Posts Tagged ‘Paul Simon’

Saturday Matinee – Paul Simon and Chevy Chase, Tito Larriva & Tom Waits

Saturday, 27 January 2018

By the end of the week I usually have a couple of videos already in the queue, but I found I had none ready to post, so I defaulted to retro vids.

A 2011 Paul Simon performance of “Kodachrome caught my ear. The missus walked in and asked why I was listening to that sappy song. I said I needed to post something for Saturday.

“If you’re going to post a Paul Simon video, it should be You Can Call Me Al with Chevy Chase,” and she’s right. It’s a classic, and it’s also the best Paul Simon video ever.

He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl

IIRC, that was recorded about the same time that David Byrne was doing his own version of international music, like featuring Tito Larriva:

Then there’s this.
Tom Waits took Psychobilly to a new dimension in 2006.

Have a great weekend, folks, and don’t worry. Everything is gonna be all right despite what the doom mongers tell you.

Saturday Matinee – Bunk’s Birthday, World’s Fastest Indian, Call Me Al, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Kudos to Amy Oops for this one, even though it’s not my birthday and I’m no one’s bitch, even if I enjoy popping balloons.


World’s fastest Indian. h/t Mongoose

Nice version of this Paul Simon song. h/t AZfederalist

Steve Martin’s Steep Canyon Rangers provide free music for those who are without it. They’re not bad at it, either.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings need no explanation. Pure retro soul, and with that, we’re out. Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow for more fun.

Saturday Matinee: Sheep, Rutles, Spinal Tap & Paul Simon

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Deep down, humans are basically herd animals; subconsciously we like to be part of a group. We all want to belong and to be accepted (no matter how bizarre the requirements for joining that group) as part of the herd.

This clip from Alan Funt’s Candid Camera shows this absurd detrimental human trait in action:

[Found at the always excellent Neatorama; Utoobage link here.]

Some of y’all prolly never heard of the Rutles, and for good reason.  The Beatles blatantly stole their style and wind throughout the 60’s and into and out of the 70’s.  All the girls in Bunk’s elementary school screamed whenever a picture of Stig was posted on the school restroom door.  Honest. [Utoobage link here.]

This is another great band you may have missed if you blinked.  Here’s Spinal Tap’s classic from 1967:  (Listen to the) Flower People. My sister had this 45 rpm (only one she had) and played it non-stop.  Gawd I hated these guys.

I remember the day I bought this album. It was a spring day, I had laundry to do and didn’t have any quarters, so I cashed in a bunch of albums and bought this, putting off the laundry for another week.

Although I had mixed feelings about the 1960’s Simon and Garfunkel thing, this was just Simon, and chicks digged him.  Anyone who can toss lyrics like “I can call you Betty” and “roly-poly little bat-face-girl” into the same pop song and get away with it amazed me.  It also has one of the greatest looped 3-second bass riffs I’ve ever heard.

It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized just how tall Paul Simon really is. [Utoobage linkoid here.]


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