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Step Into 1973

December 7th, 2018
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In 1973 Elton John, along with his original band, (Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson) appeared on the Gilbert O’Sullivan show and played Elton’s now Christmas classic, Step into Christmas. The footage then promptly disappeared into the ITV archives, presumably lost.

The clip was recently unearthed, however, and it’s a great look back at classic Elton – not to mention some classic 70’s haircuts.

The audio of this version of the song is also available as part of a three song digital EP.



For certified professional guitar repair in Cambridge Ontario: Brian Gardiner Guitar Repair

Christmas, Cool Videos, Friday, Rockin' and Rollin' and Never Forgettin'

Cool For Cats Friday: A Song About Dogs

June 3rd, 2011
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Seasick Steve – You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks:

In 3D

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Cool for Cats Friday

December 10th, 2010
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Dec 10, 2007. I was on a great adventure that saw me travel to London and watch a concert that millions wanted to see. The fact it now looks like it was legitimately Led Zeppelin’s last hurrah makes it no more sweeter, but boy it’ll impress the grandkids one day.

Here’s my review of the concert.

Here’s Led Zeppelin, live in London 1979 (a concert I missed by mere hours)

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Sax and Violins

November 18th, 2009

Eschewing the traditional advertising themes, Pantene shows how to sell shampoo?

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Saturday Fluffernutter: Celine Butchers AC/DC, Mick’s little D***, Rosie’s a big …

May 26th, 2007

Some have called this dangerous; some have been found to be suicidal after watching. I just laughed till I – well none of your business what happened next – but be forewarned. If you have a delicate nature, this could be dangerous for you: Celine Dion and Anastasia singing AC/DC’s You Shook Me (All Night Long)

And this is how it should sound. Interesting that AC?DC sings “knocked me out with those Canadian thighs”, and the Canadian sings “American thighs.”

From the ridiculous, to the sublime. Mick Jagger, according to director Julien Temple, wrapped a bamboo cage full of bees around his… his… um… weapon of choice, so that the bees would sting it and it would swell up, thus becoming, well… swell. Apparently the Jagger family jewel is in the one or two carat range. The thing is, if “You’re so vein” Mick Jagger, who is reputed to have bed thousands, is not satisfied with his, what chance do the rest of have to be satisfied with ours?

It’s an interesting week when suddenly Kieth Richards isn’t the weird one in the band.

John Wayne was born 100 years ago last weekend. Happy Birthday Duke. (Wonder if the Duke ever questioned his manhood?)

I love this story. Italian consumer groups are pissed at Barbara Streisand because of her ticket prices. In other words the socialists are upset that very vocal socialist Barbara is acting like a capitalist.

Kiera Knightly won a libel suit against British tabloid The Daily Mail about a story that suggested she was to blame for the death of an anorexic teenager and that she had an eating disorder.

Which is nice because it gives me a chance to post a picture of the very nice Ms. Knightly.

Rosie O’Donnell has left the building, and she’s taking a beating even from what should be sympathetic observers, like the Huffington Post:

Bullies never like it when the tables are turned, and Rosie was no different…

This fight was not about the war in Iraq (despite Joy Behar‘s best efforts) — it was 100% about Rosie’s nose being out of joint, and about her ability to dish it out but not take it…

It is ego that drove Rosie to quit three weeks before the expiration of her contract, ego that impelled her to pout in non-rhyming free verse on her blog, posting a self-pitying video and affecting a put-upon air… now she’s walking three weeks early, because she picked a fight with an easy mark — and lost? Wow. From bully to baby in 0.5 seconds… Even so, she’s a professional, or should be — and with three weeks left to go, a professional stays in the hot seat she’s been given the freedom all year to create, and sees it through…

If I could say it better myself, I would.

I was sorry to hear that Bobby Ash, better know as Uncle Bobby to kids of my generation, passed away this week in Elliot Lake, Ont. of a heart attack. He was 82. Condolences to his family and friends.

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A Couple of Must-See Videos

May 4th, 2007
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I have been hearing about the David Attenborough 11 episode BBC set Planet Earth for a few days now. Stunning is the word on the street. Amazon has a 14 minute preview, and stunning (albeit small) it is.

Meanwhile, get some desktop backgrounds here, and screen savers here. Here’s a sample desktop:

Click on image for full size preview

A second video comes from NASA. It’s a short, beautiful shot of a new methane powered rocket engine, complete with fart at the end. Here’s the press release:

NASA-supported scientists and engineers have successfully tested a methane-powered rocket engine. The firing was not only remarkably beautiful (a must-see movie is featured in today’s story) but also may herald a new type of spacecraft that one day roams the outer solar system gathering fuel from planets and moons that it visits.

The story is here.

The video here.

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