Non-Disney Disney Songs About Disney

Not songs by Disney; songs about Disney. Carefully selected for your listening pleasure:

  • Song 1 is about Walt Disney World and the lyrics contain “I got my annual pass”
  • Song 2 is about Randy Newman, Elton John, Phil Collins and the lyrics contain “If you love LA, but the rent is late…/ Write yourself a Disney Song”
  • Song 3 is about Times Square in New York City and the lyrics contain “Welcome to Disney World New York City zone”
  • Song 4 is about shopping, and the lyrics contain “We will remove Starbucks and Disney”
  • Song 5 is about McDonald’s, and the lyrics contain “Can’t you see they’re in cahoots with Walt Disney?”
  • Song 6 – Contains the lyric “日本 迪士尼 “
  • Tracks 7, 8, 9, are not songs and thus contain no lyrics
  • Track 10 is Song 7 and includes the chilling lyric “When they thaw out Uncle Disney/ gonna be some changes made/ pointin’ fingers/ askin’ questions/ 40 years of decisions made.”

Link: Non-Disney Disney Songs.

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A Man’s Home Should Contain His Castle

Many years ago, I commissioned a castle. A day or two after this article appeared in his local paper, Mr. Cole wrote a letter to the editor apologizing for calling it a “screwy request.”

I wasn’t offended. It was a screwy request.

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Michael Iceberg on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson

Michael Iceberg played his “Iceberg Machine” (synthesizers of all varieties, tweaked, customized, and modded) at Disneyland and at Walt Disney World. Michael was way ahead of the curve, producing sounds no one else was getting in the early 1980’s. Couple these sounds with Michael’s immense musical talent and wacky stage persona, and you’ve got the makings of an E-ticket park attraction. The Tomorrowland Terrace was huge, yet there was nary an empty seat when Michael was playing.

The Disney Channel created a special showcasing Michael Iceberg at the park, and you can find that on YouTube. This great performance comes from “The Tonight Show” just after the opening of Epcot, which should be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary at the moment, but hasn’t really done much to mark the milestone. A 3/4″ U-Matic video of Iceberg’s Carson appearance survived in my collection – and here it is.

Johnny Carson occasionally had bad nights on his show – when the audience didn’t laugh, guests didn’t talk – everything seemed to go wrong. This happened to be one of those terrible nights, as you’ll hear in Johnny’s introduction. I’m guessing that Michael overdid the fog just a little bit, because it’s a l-o-n-g time before we see anything other than the wide shot – one can practically sense the panic in the control room as they waited for the fog to clear so that they could get a medium shot or close-up.

But then, things start going right. It’s remarkable how different Johnny sounds at the conclusion of Michael’s performance – listen at the very end of the clip for his succinct review. Michael has that effect on nearly everybody.

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