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Title: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 16, 2018, 03:45:20 PM
Given that music is the only thing keeping me and one of the cats together, I am far past anything resembling normal behavior. Hence, Van Morrison at Winterland '74 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBnAtGjBG8). The version of "Caravan" is not as good as the one from It's Too Late to Stop Now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Ud1e423i0), but it's video.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 17, 2018, 01:13:27 PM
Let's spin some tunes from the greatly underappreciated Jazz Butcher Conspiracy:

Southern Mark Smith (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIez7lGxKps) (some seem to prefer the version from Bloody Nonsense (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af3J3cBBn38))

Rain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99tLmlaUf68)

Roadrunner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlF_ytUD-yM) (this is a superb cover, even if the video is nothing special)

Drink (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjTkfyMptMs), live (the Asylum Street Spankers also do a nice version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy6NMbfFP30))

Love Kittens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24QOc2IBosE), live

Unfortunately, I can't find the "Sweet Jane" cover from Live in Berlin, which is much better than the one available on Y—be.

[Edit.—This may have been noted in the Deadpool, but the Northern Mark Smith died in January (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/mark-e-smith-lead-singer-with-the-fall-dies-aged-60).]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 17, 2018, 02:33:20 PM
Bonus track, as I have to hang out at the library until it's time for my unpaid catering gig for a friend: I'll Fly Away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NI4zU4vFao) with Corky Siegel, The Sons of the Never Wrong, and strings.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on April 18, 2018, 08:31:44 AM
Bonus track, as I have to hang out at the library until it's time for my unpaid catering gig for a friend: I'll Fly Away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NI4zU4vFao) with Corky Siegel, The Sons of the Never Wrong, and strings.

There is never a bad time for Corky Siegel.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 18, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
I had a head full of mushrooms the one time I saw him live. He was doing a thing where the harmonica would take a bow in his hand. I wish I remembered anything more about the performance.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 18, 2018, 01:50:31 PM
Anyway, the definitive version of The Weight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSzL5-SPHM), from The Last Waltz. Given that everybody's probably already seen this time and again, there's bonus Pops Staples doing a fantastic I Shall Not Be Moved (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwif8DRABIE).

[Edit.—It's not really a good version, but for the cats (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjtPBjEz-BA).]

[Edit 2.—Holy crap, this version of The Weight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEOPRpfYnSA) isn't on my heavy-vinyl reissue of Mad Dogs and Englishmen.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 19, 2018, 09:35:18 PM
A quick Fairport entry while I am waiting for labor and stuck with just a phone: Meet on the Ledge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhV7JwJoHco), live. More Fairport coming.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on April 20, 2018, 02:58:02 AM
A quick Fairport entry while I am waiting for labor and stuck with just a phone: Meet on the Ledge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhV7JwJoHco), live. More Fairport coming.

I enjoy a spot of Fairport, but that's an absolute rabble.  "Hey, let's invite twenty people on stage, none of whom have rehearsed this song, and let them join in!".
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on April 20, 2018, 08:20:25 AM
A quick Fairport entry while I am waiting for labor and stuck with just a phone: Meet on the Ledge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhV7JwJoHco), live. More Fairport coming.

I enjoy a spot of Fairport, but that's an absolute rabble.  "Hey, let's invite twenty people on stage, none of whom have rehearsed this song, and let them join in!".

Hey, they can't all be Midnight Oil.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 21, 2018, 05:32:34 PM
A quick Fairport entry while I am waiting for labor and stuck with just a phone: Meet on the Ledge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhV7JwJoHco), live. More Fairport coming.

I enjoy a spot of Fairport, but that's an absolute rabble.  "Hey, let's invite twenty people on stage, none of whom have rehearsed this song, and let them join in!".

Look, brother, I haven't had the opportunity to patch this up, but I won't bother you with the reasons. Go bitch at your dong or something.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 22, 2018, 01:12:47 AM
And, in the irony to beat all ironies, I'm being evicted from living in squalor in the cat shelter because crazy lady has the emotional temperament of a 13-year-old or a fucking bonobo or something. Now please pardon me while I try to come up with some music for the cat that is not going to be getting any more loving-kindness and the Welsh yobbo before I start packing.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 22, 2018, 01:44:46 AM
Here:

Si Tu Dois Partir (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiBC6z0goMo), not from Unhalfbricking (there's a mildly amusing story here involving a random French girl and the final gasp of the hydro farm, but I digress) and Percy's Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5EPmR7YdY) from the album.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 24, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
Big Bill Broonzy:

Black, Brown and White (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYSERmlOxGA)*

Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ21YvbPXM8)

The Glory of Love (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJBhfwP6VSQ)

* Once upon a time in Morocco, my imaginary college girlfriend and I were with a local who showed us how to find hotel bar that served booze. They refused to serve him.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 27, 2018, 12:20:55 AM
A brief, exhausted entry from the 13th Floor Elevators:

I Had to Tell You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF5xZawdYZ4)

No electric jug and, I think, underappreciated.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on April 27, 2018, 02:33:47 PM
A brief, exhausted entry from the 13th Floor Elevators:

I Had to Tell You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF5xZawdYZ4)

No electric jug and, I think, underappreciated.

Now you're talking.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on April 29, 2018, 11:26:43 PM
Episode 16 of Rainbow Quest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMxtuGale1Y), featuring Richard and Mimi Fariña. It's an hour long, but aside from Pete Seeger himself, well worth the cheddar.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 01, 2018, 01:19:05 AM
Anthem of the Freak Power Party, Herbie Mann's Battle Hymn of the Republic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw9kCKkOxzs).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 01, 2018, 01:42:01 AM
Mingus Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1WQR8Ti1vk) from Blues & Roots.

This entry is going to get longer.

[Edit.—Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop that Atomic Bomb on Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeVLd4G1Zg).]

