Saturday, July 07, 2007

It's hard to find

16 comments:

Richard said...

I was more of a Husker Du man meself.

I did have the misfortune to actually watch that video while Shakira was shaking her booty on the Gore fest. Odd juxtaposition. Now I'm going down the pub

Vicus Scurra said...

And what, in the name of buggery, made you think I would know who Husker Du or Shakira are/were/is?

Geoff said...

There's a lovely version of Space Oddity by the Langley Schools Music Project I think you ought to hear, Vicus.

Alternatively, Kurt's version of The Man Who Sold The World on Nirvana Unplugged.

Reg Pither said...

A one, a two, a one-two-three-four.......
Jesus, I think there's a reason it's hard to find! What the buggery bollocks was that all about?
The Massed Choir Of The Terminally Depressed? They make Leonard Cohen seem like Ken Dodd!

Vicus Scurra said...

Geoff, and I know you will not like my saying this, but virtually anybody performs the Bowie songbook better than Bowie.

Reg. I am delighted. I detected that you are not familiar with the works of Mr Cobain? I like it when there are others around as equally ignorant of the world of beat music as I am.

Reg Pither said...

Vicus,

I once worked with a bloke called Ian Cobain. Is it him? He was always a depressing git. I bet he ended up shooting himself!
As to my knowledge of popular music, I'm afraid it ended when Pickety Witch split up.

Vicus Scurra said...

No Reg, it was his brother Cy.
Pickety Witch split up? Fuck! Any idea when Alma Cogan is doing her next tour?

ziggi said...

what is?

Vicus Scurra said...

Ziggi. Whatever, nevermind.

Richard said...

Yes, indeed, I should have clarified . I suppose Husker Du were to the grunge thing what Robert Johnson was to blues. I'm surprised that the lamentable Seven Ages of Rock managed to even mention them last week. I remember them being impressively loud on OGWT in the mid 80s and then getting largely forgotten about. I own a couple of albums that I listen to on a regular basis (about once a decade).

Shakira wobbles excessively, that's all you need to know or indeed, care about.

I shall be meeting Bert Weedon next month - 100% of truth! Twang!

I, like the view said...

well, I thought that was lovely

but I probably missed the point entirely

:-)

Vicus Scurra said...

It is not quite all that I need to know, Richard. Is her/his excess wobbling something that requires my attention? Do I need to come up with a remedy, or to find a support group of some kind? Does the wobbling pose a threat to passing traffic? I hate to disillusion you, Richard, but the real Bert Weedon died in an orgy of ecstacy, rum, carrot greens and films of Mrs Mills in 1971.

ILTV - as you well know, there is never any point to anything that appears here.

raincoaster said...

Finally you post something worth stealing. Also: Sunday, July 08, 2007 10:02:00 AM was nicely done.

A great song. We miss you, Kurt. But gin is cheaper than Lithium.

As someone said at the time, "if you were married to Courtney Love, wouldn't YOU shoot yourself?"

Dave said...

They stopped writing music after 'Soul Limbo' by Booker T and the MG's.

zig said...

wotevah! get with it will you if you want to be a teenager

homo escapeons said...

Perfect for Funerals..I still prefer Weird Al Yankovic's version

"Now I'm mumblin
and I'm screamin
And I dont know what Im singin
Crank the volume,
ears are bleedin
I still dont know what Im singin
Were so loud
and incoherent
Boy, this oughta bug your parents
Yeah"

Kurt Cobain had about the same influence on me as Bert Kaempfert.
Next to Hootie and the 'BLOW'fish, Cobain would be next on the most over-estimated musician of the last 25 years.