1/20/09

The Presidents of the United States of America











Any time from now(January 20, 2009 US time and January 21 Philippine time) President-elect Barack Obama will take the oath of office in the White House as the 44th President of the United States of America so I decided to blog about this 90s Alternative Punk band name "The Presidents of the United States of America". YUP!! You got it right!! What a name indeed for a band who really broke the mainstream back in 1995 with their smashing hit "LUMP". Personally, I like their kind of music and I first heard them on radio via NU107 back in 1995. For me, they are one of the great Alternative Punk Bands that emerged in the 90s compose of Chris Ballew on Vocals, BasitarJason Finn on Drums and Vocals, and Andrew McKeag on Guitar and Bass. Hmmmp!! LUMP? Well, as a medical practitioner we would definitely know the term "Lump" which is very much in the practice during Physical Examinations. Actually, I will only be featuring the band's two great songs and music videos for this blogpost of mine which are "Lump" and their remake of a BUGGLES' classic "Video Killed The Radio Star" and of course some bits of the U.S. presidents just to spice it up. In 1996 the band even performed LIVE at MOUNT RUSHMORE on PRESIDENT'S DAY and were introduced with: "Ladies and gentlemen, the Presidents of the United States." WHEEEW!! The original sountrack of the movie "THE WEDDING SINGER" which starred both ADAM SANDLER and DREW BARRYMORE included the classic rendition of The Presidents of the United States of America of "Video Killed The Radio Star". I also remember Pinoy Rock Band "The Jett Pangan Group" performing this 90s version LIVE on T.V. when It was a hit here in MANILA back in 1998. I actually love this film even though the plot is very simple because watching It gives you the portal to travel to the 80s and It's nice to see BILLY IDOL on the tail end of the movie.

So here it goes two of my favorite Music Videos from THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:


"LUMP"
video


"Video Killed The Radio Star"
video
Courtesy of Snakeman


Live version!!
video
Courtesy of Gothic Angel


List of USA Presidents
In chronological order of their term

1. George Washington 1789 -1797
2. John Adams 1797-1801
3. Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809
4. James Madison 1809-1817
5. James Monroe 1817-1825
6. John Quincy Adams 1825-1829
7. Andrew Jackson 1829-1837
8. Martin Van Buren 1837-1841
9. William Henry Harrison 1841- 841
10. John Tyler 1841-1845
11. James Knox Polk 1845-1849
12. Zachary Taylor 1849-1850
13. Millard Fillmore 1850-1853
14. Franklin Pierce 1853-1857
15. James Buchanan 1857-1861
16. Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
17. Andrew Johnson 1865-1869
18. Ulysses Simpson Grant 1869-1877
19. Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1877-1881
20. James Abram Garfield 1881
21. Chester Alan Arthur 1881-1885
22. Grover Cleveland 1885-1889
23. Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893
24. Grover Cleveland 1893-1897
25. William McKinley 1897-1901
26. Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909
27. William Howard Taft 1909-1913
28. Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921
29. Warren Gamaliel Harding 1921-1923
30. Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929
31. Herbert Clark Hoover 1929-1933
32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945
33. Harry S. Truman 1945-1953
34. Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961
35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1961-1963
36. Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963-1969
37. Richard Milhous Nixon 1969-1974
38. Gerald Rudolph Ford 1974-1977
39. James Earl Carter Jr. 1977-1981
40. Ronald Wilson Reagan 1981-1989
41. George Herbert Walker Bush 1989-1993
42. William Jefferson Clinton 1993-2001
43. George Walker Bush 2001-2009
44. Barack Hussein Obama 2009 -

For NEUROLOGICAL TEST:
Find the 44th U.S. PRESIDENT on the photo:



Btw, check out the band's MY SPACE wherein you could hear their song tribute to U.S. President Barack Obama.
Click the band's photo to enter their MY SPACE site:

Great Band Indeed!!



Congratulations
U.S. President Barack Obama!!


It's our turn next year MAY 2010 for the election of the next Philippine President. Naaah!! What would happen? No one knows because some are doing the CHA CHA(CHArter CHAnge). Kayo na bahala KABAYAN!!

-DR. STIRRING RHOD-

2 comments:

Rocketcab said...

This was a real treat, Doc.___I really enjoyed my time here.___Great Obama tribute, as well.___Thanks for sharing, bro'.

---TROY---

DrStirringRhod said...

Thanks TROY(Rocketcab) for the comment!!

CHEERS!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD