Monthly Archives: April 2008

RIP Bebe Barron

Bebe Barron died a few days ago at age 82. Along with her late husband, Louis, Barron made film soundtrack history by composing the first electronic music soundtrack on magnetic tape for a feature film, Forbidden Planet. It’s still amazing … Continue reading

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RIP Soul Singer Al Wilson

Wilson was best known for the smash hit Show and Tell from 1973, however I like a few of his other tunes better–most notably the plaintive Do What You Gotta Do and the song that remains a classic of Northern … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop meets Gilbert & Sullivan

What happens when you take Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and arrange it as though it were a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta? You get this terrific parody that I would love to see actually done on stage.

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Rupert Murdoch can’t handle parodies

This is really hilarious! Tony Hendra, the great contributor to the early days of National Lampoon and the previous co-creator of an earlier parody of The Wall Street Journal called Off the Wall Street Journal, restarted a parody of the … Continue reading

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Comedy Tonight: Richard Nixon: A Fantasy

Previously, I mentioned this album as a political comedy masterpiece.  What I did not know about this David Frye album is that it had a rough time getting released. Apparently, stations would not run it, although at the time of … Continue reading

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Wow. Just Wow.

I urge you to read this article just written for History News Network. 61% of historians responding to a survey rate G.W. Bush’s presidency as a failure. Here’s portion of some of the historians’ responses (as presented by writer Robert … Continue reading

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RIP “Hurricane” Smith

I only just found out that about a month ago Norman “Hurricane” Smith died. He’s mainly known as being a “one-hit wonder” for his hit song “Oh Babe, What Would You Say?“, which I’ve heard some say is an irritating … Continue reading

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