Veterans Day with the Devil

tap stonehenge2Satirist Harry Shearer makes explicit the comedic Stonehenge elements of the Episco-Druid story during Apologies of the Week (requires RealPlayer) on Le Show, his weekly broadcast of music, comedy and sketches.

After reading news reports’ common disclaimer that the Rev. William Melnyk and the Rev. Glyn Lorraine Ruppe-Melnyk did not return phone calls seeking comment, Shearer cracked, “They were busy heading for Stonehenge [full beat] to say they weren’t druids.”

Shearer played Spinal Tap’s bassist, Derek Smalls, so he knows his campy Stonehenge references.

For those who don’t have This is Spinal Tap handy, here are the lyrics to “Stonehenge”:

Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Where a man is a man and the children
dance to the pipes of Pan
‘Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise
with a dragon’s face
Where the virgins lie
and the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky
And you my love, won’t you take my hand
We’ll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there
I will show you how

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  • Marie

    “I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument

    on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.”

    Thank you for putting the Stonehenge song into my head for the rest of the evening.

  • Greg Griffith

    “…and oh how they donsed…”

  • Greg Griffith

    “But it says here: 18 inches high, right on the napkin…”

    “F@#K THE NAPKIN!!”

  • Daniel S. Ketelby

    “There’s a thin line between clever and stupid.”

    And also: “Yeah, but you’re not as *confused* as he is, are you?”

  • Marie

    “This one goes to eleven.”

  • Will

    Quit this, or I’ll start … NAMING NUTS. (If we are bringing the repertory company in.)

  • Darrell Grizzle

    I hope you realize that by failing to capitalize the name of Pan in the song lyrics, you are risking the wrath of Episcopagans everywhere. A pox upon your cattle!

  • Douglas LeBlanc

    Thanks for the correction on Pan, brother Darrell. For the sake of my cattle, I’ll fix it right away.