My Word, She’s From Germany

This song has been stuck in my head for the better part of a week, so I might as well share these great lyrics. What happens when you bring your German girlfriend home to meet your Jewish parents?

How I wished my folks were gracious hosts and not dismayed
But wit and wisdom take a backseat girl when you’re that afraid
Oh no, bring her home and the folks look ill
My word, they can’t forget, they never will
They can hear the storm troops on our lawn when I show her in
And the Fuhrer is alive and well in our paneled den
Oh no, bring her home and the folks look ill
My word, they can’t forget that war, what a war

My word, she’s from Germany
Well, it’s the same old country but the people have changed
My word… Germany
With its splendid castles and its fine cuisine

Well, the car I drive is parked outside, it’s German-made
They resent that less than the people who are German-made
Oh no, bring her home and the folks look ill
My word, they can’t forget that war, what a war, some war

My word… Germany
Well, it’s the same old country but the people have changed
My word… Germany
With its splendid castles and its fine cuisine, its lovely German women
And its wonderful rivers that do flow from her hills

My word, she’s from Germany
Well, it’s the same old country but the people have changed
My word, she’s from Germany
With its splendid castles and its fine cuisine
My word, she’s from Germany
Well, it’s the same old country but the people have changed
My word, she’s from Germany
With its splendid castles and its fine cuisine

My word, she’s from Germany
Well, it’s the same old country but the people have changed
My word, she’s from Germany
With its splendid castles, its fine cuisine
Its lovely German women and you and me!

The Business Of R.E.M.

I listened to a podcast today with R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills and the band’s attorney Bertis Downs. The discussed some of the business aspects of running a massively popular band, but they also shared a lot of interesting stories about the band’s early days, behind the scenes operations, and even an anecdote about playing Losing My Religion around a cauldron in the forests of Paraguay.

This band is one of my all time favorites, and introduced me to the world of music not played on the radio, and they played a major role in changing my view of the world. So, suffice it to say that I was tuned in to every single word of every story.

So this came to be because some business man type finance investment person in Atlanta is best buddies with Downs, and the band. He runs a podcast that appears to be about investing, but thought it would be a good idea to share a behind the scenes look at the business operations required to run a band like this.

So check this out, it’s really interesting…

I Can’t Hardly Wait

The official Get Back trailer dropped yesterday! Check it out, you ol’ dirty ol’ bastards.

The official trailer for #TheBeatlesGetBack is here! The Disney+ original docuseries, directed by Peter Jackson, will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, it provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Be sure to check them both out, and don’t forget to watch “The Beatles: Get Back” when it rolls out over three days, November 25, 26, and 27, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.

Moe Tucker Doc

I came across this somewhat recent documentary on Mo Tucker, and it’s really interesting to see how her playing evolved and the weird kit configurations she used. Fortunately, it makes no mention of her late life conversion to kook.

Weekend Viewing?

Available for streaming on Apple TV+ October 15.

The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock and roll’s most revered bands. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage.

And this again, just because it kills me every time …

This Is Next Level Good

I had no idea a Robin Williams biopic was in the works. I also just realized that this dude played Han Solo. I must admit that my brain was glitching watching this guy portray Williams. It’s like, I know it’s not him, but it is him. Anyways, this looks like it will be worth checking out, whenever it’s released.