[Edit 2.—Someone has transcribed the liner notes (http://aln2.albumlinernotes.com/The_Black_Saint.html) to The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. I recommend reading them before taking it in (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFA0FYQo0Gg), which I consider to be a better categorical imperative than Kant's navel-gazing.]

[Edit 3.—Better Get It in Your Soul (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0FcKOfRgvE).]

[Edit 4.—I hesitated on this one for some reason, but then my imaginary ex gave me cause to listen again: Eat that Chicken (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ovaY1KlQRi4).]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 01, 2018, 08:11:33 AM
Waiting for you to get to Uncle Meat.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 02, 2018, 04:04:13 PM
Waiting for you to get to Uncle Meat.

Never been a Zappa fan. But that reminds me of something:

Halifax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVDOZ9IIFIo) by the Hampton Grease Band. There's a video that goes with this on the BookFace account that I can no longer remember the fake E-mail address for, but so it goes; I presume that it's viewable by those who fren'd the account.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 03, 2018, 01:06:39 AM
Anyway, this isn't where I planned to initiate another self-digressive item, as there's more to be done above, but I have happened upon the unfortunate discovery of Loudon Wainwright and Iris DeMent mangling "Pack up Your Sorrows." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nMs_He26bs) It sounds like overripe pineapple.

And now I've realized that there's no realistic chance of my accessing More Bert and I from the storage area to record "President Harding."
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 04, 2018, 03:50:01 PM
I'm just going to plow forward and add to the other stuff later.

Don Ellis' opener (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euB9gK_FXjE) at the '66 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 08, 2018, 12:25:11 AM
A live version of Coltrane & Dolphy doing My Favorite Things (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MpsPkA9RxY).

[Edit.—In retrospect, I think I like the studio version (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dpA75mEf-W4) better.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 08, 2018, 01:05:22 AM
Hell, I might as well shoot the works after this insane day: Bandala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75qtf9AcxME), from the Partridge Family. Includes Panthers, or something.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 09, 2018, 11:39:43 PM
Sounds of North American Frogs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdHW9_G7Jo).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on May 10, 2018, 01:19:23 PM
Sounds of North American Frogs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdHW9_G7Jo).

Warning: this is actually the sounds of North American Frogs.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 10, 2018, 01:38:37 PM
Sounds of North American Frogs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdHW9_G7Jo).

Warning: this is actually the sounds of North American Frogs.

I'm anxiously awaiting the review of this (https://www.ebay.com/i/112235111582?chn=ps).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 10, 2018, 05:50:21 PM
Sounds of North American Frogs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQdHW9_G7Jo).

Warning: this is actually the sounds of North American Frogs.

I'm anxiously awaiting the review of this (https://www.ebay.com/i/112235111582?chn=ps).

Hey, I've got the two-CD set of Maritime Radio Telegraphy World Wide News (http://www.seefunknetz.de/seefunker/sfk/CD-E.htm) as well as Frogs, which, I will note, is a Folkways classic (https://folkways.si.edu/sounds-of-north-american-frogs/science-nature/album/smithsonian).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 10, 2018, 06:33:33 PM
Loudon Wainwright III, The Acid Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB81CczTEdw). This is the version from Career Moves.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 10, 2018, 11:28:57 PM
Melanie, Ring the Living Bell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWxcVJWJE4). Gather Me is one of the few pieces of vinyl that I have segregated in the keeper section. Tarkio is more than just "One Toke Over the Line," as well.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 11, 2018, 12:09:05 AM
This could be a long one. As a placeholder, a 1969 interview with John Fahey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoOkFSAQtf4).

[Edit.—Desperate Man Blues (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyKBiaik5_Y) seems like as good a place to start as any.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 11, 2018, 08:27:04 AM
Melanie, Ring the Living Bell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWxcVJWJE4). Gather Me is one of the few pieces of vinyl that I have segregated in the keeper section. Tarkio is more than just "One Toke Over the Line," as well.

"Ring The Living Bell" actually hit the top 40, didn't it?
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 11, 2018, 10:40:18 AM
Melanie, Ring the Living Bell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWxcVJWJE4). Gather Me is one of the few pieces of vinyl that I have segregated in the keeper section. Tarkio is more than just "One Toke Over the Line," as well.

"Ring The Living Bell" actually hit the top 40, didn't it?

The deuce you say.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 11, 2018, 01:34:16 PM
Melanie, Ring the Living Bell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWxcVJWJE4). Gather Me is one of the few pieces of vinyl that I have segregated in the keeper section. Tarkio is more than just "One Toke Over the Line," as well.

"Ring The Living Bell" actually hit the top 40, didn't it?

The deuce you say.

Number 31 in 1972 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_(singer)).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 11, 2018, 05:48:40 PM
Melanie, Ring the Living Bell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFWxcVJWJE4). Gather Me is one of the few pieces of vinyl that I have segregated in the keeper section. Tarkio is more than just "One Toke Over the Line," as well.

"Ring The Living Bell" actually hit the top 40, didn't it?

The deuce you say.

Number 31 in 1972 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_(singer)).

"I was fasting with a twenty seven day fast on water." Oh, dear. I'm trying to remember the name of the crank and his daughter who popularized this back then (not that it doesn't persist). It involves at least one criminal prosecution.

[Edit.—It was Herbert Shelton (https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/natural_hygiene.html).]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 12, 2018, 01:46:52 AM
BSL version of "Son of a Preacher Man." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Xb9pORFRk) This has been pulled from Y—be repeatedly as a putative copyright violation, so get it while you can.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 12, 2018, 01:42:58 PM
A live version of Bill Lee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNjJ63UAacw&feature=youtu.be&t=2m26s).

