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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.

77 replies on “Off-topic: I can't stop listening to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" at 33 RPM”

And here’s the classic Justin Bieber slowed-down 800% (and pitch shifted) video. Don’t worry; it’s all ambient and pretty.

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.

Enjoy your trip Kittehserf!!

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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?

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