Here is the You Tube clip of "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon" that I was talking about that Ernie sang on Sesame Street :
AND as a bonus (if you can call it that) here is a treasure that I also found. "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon" Duet with Aaron Neville:
If you want the recording I made of this song, you can get it here.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I must be offically turning into an old man - not understanding new-fangled music.
Here's a MESMERIZING performance of "Anyone Else But You" by the Moldy Peaches.
Good Song-writing? I think everytime we listen to this Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen feel a sharp pain in the heart.
But maybe I'm just old.
What do you guys think?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Ok - I know for a ton of you this website is no news.
And I'm not one who normally loves things precious or overly "cute"
but I friggin love this - I love the way the writer does the captions - I love all the cats
Does anyone else visit this site every day? Or am I the only closeted cute-freak?
Visit Cute Overload
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Many of you have heard me talk about my sometime roommate, and all-the-time BFF Christine, who bravely vowed to be our straight-girl corespondent. Well - she e-mailed me today (before she even GETS to Chicago and rehearsals with JMH) with this report. Her first of many "America, Hurrah" reports. Look forward to live versions on the Purge soon.
I think it has been made abundantly clear how patriotic I am. I actually coined the phrase, "America, Hurrah!" Actually, in some circles I am referred to as Betsy Ross: creator of the 1st American flag...weaver of the fabric of patriotism. Well, that's me. And I have consistently celebrated your delightful quirks - especially the fine line between American pride and hilarious tackiness that so many of your people walk.
Wherever there is an overweight woman from Wisconsin wearing Red, White, and Blue from top to bottom (right down to her air-brushed acrylic nails), I applaud.
Whenever I see a broke-ass house painted neon purple with a sagging roof and 87 American flags adorning its rock garden front yard, I salute.
What I mean by this is, America, is that you can do little to upset me. My faithfulness is unending.
But this time, America, you went to far.
I went for a walk this morning in my little town of Astoria, NY. And what, to my wondering eyes, did appear? A fully-inflated Nativity scene. That's right. A blow-up manger. An air-puffed Creche.
Don't pretend you don't know about this, America. I'm onto you.
Now, it is one thing that people have taken to these blow up Christmas decorations in their front lawns depicting some snow globe scene or another. I even saw one that was a ferris wheel. This is funny to me, and I love it.
But why do you have to do this to Jesus?
Shame on you. I'm not even all that religious, but come on. Jesus doesn’t deserve THIS.
And why is Mary wearing a raincoat?
And why does Joseph look like Yukon Cornelius from Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Look forward to more America Hurrah reports from our dear friend ChristineM
Hey kids - sorry for the extra long break from the Purge
We were hoping to get a New Year's/Holiday update show up this week, but my Granddad passed away and I've had to make a surprise trip back to the homeland.
I'll have lots of funny, Iowa, hotdish, church lady, Our Lady of the Redneck Cemetary stories to tell when I get back.
Lots of love,