I also talked about the change in the music industry. About how in the past singles were king, then in about 1968 album sales took the lead. Today we’re back to singles generating the sales, because it’s more about the downloads than about the art of an album’s worth of music.
I also mentioned a website on which you can check out the hits by each week through the decades.
And somewhere in this beginning segment I talked about that Funny American Video show and Bob Saget. Saget on that show wasn’t painfully unfunny, but elsewhere he is painfully hilarious. If you only know him from the video show and that sit-com about houses, here’s a very revealing clip from The Aristocrats. This is how funny he can be and sick, too. NSFW!
Just days ago I received Pete Townshend’s no anticipated autobiography, ‘Who I Am.’ I took that opportunity to talk about my love of him and The Who and about how I became an huge fan. I also talked about his song ‘Slit Skirts‘ and how I needed to get older to really appreciate where he was coming from when he wrote it. That’s one of the awesome things about his music, it will wait for you to catch up.
I also threw in the story behind this iconic (iconic) moment from the Smothers Brothers’ show.
A couple of my Hmong neighbors have mirrors facing out of their window and outside next to their front door. I wondered why, so I asked a co-worker who happens to also be Hmong and he explained it was something they did to ward off evil spirits.
Penn & Teller did a pretty good expose of the nonsense that is Feng Shui. You can catch that full episode here.
Movie Recommendations: Alien (1979)
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Brilliant Blues‘ & ‘Let Me Love Open The Door‘ by Pete Townshend
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle