Audio: Michael Moore covers “The Times They Are A-Changin’” for the new “Occupy” benefit album

posted at 7:11 pm on May 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via CNS. Reasons to believe that this is real: The “Occupy This Album” benefit project has been in the works for months, with reports that Moore would sing on it surfacing as far back as last November. A news release about it appeared on the wires just this afternoon. And let’s face it, the voice does sound like his.

Reasons not to believe this is real: If you were going to parody the idea of Michael Moore singing for “Occupy,” this is precisely the song you’d choose and this is exactly how it would sound. It’s like a lost track from “A Mighty Wind.” Trey Parker and Matt Stone would reject it on grounds that it’s too far over the top as a goof on the hippie nostalgia that runs through the movement.

And yet, here we are.

Two clips for you, one of the track and the other via the Washington Free Beacon of select occupiers expressing their feelings about Obama. Given public reaction to OWS these days, their reaction to him must be music to The One’s ears. No pun intended. Content warning.


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Is it possible?

Is he fatter?

Is he the reason liberals don’t make fun of Rush’s weight anymore?

hawkdriver on May 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

The album will be free, right? Because everything should be free for the people.

ThePrez on May 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Or if you’d like a slightly more pleasant auditory experience, you could just put the muzzle of a loaded gun to your ear and pull the trigger. Less pain would be involved.

MadisonConservative on May 4, 2012 at 7:16 PM

A potato wearing glasses?

koaiko on May 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Michael row the boat ashore…….

repvoter on May 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM

No way that’s him. His face is perpetually stuck in the mac and cheese at Golden Corral. It would be more gurgled.

msupertas on May 4, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Michael Moore covers “The Times They Are A-Changin’”

Oh look, I found a small sample! Here, let me share:

Michael Moore: Oh the times they are a moooooooooooo moooooooooo moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

SOLID GOLD!

Gatsu on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I didn’t think it was possible to SOUND fat, but Michael Moore pulls it off.

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

“A Mighty Wind”? I had to look that one up. How the hell did AP remember that parody?

The man is the Rainman of Hot Air.

Sort’a compliment but not really.

SteveMG on May 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Elizabeth Warren does a cover of Cher’s “Half Breed.”

de rigueur on May 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Hold on, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Codec717 on May 4, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I didn’t think it was possible to SOUND fat, but Michael Moore pulls it off.

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

…lol…I was thinking the same thing…but didn’t have anything to compare it to…maybe slightly…Jackie Gleason and Hardy from Laure; & Hardy…

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

…lol…I was thinking the same thing…but didn’t have anything to compare it to…maybe slightly…Jackie Gleason and Hardy from Laure; & Hardy…

KOOLAID2 on May 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I picked up an old Jackie Gleason jazz album at a yard sale for a friend of mine who collected records. Gleason was actually quite good.

Lost in Jersey on May 4, 2012 at 7:34 PM

… but Michael Moore pulls it off.

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

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Oh Good Lord! Please be care of the unintended imagery!! Oh MY! NOOOOOOOO !!!!!

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Wouldn’t the deadbeats he’s catering to be happier if he were passing out hundred dollar bills and boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts?

If Michael Moore put his money where his mouth is (that’s a pun right there!), he’d be dead broke inside a month.

Make it hurt, Mikey!

BruthaMan on May 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

A Mighty Wind = sound of Obama listening to himself talk.
Perfect soundtrack for the whole unicorn and skittles fiasco…
Just one question do we get a kiss at the end.

MontanaMmmm on May 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Sounds more like Bob Dylan’s lyrics implanted into the tune of ‘Puff the Magic Dragon.’

These cretins have veered into a level of self-parody so extreme I couldn’t have imagined it in my worst nightmare.

WhatSlushfund on May 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

They also got Yoko Ono for this masterpiece. Now we some new music for enhanced interrogations.

RadClown on May 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Mr. Moore sings Bob Dylan’s tune like it’s an Irish pub sing-a-long. He missed the whole point.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I think WhatSlushfund has it right. Listen to the Peter, Paul and Mary version of this song and it really seems to me that MM is channeling them, vs Bob Dylan.

Grinch on May 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

… but Michael Moore pulls it off.

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Oh Good Lord! Please be care of the unintended imagery!! Oh MY! NOOOOOOOO !!!!!

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 7:37 PM

SHIVERSSSSSS…..

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

It’s like a lost track from “A Mighty Wind.”

Awesome film! Didn’t think they’d beat “Best In Show”, but…

Despite the hilarious premise, there was actually some dang fine music in ‘Might Wind’. The big, syrupy-wholesome group reminded me of the ‘Up With People’ records the nuns used to play for us.

Good times…

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM

EAT THE RICH

rogerb on May 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 4, 2012 at 7:55 PM

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I actually got “A Mighty Wind” confused with “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” if you can believe that. Two completely different genres and I blanked on both.

