This lady also sings the blues
This lady also sings the blues

As we all know, Donald Trump’s quest for A-list entertainment for his inauguration (which he DOES NOT WANT, DAMMIT!) has been like a Looney Tunes reel of Wile E. Coyote running into walls and falling off cliffs over and over again, but like if Wile E. Coyote was orange and had smaller paws. As far as we know, the only confirmed performers are some girl who lost “America’s Got Talent,” some Mormon yodeling group or whatever, and the Rockettes, many of whom do not want to participate. Oh, and we heard a rumor that Trump was negotiating with the automated robot furry band at Chuck E. Cheese, but at press time they were telling Trump to screw off, in their musical robot voices.

So! There is this English singing lady named Rebecca Ferguson. We had never heard of her! But according to her Wikipedia, she was the 2010 runner-up on the UK reality TV program “The X Factor,” because one thing American inaugurations need is British singers. (We are not making fun, just making a point!) Ferguson announced on Twitter that the Trump team reached out and asked her to perform, and she was like “YEAH OK ON ONE CONDITION, THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE.”



I’ve been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing “strange fruit” a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial. A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world, then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington. Best Rebecca X

OMG GOOD ANSWER, REBECCA FERGUSON OF BRITANNIA! Because after Trump’s campaign of inciting hatred against black protesters among his racist followers, reflexively talking about “the inner city” every time somebody brought up black people, his support for the racist and ineffective stop-and-frisk policy, oh, and that time he still wanted to execute the Central Park Five after they got out of prison on account of THEY DIDN’T DO IT, it would be right nice to see a black artist sing THAT SONG at Trump’s inauguration.

Shall we post the lyrics and a recording of Billie Holiday singing “Strange Fruit,” a song about lynching in the dirty South, which was written by a Jewish socialist man?

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Some of Trump’s supporters would not get it, and others — the KKK ones, like David Duke and “alt-right” Breitbart people — would probably get spontaneous stiffies at the scenes depicted in the song, which would be remarkable, as those guys don’t get erections easily.

Now, Mike Pence was probably excited when he heard Ferguson’s offer because A) finally somebody is saying yes! and 2) he has no culture and probably figures “Strange Fruit” is some kind of country gospel song about a dork faggot, which would be a PERFECT tune for him to clap his hands to the day he becomes veep. Sorry, Mike, but that is not what the song is :(

Ferguson’s offer doesn’t appear to be out of the blue either, as she has recorded an entire album of Billie Holiday songs, and cites her as one of her major influences.

So come on, Trump. What do you think? How about a nice British lady singing a song that will help remind the vast majority of Americans why they chose not to vote for you? It’s sure to be better than whatever pussy-grabbing duet Ted Nugent and Scott Baio are doubtless penning for the inauguration!

Here’s Ferguson doing a different Billie Holiday song, because why not. She is good!

[Rebecca Ferguson Twitter h/t RawStory]

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  • Tallmutha

    That’s fine, but on 11/22, better make it “Gloomy Sunday.”

  • bookish
  • anwisok

    I rather like this Ferguson person.

  • memzilla Ω

    Followed by “How Much Is That Doggie In The Overton WIndow?”

  • Lizzietish81

    I’ll sing the Beatles Little Piggies!

  • LarryHoudini

    Who cares! I know of a GREAT bunch of little singers that would blow the panties off any so-called “A-List” talent. Pensacola’s very own “USA Freedom Kids!”
    Oh wait . . . were they the ones that . . . hmmm, okay maybe not.

    Do those nice girls in Prussian Blue still sing?

  • dslindc

    Well, as long as she’s not expecting to get paid.

    • shivaskeeper

      That’s the real joke here. Normally people would be lining up to perform at the inauguration. They would possibly be paid travel expenses, but would perform for free. This fucking guy can’t pay them to show up at all.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    What else should be on her play list? How about “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”?

    • Meccalopolis

      This land is my land with the censored verses

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    She should throw in American Idiot to the song list.

    Don’t wanna be an American idiot
    Don’t want a nation under the new media
    And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
    The subliminal mind-fuck America
    Welcome to a new kind of tension
    All across the alien nation
    Where everything isn’t meant to be okay
    Television dreams of tomorrow
    We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow
    For that’s enough to argue
    Well maybe I’m the faggot America
    I’m not a part of a redneck agenda
    Now everybody do the propaganda
    And sing along to the age of paranoia
    Welcome to a new kind of tension
    All across the alien nation
    Where everything isn’t meant to be okay
    Television dreams of tomorrow
    We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow
    For that’s enough to argue

    • SpideySenser

      Through in “For What it’s Worth” and we have a trifecta!

  • WiscoJoe

    Is this an inauguration or a matinee in Branson?

    • msanthropesmr

      Anson WIlliams said no.

      • WiscoJoe

        Chachi couldn’t call in a favor?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Too bad Ashcroft died. I hear he did a mean “Let the Eagle Soar”.

        • magyar of infinite power

          I thought I read something that they hate each other. Plus, isn’t Anson Williaams The Ghey, also, too?

  • bookish
  • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

    I’m genuinely amazed at how few US Americans want to sing for their hero. Maybe he should get the cowards from his Reddit and 4Chan fan clubs to perform. The world deserves the right to know who they are.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I don’t think Trump has the money to fly his musically oriented reddit and 4chin supporters all the way from Russia just for the inauguration. :(

      • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

        Sure he does. He’s a good business man. Also, they should do it for free. They certainly did his campaigning for free. Why stop now?

    • Amy!

      Or the Red Army Choir!

      Oh. Too soon?

  • Crystalclear12

    I like her! Can we keep her?

  • WiscoJoe

    Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, what do you have to lose? Besides, Democrats are the REAL KKK and Obamacare is worse than lynching.

    Pretty sure, Republicans won’t be offended by Strange Fruit. They’ll just coopt it.

    • Rags

      Like ‘Born in the USA.’

  • TundraGrifter

    Pops Armstrong recorded a version of “Just a Gigolo” and changed the lyric at the end to “Just a jig I know.” He’d been a world-wide star for many years by then – but radio stations across the nation refused to play the song.

  • msanthropesmr

    Ted Nugent isn’t playing Pussy Grabbin’ Fever or Wang Dang Let Me Grab Your Sweet Poontang?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      He may…

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    So the guy who wrote Strange Fruit , Abel Meeropol, adopted the Rosenberg children, after their parents were executed……huh….where did these tears come from…it’s only Tuesday….stop it…

    • H0mer0

      that (the execution) was soooo fucked up.

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    This feels like an invitation to develop an overall playlist for the inauguration — I nominate “Nobody Told Me” by John Lennon, with a minor substitution of the word “orange” for “yellow.”

    • Oblios_Cap

      “Woman is the Nigger of the World” is the GOP anthem, isn’t it?

  • Oblios_Cap

    I figure that Donnie will unleash some mean tweets about how he never wanted to have any kind of inauguration party and he’ll just take the oath with Roberts via Twitter.

    • BadKitty904

      I’d settle for him taking his ball and going home.

  • bookish

    But the longer we dwell on what looks to political non-obsessives like old-fashioned denial—The wolf didn’t really blow my house down! The straw dealer was in on it!—the longer we put off deeper thought about where we go from here. And, trite as it may be, that’s the central question now: What kind of world are we working to create and why? What’s needed most from intellectuals in these times isn’t tactical advice on whether Chuck Schumer should cooperate with Trump or Barack Obama should get tougher on Russian diplomats. What’s needed most is a fundamental re-examination of first principles.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Ok….check….1) Fuck Trump.

    • Tallmutha

      Fortunately, I’m not an intellectual so I can keep calling Schumer’s office to tell him to RESIST RESIST RESIST.

  • Shibusa

    I’d suggest James Brown’s Talking Loud and Saying Nothing.
    Or maybe The Beatles’ Back to the USSR.

    • SpideySenser

      You don’t know how lucky you are, boy!

