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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Friday, July 14, 2006
This one has been a while in the making.

As usual, the youtube is posted here but there is a link for perfect quality download
which is here....

5 extra points for whoever can tell me why that 10 second bit is in at the end

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 3:39 am  
  • At 9:02 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    Good stuff Michael. That last bit is a 1984 reference right? Kind of a freaky song.

  • At 2:36 pm, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    Well done Thumper, truly excellent. As for the last bit, I don't know. Let's see if we can get some traffic over to you to uncover the mystery.

  • At 3:27 pm, Blogger pissed off patricia said…

    The last ten seconds seemed to me to hint at how history, if we will be allowed one, will look upon George Bush and he is not in good company.

  • At 4:16 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    graeme. good one.

    thanks mary and patricia.

    i will let it run for a bit before i explain

  • At 7:43 pm, Blogger sumo said…

    It was John Hurt from "1984"...but I'm sure you have your special touch to add to it for us later. Very moving and right on. Big Brother indeed!

  • At 3:26 pm, Blogger Changeseeker said…

    Beautifully done. Painful to watch. Thank you.

  • At 3:36 pm, Blogger gusgreeper said…

    wow pretty amazing. made me cry.

    ps. humans we gotta save Darfur. (as well)

  • At 1:16 am, Blogger kari said…

    I agree with pissed off Patricia. Frustrating to listen to. Beautiful music though.

  • At 2:21 am, Anonymous Alexander Gow said…

    Hi Michael - Thanks, you've done a great job of making the words and meanings of my song come alive with your images. Keep up the good work!

  • At 5:07 pm, Blogger dusty said…

    A moving, disturbing and emotion-filled video. You made me cry and its only 10am on the left coast.

  • At 7:49 pm, Anonymous Ellie Colven said…

    I agree alex, that was a wicked interpretation of your music (quite nice to hear it again, i shall take your cd in my car with me tomorrow). well done to the pair of you.
    We need some real people to take over leadership so we can all stop killing each other and just get on with it! dont get me started!

  • At 2:08 am, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Hey. I didn't get a response at the email in your profile, so I just wanted you to know I loved it and linked it.

    And my guess on the end was that it was a bit of Winston Smith in the final scene of the novel when he realized that in the simplicity of thought it allowed he did indeed love big brother.


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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

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