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"F**k You Very Much, FCC": Eric Idle


Despairing for the state of radio, and a fan of Monty Python?

VanRamblings has just discovered this delightful little song by ex-Rutle, Eric Idle, the most musical of the Monty Python crew.

Needless to say (but we’ll say it anyway), VanRamblings is just thrilled that Eric has a message for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (the U.S. equivalent of the CRTC), as well as Bush and Cheney.

“Here’s a little number I wrote while out duck hunting with a judge,” Idle announces, then croons in soft-shoe English music-hall mode: “Fuck you very much the FCC / Fuck you very much for fining me.”

After razzing U.S. corporate radio giant, Clear Channel, Idle flips off Condoleezza Rice the ‘intellectual tart’ and ‘Dickhead Mr. Cheney,’ rhymes ‘Bush’ with ‘tush’, and thanks all concerned for locking up ‘uppity rich bitch’ Martha Stewart instead of Enron and saving ‘the great white male’.

By VanRamblings’ calculations it would cost a radio station a mere $70,000.00 each time the song was played.

For background on the genesis of the song go to Wikipedia, which also provides the song lyrics.

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at August 3, 2005 12:12 AM in Radio


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