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This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« on: April 02, 2015, 05:20:15 PM »
and I propose this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2CliA8PuRM&index=140&list=WL

What do others propose?

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 09:17:30 PM »
and I propose this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2CliA8PuRM&index=140&list=WL

What do others propose?

I'd forgotten that song.  That is great!  Can't think of any better.

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 10:55:25 PM »
We've had several threads like this before, if you do a search, you can find lots of other suggestions.

My favorite was always "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)" by They Might Be Giants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTSBFb_GR4

Warning: Watch it twice or more, and it'll be stuck in your head.  It's catchy!
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 05:40:31 AM »
My favorite was always "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)" by They Might Be Giants.

That's great! I really enjoyed it.

I like this version of 'Take this job & shove it' I think is performed by Canibus With Biz Markie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GBEMCExaQw

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 07:13:15 AM »
Todd Snider's "Stuck on the Corner (Prelude to a Heart Attack)"

You know that goddamn kiss-ass Handelmann
 vice president of human resources or somethin'
 He stood up and made a speech about how we would
 all have to work even harder now
 I thought harder, now, harder than what?
 I would give anything to get up and walk but of here but I'm

Chorus:
 Stuck on the corner of Sanity and Madness
 I'm lookin them over, I can't see a difference
 Makin money out of paper, makin paper out of trees
 We're makin so much money we can hardly breathe

You oughta hear the shit that I get from my daughter
 she says that she can't stand the sight of the car I bought her
 I'd be moonlightin forever to buy a ragtop
 Her and her mother spend my money pretty much non-stop
 They're trying to break me for the sake of the neighborhood
 they want to make everyone up and down the street
 to think that we're doing good, but I'm

(Chorus)

I didn't even want to study economics
 My parents made me cause they said it would be practical
 I can't make my kids do a goddamn thing I tell them to
 My kid's an unrepentant radical
 He is as unimpressed by the glass in my cubicle
 As I am secretly impressed by his ability
 to look at everything so completely irresponsibly

(Chorus)

You know I had to throw a little back at Mr. Handelmann
 Drove home from work as mad as I've ever been an' then
 I moved the kid out of the driveway, you know he didn't
 He left me everything, I said, what would you know
 You're lookin at the man about to buy a kid a ragtop
 I said What are you driving? a popsickle you little punk!
 And now I'm

(Chorus)




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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 07:23:00 AM »
"In My Cult" by Jim's Big Ego 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJdeh91YRzc

Tee Hee...

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2015, 09:35:23 AM »
OP beat me to it... I've been compiling a small Mustachian play list.

Dollar A Day -  Ryan Bingham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUVjrc3J6M

End of the Line - Traveling Wilbury's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY

All Hail  - Devil Makes Three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aRuN0DY41s

Good Life - Railroad Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWROLRHpzr4

Bird in a House - Railroad Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjgFaKQEuIM

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2015, 09:39:17 AM »
We've had several threads like this before, if you do a search, you can find lots of other suggestions.

My favorite was always "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)" by They Might Be Giants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTSBFb_GR4

Warning: Watch it twice or more, and it'll be stuck in your head.  It's catchy!

Exxxcellent!

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2015, 10:19:54 AM »
Great suggestions. These will be in the compilation of car songs as we head out on our adventure next year.

I like Eileen Quinn's short and sweet song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-t6SoAGRE0

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 11:42:33 AM »
Another vote for Thrift shop.  It's perfect.  Captures the idea that a less materialistic life is in no way less fun.

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 12:31:28 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes

Big thumbs up to this.

I third this. I was gonna post it anyway.

Another vote for Thrift shop.  It's perfect.  Captures the idea that a less materialistic life is in no way less fun.

You guys may be interested in this.  It's Thrift Shop but done by an all star jazz quartet called Omaha Diner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYz4a4H4Xds

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2015, 06:59:44 AM »
This song:

http://chrisclavin.bandcamp.com/track/boy-meets-girl-by-ghost-mice

She asked me if I like to sing
I said, of course I like to sing
Anyone who doesn't like to sing
Must be dead if you ask me

She asked how I like being on the road
I said, I love being on the road
Yes, I miss my friends at home
But I love being on the road

So many songs left to sing
So many places left to see
So many songs left to sing
So many places left to see

She asked me if I had a job
I said, no way I've got no job
Why would anyone want a job?
Life's too short to have a job


She asked me if I had a dream
I said, of course I've got my dreams
Anyone who doesn't have a dream
Must be dead if you ask me

So many songs left to sing
So many dreams left to dream
So many places left to see
So many dreams left to dream

Today's too nice
To spend it any other way than riding on our bikes
Today's too great
The weather outside's perfect and I insist that we stay up real late
Today's too wonderful
To worry about anything on our list of things to do
Today is perfect

She asked me if I'd been in love
I said, of course I've been in love
She asked me who I was speaking of
I said her name would not be sung

She asked me if I want to die
I said, of course I do sometimes
Anyone who doesn't want to die
Must not really be alive

Seriously, this songs motivates me towards FI more than anything else... the world is filled with awesome things and the only thing getting in the way of seeing/doing more of them is work.

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2015, 08:22:13 AM »
An "anti-MMM" theme song.

A sample of the lyrics from Mr MTV, by Nothing More

I need this, I need that
I'm not complete with what I have
If I do this, If I buy that
I'll get mine, I'll get mine

I want, I want, I want...

Empty me, empty nation
Emptied us of inspiration
Bastard sons and broken daughters
All bow down to our corporate father

In my iLife, In my iWorld
On my iPhone, With my iGirl
Just one bite to understand
Even Eve couldn't live without the iPlan

I NEED IT

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2015, 09:22:10 AM »
I like the Thrift Shop song.  If you want something with a more communal aspect, Scare Away the Dark resonates with some MMM principles too:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWKTFuAFcOY

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that's what mom and dad said we should do

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means


And the verse I think of everyday at my desk:

We're scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we're all slowly dying in front of fucking computers

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2015, 12:36:28 PM »
Lots of mustache in this Clash classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfG--sCcgho

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2015, 12:51:01 PM »
FJM fans?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFrG_6fySg

Damn, that's bleak.  No way that applies to my life.  Right? 

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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2015, 02:25:25 PM »
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, and now travel the world full time with two kids.
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
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Re: This MMM movement needs a theme song...
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2015, 05:48:02 PM »
From oldies: Natural Man

"I don't want no gold watch
for working 50 years from 9-5
while the boss sits guzzling champagne
and I'm drinking beer in some dive
I want to be
Happy and free
Living and loving for me
I want to be happy and free
Living and....loving for me
Like a natural man...."

I remember the first time I heard that song as a kid turning to my mom and saying, "People have to work 50 years???" Total shock and dismay.

Because some days it feels like Tennessee Ernie Ford is singing for you:
"I loaded sixteen ton
and what did I get
another day older
and deeper in debt
St. Peter don'tcha call me
'cuz I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store"

"I was born one morning
when the sun didn't shine
picked up my shovel and I
walked to the mine..."

Luckily we're all MMM'rs so doesn't apply to us. (whew!)

I like most of the songs you guys suggested.