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Off-topic: I can't stop listening to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" at 33 RPM

Ok, so I kind of love Dolly Parton, and “Jolene” is probably my favorite song of hers, though I’ve never quite believed the story told in the lyrics, because how could any woman, even the mighty Jolene, steal a man from DOLLY FUCKING PARTON?

Anyway, it turns out if you play the 45 rpm single version of the song at 33 rpm it becomes … another song entirely. But, amazingly, it works. It’s actually sort of great. The video above isn’t new, but it’s new to me, and I can’t stop listening to it, so I thought I’d inflict it all on you.

Here’s Dolly singing the song at the correct speed.

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Citizen Justin
6 years ago

I used to have a record player with a ’16’ setting: my favourite song for that was David Bowie’s ‘Starman’. When it got to the chorus, it was easy to imagine a bunch of ancient shamans or ascetics croaking around the campfire.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Speaking of OT: I’m off to the US tomorrow, so won’t be online much in the next week.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

Enjoy your trip Kittehserf!!

Bf found this slow version of Jolene a while ago and played it for me. Incredible!

tcwill00
tcwill00
6 years ago

Our wee Fisher Price turntable had three speeds. Past a certain age, I don’t think my brother listened to anything on it at the right speed, except maybe the Beatles.

tcwill00
tcwill00
6 years ago

Yes, enjoy your trip, Kittehs!

Those rare parrots aren’t always incel. I read about one of their eggs, found crushed in the nest, painstakingly repaired and nursed to hatching. The zoo folk did an amazing job.

hellkell
hellkell
6 years ago

Safe travels, Kitteh!

Fibinachi
6 years ago

Have a fabtastic trip kitteh! Hope you enhiy yourself!

Mammotheers: I’m in a pickle. Is there a word for when an author qoutes thenselves in their own books? Other than ” bad writing”. And where can i find stats on false rape allegations?

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Nobody knows about Rainbow? If anyone who’s into metal doesn’t know about them then I’m officially taking their metalhead card away.

Also, we need to come up with some sort of PUA-be-gone for LBT that’ll work over the internet.

grumpycatisagirl
6 years ago

Have a wonderful trip kitteh!

cloudiah
6 years ago

Hey, kitteh, have fun and I’ll see you in LA!

@Fibinachi, no clue on your first question, and the answer to your second question is complicated. I believe the FBI estimates it as between 2-8% (but some portion of those may be cases where a victim withdrew their complaint, or where it couldn’t be substantiated, or where whatever did happen didn’t meet the legal definition of rape). I believe the MHRM estimates it at 300%.

So somewhere in there? Seriously, I saved an interesting reddit discussion (no, really) about this, and I can try to dig it up if you think it might be helpful.

cloudiah
6 years ago

And LBT, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. So sorry.

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
6 years ago

Wordsp1nner, that’s one of my favorite videos. I even considered changing my Tumblr name to “homo-kakapens” (mostly because I think it sounds funny).

Fibinachi
6 years ago

I think it would be, and I would very much like a link.

And is there really no word for it? Google just gives me lists of qoutations, and I’m beginning to think that’s half of what the internet is (And 30 % porn).

The reason I’d love more information than the just the FBI stats (which I found access to) is because the thing I’m reading specifically takes offense… with those exact FBI stats.

Which I guess is so-so, but other sources would be neat.

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

I can’t believe I’ve never heard this song before. Thanks! I love sad songs– don’t know why!

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: people with names from songs

Haha! I never have to worry about that! NOBODY has Rogan as a first name! Nobody!

…oh god… except… that.

…D8

RE: cassandrakitty

Also, we need to come up with some sort of PUA-be-gone for LBT that’ll work over the internet.

At least dude ain’t talking to me. He’s just lurking. I took a hammer to one of his damn roosh posts (which would fit in perfectly fine here on a slow day) and just let it be. It’s just like, ew dude. Your kink != licensed psychotherapy.

acrannymint
acrannymint
6 years ago

At least dude ain’t talking to me. He’s just lurking. I took a hammer to one of his damn roosh posts (which would fit in perfectly fine here on a slow day) and just let it be. It’s just like, ew dude. Your kink != licensed psychotherapy. Unless you posted your response somewhere else, I think you got moderated out of existence.

acrannymint
acrannymint
6 years ago

Well the first part of that post should have been in italics

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: acrannymint

It got mangled by tumblr formatting (seriously, why does anyone claim this is a slick interface?) but here’s my response.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Jimmy Rodgers pulled that in “Rock All Our Babies To Sleep,” and he was one of the ooooold country yodelers. So it’s a thing!

Well, dang me!

alternatesteve90
6 years ago

@LBT: Well, believe it or not…..amazingly enough, I’m actually a 4th cousin, 4x removed(something like that), of Jimmie’s! =)

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: alternatesteve90

I didn’t know that! That’s awesome! *has a bunch of Jimmie Rodgers’s songs*

Fibinachi
6 years ago

Thank you Cloudiah!

RBS
RBS
6 years ago

Hi, David. First comment here after 2 years lurking. (When I discovered the whole manosphere thing and your site to take the edge off the red pill.)

Story I heard about Jolene is the title from a young fan, lyrics from a woman who flirted with her husband. Recall, this was at a time when Parton was just another aspiring entertainer, not “larger than life”.

Funny thing (for you), the song evokes a feeling on the part of the protagonist of “OMG my man is hot enough to be at risk of getting snapped up by another woman.” Guys like Roissy and Athol Kay would label that “dread”. They’d consider it a good thing when “your woman” was thinking this way. Are the red-pillers rubbing off on you?

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
6 years ago

It’s been done by an obscure NZ genius back in 1998