Saturday Matinee – Plympton, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits


Bill Plympton is one of the last of the great hand-drawn animators. Amazing stuff, his.

I know this is early, but when I saw the post at Weasel Zippers about Holdren telling the FCC to force broadcasters to air “population control” messages, I thought of Chairman Mao.
Which naturally made me think of this: A version I’ve never heard–no Lowell George, but another very good (recently) dead guitar player.

Tip o’ the tarboosh to cbullit of Soylent Green for that link and comment.

So what the heck. Little Feat with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Jesse Winchester, all on the Midnight Special 1977.

Pure Three-Chord rock n roll from Iggy Pop. The perfect bass line cracks me up: bombombombombombombombom…

Haven’t posted any Tom Waits in a while, so here you go.  It’s all about the lies.

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5 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Plympton, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits”

  1. cbullitt Says:

    Great version of Dixie CHicken, except for one small thing–they skipped the second lyric:
    “We hit all the hot spots, my money flowed like wine,
    Then the low-down southern whiskey, yeah, began to fog my mind,
    And I don’t remember church bells or the money I put down,
    On the white picket fence and boardwalk on the house at the edge of town,
    But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain,
    And the nights we spent together and the way she called my name, if you…”

    Must have been the show’s time constraints, pity.


  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    cbull– Wasn’t “Dixie Chicken” the one that started off with the cricket?
    “Shut up.”
    “Shut up!”
    “Shut up.”


  3. phil cordery Says:

    G’day Bunk
    Loved the Dixie chicken vid and my old time favourite muso Tom Waits.
    Best of luck with your dime and Penny collection [poll]Iwill raid a couple of fountains around the traps for you


  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    phil– Nice to hear from you. As for busking, I doubt I’d do it. I post here for stress relief and fun. Keeps me from yard work.


  5. planetross Says:

    It’s always good to see Tom … not always good to hear him, but good to see him. hee hee!

    I’ll stick to his Cds.


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