1977. Dr. John on piano, Mick Ronson on guitar. Dr. John also produced the album the song is from, A Period of Transition (also 1977). He said Van was “a mystical cat.”
“Coming back home to the oyster bays. Didn’t leave nothing behind but some old crawfish heads.”
1959. By “Morgus and the Ghouls,” with Mac Rebbenack on vocals and guitar.
“Every time he get next to me he try to tell me that I really can be
“George Chief Cokehead is gonna sprinkle funk from one end of this pavillion to the other.”
“I just wanna tell y’all before we go any further: I’m higher’n a motherfucker. But y’all got to kinda bear with us, we got a new drummer here tonight — Tyrone — we gonna get it together anyhow, and gonna pee on your Afro.”
Even the giant monsters are gettin’ antsy.
“Main Title” from Jerry Goldsmith’s Alien score. Only about half of it made it into the finished film.
Just FYI, as of this week MeTV is airing the 1980s iteration of The Twilight Zone weeknights at 12:30 AM/11:30 Central (it’s taking over the timeslot for the original Zone on the channel). If you’ve never seen it, it’s worth a look — less of a revival of the classic Serling show than a totally different…
With commentary by Brian Aldiss. It’s remarkable to note how much has changed in thirty-odd years, and how much has stayed the same.
MST3K episode airing on Pluto.tv right now. Mystery of a flag on the moon as related by one Coleman Francis. Horror/suspense/espionage mashup that appears to have been assembled from at least three totally different movies. Tor Johnson is a rocket scientist turned into a monster by a nuclear blast, a year before the…
The best description of Game of Thrones by someone who has never seen the show. Never gets old.
Saw Avengers: Endgame. Wish I could come up with more of a comprehensive statement on the movie, but for now this .gif sums up my reaction:
Hippie Johnny’s Farm-Fresh Auto Parts. “You show me a kid who doesn’t love to put brake pads in a box and I’ll show you a kid who doesn’t know what fun is.”
“And can you name me one two-and-a-half minute rock and roll song that has fifteen characters in it?”
Back in the early ‘00s you may have seen them headlining the 102 FM Vanilla Coke Garden Party at Altel Pavillion, Cleveland’s Heineken Chips Ahoy Fun Rally, Roanoke’s Earthlink Pringles Summer Slam Jam, and multiple dates on the Taco Bell Muy Caliente Second Stage at the Jeep Outdoor Festival with Train and Sheryl…
With H. Jon Benjamin as Greg Baron, Regional Sales Director for Smirnoff Ice in the Tri-State Area. Smirnoff Ice. A great product. Smirnoff Ice. I’m gonna send you Smirnoff Ice. I can send you a truckload of Smirnoff Ice. I can send you ten cases of Smirnoff and you can do what you want with it. It’s a great drink.…
Three days into spring and the iPhone doomsday whistle is already going off. Lightning strikes twenty miles to the north, sunshine and pleasant breezes down here. Severe thunderstorm alert until midnight. I guess I should put a spare mattress by the bathtub, just in case.