Saturday, June 01, 2013
Unorganized Hancock is back, with their rendition of Green Onions.
Green Onions could lay claim to be the greatest single ever released. You might disagree, but few would laugh at the suggestion. It's sort of universal and ubiquitous. How many times, in how many places have you heard that song?
The Heir got it in his head to play the keyboard a few weeks ago, and Green Onions naturally suggests itself as the first thing you might learn how to play. That's universality. It beats the hell out of Frère Jacques or Chop Sticks, that's fer sure.
Booker T. and the MGs did the original, of course. They were essentially the house band for Stax and Volt records.
I always preferred Stax records to Motown. I like the roadhouse better than the supper club. Besides Booker T, Stax featured Rufus and Carla Thomas, Albert King, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Kays, The Staple Singers, and many others.
Our neighbor helped host a classic car show over in Mexico, Maine the other night. We attended and I took a bunch of pictures of cars you see in the slideshow. You're officially old when classic car shows start featuring models that you drove to high school. Or, more specifically, you drove to wherever it was you went to when you were supposed to be in high school.
If you'd like to help us buy equipment and instruction for our two boys, there's a PayPal tip jar in the right hand column. Many thanks!
[Update: Kathleen M. is the nicest person in Connecticut. Many thanks!]