Friday Link Session


  • Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash and Beyond turned up for free viewing on Hulu recently. I haven’t watched it yet, but a glance around the web shows fair-to-middling reviews. (But I’m a completist, so you know it’s going into my eyeholes.)


  • Through some happenstance of internet serendipity, I learned of Cleveland band Harvey Pekar. As a fan of late Cleveland comics writer Harvey Pekar, I can’t imagine the jazz-loving worrywart listening to this heavy band, but I feel better about the world just knowing they exist.


  • A recent episode of the Nerdist podcast had me digging up this ’90s treasure:


    “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” – Crash Test Dummies


    I still like the song, but I know haters are gonna hate. I wouldn’t have brought it up here, though, if it hadn’t led me to this “Weird Al” Yankovic parody. Those of you who were cognizant in the ’90s might want to brace yourselves for the time warp.


    “Headline News” – “Weird Al” Yankovic


    Then, confluence as Al joins the Crash Test Dummies for a performance at the 1994 Canadian Music Video Awards.


    “Headline News” (snippet) – “Weird Al” Yankovic with Crash Test Dummies


    Now step outside for a moment and appreciate the fact that it is no longer the ’90s.

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