Saturday, October 13, 2007

this will have to do for now

This is cute:

And this is hysterical:

Question for you: do the performers know it's funny?


At Sat Oct 13, 06:52:00 PM PDT, Blogger Extrem4 said...

This reminds me of my grandmother. She was the Biggest Lawrence Welk fan in Paradise,CA. We always got to watch his show when we went to visit. Brain I think you ought to add this "Toking for Jesus" song to your folk singing/guitar playing repetoire. You could sing it between "I've been everywhere" and "I'm my own grandpa". you could just say, "And now for something a little different...."

At Mon Oct 15, 12:48:00 AM PDT, Blogger dkgoodman said...

Thanks! I stole The Mom Song for my blog. :)

At Mon Oct 15, 10:34:00 AM PDT, Blogger blogball said...

My daughter was laughing awkwardly at the mom video. I think there was a lot of stuff in there that hit too close to home for her.

That second clip (what a hoot) I think that’s a good example of the large generation gap that was happening in the late 60s & early 70s. There was a much bigger disconnect between kids & their parents back then. I’m sure Laurence Welk really thought it was a modern spiritual song. You would think at least one person on his staff or the people that helped with the arrangement would be hip enough to say “hey guys this is about smoking pot”. I wonder what they thought the word toke meant?

At Tue Oct 16, 06:54:00 PM PDT, Blogger si said...

(not that i'm old enough to remember this show or anything...) like extrem4, i was forced to watch lawrence welk when i was a kid. they were so expressive! i DON'T believe they knew of what they sang! :D

At Wed Oct 17, 05:32:00 PM PDT, Blogger Alan said...

... and Brewer and Shipley were never heard from again.

At Fri Oct 19, 09:15:00 PM PDT, Blogger applevenusian said...

We own a timeshare and I think our next trip will be to San Diego... and we'll be staying at the Laurence Welk Golf Resort. Hell yeah!


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