  • Jeffocaster in the East
    • “Hola… my name is Slowpoke Rodriguez… you killed my cousin, Speedy, bird. Prepare to die…”

      • Jeffocaster in the East

        True Story: For a couple years recently the mayor of our village was………Diego Montoya.

  • “Some of my supporters are very passionate people who love this country a lot…”

  • msanthropesmr

    So, they have to reach out to someone who is:

    Won a 6 year old reality show

    Huh. This person seems nice, so I won’t call it scraping the bottom of the barrel, but this does smack of desperation.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Desperation would be me offering to play some controversial song for the inauguration.

    • BadKitty904

      The Red Army Chorus is busy or something?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      I suspect that Trump’s people are going through lists of anybody who has appeared in a TV talent contest. By now they’ve probably reached the nose flute player who came fifth in Mongolia’s Got Talent back in 2008.

      • Unpresidented Ron

        They’ve also got someone reviewing the videotapes of Tiny Talent Time. (Canadian Wonketeers will know this one.)

        • theCryptofishist

          Gong Show Liebullz?!!!!!11

      • Historicat

        “Wait – you have nose flute player’s contact info? Give!” – inauguration committee.

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      I think she came in second.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Does it really matter. The big winner is always Simon Cowell’s ego.

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      I know. Aren’t there any well known white supremacist bands out there that they can call? I mean he has to reward his base, doesn’t he?

      • Meccalopolis

        The fourskins

        • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

          Answers like this are the reason I’m glad Wonkette doesn’t allow comments.

  • TJ Barke

    Rage Against the Machine should really do it.

    • Lizzietish81

      I can just see Paul Ryan dancing like a white boy when they play,

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    To repeat my earlier comment to Dickwart Donnie about Ferguson’s offer: I fuckin’ dare you.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Went to see the Kerry James Marshal exhibit yesterday. Strong stuff.

  • BadKitty904

    I’m waiting for Emmett Otter’s Jug Band to issue a public refusal.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Country Bear Jamboree, too.

    • The Muppets wouldn’t touch this guy. He killed one of them for his “hair”

      • Pissed de Résistance


      • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

        This is the most astute statement I’ve ever read on The Wonkette.

        • pstockholm

          Hey, who you calling astute? We’re all like smart people here.

          • H0mer0


    • msanthropesmr

      The RIverBottom Nightmare Band, on the other hand…

  • Ezio Auditore

    At this point, I’m pretty sure Kid Rock and Ted Nugent are the only musicians who could perform for Donald Trump and NOT be committing career suicide (probably because they never had one to begin with).

  • Ghenghis McCann

    When she was on “The X Factor” one of the songs she sang was Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come. Obviously that slipped past Trump’s advisors.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Even mimes and oompah bands are turning down invitations.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      When you’ve lost the mimes and oompah bands…

      • Pissed de Résistance

        Actually, they’ve all got gigs now that fasching is rolling.

      • H0mer0

        did they lose Walter Cronkite?

    • Doug Langley
  • Lizzietish81
  • anon_the_great

    We all know what the musical entertainment should be. Ted Nugent and Kid Rock covering Horst-Wessel-Lied.

    • theCryptofishist

      It cries out for a guitar solo.

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    I hear Donnie asked his buddy Putin to dig up an act………(really bad taste…..)

    • Jeffocaster in the East


      • pstockholm

        They could get one of those singing Russian military groups.
        Although I heard they bombed in Aleppo.

        • Tundrafig

          “Aleppo! I just bombed a town called Aleppo!
          And suddenly the stench, of bodies in the trench . . . “

          • H0mer0

            [just to be clear, I’m up-fisting the cleverness of your repartee, I’m not suggesting that I find it humorous, I’m not THAT twisted]

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      They would sing Georgia On My Mind.

      • pstockholm

        Ossetia what you did there.

    • theblackdog

      It’s time for Zombie Reagan to shine!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    How ’bout Pussy Riot. I mean, Russian. Duh!

  • SpideySenser

    Repubs are so stupid about music they won’t even get what that song is about. They never do.

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      You mean they would think it is about blood oranges?

