Oh. My. God.

By Loudoun Insider

Some one told me last week about Dulles District Democratic supervisor candidate Larry Roeder having a $2500 in-kind contribution for a “campaign jingle”.  I surely thought they must be joking, but alas, I was mistaken and it is indeed there on his last campaign finance report.

Since Roeder is pronounced very close to radar, I thought maybe the jingle would be a re-use of the great classic “Radar Love” by Golden Earring:


If only Roeder was so lucky.  Instead we get this.  I’m warning you, it’s bad.  But in a way, it’s so bad that it’s kind of catchy, in that “I can’t believe this song is stuck in my head” kind of way.  Unfortunately it sounds as if it was recorded in Larry’s bathroom! 

I think maybe a TC parody tune is in order.  Feel free to give me some sample lyrics and I’ll see what we can do.

Matt Letourneau has absolutely nothing to worry about!


  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Hillsboro, it may have been a wngerin about UN polcy based on outreach to creative vulonteersm, as was done in Djibouti in consonononance with State Department edmgies on futon in 1967, as referenced here:

    And you just photoshopped those bags in, with is hepresenisble!

    (No, I’m not drinking. I’m paraphrasing and spirit-projecting at the same time. It saves energy, and reduces not only my carbon footprint but the totem space that will one day be needed in my breadbasket.)

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    G, I wish I thought it were bonghits.

    I think it is the more entrancing fumes of earnest certitude.

    Kind of like the South Park episode where the Broflovskis moved to San Francisco, and empty wineglasses were served at parties.

  • As a musician who knows a thing or two about these “bong hits,” I strongly resent the implication that all musicians use illegal drugs. On a related note, does anyone know where I can find some weed?

  • G.Stone says:

    I ammend my comments yet again: These guys presuming they are guys, now they could be girls, I have no prior knowledge that they are guys or girls but am making a guess they are guys, sound like two guys who would be sitting in a basement doing bong hits, not that they are sitting in a basement doing bong hits but that they sound like two guys who are sitting in abasement doing bong hits, lets say in california, not in Virginia but California where they have permission to do bong hits because they could be in great pain from surgery.

    Better ?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Knock yourself out. I feel kind of bad for the poor musician guy – the song is truly awful. Since Roeder is making use of it it is fair game for discussion, but I think insinuating that the guy is a pothead is going a bit too far.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Put the song in a different context and it isn’t “awful”.

    Say you’re at lunch at a modest cafe on a nice day, and someone is at the piano playing around with that, and not necessarily singing. Pleasant background addition to the ambience, which is really a tasty little meal and some fun with friends.

    I couldn’t write it or play it, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, so credit there.

    In the context in which it exists–as a campaign finance item with an assigned value of TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, ummmmm, no.

    As a unit of campaigning, here, today, now, ummmmmmmmm, NO.

    But again, I see that as more of an example of the vacuum in which the candidate is operating.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I think G is safe now.

    “Earnest certitude”… there is a lot of that going around.

    I expect we will be dealing with this condition with increasing frequency for the next seven months.

  • G.Stone says:

    “I think G is safe now.”

    Crap ! Now I have to call my lawyer and get that retainer money back.

  • Leej says:

    G what lawyer do you have that you get your retainer back. Certainly not my scumbag lawyer brother. 😉 My brother would of figured how to bill you the minute you gave him the money. ha ha 😉 OK I should not say that about my bro as he would never work for me. Now my everyday lawyer, well that is another story. The few times we have been in court and we win it always amazing his his bill goes thru the roof. And I then have to threaten him with a lawsuit to bring it back to our contract. ha ha ha I do have to admit he is one of the best lawyers out there. If you do most of the research for him yourself. ha ha ha And help him with the paper work. ha ha ha ha And what I am saying is very true. ha ha

  • G.Stone says:

    “Certainly not my scumbag lawyer brother.”

    I’ll bet your family gatherings are fun.

  • Leej says:

    Stone you don’t know the half of it. ha ha ha I have 5 brothers and sister or had several died but there were 6 kids in my very very Catholic family My uncle was a priest. Anyway my lawyer brother and my other brother come home from college many years ago and right before easter dinner they announce they just became Mormon. ha ha Quietest easter dinner on the planet. My dad did not say a word the rest of the day. Eventually dad accepted it and it was fine ever after.
    😉 Well not always but those are other stories. ha ha

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