May 2, 2007

"Sha la la la la la la live for today."



Just a song that figures into the new Bloggingheads... which you'll have to wait for.

ADDED: And here's another clue for you all:

17 comments:

Synova said...

I love those scarf things around their necks, like Freddie on Scooby-doo.

joe said...

The Grassroots stole that refrain from the Drifters I think... Sha la la la la la late at night...
Wonder if they ever got sued for it.

peter hoh said...

So you chat with Sanjaya?

George said...

Inka dinka doo, a dinka dee, a dinka doo simply means inka dinka dee-a dinka doo.

Isn't that right, Mrs. Calabash?

Ghost Dansing said...

Those are some pretty groovy bands.... Jimmy Durante is vintage.

Tru said...

First post - new reader.
I so enjoy the music videos you choose to post - I remember groovin' to the last one too (altho my mind is mush to recall artist after being on the 405 all day).

It's comforting to know there was a time when the music was real, the band was live, and naked girls waited at the hotel.

Those were the days....

Joan said...

... the walrus was Paul?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Mmmm...that's good autoharp. And buy the book.

TMink said...

Beat me to it Joan!

Trey

Simon said...

I think I know who it is. :)

Jeff said...

I always feel depressed when I see old stars like Jimmy Durante or Fred Astaire interact with the styles and culture of the late 60's and 1970's. They spent their whole lives around beautiful clothes and music only to spend their dotage confronted with a god-awful narcissistic youth culture that was bent on dispariging all that came before it. What was the matter with them, didn't they understand that sex was invented in 1963?

paul a'barge said...

Yum. Lovin' Spoonful.

You know that thing that Zal Yanovsky does with his feet? I've seen two bulls doing that just before they get after it.

Oh, and the babes in the audience? Folks, they just don't look like that anymore. Hot. They make you think of the early pictures of Althouse.

Ann Althouse said...

Jeff, at the time I was mad that old guys like Durante were detracting from the mod/hippie look of it all.

reader_iam said...

So, when's it scheduled to go up? I'd like to download it as a podcast for an out-of-town trip (leaving in a little under four hours) which I'm dreading. I'm collecting podcasts on my iPod right now for purposes of distraction, self-defense and escape.

Great choice, assuming I've gathered correctly who your partner is.

Saint Russell said...

Joe: You're quite right. The tune in question is "I Count The Tears" by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. Don't know if anyone got sued.

p.t. fogger said...

The Lovin' Spoonfull were a good band. They're obviously having fun -- and definately better live-music players than the Grass Roots were lip-sync'rs!

I always wondered how, when faking a live performance, the drummers managed to look convincing without actually hitting any cymbals or drums. . . .

George said...

Check this out...

An elderly Jimmy Durante singing a medley of McCartney's "Yesterday" with an earlier song of the same name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ioG6-KQy2M

You'll get goosebumps.

A master entertainer.