Thursday, 4 October 2012

This is rock and/or roll.

Surfing the net and I found this wonderful piece from The Simpsons, one of my favourites.  Its the scene where Bart gives the churchgoers the words and music to a hymn he says is Garden of Eden by I. Ron Butterfly.  When Rev Lovejoy's realises what the congregation are singing he utters the classic line "Wait a minute, this sounds like rock and/or roll."

Anyone over 50 will get the joke because they know the song referred to is Iron Butterfly's (I. Ron Butterfly, geddit?) 'Inna gada da vida' a song famous for its lengthy organ solo that went on and on and on.  Want to see the original? Its here  An interesting bit of trivia is that when the band released the album they couldn't play in bars or nightclubs in the US as several of the bandmembers were under the legal drinking age of 21.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A sporting irony.

The Grand Final weekend is over in Australia. The Sydney Swans are now the 2012 Champions in Aussie Rules which is Melbourne's game and the Melbourne Storm are the  2012 Champions in rugby league which is Sydney's game.  Its ironic really isn't it?  Now on to the V8s at Bathurst!