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Im curious how the production and marketing costs of this album will be covered. The minute they pay for anything it becomes a capitalistic enterprise, its pure hypocrisy after that.

canditaylor68 on May 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

… but Michael Moore pulls it off.

portlandon on May 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Oh Good Lord! Please be care of the unintended imagery!! Oh MY! NOOOOOOOO !!!!!

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 7:37 PM

There, there, don’t worry. Mikey’s arms are too short to reach it — all those rolls of sweaty fat get in the way.

That’s why he’s so cranky all the time.

;-)

Mary in LA on May 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Occupy has jumped the shart. The misspelling is intentional.

RedNewEnglander on May 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Irony.

Buy Danish on May 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Considering that he got an Oscar for his dreadful “Bowling for Columbine”, I am sure he’ll be looking at a Grammy soon. I’m having a hard time deciding which was the more deserving performance.

Captain Obvious on May 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Is that a pack of hotdogs on the back of Michael Moore’s neck?

Oh. Wait… nope. He’s just crooning.

FlatFoot on May 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

That’s why he’s so cranky all the time.

;-)

Mary in LA on May 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

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I was thinking about a T-shirt or something like that not a…. a… Oh My Word! You must be very sick! Oh No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Has anyone ever seen Michael Moore and Lynne Stewart in the same room together?

Sharke on May 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Sharke on May 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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Interesting question in a disgusting kind of way….

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Musical Torture Manual:

In: Michael Moore’s “The Times They Are A’Changin”

Out: Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Acky-Breaky Heart”

Resist We Much on May 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Elizabeth Warren does a cover of Cher’s “Half Breed.”

de rigueur on May 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

threadwinner!

DrW on May 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Is that a pack of hotdogs on the back of Michael Moore’s neck?
 
Oh. Wait… nope. He’s just crooning.
 
FlatFoot on May 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

 
What’s really impressive is the front. If he senses a potential mate he reflexively inflates his throat up to six times its normal size and slowly lets the air out through a separate resonating valve. On clear spring nights he can be heard for up to a mile and a half away.
 
It’s an especially difficult courtship, however, as he’s one of the rare species that devours his mate before coitus.

rogerb on May 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You must be very sick! Oh No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Guilty as charged!!!

:-D

[runs away giggling]

Mary in LA on May 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Come all of you aspic butts lurchin’ about
And sing like an Orca that’s ready to spout
Cos the idiots hunkered in parks have no doubt
That the Lard Ass is Caruso!

profitsbeard on May 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Let me guess, Mikey will “donate” all the money made to charity.

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GarandFan on May 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Seriously, I just took a video of a guy singing what I think ought to be the real Occupy theme song. He’s actually pretty talented:

“We Are the 99%”, song by a street performer at the Occupy Oakland May Day General Strike

He is the Country Joe McDonald of a new generation!

Zombie on May 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM

What’s really impressive is the front. If he senses a potential mate he reflexively inflates his throat up to six times its normal size and slowly lets the air out through a separate resonating valve. On clear spring nights he can be heard for up to a mile and a half away.

It’s an especially difficult courtship, however, as he’s one of the rare species that devours his mate before coitus.

rogerb on May 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

ROFLMAO @ the courtship display of the Mooreosaurus Giganteus! And just as glad that the ritual apparently does not lead to reproductive success… :-)

Mary in LA on May 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

OK, I’ll broach a subject:

How many people here think that the darker of the two alternating grey-color comment boxes on Hot Air threads is just a smidge too dark? I find text in the dark boxes somewhat hard to read. I dread that 50-50 roll of the dice with each comment, fearing mine will be relegated to the Darkness.

Who’s with me on petitioning the Powers That be to lighten to darker comment grey in the blog template?

Zombie on May 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Drat! Got a dark one again.

Zombie on May 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Aaaargh—-the humanity of the pic. What did your loyal followers ever do to you AllahP? What’s on tap for tomorrow, DWS at the stables?

arnold ziffel on May 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Drat! Got a dark one again.

Zombie on May 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

That was Jo Biden’s 2012 original re-election slogan idea.

profitsbeard on May 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM

If all of the vittles were spread equally
Then no one would would starve but Ole Michael, cos he
Needs tens times as much as poor you and mere me
Cos his g.i. tract is amazin’!

profitsbeard on May 4, 2012 at 8:52 PM

It’s actually really funny to listen to the video and audio track at the same time.

billy on May 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I actually got “A Mighty Wind” confused with “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” if you can believe that. Two completely different genres and I blanked on both.

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

You weren’t far off. ‘O Brother’ had some folky stuff in with all the bluegrass, gospel etc., too!

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

OK, he can carry a tune. I’ll give him that.

Otherwise, he’s a lousy imitation of a third-rate, over-the-hill bar band singer trying desperately to appear hip and relevant.

Pardon me now while I listen to some real music.

PatriotGal2257 on May 4, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Thanks for letting a really big “dirty hippie” come in and express his tune.

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

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Yeah, but “Oh, Brother” was Depression Era and “Mighty Wind” was 60s psychedelic folk?