[Edit.—This isn't very high fidelity (I have a better one on cassette), but it's from the '86 Jonathan Richman show at Holstein's, which also featured the best version of UFO Man that I've heard yet: Walter Johnson (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pMXcNRzgDbM).]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 13, 2018, 12:21:16 AM
Randy Newman on The Old Grey Whistle Test: Sail Away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVhNU8heb0).

[Edit.—My Old Kentucky Home and I Think It's Going to Rain Today (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdaMbF6UZzc) from a live radio broadcast.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on May 13, 2018, 06:25:48 AM
Randy Newman on The Old Grey Whistle Test: Sail Away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVhNU8heb0).

[Edit.—My Old Kentucky Home and I Think It's Going to Rain Today (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdaMbF6UZzc) from a live radio broadcast.]

Meh.  He's no Randy Edelman.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 14, 2018, 12:40:31 AM
Randy Newman on The Old Grey Whistle Test: Sail Away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVhNU8heb0).

[Edit.—My Old Kentucky Home and I Think It's Going to Rain Today (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdaMbF6UZzc) from a live radio broadcast.]

Meh.  He's no Randy Edelman.

Very well (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQa9TmkAVh8), then. Don't  make me get out the Vachel Lindsay (which I also have on vinyl).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 15, 2018, 01:29:30 AM
Taj Mahal:

Colored Aristocracy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0bEIFVTp-U) (I used to play clawhammer; haven't ever seen another Hohner banjo)

Ain't Gwine to Whistle Dixie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8DbVFJtbU), live version

Fishin' Blues (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNsQI-abvCo), live

[Edit.—The studio version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQC2_NJj2iA) of Fishin' Blues.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 15, 2018, 08:36:33 AM
Taj Mahal:

Colored Aristocracy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0bEIFVTp-U) (I used to play clawhammer; haven't ever seen another Hohner banjo)

Ain't Gwine to Whistle Dixie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8DbVFJtbU), live version

Fishin' Blues (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNsQI-abvCo), live

[Edit.—The studio version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQC2_NJj2iA) of Fishin' Blues.]

This rocks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXfWuYaSY7g).

As does this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdHTNAxNfZI).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 16, 2018, 12:59:07 AM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on May 16, 2018, 08:12:11 AM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 16, 2018, 12:04:59 PM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.

Yah, it also hipped me to Utah Phillips: Pie in the Sky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMraYdklSOE).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on May 16, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.

Yah, it also hipped me to Utah Phillips: Pie in the Sky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMraYdklSOE).

Same here.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Chuck to Chuck on May 16, 2018, 01:41:49 PM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.

Yah, it also hipped me to Utah Phillips: Pie in the Sky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMraYdklSOE).

Same here.

I still enjoy hearing that at the start of Bulls games.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 16, 2018, 02:21:25 PM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.

Yah, it also hipped me to Utah Phillips: Pie in the Sky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMraYdklSOE).

Same here.

That should have been "The Preacher and the Slave," of course.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on May 16, 2018, 08:37:57 PM
Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called a Red (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkiKW3lQ9RM). With Chinese subtitles. Beats me, but, hey, Faith Petric. This is the version from Rebel Voices, which is uneven but wraps with a terrific Power in the Union (not the Bragg shit).

I had that compilation. My introduction to the song.

Yah, it also hipped me to Utah Phillips: Pie in the Sky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMraYdklSOE).

Same here.

That should have been "The Preacher and the Slave," of course.

I feel like a chump that I didn’t even notice the error. 
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 18, 2018, 02:42:23 AM
There appears to be a remarkable shortage of Tongan string band music floating around freely. I'll start here: Kalapu Afo e Teau (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag8ohvhztJ0), as they say.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on May 18, 2018, 03:42:34 AM
There appears to be a remarkable shortage of Tongan string band music floating around freely.

Imagine that.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 18, 2018, 10:43:45 PM
There appears to be a remarkable shortage of Tongan string band music floating around freely.

Imagine that.

Jesus, The Conet Project has been free for years (there's a longer story here); there's more Tongan brass than string band, which is a shame. Strings of Love is fantastic.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 18, 2018, 11:33:46 PM
Paging Gil (http://mingusmingusmingus.com/mingus/cat-traning-program).

[Edit.—Silly me, I forgot to include some audio (https://www.wnyc.org/story/charles-mingus-toliet-trained-his-cat-we-put-his-method-to-the-test/).]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on May 19, 2018, 08:15:06 AM
Paging Gil (http://mingusmingusmingus.com/mingus/cat-traning-program).

[Edit.—Silly me, I forgot to include some audio (https://www.wnyc.org/story/charles-mingus-toliet-trained-his-cat-we-put-his-method-to-the-test/).]

This just made my entire morning.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 20, 2018, 02:02:27 AM
I'm at risk of being trite here, but so it goes. (BTW, a  local barbershop  has a 1946 Rockola for sale, if anyone needs a juke box.) De La Soul, The Magic Number (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBx3g8cowY).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on May 20, 2018, 03:57:50 AM
I'm at risk of being trite here, but so it goes. (BTW, a  local barbershop  has a 1946 Rockola for sale, if anyone needs a juke box.) De La Soul, The Magic Number (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBx3g8cowY).

I asked for 3FHAR for Christmas '89 and Mum and Dad bought it on vinyl for me.  It quite simply changed my World.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 20, 2018, 11:55:07 PM
More Loudon: Kings and Queens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lb3sgTWUpE), but not the version from A Live One, which I recommend in its totality.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 21, 2018, 02:04:43 AM
Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmNwuvyTaWI&list=OLAK5uy_mc7PnYEDfdKbrn4t2acTaSIxoh4JqRwVQ&index=1$).

[Edit.—Having invoked Brubump (see Been Down So Long), I guess Mose Allison comes next: Back Country Suite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU6Qsli9KnI), full album.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 24, 2018, 11:32:56 PM
I am weary enough tonight to resuscitate Shambala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnyh6i9NvmE). Sue me.

