History Of Rock Written By The Losers

(via The Onion)

BOSTON—Fifty years after its inception, rock ‘n’ roll music remains popular due to the ardor of its fans and the hard work of musicians, producers, and concert promoters. But in the vast universe of popular music, there exists an oft-overlooked group of dedicated individuals who devote their ample free time to collecting, debating, and publishing the minutiae of the rock genre. They are the losers who write rock’s rich and storied history.

“The city of Boston is about more than just Mission Of Burma or Galaxie 500, and it’s certainly about more than Boston or The Cars,” said 28-year-old Dana Harris, a rock historian. “The scene in Boston is full of history, but it’s also vibrant right now. Someone needs to record all the amazing things going on here, even if it means that person will never have a social life.”

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On a Lighter Note…

 

Video of the Week: ‘Every Major’s Terrible’

Performed by Ben Miller. Lyric from Randall Munroe’s comic xkcd.

Original melody from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Major General’s Song”, also parodied by Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements”.

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On a Lighter Note…

Video of the Week: Jim Stafford–’Cow Patti’

Another of Stafford’s finer moments.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2016/12/02/video-of-the-week-jim-staffords-comedic-classical-gas/

Video of the Week: Jim Stafford’s Comedic ‘Classical Gas’

Jim Stafford gave us such 70’s novelty hits as “Wildwood Weed”, “My Girl Bill” and “Spiders & Snakes. He also had a knack for a performance that split the difference between comedy and musicality. From my father (a huge Victor Borge fan) I learned an appreciation of the comedic musician.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/05/24/jim-stafford-performs-cow-patti/

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