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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

“I Can See Russia From Alaska (When I Look In Your Eyes)”

posted by on October 22 at 9:37 AM

Actually kinda beautiful…

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Without going to his website, I am truthfully unsure whether this is tribute or parody. On the one hand, I have a tough time picturing scruffy-musician-with-a-ukulele voting Republican, and the title/refrain *is* a little ridiculous. On the other hand, there is no hint of sarcasm in his performance. What's the verdict?

Posted by Christin | October 22, 2008 10:09 AM

"like a moose on their knees..."

moose have knees?

i really hope it's a joke. and i hope he's gay. and an atheist. and a community organizer. in which case, it's HILARIOUS.

Posted by isweatbutter | October 22, 2008 10:17 AM

Sigh ... ukulele love songs are dreamy.

Posted by Alicia | October 22, 2008 10:44 AM

@2 Moose have knees on their front legs and hocks on their back legs.
So there could have been a lyric about a moose being knocked from his hocks but it's his ong not mine.

Posted by inkweary | October 22, 2008 10:45 AM

@1: I'm pretty sure it's unrelated to the campaign, probably older.
The lyrics make sense even without any of the Palin nonsense. Especially without it.

Love the song...

Posted by Rachel | October 22, 2008 11:01 AM

Last night I ran into someone, born in Seattle, who grew up in Russia and moved to Ohio.

I think he's going to have more foreign policy experience than Palin, as he not only knows Russia, is actually from the heartland, but has seen the separatist state of Alaska across the water.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 11:04 AM


No way this was written prior to the campaign...

Lyrics (below) include bridges, blinks, bushes and raptures.

Thanks, but no thanks
To that bridge, but Id take a kiss
From the bush town Beauty
Wholl bring any moose to its knees.
Like Esther, brought to the king
For a time such as this
To rescue her people
And punish all our enemies

Who else on earth would I run to
If tomorrow brings rapturing skies
I can see Russia
from Alaska
when I look in your eyes.

We will not blink
We will not think
We dont question
We wont compromise
I see Heaven
From Alaska
When I look in your eyes

Posted by Actual Size | October 22, 2008 11:29 AM

There was a Beaver in that video. I live in Canada we want it back.

Posted by -B- | October 22, 2008 11:52 AM

Wow, the 30 seconds of nothing at the end was really precious.

Only thing I'd want is a little more winking at the camera.

Posted by Lavode | October 22, 2008 1:50 PM

It reminds me a little of Glen Hansard,
nice ukulele

Posted by 4f...sake | October 22, 2008 3:06 PM

crazy. i don't live in seattle anymore, but still check every now and then to see what's going on. i just ran across this post from dan, and matthew brookshire is a actually friend of mine from college...way back in the day. he's in NYC now, and trust me when i say this is definitely tongue-in-cheek, full-on sarcasm.

Posted by d. alexander | October 22, 2008 6:18 PM

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