  • Sedagive

    Lee Ving should pick up the phone and call his buddies, because Fear is the only band worthy of headlining Trump’s inauguration. Setlist:

    I Don’t Care About You

    Ugly as You

    Let’s Start a War

    Encore: Bomb the Russians

    I’m only half kidding…

  • BadKitty904

    Pat Boone is still “alive,” isn’t he?

    • Pissed de Résistance

      How can you tell?

      • BadKitty904

        Hence, the tell-tale “quote” marks…

  • Ilgattomorte

    While it would be great if all of the performers at the inauguration played music that insulted the Trump administration, we’d be the only people that actually “got it”. It would be totally lost on Trump. Let’s not forget that Trump campaigned to the soundtrack of “You Can’t Always Get Want You Want”, without a hint of irony.

    Boy, truer words were never spoken.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The Carolina Chocolate Drops would be a great ironic choice. Oh wait…Republicans don’t do irony.

    • Ezio Auditore

      They do, it’s just not intentional.

  • Ezio Auditore

    On a similar note: I breathed a sigh of relief when I heard Andrea Bocelli chose not to perform at the inauguration.

    • Pissed de Résistance

      Dude’s blind, not stupid. Plus, he probably likes to actually get paid.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Too bad…then we could get a wonderful clip of Trump imitating a blind person stumbling around without their cane. The goober throngs would eat it up!

        • Ezio Auditore

          Well we all know what the right thinks of people with disabilities….

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            They love it when a tv charlatan with a pompadour “heals” them.

          • Wee Mousie

            Which is ironic, considering their learning disability, their blindness to their own faults, and their deafness to what comes out of their mouths which pisses off the sane portion of the population.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      According to the Trump camp, they declined his offer to sing. Who should we believe?

      • Ezio Auditore

        They are so desperate to get someone to perform that it would be more likely they’d take him as soon as he offered if that’s true (though if it was it would break my heart a little if HE offered).

  • Pissed de Résistance

    I’d be happy to regale the throngs with my rendition of “Too Drunk to Fuck.”

  • TJ Barke
  • Beowoof14

    I think I love her.

    • H0mer0

      “so what [are you] so afraid of?”

      • Beowoof14

        David Cassidy driving through my neighborhood after some drinks.

        • H0mer0

          after you have had a few or after Mr Cassidy has had a few?

          • Beowoof14

            Why Mr. Cassidy who is well know for his DWI driving.

  • Rouge Skwerl!
    • They are too busy being inaugurated to perform.

    • Wee Mousie

      The :Boycott” probably breaks out three different ways: people who would rather cut their own throats than sing for Trump, people who realize, or have been told by a trusted source, that singing for Trump would be career suicide, and people who will do anything for a buck, provided they are certain of getting that buck,

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Hey, it’s not like they do their homework on this stuff.

    Strange Fruit” has “a way of separating the straight people from the squares and cripples,” Holiday’s autobiography states. She recalled the time a woman in Los Angeles asked her to sing “that sexy song” she was so famous for-“you know, the one about the naked bodies swinging in the trees.” (She refused.)

    • NastyBossetti

      Wow. Gross.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      sweet baby jesus

    • “Ugh! She’s as uppity as that one guy as that refused to sing “Born in the USA” at my ‘America, Fuck Yeah’ Republican fundraiser event.”

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Yeah, he’s pretty uppity these days.

        “I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” the rock icon said. “It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?” …

        “Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American,” Springsteen added. “That’s what he’s appealing to. My fears are that those things find a place in ordinary civil society.”

  • Beloved icon of stage, screen, and television Angela Lansbury has agreed to appear, but only if she can sing this:

  • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

    So this will be the first inauguration with a canned soundtrack and/or no name DJ’s? Afterwards which the artists whose songs got lifted all complain that their music was used without permission and the DJ’s complain that they never got paid.

    • Once&futureFred

      You got any stock picks?

      • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

        These days I’m bullish on under the mattress.

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  • Sedagive

    How about Laibach? They’ve already played North Korea:

  • Other Chris

    Absolutely perfect fucking response. Bravo Ferguson.

    Best case scenario would be for a big name act, like U2 or some shit, to agree to play at the inauguration, no-show on the day of the event, and hold a press conference saying that they apologize for misleading their fans, but they refuse to support Donald Duck.

    • BosGrl

      Or have the whole stage set up, the band comes out, then Bono, Adam, Larry and The Edge give a one-finger salute, bow, and walk off.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Better they do a bait and switch like Colbert did years ago to Bush. In this case sing something obviously “off topic”, possibly written just for the event. Make sure to have their own people recording, because if they suppressed Colbert’s performance in the news, God knows what the Trump team would try to do to U2.

      • Mildred Broxon

        Where are Country Joe and the Fish now that we really need them?

  • I love it when I’ve never heard of someone and then I have heard of them and immediately want to own all their albums and possibly build a statue of them in my yard.

  • Mavenmaven

    I’m sure Burzum would be happy to play.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    He probably thinks it’s going to be Neil Ferguson.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    It suddenly occurred to me we’re going to go through whole damned shitstorm again when Fuckface von Clownstick starts looking for a keynote speaker for the White House Correspondents Dinner.

    When I first typed this, I typed Donner. I almost kept it just for the snark value.

    • Ricky Gay

      Dennis Miller – DONE!

      • Edith Prickly

        He might expect to get paid. I’m going with Steven Crowder.

        • Ricky Gay

          Perhaps Fox will whore out Greg “Knee-pads” Gutfield!

      • Snobo

        Can he sing?

    • Kidneys4Sale

      How about that cheeky Milo fella?

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Dennis Miller spends a lot of time staring at his phone these days, willing it to ring.

      • TheBoatDude

        Which is sad, because he send to be funny…but, then…

      • Snobo

        I remember him in the 90s referring to Trump as a ‘low rent Citizen Kane.’

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Alfred Packer? Party of one for donner?

      • William_C_Diaz

        Alferd, not Alfred.

        Have a great day!

    • Historicat

      Victoria Jackson is standing by.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      Donner? Party of 8? Party of 7? Party of 6…

    • phoenix00

      I second Dennis Miller, but for whatever odd reason I thought “Jeff Foxworthy?”

  • Come here a minute

    Pineapples are pretty strange. Maybe the song is about pineapples.

    • Brad’s Granny

      Pineapples is my favorite apples.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Horned Melons are stranger fruit.

      • theCryptofishist


        • Notreelyhelping

          NEVER touch that shit.

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          Andrew Zimmern of “Bizarre Foods” hates this stuff. The one food he won’t eat! This is a man who’s made a living eating bull testicles & deer penis.

  • Michael R
    • Ghenghis McCann

      My old mate Olaf told me that when he and his flatmates left their student flat in Edinburgh, they left a little gift for the landlord. A noose hanging from the roof with the loop passing through the centre hole of a copy of the single of Let’s Lynch The Landlord. Just to let him know how much they appreciated him.

  • Crank Tango

    Orange you glad she said she’d do it?

  • kindness

    What ever honey. Just don’t expect me to ever drop a penny on your career.

    • SnarkON

      Read it again, more carefully this time.

    • William_C_Diaz

      Are you stupid on purpose, or is it an organic condition you have no control over?

      Have a great day!

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      “Blessed are the meth drinkers, pot sellers, illusion dwellers. Oh Lord why have you forsaken me?”

  • Bitter Scribe

    Ooooooooh SNAP!!!


    I’d just like to say it appals me to this day that almost none of the actors involved in lynching were ever brought to justice. They and their knowing relatives aren’t all dead. At the very least the law enforcement that turned a blind eye should be publicly rebuked. This is something that could be done, if there was the political will. I would never live in a town that had tolerated this terrorism and had never acknowledged and apologized for it.

    And for the clowns who will inevitably say, “I was a long time ago, get over it”, there is no statute of limitations for MURDER.

    • Brendan_M

      I’m sure the Justice Department under AG Sessions will make addressing lynchings a priority. They’ll track down all the victims who escaped and finish the job.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Ouch. AND I lolled.