[Edit.—Oh. My. G-d. A bare-chested lip-sync of Black and White (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f65mO146Zo). This makes Play That Funky Music (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x0B2m2CVFpY) look like high art, although it does remind me that some Laura Nyro could be appropriate.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 28, 2018, 11:13:00 PM
OK, so back when I was in high school, there was an episode of The Tonight Show featuring Pete Fountain that was allowed to run over time thanks to audience demand. I may have found it, but I'm not certain. This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPY0l_uEVLk) will have to serve instead for the time being. Carson on one of a bunch of drums.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 29, 2018, 12:39:19 AM
RollinUke (https://www.youtube.com/user/RollinUke). I regret that his cover of "Second Hand News" seems to have been pulled.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on May 29, 2018, 04:30:53 AM
RollinUke (https://www.youtube.com/user/RollinUke). I regret that his cover of "Second Hand News" seems to have been pulled.

Von't tchou lay me down in ze tall gress und let me du my schtuff?
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 29, 2018, 10:09:14 AM
RollinUke (https://www.youtube.com/user/RollinUke). I regret that his cover of "Second Hand News" seems to have been pulled.

Von't tchou lay me down in ze tall gress und let me du my schtuff?

Yup. It was fantastic.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on May 29, 2018, 05:08:59 PM
In a coincidence, I was listening to Tumours, Schlong’s incredibly terrible-but-I-love-it-anyway cover of the entire Rumours album today.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 31, 2018, 12:46:32 AM
Third Rail, "Run Run Run (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ocDH5bMd4)."
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 31, 2018, 10:30:45 AM
Sun Ra, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy. (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DAhttps://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DA)
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on May 31, 2018, 03:16:01 PM
Sun Ra, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy.
 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DAhttps://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DA)

I swaw Sun Ra at the Riviera, in a room filled with Chads and Trixies that were in no way prepared for Sun Ra.

Space is indeed the place.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on May 31, 2018, 11:00:33 PM
Sun Ra, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy.
 (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DAhttps://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F44666643A7C5DA)

I swaw Sun Ra at the Riviera, in a room filled with Chads and Trixies that were in no way prepared for Sun Ra.

Space is indeed the place.

Man, I saw Ken Nordine at the Vic, and it was bad, but a friend and I actually walked out on Fahey at the Double Door.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 02, 2018, 02:48:52 PM
it does remind me that some Laura Nyro could be appropriate.

I was really having trouble with selections for this one, until Scott Simon helpfully reminded me (https://www.npr.org/2018/06/02/616392750/laura-nyro-and-the-summer-of-1968) of what should have been obvious (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUiVPCfJqAo).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 02, 2018, 03:25:47 PM
OK, so Sara Bareilles performed "Stoney End" at Laura Nyro's posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (there's a story here about a friend getting stoned with Wilco, but I have to get it straight), but I'm just goint to skip ahead to Regina Spektor's Ne Me Quitte Pas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKot8tKt3z0), which has nothing to do with the Jacques Brel.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 04, 2018, 12:49:23 AM
I probably wouldn't have gone so far as to indulge this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6VrKro8djw) had I not come across the Rolling Stone blurb (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/taylor-swift-guide-to-1989-20140908/paul-simon-big-daddy-kane-biz-markie-john-madden-spud-webb-mickey-mantle-me-and-julio-down-by-the-schoolyard-20140908):

Quote
An utterly bananas video where Rhymin' Simon tricks out his 1972 pseudo-rican oldie with two Queens hip-hop heroes, showing off his street cred with true mathematics from Madden and lip-synching from Mickey Mantle. (Garfunkel wept.) Basically, you can't understand what the hell 1989 was about until you process the fact that this video actually happened.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 05, 2018, 04:31:02 PM
Jesse Fuller, The Monkey and the Engineer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJm8Tzt84ik). Screw Bob Weir.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 06, 2018, 12:42:58 AM
Holy fuck. Ne Me Quitte Pas in Russian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nysh61DI32w) performed by Regina Spektor.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 10, 2018, 12:09:04 AM
Upon due consideration, I'm  offering the Bareilles Stoney End (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zynFqUu9oKw).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 16, 2018, 07:35:23 AM
Selections from The Dark Side of Hall and Oates (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbdi7rzGxXnNFlmvSWn2J3Q).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 17, 2018, 01:08:10 AM
Fuck it. At least it's live (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uxzDZSvIbw0). I have to decide whether to bail on this door-knocking for Doctors without Borders gig. Great cause, idiot semiprofessional "leadership." I've already ditched the "rap" in practice in favor of talking like an adult rather than a robot.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 17, 2018, 01:38:37 AM
Oh, and I have a sense of where this may be going (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBDdLgBO0Nw) for a bit.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 18, 2018, 07:16:07 AM
Where's the Bus? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z396cRJiRdI)
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 18, 2018, 03:03:40 PM
Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpennt and Harry S Truman doing Raggmopp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXQs9OUTtk).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on June 18, 2018, 08:57:01 PM
Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpennt and Harry S Truman doing Raggmopp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXQs9OUTtk).

I can’t have been the only one excited to see Daws Butler was involved.

On second thought, I very much can.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 19, 2018, 05:01:37 PM
This is such a peculiar find that I can't resist: Madness covers Mother and Child Reunion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQEsMZXQSg).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on June 19, 2018, 05:49:27 PM
This is such a peculiar find that I can't resist: Madness covers Mother and Child Reunion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQEsMZXQSg).
That sounded exactly how I expected it would.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 20, 2018, 01:21:30 AM
This is such a peculiar find that I can't resist: Madness covers Mother and Child Reunion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQEsMZXQSg).

That sounded exactly how I expected it would.

