Saturday Odds & Sods: The Last Time

Mariposa Courthouse Clock by Ansel Adams.

We just had our first bona fide cold front this fall in New Orleans. I broke down and ran the central heat. The dust burned off quicker this time because we ran our air dish a mere 36 hours before. The space heaters are in use, which makes the kitties happy.

The South Louisiana drought drones on. Growing up in California, wild fires were a part of life. We’re not supposed to have wild fires in the Gret Stet of Louisiana, but we do. The air quality yesterday was lousy. The air smelled like a Frenchman Street bar before the smoking ban. Ugh, just, ugh.

Repeat after me: Climate change is real.

Tomorrow is when we fall back. I’m not a fan of daylight savings time but its time has come again. I’ll have more about it in our second act.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote The Last Time in 1965. The Who covered the song in protest of Mick and Keith’s 1967 arrest on drug charges:

Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham recorded an instrumental version of this week’s theme song:

Here are two more time tunes. How timely is that?

Speaking of timely, Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are suing some former sidemen for using the Guess Who name. That’s all I got. Just because a courthouse clock is the featured image doesn’t mean I’m going all legal eagle on your asses.

One more time tune. This one is more granular. It’s by a fine band with a stupid name:

We begin our second act with a new feature in which I play show and tell.

Things You Don’t Know About Me: I like to do impressions. I do some good ones and bad ones. My best impression is also my most useless: James Gregory as Inspector Frank Luger in Barney Miller. I had forgotten about it until I started rewatching that wonderful cop comedy earlier this year. Then it came back to me. So it goes.

For those of you who don’t know what the hell I’m on about here’s a clip:

The History Of Daylight Savings Time: All I knew until now is that we have it. That’s why I found a NYT piece by Alan Yuhas so interesting. I’m still not crazy about DST but a recent effort in Congress to change it nationwide flopped, so we’re stuck with it. Oh well, what the hell.

Time marches on at the NYT as it does for Pink Floyd who get the last word of our second act:

We begin our third act with our favorite stolen feature.

Separated At Birth Casting Edition: Our timely time theme continues with Malcolm McDowell as HG Wells in Time After Time:

That’s a swell time travel tale. I don’t believe in time travel but as with ghosts, I dig movies about it.

I’m not sure what Cyndi Lauper’s position on time travel is but she recorded a song that has the same title as the movie.

Your Weekly Oscar: Here’s OP with some talented friends: Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, and Louis Hayes. It’s a timely love song composed by Johnny Mandel:

Have I told you lately how much I love Oscar Peterson?

Let’s move on to a new feature.

The Quotable Orwell: Revenge is in fashion right now. I moved past vengeance years ago. Who wants to be like Putin or Trump? Those guys live for revenge.

Here’s what Eric Blair DBA George Orwell thought about revenge:

Frank Zappa will play us out of this quotable segment with an instrumental.

Saturday GIF Horse: I’ve had Vincent Price on my mind of late. We have two Vinnie GIFs: one subtle, the other OTT. Vincent Price could do it all.

The Sunday Dozen returns tomorrow with a Vincent Price listicle. Be there or be scared.

Best Of SNL: The great Eddie Murphy as the great James Brown.

Good god, y’all. Eddie has got game.

Let’s close down this virtual honky tonk with some more music.

Saturday Closer: The Stones have released their first album of new material in 18 years. They invited some guests along for the ride including Stephanie Germanotta DBA Lady Gaga. As you know I’m gaga for Lady Gaga.

That’s all for this week. The last word goes to the Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga.

4 thoughts on “Saturday Odds & Sods: The Last Time

  1. Aah! The great James Gregory! It takes a fine dramatic actor to do comedy as brilliantly as he did Luger. And that voice! You didn’t need to see the credits of “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” to know who played General Ursus! Can you do an impression of that speech? “The only good human is a dead human!” 🤗

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