ExpressoBold on May 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM

They also got Yoko Ono for this masterpiece. Now we some new music for enhanced interrogations.

RadClown on May 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Does this come after water boarding?

arnold ziffel on May 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Is Obama singing “Give Peas a Chance?

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 9:19 PM

How about Edward “Ted” T. Hall III singing “Fight the Power!”

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Times aren’t a-changin.

Fat communist hypocrite pigs are still fat communist hypocrite pigs. The only thing that might have changed is that they want more for nothing and are fatter and lazier than ever.

Wolfmoon on May 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM

wow somebody sings worse than Bob Dylan. Is that what it sounds like after a lifetime of being hooked up to the cheeseburger and french fry I.V. drip?

deimos on May 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Gravy is not a beverage, Mike.

BHO Jonestown on May 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The coolest aspect of “A Mighty Wind” was that the ‘Folksmen’ were the “Spinal Tap’ guys .

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 4, 2012 at 9:57 PM

The coolest aspect of “A Mighty Wind” was that the ‘Folksmen’ were the “Spinal Tap’ guys .

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 4, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Just look for the busted neon sign
That flashes….Ea A Oh’s

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Everybody must get stoned to enjoy this!

Good Lt on May 4, 2012 at 10:26 PM

…fat man ate Bob Dylan…fat man ate Bob Dylan

jan3 on May 4, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Is it possible?

Is he fatter?

hawkdriver on May 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Maybe.
It’s hard to tell with him behind a podium here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5xaZB8AgAQ

mrt721 on May 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

He s/b designated an environmental hazard by the EPA.

Schadenfreude on May 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Trey Parker and Matt Stone would reject it on grounds that it’s too far over the top as a goof on the hippie nostalgia that runs through the movement.

Wait, did I hear Peruvian Pan flutes at the beginning of the song?

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Wait, did I hear Peruvian Pan flutes at the beginning of the song?

Fallon on May 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

No, that was just Michael Moore’s pores opening.

profitsbeard on May 5, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I had to stop it at 41 seconds. It was making my hair hurt.

Jim - PRS on May 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Michael Moore is a SCOAMGSHOB — Stuttering Clusterfark Of A Miserable Gimondo Steamin’ Heap o’ Blob. And there’s no way I’m clicking any of those landline links. Oh hell no.

Kenosha Kid on May 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

L-a-n-d-m-i-n-e
!@#^&* spellcheck.

Kenosha Kid on May 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Free buffet after the concert.

Hummer53 on May 5, 2012 at 2:41 AM

They also got Yoko Ono for this masterpiece

“tax tax tax tax me, love….” ? http://youtu.be/5vqA8DCm8cc

and what happened to all the lesbian folk singer-communists from the 90s that they have to resort to a yowling whale?

mittens on May 5, 2012 at 6:29 AM

It ain’t over until the fat guy sings…

viking01 on May 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Whoah, the guy with the flower in his hair (second video) who calls Obama “pretty” is hilarious! These people live in their own little world.

bluegill on May 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

To do the reverse of what the Obama-voting internet troll AngryEd does on this site, someone could make a screen name like “OccuypingOscar” and troll the online blogs where these Occupy nuts hang out and complain non-stop about how Obama isn’t sufficiently socialist, how he’s no different than that “evil capitalist” Romney, etc. and try to convince everyone there that Obama isn’t worth campaigning for. AngryEd’s similar but opposite routine worked so well on many HotAir readers, I’m sad to say.

bluegill on May 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

He still sounds better than Maroon 5.

ZK on May 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

That fat pig makes me want to puke.

rplat on May 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

They call it “Occupy This Album”. But I can think of at least one title they wouldn’t want to use as a model.

Tzetzes on May 5, 2012 at 9:06 AM

That fat pig makes me want to puke.

rplat on May 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

He is the very essence, the very picture of hypocrisy.

Look at him. Seriously, why should his weight be ignored? Why? He has gotten fat off of America. He wants to accuse corporations of being greedy because of their wealth.. but then why isn’t he accused of eating more food than he needs?
If corporations are stealing money because of their fat profits than he must be stealing food from the rest of us because of his fat stomach.
His fat stomach is as much of an issue as any fat bank account. Probably more so. There it sits, literally, for all to see. It can’t be hidden. How much food has he taken from the poor? How many of the 99% could eat for weeks on what he feasts on every day?

Is this insensitive of me? You’ve got to be kidding.

JellyToast on May 5, 2012 at 9:08 AM

What a gasbag. He is part of the problem, not the solution…

crosshugger on May 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM

de rigueur on May 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Brilliant!!!

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM

He probably set a handsome amount for this worthy endeavor, and will write it off his taxes. Then he will probably be the largest purchaser of the album, and write it off on his taxes.

Cindy Munford on May 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM

When they talk fat cats and 1% ers his is the image I see.

derecho on May 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The album will be free, right? Because everything should be free for the people.

ThePrez on May 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Even if it were free, I still feel I am being overcharged!

cableguy615 on May 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM