A parody of a song by Grateful Dead.  Recorded by Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
Recorded: 07/05/2015  Released: 07/06/2015  First aired: unaired
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Silliness inspired by the TK Jingles Live event and the gang's comments thereafter.

Trekkies, I don't know why
They call us trekkies, like nerdy sci-fi fans.
Resistance, well it's just futile.
TK trekkies? C'mon!

Well, the captain gathered us up from across the nation.
Chicago, Anchorage, Georgia, rain gave us a good scare.
The orange man even showed up with some of his people
waiting to hear those words - Beam me up, Jer.

Trekkies, I'm not sure we compare
Don't orange our skin or shave off our hair.
Sure there's a website where we can share
But we don't convene, ahem, nevermind!

I had a blast hanging out with so many Littles.
On the way out we said "Live long and prosper."
I can't explain the genesis of this correlation,
I'm just a Kornheiser jingler, not a doctor.

TK, that's why we started out.
But now he's just one cog in our wheel.
I've made some great friends and that's no doubt.
Trekkie or not, that's a good deal.

Yes it's true, the gang implied we are geeks
And it's also true, they all traveled to see
Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been!

* A parody of "Truckin'" by Grateful Dead.

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Bicycle by Kj Ohnstad
Meta-Jingle (Ain't Nobody Got Time For That) by robert berg

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Luke Overbey in Charleston, SC
This is so good! Makes me wonder how many other good ones I've missed.
513 days ago.
Patrick Moffett in Sacramento, CA
Jingler, not a doctor! Love it Kj
769 days ago.
Hampton Nager in Dallas, TX
Lurv joo, Kahyeersteen <3
769 days ago.
rob in Pittsburgh, PA
LOVE the reverse-Bones line! and i agree with've expertly woven together multiple ideas here.
770 days ago.
Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
Thanks, all. Sorry, Hampton. Rob-I flew from MN so that leaves you and Anita tied. And it makes me happy that you noticed the reverse-Bones line:)
770 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Beautiful summation.
771 days ago.
Brad Weiss in Williamsburg, VA
Ka-BOOM! Or KJ-boom!
771 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
771 days ago.
Hampton Nager in Dallas, TX
My love for Kirsten's singing and my hatred for the Grateful Dead leaves me angry and confused.
771 days ago.
rob in Pittsburgh, PA
I WAS going to say "I can't believe Anita came in from Alaska" but then I realized her flight was much shorter than your drive from Minnesota, and I drove 5 hours, hung out for 5, and then drove back that night. I'm not sure which one of these 3 is the most extreme.
771 days ago.
Anita from Alaska
Thanks for this. I was going through withdrawal already!! Still getting odd looks trying to explain this to people.
771 days ago.
rob in Pittsburgh, PA
first of all, this is way better than the original song. second, I also like the way you've woven trekkie references in with show references and I like the reverse-Bones line too. first post-break jingle in the clubhouse! who's next? Jason? If Jordan wins? Huh?
771 days ago.
judofuse in Atlanta
So good. Brilliant mixing of references and making it seamless.
772 days ago.

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