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Well I wake up this morning I rolled out of bed
I felt like a dog who's been kicked in the head
Checked out my mail there was letter that read
Love for sale, love for sale

I picked up the phone I called everyone I could
I let my fingers do the walking through the telephone book
You can't catch a fish if you ain't got the hook
Love for sale, love for sale

Send up a signal throw me a line
Somebody explain " this funny Valentine"
It might not be legal but it sure ain't a crime
I'm one step from crazy and two steps behind

I called Lt. Columbo from my TV set
I've tried the Dating Game I haven't found her yet
I'm hoping that she's looking like a Penthouse Pet
Love for sale, love for sale


We've been living together 3 years,
2 hours, 20 minutes maybe four houndred beers
You can't shop for love when you're shopping at, Sears
Love for sale, love for sale

I guess I've learnt my lesson it was easy to see
My old lady she played this joke on me
I never looked where I forgot it would be
Love for sale, love for sale
Current Rating 0.0 (0 votes)
Played on 2 shows:
04-29-17, #KMCC-11-1704-22-17, #KMCC-T12-23
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Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  05-14-17 02:02 PM  -  1 year ago

It seems I forgot about this for a while. Well, you'll forget things more often too someday.

You mentioned a Queen song from their classic 1975 album named after a Marx Brothers movie, "A Night At The Opera". Way ahead of you. On this show that I assembled for Wayne when he still made all the shows, I included " '39", a Brian May song about space travel & time dilation in the mix. It fit that show's theme.

This...along with Wayne mentioning it in the shows he made in January, reminded me of something else I'd seemingly forgotten. This is a comedy & novelty music site. As both Barry & Wayne might attest, novelty can sometimes be an different beast altogether. Sometimes.

Novelty need not be funny ha ha, but rather merely unusual in some way. And yes, what constitutes 'novelty' is often subjective. The 'unusual in some way' thing is the tricky bit. All I can tell you is that I know it when I see it as Barry & Wayne do and all of us have played it on our shows. Just listen to a Dr. D. 4th of July show to see this concept in action.

I make a fuss about all this because it relates to the core of what this site's all about. I once asked Wayne about removing all the 'not amusing or novelty' mainstream crap that Barry's radio station made him play on his show in the '80s. He said no. This site's initial purpose was to include everything The Doctor Demento Show has ever played. He's right, of course.

And so there's non-dementia/novelty on the site because of that. It's also there because it fits show themes. Sometimes mine - but not often. Part of what I do is to decide what's what & keep the non-dementia/novelty to a minimum. So the definition's often relative. But not always.


karlap   Offline  -  Artist  -  04-24-17 04:28 PM  -  1 year ago
I'm not going to say that this doesn't belong here, but the Cole Porter song is much better. The only version on Mad Music is by Spike Jones, and is an instrumental (at least the 45 second sample).
Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-22-17 01:36 PM  -  1 year ago

The hospital visit earlier in the week became longer as they wanted to to keep me there for more tests...again. Now I'm back and it's time to deal with this...

Seriously? You're trying to make this about me? You should remember that this is Wayne's site, not mine. At any point, he could decide he likes Bon Jovi (don't hold your breath) - he is from Jersey, after all.

I've been looking after the site's content as editor for eleven years and I don't go by what I like or don't like. I, like the other DJs here, save that for my show - whenever I feel up to making one, which isn't as often as I'd like. Neither do I use Dr. D's show exclusively as the standard of what defines dementia.

A few months before I became editor, Tom Rockwell created the FuMP, and we were all treated to the newest dementia on a regular basis. This had an impact on the genre that I wasn't going to ignore. To this day, The FuMP helps define dementia just as Dr. D does.

But these aren't the only examples. Dementia music is everywhere and the sensible editor snags it for the site wherever it's found. The internet coughs it up constantly and one can't ignore the silly songs it cranks out, so that gets added to the archive as well.

As for the foreign music, it's true that both A-Log and I are hardcore otaku and use it in our shows. These tunes get added to the site because they were played on shows, but I also add the OSTs from certain anime as they get heavy airplay as bgm for The Mad Music Show.

This isn't about what's dementia and what isn't. It's about crediting foreign artists so their lawyers won't sue Wayne. Everyone isn't aligned with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC, so you have to credit everything to ward off the lawyers. They've come after him on a few occasions since the site began, so I try to keep the especially litigious at bay by inclusion & heavy crediting of all works added.

There's more to this. I need to get some household chores done right now when I feel up to it, or they just won't get done. I'll continue this little diatribe when there's more time to. 

Halfshell   Offline  -  Artist  -  04-19-17 06:32 PM  -  1 year ago

Okay here's where I'm gonna put in two cents.

"This should NOT be construed as an excuse to add every mainstream song that's remotely amusing. "


But Dr. D would go and play something like Queen's "Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon" which is a mainstream music that "remotely" amusing or Paul Young's "Toast". So Yes I would think something like this song would be something Dr. D would play. Unless you would like to tell the Doctor picking some songs doesn't fall under "dementia" because it doesn't fall under "your taste" of dementia.

Not everyone's sense or taste of humor is the same. My sense of humor is by far and I mean "in another galaxy" is differs from yours. Is why my crap songs are not considered "your" comical satire, if what i call funny is not suited for "your" taste, then my stuff really needs to be removed from this archives. Because in all fairness, not everything comical  should only be past by your taste to be allowed here.


Like in my taste I don't think foreign music is all dementia, I don't see Dr. D play Japanese music or he'd have a playlist just from Pump it Up or In the Groove game soundtrack stashed in it.


I know French, if I were to record covers of songs in another language would be considered dementia or Robin Williams cover of "My Way" would be archived here since it's sung in two languages.

Stavro Arrgolus:

This one gets an ok as it's a mainstream rock group making it obvious that they're just screwing around with the tune. Another example of this would be Van Halen's "Happy Trails" from the 'Diver Down' album.

This should NOT be construed as an excuse to add every mainstream song that's remotely amusing.

Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  04-19-17 12:01 PM  -  1 year ago

This one gets an ok as it's a mainstream rock group making it obvious that they're just screwing around with the tune. Another example of this would be Van Halen's "Happy Trails" from the 'Diver Down' album.

This should NOT be construed as an excuse to add every mainstream song that's remotely amusing.

Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-18-17 08:13 PM  -  1 year ago

Thank you. I guess it is more demented than it sounded.


Halfshell   Offline  -  Artist  -  04-18-17 08:11 PM  -  1 year ago
I added it because it has comical lyrics and better than some other non comical material I seen around here.

Dave AuJus:

Why is this song in the archive?
Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  04-18-17 07:38 PM  -  1 year ago
Why is this song in the archive?
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