Sigh

The Beatles juggernaut rolls on with four biopics in the works, one for each Beatle.  What could possibly go wrong?

Shit

Ewen Macintosh, who played Big Keith on The Office, has hopped the twig, aged 50.

Lordy This Song Rips

David Letterman and his longtime cohort Paul Shaffer discussed a great many things about their lengthy stint as the host and bandleader of Late Show with David Letterman. At one point during the interview, Letterman reflected fondly on the show’s various musical guests, singling out, in particular, last year’s star-making performance by The Orwells.

The young Elmhurst natives appeared on the program in early 2014, busting through a chaotic rendition of “Who Needs You” that is still memorable to Letterman more than 12 months later. “After all these years, something like that really tickles me,” Letterman said of the performance.

Break out the headphones.

And watch for the reaction of Letterman and Shaffer at the end.

You Look Like You Could Use A Laugh

So here’s one of my favorite Laurel & Hardy shorts. It’s almost 100 years old and still hilarious!

Perfect Day is historically significant for being the first movie in which someone says “Oh, shit.” (It’s ad-libbed by Uncle Edgar as the dog is helped out of the car at around the 13 minute mark.) The censors completely missed it.

Dylan Aleam Jacit

I’m taking Renfield Jr. to see Bob Dylan next month, so decided to familiarize myself with some of his more recent original material.  I think this song’s as brilliant as anything he’s done (admitting that I haven’t heard everything).

Fuck It … Thursday?

From the last QOTSA album I enjoyed. Lyrics courtesy of Lyric Genius.

Dead bull with the life from the low
I’ll be massive conquistador
Give me soul and show me the door
Metal heavy, soft at the core
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Pressurize, neutralize
Deep-fried, gimme some more

Oh
Space truckin’, four on the floor
Fortified with the liquor store
This one’s down, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more

Shrunken head I love to adore
B-movie, gimme some gore
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
B-movie, gimme some gore

Uh
Yow
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Gimme Toro, gimme some more
Yeah

Why?

Why is a song I haven’t heard in 40 years stuck in my head today?