Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How Can A Man Explain The Phlorescent Leech And Eddie To His Son? I'd Rather Have The Sex Talk. There's Less Perversion In It

Turtles! 1968. You try working "et cetera" into a pop song.

You got a thing about you
I just can't live without you
I really want you, Elenore, near me
Your looks intoxicate me
Even though your folks hate me
There's no one like you, Elenore, really

Elenore, gee I think you're swell
And you really do me well
You're my pride and joy, et cetera
Elenore, can I take the time
To ask you to speak your mind
Tell me that you love me better

I really think you're groovy
Let's go out to a movie
What do you say, now, Elenore, can we?
They'll turn the lights way down low
Maybe we won't watch the show
I think I love you, Elenore, love me


julie said...

That guy singing back-up and playing the tambourine, I'm pretty sure he's The Colonel.

As for the rest of them, just goes to show that looks and talent seldom go hand-in-hand. MTV really did ruin music.

SamArtDog said...

So, I tell the old man most every day how, if it weren't for my daily reading of my two essential cultural news blogs, I would be a piece of lost luggage. They keep me as well-informed as any one person ever needs to be, and the yucks keep me in traction.

They are (forgive the namedrop): and

Huffpo, eat yer heart out.

Leslie said...

Oh my. I suppose someday we will look back on our style and giggle. He doesn't even look embarrassed. Maybe because he worked et cetera into the song.

John Lien said...

I think a couple of those Turtles were snacking on too many turtles.

Once again Sipp, you bring to life and link a group to some lost song that sleeps in my brain.

Johnny Glendale said...

I am pleased and amazed that Howard Kaylan aged soooo way much better than I pictured. He looks better now than he did in '68.

dadofhomeschoolers said...


I picture the guy writing the song, sitting there, pencil in hand, scratching various body parts, stuck at the chorus.....

I like the back up singers white clod hoppers.

H. Gillham said...

We were o much better off before music videos. True dat.

Ruined for me? Brandy by the Looking Glass -- I never knew what that guy looked like until like two weeks ago when I looked up the song on you tube. Yep. His voice did not match the song; his outfit did not match his gender.

Regardless, kudos to the Turtles for using etc.


Hazy Dave said...

I recommend Howard's movie, My Dinner With Jimi, if you've not seen it yet. A worthy hour and a half spent, courtesy of Netflix.

Hazy Dave said...

Oh, I remembered another pop song that uses "et cetera" - "Your Charms" by Cinerama. This song, and several others by the band, are catchy, intelligent, amusing, and observant:
Your Charms"

Another recommended tune:
"Sly Curl"

"Reel 2 Dialogue 2"

Hope you enjoy them.

SippicanCottage said...

Hiya Hazy Dave- You always bring something to the table.