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Christopher Walken performs Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”

5 Nov

I’m glad Jonathan Ross gets the idea of Poet’s Corner. I want to see this properly recorded.

I choose Magic Missile!

A Beautiful Mine Drives Me Mad

17 Sep

So I was watching Mad Men tonight (until it rolled on last year’s Emmys, TV’s most underrated drama…now I think that’s Rescue Me), loving its coolness.  That shit oozes cool and style and everything else Yuppies wish they had.  Then I remembered that RJD2 wrote the theme song–then I remembered that I have an album with the instrumental, and then I remembered that the rapper Acelyone did an album with RJD2–where he rapped over all those instrumentals.

Damn.  That was a mouthful.  Point is, the song is dope, and you should all take a listen to the albums-both versions of them!  Check out these stylin’ opening credits.  Almost makes me wish I lived in the 60s.  But I couldn’t very well blog about shit then, could I?

Also watch the show; here’s a taste.  It’s always this philosophical.

And the tracks…

Poets Corner: With Special Guest Billy Zane

19 Aug
I'm Billy Zane

I'm Billy Zane

A free verse poetry reading from Billy Zane… “The Rainbow Connection” – Originally performed by Kermit the Frog

I

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it,
and look what it’s done so far.

I was in Tombstone, did you know that?

I was in Tombstone, did you know that?

What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, that rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

II

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me, Billy Zane.

*Applause Thank you.

Original poetry written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher.

Ah the memories…