One of the cats who I try to work with, and who is stuck "living" in a motherfucking trap, only calms down when I sing him Paul Simon songs. The woman who runs the "rescue" is approaching batshit crazy.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 21, 2018, 12:14:26 AM
R. Dean Taylor, Indiana Wants Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNM5g2ARGyY). I'd call it a classic of the genre, but I'm not sure there actually is one.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 21, 2018, 12:28:51 AM
Side 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MpRcSLVncA) of Orson Welles reading The Begatting of the President. The rest is floating around in bits and pieces if anyone cares to go looking for side 2.

There is a back story here, though. What is now Chabad House (the closest religion to Judaism) used to house the Rosicrucians on campus, and one day they put out free books. I scored this and The Wit and Wisdom of Spiro T. Agnew.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 21, 2018, 04:11:47 PM
Two versions of "The Vegetable Song": Jimmy the Clown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAn60MfkoE4) and Li'l Stevie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTG4WohsMPw). The latter isn't the live version that I have on an older machine.

Hell, while I'm at it, I might as well throw in When the Cubs Go Marching In (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q7iZ7Tu63U) from Live at the Earl of Old Town.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 22, 2018, 11:33:45 AM
I guess it's come to this: I'm going to invoke Vachel Lindsay. The Congo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3lY8qmiLy4). This is crappier audio than my vinyl copy, but so be it. The weird thing is that there appear to be some live group performances of it on Y---be.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 23, 2018, 09:54:19 PM
This is such a peculiar find that I can't resist: Madness covers Mother and Child Reunion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQEsMZXQSg).

That sounded exactly how I expected it would.

One of the cats who I try to work with, and who is stuck "living" in a motherfucking trap, only calms down when I sing him Paul Simon songs. The woman who runs the "rescue" is approaching batshit crazy

Leave out the "approaching"; last night, she decided that I had had a stroke and freaked out my friends to the point that they were searching for me on the street and I was in the ED until 3 a.m.

As a consequence, I present a Finninsh cover of "YMCA." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTbjLOem2Qg) Rest assured that there was a time when I was a genuine connoisseur of Finnish pop covers, although this one was sent to me as a retort to my sending
"Belly of the Whale (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRVFI4EggM)" from the ED.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 23, 2018, 11:06:32 PM
Finnish cover of "A Horse with No Name." (https://youtu.be/bBhIvAjgVhE) Trust me on this one.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on June 24, 2018, 10:18:24 AM
Finnish cover of "A Horse with No Name." (https://youtu.be/bBhIvAjgVhE) Trust me on this one.

I was skeptical at first, but the horns towards the end reallly won me over.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 25, 2018, 05:29:21 AM
This is such a peculiar find that I can't resist: Madness covers Mother and Child Reunion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQEsMZXQSg).

That sounded exactly how I expected it would.

One of the cats who I try to work with, and who is stuck "living" in a motherfucking trap, only calms down when I sing him Paul Simon songs. The woman who runs the "rescue" is approaching batshit crazy

Leave out the "approaching"; last night, she decided that I had had a stroke and freaked out my friends to the point that they were searching for me on the street and I was in the ED until 3 a.m.

As a consequence, I present a Finninsh cover of "YMCA." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTbjLOem2Qg) Rest assured that there was a time when I was a genuine connoisseur of Finnish pop covers, although this one was sent to me as a retort to my sending
"Belly of the Whale (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRVFI4EggM)" from the ED.

Hmph. Teh Whackyweedia reports that it was actually the Burning Sensations whose version of "Pablo Picasso" appeared in Repo Man. Everything That Rises Must Converge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8DkOmUy2E).*

* I loathe Flannery O'Connor, BTW.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 25, 2018, 11:57:25 PM
Speaking of "Pablo Picasso," though, I did indeed switch to Wranglers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48hrHVMCRgY) last year.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 26, 2018, 01:04:15 AM
Charles Ives' "Variations on 'America'" on organ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2u-DHEm9wk).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on June 27, 2018, 05:17:21 AM
Charles Ives' "Variations on 'America'" on organ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2u-DHEm9wk).

Oddly enough, it turned out that my shrink has actually performed this as part of some chamber-music group that he's part of when not collecting Canadian art. I'm mildly surprised that he didn't press the magic 72 button before we got that far. Selah.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 05, 2018, 09:52:59 AM
As much as I loathe Vimeo, this (https://vimeo.com/74780982) seems to be the version of "The Mighty Quinn" from Greatest Hits Volume 2. And yes, I have had pigeons running to me this morning.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 05, 2018, 02:56:42 PM
I'd have done "It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl" if this site weren't still broken six ways to Sunday.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 06, 2018, 10:08:07 AM
Well, I inexplicably woke up with the Oscar Meyer jingle in my head, but then it was The M.T.A. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Jw_v3F_Q0)
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 07, 2018, 12:52:48 AM
A cover of "Chicago" by Stay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM8-y9juVLs). I have the vinyl 45 somewhere. As it happens, my former employment specialist was a helicopter side-gunner in Viet Nam. It did not treat him well, but he was sartorial as hell once he got it back together a couple of decades later.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 08, 2018, 01:35:34 AM
Fairly well known, but I'll add it anyway: One Toke Over the Line from the Lawrence Welk Show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6VZM5T9fEo). Fantastic program when coming down from the Supreme Sacrament on Saturday, BTW. Used to be on around 5:00 on WYIN, as I recall. They omit the "I met all the girls" verse.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 08, 2018, 11:43:48 AM
Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEgqF4Sq1c) of The Doobie Brothers episode of What's Happening. This only occurred to me because I thought it was sans Michael McDonald, but I was sadly mistaken. Still, it's a classic.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 09, 2018, 07:54:29 AM
Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEgqF4Sq1c) of The Doobie Brothers episode of What's Happening. This only occurred to me because I thought it was sans Michael McDonald, but I was sadly mistaken. Still, it's a classic.

I want to live in a world where you can get caught bootlegging and still pal around with the band afterward.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 10, 2018, 02:14:09 AM
In honor of the collapse of the Trump administration's risible failure to protect the baby-formula industry,* I offer Rufus Is a Tit Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46EbjMkeghE).**

* I was formula-fed and have a very dim opinion of MDC-style lactivists.
** Whoops.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 15, 2018, 11:36:54 PM
OK, so sometimes I hang out with Jerry the local schizophrenic in the park across from my imaginary ex's place. He seems to be well-read, although I doubt that he really was Abbie Hoffman's lawyer in New York for a year. (This came up in the context of Jimmy Carter, and for some reason he mentioned that Amy had gone to Brown. As it happens, my imaginary ex did as well, and she once got stoned with Amy and Abbie.)

Anyway he informed me that "Proud Mary" was about reefer, which somehow had never occurred to me before. In an unrelated event, today I wanted to hip a friend to RollinUke. Right on the first page of results. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPwdhYE1Ic)
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 16, 2018, 01:10:59 AM
I can scarcely imagine what Grandpa Jones, given his vow to hunt the man who invented Daylight Saving Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20), would have done to the bastard who came up with low-flow toilets.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 16, 2018, 09:16:23 AM
I can scarcely imagine what Grandpa Jones, given his vow to hunt the man who invented Daylight Saving Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20), would have done to the bastard who came up with low-flow toilets.

Yum, yum!!!
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 17, 2018, 12:55:50 AM
I can scarcely imagine what Grandpa Jones, given his vow to hunt the man who invented Daylight Saving Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20), would have done to the bastard who came up with low-flow toilets.

Yum, yum!!!

You have to "flush" the goddamn things four times anyway, including the one where you have to stick in your hand to wipe off the fucking bowl. I prefer the industrial-handle style.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on July 17, 2018, 03:19:07 AM
I can scarcely imagine what Grandpa Jones, given his vow to hunt the man who invented Daylight Saving Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20), would have done to the bastard who came up with low-flow toilets.

Yum, yum!!!

You have to "flush" the goddamn things four times anyway, including the one where you have to stick in your hand to wipe off the fucking bowl. I prefer the industrial-handle style.

You could always invest in a bog brush.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 17, 2018, 08:48:10 AM
I can scarcely imagine what Grandpa Jones, given his vow to hunt the man who invented Daylight Saving Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20), would have done to the bastard who came up with low-flow toilets.

Yum, yum!!!

You have to "flush" the goddamn things four times anyway, including the one where you have to stick in your hand to wipe off the fucking bowl. I prefer the industrial-handle style.

You could always invest in a bog brush.

Yes, sanitizing a brush every time makes perfect sense. Because you don't have to flush yet an additional time. Oh, wait.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 23, 2018, 10:54:49 PM
I was really hoping for something from "God and Hair (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RC82ODO7X9IEN/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000ILYWHI)," but it's all very formulaic. Sorry, Sky, but the "mysterious hang-gliding accident" was probably a manifestation of Divine irritation.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 24, 2018, 04:15:39 AM
Solomon Burke's version of Proud Mary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiJw79k4wGc), which preceded the Turners'. A bit more Solomon seems like a good idea, once I get some more sleep, or bathing, or something.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 24, 2018, 04:46:24 AM
But first, the Van Morrison classic Ring Worm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AwtBoiWOTA).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 24, 2018, 01:42:49 PM
Back to Solomon:

Party People (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEGu8seDTKg) and, of course, the original of Everybody Needs Somebody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKAlBC-XWQ). There's one more, but it's quite silly.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 24, 2018, 03:43:49 PM
Back to Solomon:

Party People (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEGu8seDTKg) and, of course, the original of Everybody Needs Somebody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKAlBC-XWQ). There's one more, but it's quite silly.

This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0bsWl-GnOo) is the one.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 24, 2018, 11:49:31 PM
Back to Solomon:

Party People (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEGu8seDTKg) and, of course, the original of Everybody Needs Somebody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKAlBC-XWQ). There's one more, but it's quite silly.

This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0bsWl-GnOo) is the one.

No, if you're going to invoke that performance, this is the one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcz6l2hlGsU). "I need some dancers up here."
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on July 30, 2018, 04:19:17 AM
I suppose here is the place for some live Rascals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9XbXJY8_hY) to follow up Solomon.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on July 30, 2018, 08:28:05 AM
I suppose here is the place for some live Rascals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9XbXJY8_hY) to follow up Solomon.

It's a shame that they're all still on this side of the grass, they did a killer show on Broadway (Once Upon A Dream) that they took on the road, and now Felix is doing oldies cruises and Eddie is singing Sinatra in NJ. Based upon when I saw them a couple years ago when the show came to Chicago, they've still got tread on their tires.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 01, 2018, 12:50:31 PM
Synchronicity strikes again: General William Booth Enters into Heaven (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnbGruNIV1o), as composed by Charles Ives. I have the Vachel Lindsay original on vinyl.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 06, 2018, 01:41:24 AM
The Allman Brothers' jam take on (https://youtu.be/-aHfMYQ1Hjo) "There Is a Mountain." I would liken Donovan to Freud, in the sense of getting a few things right and the rest just plain screwy.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 09, 2018, 01:41:39 AM
Man, there are a lot of atrocious covers of "The Midnight Special." I'm going with Little Richard's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufIxaJZH9SM).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 12, 2018, 11:31:30 PM
Time for some Hampton Grease Band:

Halifax (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVDOZ9IIFIo) and Six (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gfx2s9qza0).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 17, 2018, 12:39:26 AM
Well, my evening at the cat shelter with the crazy lady jumping up and down yelling "fuck" was a bit tiresome, in the sense that I wasn't close enough to wave the big pair of scissors at her, so I'm going with some cheesy Poi Dog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XC4Vu1hofU).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 19, 2018, 02:36:42 AM
So, my octogenarian former neighbor (who is still banging along) was into both politics and the '70s folk scene ("Oh, I *knew* Stevie"). But she used to have a piano, and one time John Prine needed one, and kismet. Hence, Please Don't Bury Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEhqzOeJnto).

[Edit.—The version from Souvenirs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfBdMXhpQnU). I am undecided between the two.]
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 19, 2018, 03:20:54 AM
Jesus, you can't swing a cat without hitting Iris Fucking DeMent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8tTwXv4glY) (more Prine).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 19, 2018, 04:43:02 AM
I can't sleep. Three Two versions of "Cecilia":

Local Natives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdnjfxXpr7g)

Paul Simon, Jimmy Fallon, and Stomp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4V5s75fQ1o)

I misplaced the third one.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 20, 2018, 12:18:16 AM
OK, I can't resist: R.E.M.'s "Bandwagon" from Dead Letter Office set to some sort of blend of Christine and The Warriors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P84FrbgbFI). I have no idea what the movie is.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 20, 2018, 11:25:54 PM
Before I move on to the Fugs, the first episode of Songwriters Circle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4p9Nwltfyo), featuring Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright, and Suzanne Vega as something resembling  a trio.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 21, 2018, 12:54:28 AM
Jesus, I had only watched part of it when I recognized it as a keeper, but Richard Thompson can really work that axe.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 21, 2018, 04:57:52 AM
Jesus, I had only watched part of it when I recognized it as a keeper, but Richard Thompson can really work that axe.

And I take back my complaints about DeMent. Suzanne Vega is a serviceable backup singer, but she doesn't seem to have had a fresh idea since her bout with mild popularity.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 22, 2018, 12:39:46 AM
OK, Fugs time:

The Ten Commandments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_uOh9cNk_Q), rambling live version

Wide Wide River (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVfrt2JlLTw) (it's been too long since I've deployed this against persevering antivax gasbags)

Nothing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFd3maezlhI) from the memorial service

Perhaps more to come.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 22, 2018, 03:04:29 AM
Is this getting stale? I can't sleep and was almost going for Don Ho.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Quality Start Machine on August 22, 2018, 08:42:28 AM
Is this getting stale? I can't sleep and was almost going for Don Ho.

True story...in 2003 we were in Honolulu and wanted to swee Don Ho. His show had been sold out for weeks, we found out. We mentioned this to a guy who was giving us surf lessons that day (sidenote: surfing fucking owns) and he said to come swee him at his other jorb (selling timeshares) and he'd get us into the show. We figured it was just a ploy to get us in for his sales pitch, but damned if he didn't make a call to his "cousin" who worked at the club. He told us he'd need a few minutes, and asked us where we were going. We told him we were going over to this shopping center to look around and maybe get something to eat.

We figured that was the end of it, but all of the sudden about a half hour later, this guy shows up and tells us we have to hustle. He takes us through the kitchen like something out of Goodfellas, and tells us he needs $20. He hands us off to his "cousin", who then seats us in the club. So we've got two $75 seats for a total of $20. Then, they announce Don will be outside posing for pictures. At this point, we're so far ahead money-wise we decided to get our picture taken with Don Fucking Ho.

He does his show (singing "Tiny Bubbles" twice), then after the show he's signing autographs. So we get the picture taken before the show of us with D.F. Ho signed, as well as a CD titled "Don Ho Gold". We used an unsigned pic of us with Don as that year's Christmas card.

And that's why in our home we have both a signed photo and CD from Don Fucking Ho.

Tiny bubbles...in the wine...
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 29, 2018, 02:46:10 AM
More Poi Dog, just because I like the contrast, and women playing the fiddle never go out of style: "Everybody's Tryin'," the Letterman version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7oxb5BjJ8) and the Fat Orrall with horns edition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxGQS0oj5L4).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on August 31, 2018, 10:51:22 AM
OK, I'm shameless: Ooh La La (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_xwnb3cymc). I'm trying to convince my imaginary ex to watch Rushmore.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on September 03, 2018, 04:59:54 AM
OK, I'm shameless: Ooh La La (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_xwnb3cymc). I'm trying to convince my imaginary ex to watch Rushmore.

You never need to apologise for Faces.  Having said that, though, it's a reflection of just how fucking good Steve Marriott was that even with a bona-fide legend like Stewart in his place, Faces were never the band that Small Faces were.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 03, 2018, 03:50:07 PM
I suppose this should have occurred to me earlier: The Hey Der Milwaukee Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBTGsmKvOe4).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 18, 2018, 12:24:11 AM
An embarrassing lacuna on my part: Elvis (who is everywhere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpb4ZAAP6Z4)), The Promised Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jBgGyG8MQY). And if you haven't seen Bubba Ho-Tep, get a move on.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on October 18, 2018, 07:08:12 AM
An embarrassing lacuna on my part: Elvis (who is everywhere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpb4ZAAP6Z4)), The Promised Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jBgGyG8MQY). And if you haven't seen Bubba Ho-Tep, get a move on.

I’ll second this entire post.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 28, 2018, 12:17:43 AM
Lucy Kaplansky, The Tide (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfWpeTSJbpg).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 28, 2018, 12:47:56 AM
This was bound to happen, if it hasn't already: Joe Cocker, the annotated version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUo8vcDC10I) of "With a Little Help from My Friends" and the Belushi--Cocker (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ryce5) "Feelin' Alright."
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 28, 2018, 08:49:20 AM
And now for something completely different, the RTÉ Radio 1 radio documentary on Richard J. Hayes (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Documentary/Documentary-on-One-p1105/?topicId=126376449), Irish librarian and WWII codebreaker.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: flannj on October 30, 2018, 07:06:00 AM
An embarrassing lacuna on my part: Elvis (who is everywhere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpb4ZAAP6Z4)), The Promised Land (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jBgGyG8MQY). And if you haven't seen Bubba Ho-Tep, get a move on.