        • Brendan_M

          Most laughter these days seems to be either sad or angry. Happy New Year, I guess.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Also could be done because it was treated as “entertainment” and there are often pictures. Now excuse me while I gouge out my eyes. With a spoon. And votes.

    • nightmoth

      “I would never live in a town that had tolerated this terrorism and had never acknowledged and apologized for it.”
      Thing is, if you live in the deep South, once you start digging into history there’s almost no town that hasn’t had a lynching. I was responsible for getting an official Ga. State historical marker put up at the site of the murder of a black Army officer. All I heard from the whites was “Those times were different, get over it” PLUS “Those KKK boys were found innocent.” Many in the black community also cautioned me against stirring old embers. I wanted an acknowledgement and apology badly, but it never happened. At least the marker has not been vandalized. But in researching what was a famous murder in 1964, I found out about two earlier lynchings in the same county. Also, four in the county to my east and seven in a county to my south. Once you start digging into the South’s past, the bones are right there under the surface.

      • C4TWOMAN

        ” I was responsible for getting an official Ga. State historical marker
        put up at the site of the murder of a black Army officer.”

        You totally rock! If I had a time I’d make a cool meme.
        *give imaginary meme*

        ” Many in the black community also cautioned me against stirring old embers.”

        This is a common response I don’t quite understand. If I really felt that afraid of “stiring embers” I would MOVE. Fuck that emotionally manipulative shit. I hope these were really poor people without that option….

        Occasionally I’ve run into this. I remember the wanker who was upset about moving his legs off the three bus seats he hadn’t paid for. A couple of Hispanic fellows nearby looking wide eyed as I put said wanker in his place. They must have been afraid of his whitey blow back(I look mixed, but am ethically English/German and when I open my mouth only a really confused person would continue to think I identify as a POC). Another time I had a black guy try to hush me when I was asking a bus-driver for a clarification. He felt uncomfortable. Unfortunately my response in such cases is always to get louder.

        You know, I’m beginning to see a lot of this plays out on public transit….

        Anyway, it’s understandable why they feel vulnerable, but living with a blade of Damocles over your head is not living.

        • nightmoth

          Honey—YOU rock!! Public confrontation is hard, especially if you don’t know any more if the jackass is carrying.
          And yes, the nervous black people were poor and dependent on the good will of Mr. Charlie.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Has anyone asked Nickelback?

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Oh yeah! Donnie and his acolytes fucking deserve Nickelback!

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Too classy for the Rebs.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Aren’t they Canadian? Pretty sure the answer would be “no”.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Or “take off, you hosers”.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      They ain’t that desperate. On either side.

  • efoveks

    Now THAT is what I call politically incorrect done right! :D

    What is it with these boisterous women named Rebecca, and can we have some more, please?

  • timpundit

    That’s how ya do it, Good for Ms Ferguson.

  • Notreelyhelping

    Rammstein isn’t available?

    • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

      You might be surprised, but I rather think Rammstein would not be aboard the Trumptanic.
      While it’s hard to find any real political statements by the band, their 2011 release “Mein Land” describes the refugee’s plight and they were quite enthusiastically linking and endorsing Jan Böhmermann’s Rammstein spoof “Germans on the Rise”.

    • William_C_Diaz

      RAMMSTEIN is comprised of East German hippies who happen to be metal heads, not evil people.

      Have a great day!

      • Sarah Balfour

        How the fuck did we get from Rebecca Ferguson to Rammstein…?! I’d hardly describe them as “hippies”, evidently you’re not aware of the double-entendre… this might clue you in, I’ll post the vid, then translate the lyrics (although it’s half in English).

        verse 1:
        Too Big
        Too small
        Size does matter after all

        Zu groß – too big
        Zu klein – too small
        Er könnte etwas größer sein – he could be even bigger
        Mercedes-bens und Autobahn – Mercedes Benz and motorway
        Alleine in das Außland fahren – driving alone in a foreign land
        Reise,Reise Fahrvergnügen – travel, travel for pleasure
        Ich will nur Spaß,mich nicht verlieben – I only want some fun, I don’t want to fall in love
        Just a little bit…
        Just a little bitch!

