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Thursday, October 25, 2007

American Idol, and Licks from Leipzig

While watching the banjo video clip from a few posts back, I noticed this one in the sidebar. Yes, that's right: the besuited youth with the banjo and guitar would in only five years be Eight Miles High, and the following year would be cynically reflecting:

So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? then listen now to what I say
Just get an electric guitar and take some time and learn how to play
And if your hair's combed right and your pants are tight it's gonna be all right

Then it's time to go downtown where the agent man won't let you down
Sell your soul to the company who are waiting there to sell plastic ware
And in a week or two if you make the charts the girls'll tear you apart

Nobody, though, was tearing apart the Chad Mitchell Trio.

The times were, indeed, a-changing.

P.S. This video from the same site puts me in mind of the line from one of the Star Trek films where someone quotes Shakespeare and another character says he like the line even better in the original Klingon. Well, here is Bach on the original banjo. What?


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