Episode 23: Ballad of Gordon

/ June 12, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight’s song is not a song, but a Ballad.   No, it’s not the Ballad of Plain D by Gordon Lightfoot.  It’s not the Ballad of John and Yoko (but stick around for Beatles galore in two weeks).  Nor is it the Ballad of Gordon and Lily. We are discussing Ballad of Gordon, which is actually a Public Service Announcement for FOX.  We discuss what would we feed an alien and what Public Service Announcement we would commission BNL to do.   

Appearance / Facts: 




Ballad of Gordon and Lily 



By the way, here is a complete listing of all the “Ballad of” songs available on iTunes, including 4 called just “Ballad of”. 

Ballad of Ira Hayes (Johnny Cash)  Indian marine at Iwo Jima,  

Ballad of a Teenage Queen (Johnny Cash) 

Danny Bailey (Elton John) 

Well Known Gun (Elton John) 

Blind Tom (Elton John) 

Of a Thin Man (Bob Dylan) 

Hollis Brown (Bob Dylan) 

Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (Bob Dylan) 

*Sir Frankie Crisp (George Harrison) 

*John and Yoko (Beatles) 

*Ballad of Sweeny Todd (disco song about Sweeny Todd) 

*Ballad of a Southern Man (Whiskey Myers) 

Ballad of Mona Lisa (Panic! At the Disco) 

Curtis Loew (Lynard Skynard)
Big and Rich (Big and Rich, really called Rollin) 

Olaf and Sven (Frozen, Christopher Beck) 

Beaconsfield Miners (Foo Fighters) 

*Ballad of the Green Berets (Sgt Barry Sadler)  

Ballad of Jayne (L.A. Guns) 

Me and My Brain (The 1975) 

*Davy Crockett (Disney, Fess parker) 

Tommy clayton and the Rawdog Millionaire (Of Mice and Men) 

Billy the Kid (Billy Joel) 

Dorothy Parker (Prince) 

Balad (Toby Keith)
Jack and the Rage Kage (Tenacious D) 

Dead Soulja (2Pac) 

Mr. Jones (Jake Bugg) 

Four Walls: Ballad of Perry Smith (Bastille) 

Dwight Fry (Alice Cooper) 

*Farquadd (Shrek, Christopher Sieber) 

*Johnny Butt (Sublime) 

Of a Politician (Regina Spektor) 

Larry Webb (JJ Grey and Mofro) 

Of a Dying Man (Father John Misty) 

Easy Rider (The Byrds) 

Chasey Lane (Bloodhound Gang) 

The Mighty I (Noel Gallagher) 

St. Augustine (Disciple) 

NoBeard (Jason Isbell and the 400 unit) 

John Henry (Joe Bonamassa) 

The fox hunter (Lorenna McKennitt) 

A Broken Man (Miss May I) 

Sacco and Venzetti (Joan Baez) 

Of the nova Corp (Guardians of the Galaxy) 

Davy Crockett in Outer Space (They Might Be Giants) 

Love and Hate (Avett Brothers) 

Of the Lonely Hearts (Black Veiled Brides) 

Lucy Jordon (Marianne Faithfull) 

*Klimpaloon (Phineas and Ferb) 

Great Eastern (Sting) 

Heisenberg (Los Cuates de Sinaloa) 

Scarface (Stephen Lynch) 

Spider John (Jimmy Buffet) 

Space Babies (Jim Guthrie) 

Young Alban and Amandy (Eastmountainsouth) 

*The Blue Cyclone (Ray Stevens) 

Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Leon Russell) 

Wild Bill (George Canyon) 


Ballad of (Biota) 

*Ballad Of (The Habit) 

Ballad Of (Enzo Garcia) 

Ballad Of (august grimm) 

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