        You’ve got a pussy
        I have a dick(ah)
        So what’s the problem?
        Let’s do it quick
        So take me now,before it’s too late
        Life’s too short, so I can’t wait
        Take me now,oh,don’t you see?
        I can’t get laid in Germany

        Verse 2:

Too short
Too tall

        Doesn’t matter, one size fits all

        Zu groß – too big
        zu klein – too small

        Der Schlagbaum sollte oben sein – the barrier should be raised
        Schönes Fraulein,Lust auf mehr? – beautiful girl, you want more…?
        Blitzkrieg mit dem Fleischgewehr! – blitzkrieg with the meat gun (I think you can get the gist)
Schnaps im Kopf,du holde Braut – drink in the head you lovely bride
Steck Bratwurst in dein Sauerkraut! – shove my bratwurst in your sauerkraut

        Lyrics are a direct translation, German is one of those annoying languages where you just have to guess the meaning if a word has no direct translation in English.

      • Notreelyhelping

        Sorry. Knee-jerk jerkery on my part.

  • That is what they all should have been doing.
    Bruce shoulda gone all Sure, I will be there! And then go out there and say Fuck you America and play born to run.
    This lady be SMRT

  • Little Lulu, still angry

    I read Billie’s autobiography Lady Sings the Blues about 35 years ago, but I’m almost certain that she wrote that she had to throw up after every public performance of “Strange Fruit.”

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Listening to it makes me nauseous.

    • William_C_Diaz

      Billie Holiday didnt write the song, but it is her version that is enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

      Have a great day!

  • m3bosha

    Damn. That’s some heavy shit. I hope Trump’s team is too stupid to use the google and let her preform it. It would me fabulous, even though it would please me to no end if nobody would preform for the Putin flavored carrot.

  • whitroth

    As soon as I saw that, yesterday? anyway, I nearly rolled on the floor laughing. All she needs is a song about “unfuck Trumpolini, no fucks for him….”

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      Maybe an encore of “Mississippi Goddamn”.

  • Sekhmet1

    I had never heard of her before I saw this and now I want to buy her album. Legend. Status. I like her.

    Also too, Trumpers? Please make this happen.

  • William_C_Diaz

    Just a short historical note:

    The author of the poem ‘Bitter Fruit’ that became the song in question was a Jewish man named Abel Meeropol, who was married to a black woman back in the days when miscegenation was illegal in most of the US. His ‘stage name’ was Lewis Allen, the names of his two children (who were stillborn), but he adopted two sons later in life. The two boys he adopted were orphaned by the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenburg.

    Rebecca Ferguson is only the latest of the brave and talented people associated with the song, its lineage goes back to its inception and creation as a response to the evil that occupies the intersection of ‘racism’ and ‘murder’. I wish that I would have had a chance to meet him while we both walked the Earth.

    Have a great day!

  • Skadi

    I bet Freddy Fazbear and his friends would be happy to perform.

  • meanlawyermom

    I am now going to buy some Rebecca Ferguson songs on iTunes.

  • bobbert

    Ultimately, he’ll get some country acts, maybe second tier.

    • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

      And their careers will come to a screaming K-Tel Best of album halt.

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    I suggested elsewhere that the Inaugural committee might get some good entertainment if they promised the performers total anonymity.

  • M.E. Lawrence

    Do you think the unpresident will accept her offer, just to prove that black people really love him? That would be–interesting. (And then she could perform for the Women’s March the next day!)

    • ltmcdies

      I can almost guarantee yah Trump has no clue the meanings of her purposed song.

  • phoenix00

    Soooooo whatever happens, are we going to see Mariah Carey On New Years Eve Redux?

  • HorseChestnut

    When I first heard this story, I’d never heard of Rebecca Ferguson, so my brain immediately substituted Rebecca Black. I was so excited, then so disappointed.

  • I knew who she was! Then again, I’m British and I watch X Factor, so not so surprising…

    She’s a cool musically person, and clearly a great person outside of musicallyness too!

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