An old friend of mine, who used to do a drag cabaret act in NYC, once shared the bill with another singer-comedian-drag artist, who did a great song parody of "Feelings" sung as a homeless woman who was looking for her "earrings" that she'd lost.
During the time Archaelology was released, I got to be in a room with all the Rutles except Dirk. It was a highlight of my rock journalist career!
So I've interviewed three Rutles and, technically, three Beatles: one question to Paul via email, which he answered on video, as well as phone interviews with Pete and his replacement in the band, Ringo.
I'm looking for a little help here. On the homepage You're the Greatest line up of recently distinguished dead I've got most of them except the woman on the end of the front row next to Abe Vigoda and the ghoulish guy with conductor's baton next to Fidel and nobody in the second row except L. Cohen. Hey man, I gots to know!
Oh yes Jeff Golick, that T shirt made me think Alan Vega was a perky Latino gym instructor who had some pop hits that went under my radar and died last year in tabloid murky circumstances I completely missed. Glad that's cleared up.
I wonder if any cabbie or company put swell Venetian blinds in the back winda after seeing them in the Marlon-Rod scene. The blinds were an improv element for hiding something or light-blocking or something like that. Ain't a real thing.
UM @ 1:27 -- decades ago, Mrs. Parq and I were out with a colleague of mine and his wife and kid. The girl, 4 yrs old, asked her dad a question and he said "I don't know". She insisted, "Pretend you know, daddy!" I laughed out loud and pointed out that her dad and I did that all day long at work.
I thought it sounded familar. I don't have access to my recs right now. I bought it back in 98ish just based on Scanner producing it, and my coworker mercilessly made fun of me for buying a Combustible Edison record. No regrets, it's a nice record.