Rise Up

Hey you! Don’t laugh at my Grammy winning hair!

This week’s novelty song countdown entry is being postponed a day since it is a Monday Muzak repeat… so in its place, The Nest presents this very special edition of its classic Mecca Muzak Monday series.  You remember, the one with the image of Scratchy I stole off the internet and then jazzed up to make my own?  Yeah, that one.  Unlike its replacement The Dusty Vinyl Archive, MMM focused on much more recent music that I thought was excellent and that I was introduced to via the CD’s my employer was playing on loop in its stores at the time.  Well, while the song I chose today has been playing occasionally at Mecca (In fact, they played it Saturday night, which reminded me I intended to use this song in the first place!)… I was aware of its existence before.  But this one is too good to not showcase, and while it gained some notoriety… is probably largely unknown by my faithful readers.  So prepare for an unfiltered dose of musical coffee…

It promises to be even more potent than the sludge at the bottom of a can of Brim.

Muse is a British trio who formed in the mid 90’s as an alternative rock band… a label which is as nondescriptive and catchall as “new wave” was in respect to 80’s acts.  The band began to find success in the 2000’s, and by the end of the first decade of the new millennium, Muse’s muse was focused on Orwellian societies and government oppression.  That sparked the 2009 album The Resistance, which gave us what (at least in the US) is Muse’s best known song, “Uprising”…

I absolutely love this song, especially that eletronicky groove in the back that acts as the bass line.  I had never watched the music video before writing this post, and had no idea Muse had such a fascination with teddy bears…

When Snuggle Bears attack…

The video shows a very creepy looking bear rising up to destroy a crappy toy city in what was deliberately an homage to the Stay Puft Marshmallow scene in Ghostbusters.

This is not what did in Muse’s bear.

I hope you enjoyed this extra edition of MMM.  And for those of you so politically inclined (And you know who you are) who want to use this as a rally anthem tomorrow…. well, help yourself!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to Rise Up

  1. love it… it’s a nice song for the car… I can see me speeding around with the now imposed spectacular mach 80 kmph ….

  2. A toe-tapping video to start the week. I like it! The lyrics are very prophetic for these times.

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Love this song! I think I saw someone do this one on Am. Idol one time, and they did a great job. 🙂

    • Interesting… I wouldn’t have thought of this being the kind of song performed on Idol. But I was never a fan of the show, and when I was still at home and my Mom watched, it was before this song came out.

  4. Trisha says:

    I like it! I don’t really have the energy to stage an uprising right now though, thanks to the stupid time change. I wish an end to that nonsense was on the ballot!

    • You may not have the energy to stage an uprising, but just remember the squirrels always do! I was hoping to find some referendum abolishing DST on the ballot today, but no luck…

      • Trisha says:

        I think the squirrels would be onboard with an uprising against DST. They don’t like it when I’m an hour late to feed them!

  5. I too really like it and it’s a perfect song to fire up the masses for voting……..truly.


  6. Quirky Girl says:

    That image of the bears coming up from the ground is freaking me out. Are we certain these were not originally potatoes or some other crop of vegetable that had mutated somewhere along the way? Yikes! 😛

  7. draliman says:

    Wow, what a great song! Fun video too. Hang on, you featured a song I like, and it’s not in a list of songs you hate. The whole world’s gone mad!

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