Modern Poetry Edition #30, (Shakin' Pt II)


OK Party people, here's the winner: Kelis with the five-spot
in a pretty evenly matched race. The caramel-toned honey edged
the Cars by one and The Who by two.

This makes **six** nominations for the Who and not one MPulitzer.
It's just as well since if they couldn't get in with the great
Boris the Spider, Behind Blue Eyes, Bell Boy, The Real Me, **OR**
Baba O'Riley, that Shakin' All Over didn't do it for them.

You all know what that means: yep, soon we will have a
WHO only MP. Really, go back and read those lyrics.
Them boys should have an MP by now.

Also since we're soon to enter the guest-edited editions of the
MP, I have just a few tips:

Coldplay is not allowed.
Scritti Politti is not allowed.
Celine Dion is not allowed.
Third Eye Blind is not allowed.
Semisonic is not allowed.

Hey, wait a minute! You mean Kylie's allowed and Britney and
Kelis are not only allowed, they're in the hallowed halls where
only MPultizer-prize winners are allowed to roam and yet no
Celine, no Coldplay? Yes! That's exactly what we mean.

I hope you're looking forward to the guest edited issues, and
when you speak of me, speak kindly please.

--Sean

# 30 # {Shakin' Pt II}
[5/31/05]
Shake Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley and the Comets
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Jerry Lee Lewis
Shake It Up by The Cars
**Milkshake by Kelis
Shakin' All Over by The Who

**Winner of MPulitzer

3 votes each for Kelis, the Cars and The Who.

Any of you swing-voters want to chime in and settle this thing?

--Sean

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It looks like it's coming down to Kelis, The Cars or the mates from
Shepherd's Bush London, The Who. Voting will only continue for a few more
days, so rock the vote.

Very good comments so far ... highlights to come in the final. My favorite
comment so far came with a vote for Kelis -- "her Milkshake is more than
poetry, it's poetry in motion!"

Hey, since I've been playing hooky, I've been listening to Howard a lot in
the morning. Today he did about 20 minutes on how hokey yet poetic,
schmaltzy yet engaging, and sickening yet true "Taxi" is by Harry Chapin.
Fred belted out a few lines as Howie and Artie mangled things, then someone
got a disc and they played the whole thing. Remember Harry won his
MPultitzer in Edition #26, over a strong field back in March. FYI "30,000
lbs of bananas" was narrowly beaten in the Epics edition (by Lou Reed's
Heroin), and "Cat's in the Cradle" has yet to be nominated.

Enjoy the dude from Grand Funk Railroad at the Italian Fest!

Ciao,

Sean

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Woo Hah! Remember back in August when we were down with the Shakes?

We had MP #16 and it was Shakin'. Eddie Money came strong and had much
support, but AC/DC's ability to stay shook all night long won the prize.
Elvis and Otis and Zep were outgunned by the Aussie-rockers in the funny
clothes.

So now it's gettin' warm again, and you're no doubt wondering where a person
can get a good Shake. Well you get a good shake down at the Modern Poetry,
for one. So here are five assorted flavor-filled shakes. Choose the one
you'd best like poured down your gullet.

Perhaps this one lacks the star power of the August edition, but hey, it's
free, despite Kelis' insistence that she'd have to charge.

Enjoy the shakes. This should tide you over till we get our first
guest-edited edition from Brandon. Vote, and be counted.

Shake Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley and the Comets
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Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots and pans

Well, you wear low dresses, the sun comes shining through
Well, you wear low dresses, the sun comes shining through
I can't believe my eyes all that mess belongs to you

I believe to my soul you're a devil in nylon hose
I believe to my soul you're a devil in nylon hose
Well, the harder I work, the faster my money goes

I said, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

I'm like a one-eyed cat peeping in a seafood store
I'm like a one-eyed cat peeping in a seafood store
Well, I can look at you and tell you ain't no child no more

Ah, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

I said, over the hill and way down underneath
I said, over the hill and way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, Baby, make me grit my teeth

I said, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
I said come on over, baby
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Yeah, I said come on over, baby
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Well, we ain't fakin'
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Mmm, I said come on over, baby
We got chicken in the barn
Whose barn, what barn, my barn
Come on over, baby
We got the bull by the horns
Yeah, we ain't fakin'
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well, I said shake, baby, shake
I said shake, baby, shake now
I said shake it, baby, shake it
I said shake it, baby, shake
We ain't fakin'
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well, I said come on over, baby
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on
I said come on over, baby
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Well, we ain't fakin'
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Well my mom mom mom
I said shake it, baby, shake it
I said shake it, baby, shake it
I said shake it, baby, shake all right
I said shake it, baby, shake it
We ain't fakin'
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

Shake It Up by The Cars
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uh well, dance all night play all day
don't let nothin' get in the way
dance all night keep the beat
don't you worry 'bout two left feet
shake it up
shake it up, oo yeah
shake it up
shake it up

well dance all night get real loose
you don't need no bad excuse
dance all night with anyone
don't let nobody pick your fun
shake it up, oo-oo
shake it up, yeah yeah
shake it up, oo-oo
shake it up

that's right I said dance all night (go go go)
and dance all night (get real low)
go all night (get real hot)
well, shake it up "now", all you've got, woo

uh well dance all night and whirl your hair
make the night cats stop and stare
dance all night go to work
do the move with quirky jerk
just shake it up, oo-oo
shake it up, oo yeah
shake it up, that's right
shake it up

uh well dance all night (go go go)
"get so light" (get real low)
dance all night (get real hot)
shake it up, all you've got, woo

shake it up, make a scene
"let them know" what you really mean
and dance all night keep the beat
don't ya worry 'bout two left feet
shake it up, oo-oo (shake it up) oo yeah
shake it up, oo-oo (shake it up) oh yeah
(shake it up) shake it up shake it up baby
(shake it up)shake it up, oo-oo
(shake it up) shake it up shake it up baby
(shake it up) shake it up, oo-oo shake it up

Milkshake by Kelis
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My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
and they're like, its better than yours,
damn right its better than yours, i can teach you,
but i have to charge

I know you want it, the thing that makes me,
what the guys go crazy for.
They lose their minds, the way i wind,
i think its time

la la-la la la, warm it up. lala-lalala,
the boys are waiting

My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
and they're like, its better than yours,
damn right its better than yours, i can teach you,
but i have to charge

i can see youre on it, you want me to teach the
techniques that freaks these boys,
it can't be bought, just know, thieves get caught,
watch if your smart,

la la-la la la,
warm it up,
la la-la la la,
the boys are waiting,

My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
and they're like, its better than yours,
damn right its better than yours, i can teach you,
but i have to charge

Once you get involved, everyone will look this way-so,
you must maintain your charm, same time maintain your halo,
just get the perfect blend, plus what you have within,
then next his eyes are squint, then he's picked up your scent,

lala-lalala,
warm it up,
lala-lalala,
the boys are waiting,

My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard,
and they're like, its better than yours,
damn right its better than yours, i can teach you,
but i have to charge

Shakin' All Over by The Who
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When you move in right up close to me
That's when I get the shakes all over me
Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over

Just the way that you say goodnight to me
Brings this feelin' all inside of me
Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over

Quivers in my backbone
I got the shakes in my kneebones
Quivers in my thighbone
Shakin' all over