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Saturday Matinee – Miscellany

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For the New Year, we thought that this Saturday Matinee might consist of top hits of decades past… that is until we looked at the list of contenders:

1890 Semper Fidelis – The U.S. Marine Band [no video]
1899 Kiss Me, Honey, Do – Arthur Collins [no video]
1909 Good Evening, Caroline – Frank Stanley & Elise Stevenson [no video]
1919 O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? – Bert Williams [no video]
1929 Sweethearts On Parade – Guy Lombardo [no live video]
1939 They Say – Artie Shaw [no video]
1949 A Little Bird Told Me – Evelyn Knight [no live video]
1959 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
1969 Crimson And Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells
1979 Too Much Heaven – BeeGees
1989 My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
1999 Have You Ever – Brandy
2009 Love Story – Taylor Swift

After careful consideration and review of the available videos on the Utoobage, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to post any of them, but the links are there just in case some of you are into self-flagellation.  Meanwhile, let’s just back away from the pop trainwrecks for now.

The shortest Rolling Stones song you never heard. [Found here.]

As for rock commercials, try this.

Squirrel Nut Zippers’ “Ghost of Stephen Foster” with a cool cartoon.

[Update 12:50PM – Gabriel left this fine memory in Thursday’s comments.  Gotta post it here.]

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6 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Miscellany”

  1. jingle Says:

    wow, you have so rich material to spare,
    music is cool,
    videos are nice,
    your desire to entertain is the best after all,

    thank you for linking me in,
    best!

  2. nursemyra Says:

    I want one of those robots… hang on, better make that two

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    jingle– For some reason your comments keep getting labeled as spam, and I’m not sure why. Glad to have you here in any case.

    nursem– Somewhere there’s gotta be a multi-player Rockem Sockem Robots game on line… then all we have to resolve is the time difference. =)

  4. planetross Says:

    That’s a scary Rolling Stones jingle. I can’t remember any band actually writing a jingle for a commercial … usually the song came out and was sold with their souls afterwards.

    Great cartoon!

  5. jingle Says:

    I consulted the support, they would not help…
    Some of my comments go right up, No problems, but for some blogs, it goes right away to spam…
    sorry for that.

    Have a Gand Day.

  6. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– That cartoon reminds me of some of the old Max Fleischer shorts that creeped me out as a kid. It got some kind of animation award, though.

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