Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Darren Bent, the England footballer, is worried about the prospect of playing in the World Cup in South Africa because he is terrified of spiders.

Spirit in the Sky



Jennifer said...

I hear you Darren! I was afraid to read this post after merely reading the title!!

Thundra!!! Have you been rifling through my photos?!?! :) I want that t-shirt.

Still lahve that song.

Jennifer said...

Now this post was helpful. I googled the shirt's saying, found the shirt, and purchased one. It will be winging its way to me in a matter of days!

Thank you, Thundra!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

did you have to pay Spider Money for the shirt, Jennifer?

Jennifer said...


Substance McGravitas said...

The Miskatonic University T-Shirts are scarier.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've been playing that song since I ran across it again while researching the Nina Hagen oeuvre on Youtube.

I lurve the section from 2:15 to 2:23.

Smut Clyde said...

The spider on that t-shirt needs to be animated.
Spider Money
Do you people talk about money spiders?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Spirit in the Sky?

I am partial to the Fuzzbox version!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks for teh Fuzzbox, BBBB!

I can't play the youtubers at work, but I did run across this snippet on wikipedia: This version was praised by Spin Magazine as "the world's worst".

Jennifer said...

I certainly hope Fuzzbox covered the B-side of Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Spin gots no love for Fuzzbox!

My favorite song by Fuzzbox was the feminist anthem XX Sex, but googling the title in hope of finding the song would be an exercise in futility.

From the "Norman Greenbaum" wiki entry:

"Greenbaum had previously been a member of psychedelic jug band Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band. "

Psychedelic jug band? You mean, there was more than one?

M. Bouffant said...

On the evidence of this rare LP, PH Phactor were a band that, like the Lovin' Spoonful, Country Joe & the Fish, the Charlatans, and Kaleidoscope, linked jug band folk to psychedelic rock in their versatile repertoire.

J— said...

South Africa is renowned for its diverse array of spiders, including tarantulas and the deadly button spider.

Who does England face in group play? I have a slight uniform modification suggestion for them.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is a deadly button spider the same thing as a Black Widow spider?