Friday, June 09, 2023
Cover Deez Nuts
No one was better at covers than the Ramones. The first time I tried to get permission to go to a Ramones show, my parents, who had been born in 1576, said "hellz no." A few days later I brought my mother a cassette I had made of all the old songs The Ramones had covered, including Let's Dance, California Sun, Do You Wanna Dance, Needles & Pins, Baby I Love You, Little Bit of Soul, Indian Giver and Palisades Park. This led to my mother thinking "oh, it's an oldies group, great!" and allowing me to go.
When I first heard The Ramones' version of California Sun as a 14 year-old I'd already known the original, which I thought of as a super-moldy-golden-oldie, from The Dark Ages. The Ramones' version came out in 1977 and The Rivieras' came out in 1960, meaning that for a band to do the same today it'd be with a song first released in...2006. I mean dafuck, the perception of time is a crazy thing, people.
Questions. I Have Them.
Byyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee James Watt
I'm sorry. The regatta is for families. See the kids in miniature life-jackets all blown up like rubber bath toys? See the parents hanging onto a pudgy arm lest a sudden gust capture their balloon child and send them surfing to the trees? It's for families, not for us.
Slice du Jour
This song by The Gants - from Greenwood, MS (what?!?!) in 1964, fell into my lap last week via Spotify and I can't stop listening to it; it's the perfect distillation of The Troggs if they ripped off In My Life. Also, if I knew about this song back in my mix tape days this one woulda been on Side 1 each time, every time. Enjoy - and you're welcome, Earf!
I Am Not Made of Stone, People
Father surprises unsuspecting son with new baseball bat on his 12th birthday, then hits a HR with it. Try not to cry. pic.twitter.com/Pdr9TyBvch— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) June 8, 2023
Ideas. I Have Them.
Ugh Please Dear God Let This Be the Last Bit About Trump On Here Today
EGG FOO WHAT?! Challenge
Thursday, June 08, 2023
WOWZA du Jour.
Thanks to my all-time favorite podcast LET IT ROLL, today I learned that the very first James Bond film and the very first Beatles record were released on the exact same day, October 5, 1962:
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes author John Higgs to discuss his book "Love and Let Die: James Bond, The Beatles, and the British Psyche." It's an in-depth cultural analysis that compares and contrasts 007 with the greatest rock band in history.Two of the most incredibly iconic British touchstones in history and the same damn day??!!?
Questions. I Have Them.
State du Moi
To the Rather Buxom Woman at the Metro Platform This Afternoon
I'll Say This.
OMG Have I Finally Found Another American Who Knows OFAH!?!?!?!?!!?
Everybody knows Only Fools and Horses🍹— Only Fools And Horses Clips (@foolshorses_) June 4, 2023
Kelsey Grammer aka Fraiser and Nicholas Lyndhurst aka Dave 2019.#onlyfoolsandhorses #ofah #comedy #TheBest pic.twitter.com/xSUgnAe9Zz