I’ll second this entire post.
And I'll third.
Well done.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 31, 2018, 11:35:02 AM
The only version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" I can tolerate is, predictably, that by the Staple Singers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UagEgEp2ok).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on October 31, 2018, 12:15:51 PM
My imaginary ex just got cranky because she had never heard of Victor Borges' Phonetic Punctuation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ91SVKryYU).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on November 02, 2018, 03:02:04 PM
My imaginary ex just got cranky because she had never heard of Victor Borges' Phonetic Punctuation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ91SVKryYU).

Borge takes me back to days spent visiting my grandparents. They owned maybe 4 vhs tapes and one was a collection of his bits. EDIT:no. Two of the four were Borge.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 03, 2018, 11:34:33 PM
Holy cats, I didn't even know that there was a film version of the Belfast Cowboy's It's Too Late to Stop Now tour. That was the first Van Morrison album that I ever bought. Domino (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcYGaPiZ1c8).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 08, 2018, 11:26:01 PM
According to my imaginary ex, the only tune I can actually carry is Chantilly Lace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on November 09, 2018, 04:11:28 AM
According to my imaginary ex, the only tune I can actually carry is Chantilly Lace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI).

Must be your pretty face, and your pony tail just a-hangin' down.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 09, 2018, 04:35:18 AM
According to my imaginary ex, the only tune I can actually carry is Chantilly Lace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI).

Must be your pretty face, and your pony tail just a-hangin' down.

I'm so pretty that they gave me the discount for senior citizens at the beer store on Monday. Twice.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 10, 2018, 01:12:23 AM
OK so these two assholes (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--WhkC3LbU--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ek4my1lzqisyhy1zsvsu.jpg) focused on Paul McCartney (https://www.soundopinions.org/show/676) this week (and on the radio in the cat gulag), and they ranked one item as the second-worst song of the oeuvre, or something. I thus present the culprit, Uncle Albert and Admiral Halsey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43SIia9XII) (cover, on general principles) and, for the hell of it, a late live performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqBQAym36t8) of Venus and Mars from Brazil. The album was very hard to come by in the '70s in Arkansas. I think I found it at Service Merchandise. It was always a treat when they played it on KBHS, along with the long version of "Blinded by Light" (wait for it). The DJ, Rick Rowland, turned out to be a pedophile who could identiify weaker personalities. He's now some sort of preacher.

Let the Tonk complaints begin.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Tonker on November 10, 2018, 03:08:50 PM
OK so these two assholes (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--WhkC3LbU--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ek4my1lzqisyhy1zsvsu.jpg) focused on Paul McCartney (https://www.soundopinions.org/show/676) this week (and on the radio in the cat gulag), and they ranked one item as the second-worst song of the oeuvre, or something. I thus present the culprit, Uncle Albert and Admiral Halsey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43SIia9XII) (cover, on general principles) and, for the hell of it, a late live performance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqBQAym36t8) of Venus and Mars from Brazil. The album was very hard to come by in the '70s in Arkansas. I think I found it at Service Merchandise. It was always a treat when they played it on KBHS, along with the long version of "Blinded by Light" (wait for it). The DJ, Rick Rowland, turned out to be a pedophile who could identiify weaker personalities. He's now some sort of preacher.

Let the Tonk complaints begin.

Seriously, though, I will never forgive Mark Chapman for shooting the wrong Beatle.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 11, 2018, 12:49:50 AM
Anyway, I did say "wait for it." I regret that I can't find my favorite version of "Blinded by the Light," in which he breaks a string and weirdly has to tell the band to freaking vamp, so this curious acoustic version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vBUreX9ENE) (the video is awful, and the sound is mediocre) will have to suffice.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 11, 2018, 11:44:44 AM
The version of Kenneth Anger's Rabbit's Moon with It Came in the Night (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIyxIhpLGQk) by "A Raincoat."
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 13, 2018, 06:03:46 AM
Might as well do the Liz Phair, since I can't sleep. Or eat, because it would wake up my imaginary ex.

The Tra La La Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JvB5AL59fM). I'll get to the other ones later.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 14, 2018, 02:46:21 PM
I had no idea that the Baretta theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TyaqYRwPQs) was performed by Sammy Davis, Jr. My imaginary ex's cat is neurotically grooming her fur off, so I suggezted getting a cockatiel. Only now do I realize that the performers were cockatoos.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on November 14, 2018, 05:35:15 PM
I had no idea that the Baretta theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TyaqYRwPQs) was performed by Sammy Davis, Jr. My imaginary ex's cat is neurotically grooming her fur off, so I suggezted getting a cockatiel. Only now do I realize that the performers were cockatoos.

For a person who is a surprisingly big bible nerd, I was stunned to realize that title is a weird allusion to a gospel hymn.
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Bort on November 14, 2018, 10:31:40 PM
Oh, I had my hopes up that Jimmy Cliff did a cover of the Baretta theme, but this is a different song with the same name, apparently (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm0VQg6P7fA).
Title: Re: The Wheezer self-indulgence thread
Post by: Wheezer on November 15, 2018, 02:13:04 AM
Might as well do the Liz Phair, since I can't sleep. Or eat, because it would wake up my imaginary ex.

The Tra La La Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JvB5AL59fM). I'll get to the other ones later.

It's only three two, as I don't recall anything whatsoever from the putative landmark:

Whip-Smart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCs-HhONUI), acoustc from the Leno show.

Crater Lake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzQFUrmMQUo), standard issue; the live versions are ghastly.

I forgot that "Go West" is atrocious. There might be something left, but I'm weary and not done with my labors yet.