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November 22, 2009

WHEN OLDER PEOPLE DECLARE THAT MUSIC WAS BETTER BACK IN THE DAY

...they are not being entirely accurate.

(Thanks to Chuck Cody)

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Without a doubt that is absolutely the WORST thing I have ever endured.

Mercy.

I loved Mr. Tim!

Remember when he got married to Miss Vicky on The Tonight Show?

*goes to look for gezer bus*

I remember that Jeff!

*Hands Jeff the 'e' that I found while searching for my glasses."

Thanks, NS!

My mistake - seems it was Miss Vicki.

RIP dear Mr Tim! I met him several times during the last five or six years of his life and he was always extremely kind to me. This video is a bit, um, "original," and it does make me wonder how much the total bill for those kids' years of therapy came to, but it *was* the 1960s after all, and I'm sure Mr Tim meant well. I have to admit I prefer his rendition of "St. Louis Blues," though.

I blame myself.

Has anybody noticed how much he ressembles the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz?

In all seriousness if you can find his christmas album, it is a wonderful thing. He was not all ukeleles and silliness, had a great regular singing voice. A misunderstood genius.

And what, exactly, is so wrong with ukuleles and silliness? Besides this music video, I mean.

More than the Wicked Witch, he kinda looks like Al Yankovic.

As a child, I remember returning from a particularly grueling piano lesson and seeing "Tiptoe thru the Tulips" on television. Sigh.

Oddly coincidental and peripherally related, I read this very interesting comment yesterday when I was looking at some youtubes of one of my faves, the recently departed Kenny Rankin:

"I recall growing up in Washington Heights
NY as teenagers, Larry would sing his 1920's songs, you and I and Frankie would sing in diferent Doo Wop groups.
How we loved the music, Little did we know then that our future lives would be filled with the music we loved so much ! Larry became Tiny Tim,
Frankie became the lead singer for the Teenagers, I became the bass for the Chevrons, and you became one of our most talented and gifted singer-song writers, and guitarist !
Kenny RIP
Al"

It was in a comment to this live performance of my favorite KR song. It also explains his intro to this clip, a jazzy version of Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

If you have a sec, give the guy his due and check out his voice and guitar-playing if you're not familiar with him. OK, sorry for the hijack...

Peripherally related, I came upon this interesting comment yesterday while checking out youtubes of one of my faves, the recently departed Kenny Rankin:

I recall as teenagers growing up in Washington Heights, NY. Larry would sing his 1920's songs. Kenny, I and frankie would be singing Doo Wop together or with different groups. Little did we know then that music would become part of our furture lives. Larry became Tiny Tim, Frankie became the lead singer for the Teenagers, and I went on to bass for The Chevrons, and you Kenny went on to become one of our most gifted and talented singer-song writers and guitarist .
Kenny
RIP
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It was in a comment to this live performance of my favorite KR tune. It also explains his intro to this one.

If you have a sec, give the guy his due and check out his voice and guitar-playing if you're not familiar with him. OK, sorry for the hijack...

Crap. The bot distelfinked me. Use the links in the first post and ignore the second, por favor.

SW, I try not to read more than 1000 words a day so watch it. Oh yeah, *SMACKS* Al Gore.

If thr mostly shrt wrds, cn U go ovr th lmt a bit, nc?

Proto-Peewee.

My eyes! My eyes!

Rushes off for brain bleach and consciously tries to think of BM songs like Mandy to get that out of my head.

Why did you have to do that, Al? Why?

Now I'm distelfinked.

Ahhh..not being entirely accurate, my favorite words.

Ah, but this was only two clicks away:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jznZQXaSYPo

This is why I keep the volume off on my PC at work, It would be hard to explain that noise to my co-worker.

Of course, this will get rid of any song stuck in there.

http://tinyurl.com/fr37u

Patron Saint of the Too weird to fail school of entertaining.

my god, he's a dead ringer (no pun intended) for amy winehouse!

The guy just creeps me out ...

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