If Shakedown Street is the sketchiest block in all the neighborhood, then Sesame Street is clearly the funkiest. The kids are pickin’ up what Stevie’s layin’ down…
I’m not claiming this is the freshest clip on the cyberwebs, but even if it’s an oldie to you, it’s always pleasant to force-feed yourself some Stevie Wonder throughout the year. I mean, talk about slapping down some serious funk…then as we pan out, you just realize that this is a friggin’ Sesame Street taping from April 1973. Good lord, now this is a musical education. I joked earlier this week that Nancy Pelosi is the new Bill Graham, but I may have sold Jim Henson short in this whole equation. Stevie, take us away with a little Superstition:
And now, little man, I give this watch…to you:
- If Sesame Street ain’t your bag, here’s a somewhat poppier and rockier Superstition from MTV that features the other famous musical Stevie. Well, it’s not Nicks, so I guess I didn’t limit the options far enough. I was referring to Stevie Ray Vaughn there. A reader named Matt D. sent me that link, along with the line “How the hell did MTV go from that to Laguna Beach?” The answer, Matt? Youth is wasted on the young.
- Everyone’s waiting for the inevitable reunion announcement from the popular rock band Phish. That can wait, methinks. It’s actually God Street Wine that tops my list of Bands That Must Reunite Soon, if only for a night. I’ve often conjectured that I’m one of 100 people in the world that own all five GSW studio albums, and some of my fondest memories involve those guys strumming in the background. Here’s Borderline from 3/3/98.
- I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if I walked by the following bag of ragtag musicians playing for change in Grand Central Station. They just look so…ordinary, no? Just take one look at Eric Gale on the guitar; that guy looks more like an extra in Uncle Tom’s Cabin than a traditional rock star. But the music, she is incredible. These dudes do it right — here’s Paul Simon with a cool cast of characters on Late In The Evening.
An HT Tip: If you read Pullin’ ‘Tubes regularly, you won’t make much money, but you’ll get more pussy than Frank Sinatra. The Hawk told me that.