June 2, 2004

Talking back to 80s music, 23

Nein, all ist nicht klar. Und ruft mich nicht ‘der Kommissar,’ arschloch — Ich bin Jeff, lord des tanzes.
“Der Kommissar,” Falco

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:30am
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Comments (22)

  1. Ach, f

  2. Das ist richtig.  Ich bin ein chimp.  Sehen Sie mich zu tanzen!  Tappity-tappity-tappity-tap, yeeyeeeyeeeeee!

  3. “YEEEAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!” Geschreien mit einem deutschen Akzent.

  4. Antino

  5. I think that this may be the first time that I’ve been to the new “Protein Wisdom” weblog… Wasn’t there an old one, that, when you went to it, said that it had been stopped or something? I started my blog during the Fall 2002 semester, and that is when I started reading many blogs, so I may be thinking of something that happened awile back. Anyway, you have an interesting site… Keep up the good work.

  6. yeah, I took a short 18-month break.  But I’m clean now.

  7. And all I remember from two years of high school German is “Immer sp

  8. Ist jetzt die Zeit auf Sprockets, wenn wir tanzen!  Ber

  9. ’99 luftballoons’

    Surely the only German worth knowing?

  10. “99 luftballoons”, sicher…. und auch “Wir fahr’n, fahr’n, fahr’n auf der Autobahn”.

  11. und Falco! Er war Superstar, Er war popular- Er war so exaltiert-Because er hatte Flair

  12. Sie kommen hervor, ein Weib da, ein Mann,

    in wei

  13. Buy, Babel FIsh almost got this one right:

    “No, all is not clear. And ‘der commissioner, ‘ does not call me; asshole—I am Jeff, lord of the dance.”

    It also translates Sharkman’s “YEEEAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!” as “YEEEAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!”

    Nice to know some things are universal.

  14. Now, perhaps I’ve missed the boat on this, what with all the German being typed….but wasn’t “Der Kommissar” by “After The Fire”?

  15. That’s what Shatner said on VH1.

    And now the band probably can answer it’s own question,Who’s Gonna Love You (When You Are Old Fat and Ugly.)

  16. ATF did an English cover of the original auf Deutsch, ich verstehen.  If I only had the time to work in a semiotic angle in Latin, Italian and French, I’d post as Eco and wait to be called on it.

  17. Paul Zrimsek I’m doing a cover of that right now

    We drive, drive, drive, on I95…

    which is as good as “99 red balloons.”

  18. Jon – here’s a 46 second clip of the[url="http://members.lycos.co.uk/darthfalco/albums/einzelhaft/track002.ram"]

    Falco version[/url] (in the style radio announcers call “puking.”)

  19. parenthetical above, courtesy of Lileks

  20. cjqud pwhyuosv ldybuo ctmzp zvnfmco nfwck hpxadyz

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