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Saturday, July 7, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Oh, my:

To see the Hoff at his creepiest, head here.

For a hilarious mangling of Secret Agent Man (and a poor attempt to satirize the opening of James Bond flicks) as well as one remarkable jacket, check below the fold.


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Saturday, July 8, 2024
By Bryan S. (guestblogger)

In “A Prairie Home Companion” the movie, Lindsay Lohan performs a rendition of an old folk song called “Frankie and Johnny.” (listen to a stream of Lohan’s version here) I was struck by that song when I heard a version of another song, “Frankie and Albert” sung by blues guitarist Joe Callicot on my iTunes this afternoon.

In the extended entry is a side-by-side comparison of the two songs. It’s amazing that these two songs are almost identical in their plot line, except Johnny gets it in one song, and Albert in the other.


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Friday, January 27, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Austria celebrates Mozart at 250.

I wonder if Falco has been invited to any of the celebrations?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Ok, a little more levity amidst all of the horror that is New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast.

I was listening to music whilst working and heard this song (Breakfast At Tiffanys) which was a semi-hit in the mid-1990s and reminded me how I have always found the lyrics amusing/baffling.

I have always liked the tune, but the lyrics have always struck me as ludicrous:

You’ll say, we’ve got nothing in common,
No common ground to start from,
And we’re falling apart,
You’ll say, the world has come between us,
Our lives have come between us,
Still I know you just don’t care.

And I said, “What about ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s?’”
She said, “I think I remember the film,
And as I recall, I think, we both kind of liked it.”
And I said, “Well that’s, the one thing we’ve got.”

So he and his girlfriend are breaking up, but he doesn’t want to do so (such is the implication, anyway) and so he decides his best argument is to appeal to a movie they both liked? And it isn’t even a movie they both loved, rather “we both kinda liked it”–what kind of idiotic argument is that?

Further, I have never decided if the fact that that “the one thing we’ve got” means that they stayed together, or it was proof they should break up.

I have always leaned towards the former interpretation, with the whole thing leading me to think that neither the dude nor the chick involved in this musical story are especially bright.

Further, it really must be the tune that led to airplay for this song, because, quite frankly, the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody ultimately make more sense than these do.

Chalk this one down as lamest love song argument put to music ever.

Update: I took out the “Matchbox 20: ref–that came from the source of the lyrics and I revised my assessment–I agree that “lamest love sound ever” doesn’t fit.

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