April 26, 2004

genius is paaaaaain! HHOOOAAAH!

Just watched the first two episodes of the Beatles' Anthology, which are swell (in particular: holy cow how amazing is that footage of them playing "Some Other Guy" at the Cavern Club? does any more of that show exist?)... but reminded me irresistibly of "Magical Misery Tour," the thing that Christopher Cerf and Christopher Guest did (with Melissa Manchester on piano, apparently!) in 1972, stringing together a bunch of extremely bitter quotes from early-'70s Lennon interviews and setting them to a very Plastic Ono Band-type arrangement. Lisa hadn't heard it before, but oh look, someone's made it available...

Posted by Douglas at April 26, 2004 12:10 AM

holy crap is this funny! especially for someone who hoovered Lennon interviews for about two years in high school. I especially like how they rhyme "sons of bitches" with "Hare Krishnas."

is this off *Radio Dinner*? just curious....

Posted by: M Matos on April 26, 2004 1:28 AM

Yeah it's from Radio Dinner... I'm going to relabel the tags and sneak it onto my friend's iPod under "The John Lennon Collection," though.

Posted by: Benjamin on April 26, 2004 10:59 AM

Love that Anthology, D. Gave it to my Pa for X-Mas. Now I just have to finish watching them over July 4th weekend...

Posted by: Abi on April 28, 2004 12:37 PM
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