Yes We Can Can
My current music obsession is Allen Toussaint…the Pointer Sisters had a hit with this song but I prefer this version.
45 years later and Nilsson Schmilsson is still an awesome album…the base on Jump Into The Fire is one of my favorites ever. Bonus, the drummer was in Derek and the Dominos….he later went on to murder his mother due to undiagnosed schizophrenia but I try not to focus on that tragedy.
I am loving re-watching The Larry Sanders Show. It is relevant while being nostalgic at the same time.
My favorite things so far:
– Reminding me how insane shoulder pads and baggy cloths can look when overdone…really all cloths of the era
– Seeing John Ritter, Gene Siskel and Warren Zevon on the same episode
– Political humor that doesn’t make me fear for my life
– Super young Bob Odenkirk as Larry’s agent who is part Saul Goodman
Worse thing so far:
-Announcing “musician Paul Westerberg” as a guest and not having him on the show.
Farewell To The Hip
So many concerts streaming last night, including The Hip. Some of my favorite shows from the early 90s.
We just don’t have entertainers like Dickie Goodman anymore. Sad.
Baby Elephant Walk
Henry Mancini is my second favorite composer of film score but hearing “Baby Elephant Walk” during every commercial break while watching the Tour de France is torture.
Watching George Carlin’s 1977 live at USC comedy special and find it just as relevant and funny today as then, especially his commentary on language and his fascination with words. It is hilarious that HBO of all places had a lengthy disclaimer/introduction/warning before the show and this 30second paused shot before his last bit.
Game of Thrones
I would love watching Game of Thrones with Leslie Jones and Seth Myers. Hilarious. (Spoilers if not caught up…also, you are lame so catch up!)