Holy crap, the Chilean miners are all out of that hole. Sweet Jesus, we thought they'd never make it out of that terrifying experience alive, but as of yesterday, the miners have been firing out of that hole in a device vaguely resembling Bill and Ted's phone booth. We're totally glad too. Miners everywhere are unthanked (often exploited/ impoverished) laborers who risk their lives on a daily basis so we can get useless shit like gold or diamonds (yeah, yeah, we know Chile's copper mining industry is one of the most lucrative in the world and the backbone of their economy).
So, let's face it. It's a motherhuggin' miracle that those guys got out of there (thanks to a well-executed response from Chile's government).
So we've been thinking. What would you do for a friend who just went through a totally shitty-ass day? You'd make 'em a funny mixtape, right? We wanted to do the same for these brave Chilenos. Of course, there's a long and really interesting history of coal mining songs in America, documenting the hardships of miners, but those aren't very funny are they? We're pretty sure what the miners need right now is an unceasing flow of pisco sours, piles of completo hot dogs, and a good laugh.
So, straight from the West Coast Sound's Department of Too Soon, we present to you: Chilean Miner Mix Tape 2010.
Down in a Hole – Alice in Chains
“Man in the Box” may have worked too (BTW, Layne Staley was so great)
Shaft – Isaac Hayes
See what we did here?
Sweet Child o' Mine – Guns 'n' Roses
That's right, no shame.
Gold Digger -Kanye West
This song could become more relevant as the miners' wives and mistresses are squabbling over compensation
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)
For the hipster miners.
Where Is My Mine – Pixies
(Ok, that's not the title, but it's close enough)
Movin on Up – Theme from the Jeffersons
Wow, congrats if you kept reading this far. Glad you didn't pass out from the puns. Just be glad we didn't include any of these songs:
“Love in an Elevator,” Aerosmith; “Mine,” Taylor Swift; anything from Live's Throwing Copper album, “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return),” Jimi Hendrix.
Any more stupid/puntastic suggestions for our mixtape? Let us know in the comments. Do it for the miners.