at some point before I die, a man would write a song about me.

Thanks to you, I can now cross that one off of my "things to do before I die" list. ;)

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

You are unappreciated in your time, Mr. Fab. A karaoke favorite for the ages. Love it!

12:20 AM  
Blogger Dreamwalker said...

I never thought I'd get to be in the lyrics of a!! Thank-you, but now I want hear it :)

3:37 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Cherish, Somegirl, and Fantastagirl--Okay ladies, here is why I am reluctant to sing it. Some of the verses have the wring cadence. There are two cadences, and I didn't get them quite right toward the end. It's harder to tell when you're reading it, but would be very evident if I sang it. I am too anal to let theat happen LOL

Ficklechick--I exist but to serve, my friend!

Shannon--Thanks, Shannon!

Dreamwalker--You should have been in a song long before this! :)

5:34 AM  
Blogger sEa said...

woohoo.. made it back onto the blogroll. was concerned that my sporadicity of blogging had forever banished me from the fab-roll.

franks a snot!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Blair Bitch said...

Wait a minute...I waited all week to read this and all I got was a fucking Blair?! Huh? Maybe I should read it again but perhaps re-reading it won't make my name look any longer, lol.

I honked and hollered as I drove past your work and home exits and I think I almost sent the poor old man in front of me off the side of the road. If you had only given me your phone number I could have harrassed you...but you probably would have enjoyed that too much.

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

And this is why they call him, the one... the only... Mr. FABULOUS!

Thanks, dude.

But you really do have to sing it. Listen to your wife. Mrs. Fab knows.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

I made it into your song??? I am so HONORED!! *cries with happiness*

Truly that was very very impressive. Awesoem Job, Mr. Fab!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Plunky said...

Ummm, if you don't sing it I'm bringing a big bad lemur down there to make you. My lemur is NOT friendly.

7:33 PM  

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