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WHAT’S BURIED ON BRAD’S DESK: Sing us a song, you’re the Oscar Man



It’s time for the Oscars already, and the occasion usually puts me in the mood for a song…this year, borrowing a tune from Steely Dan.

(sung to the tune of “Deacon Blues”)

Sunday’s the night when every movie fan
Sees who will win that little golden man
They have the Oscars back again
On your TV screen
The famous, the shameless
A glamorous scene

Actual ticket to Elvis show at La Crosse’s Sawyer Auditorium in 1956

There’s Elvis and Tar, all on the western front
The Fablemans, too
everywhere all at once

Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Hope nobody’s face gets smacked
They brought Jimmy Kimmel back
The show’s still too long
And you’ll hear that send-off song (you know the one)

When they reach the microphone
And thank everybody they know
Then the music’s nice and loud
That means it’s time to go

Time to applaud all the winners on the stage
And watch all the rest when they lose
They can’t give an Oscar to everyone
Even Mister Cruise, Mister Cruise

Yeah, Tom will get it one of these years…make a few more Top Gun movies, you never know.  They got a name for the winners in the world…

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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