Megalodon Michael snapped this to me the other day and it light up my life. Chuck Klosterman has a quote about mixtapes being diaries or snapshots of someone’s life (which I’m too lazy to search out and link to). I could tell you I had recently discovered Heartworn Highways on Netflix DVD, hence the Willie Nelson & Steve Earle songs. It must have been around Mother’s Day, because that would be the reason I dug up We Got A New Way To Walk.
But I digress… The video I want to embed is one you can’t find on Spotify. It is a cover I’m Glad (by a band I should probably know more about than I do, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band). It was released via the Black Key’s website for a limited time, apparently. Here is that:
Two days ago I was recommended an episode of the podcast Reply All in which “a man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet.” As a person that obsesses over finding names of songs and sample origins, I found it very relatable and entertaining.
More importantly, the show also inspired me to look up something that has been bothering me for a long time. I can’t tell you how many different ways of googling random sounds like “Ba Dum Dum Da Da Dum” it took to find “Minsky Pickup“, but was inspired by the show and found it yesterday:
Back in 2015, I posted series of videos where Artie Lange and Norm Macdonald told stories of meeting Bob Eucker. The link to one of the oddest stories went dead shortly after it, but after searching for it again, I can report that I still can’t find the original story but Artie retold it on another podcast. The only difference is that in the original version I heard, the punchline has Sinatra’s goons saying “Now the bag’s on you, Drysdale!”.
Via someone’s facebook post, I clicked this more out of boredom or procrastination rather than interest, and was audibly giggling in my seat at work. Maybe you need a 1 year old to really appreciate it, but hopefully not.