Two More Bits of Video Awesomeness

1. Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

via No Mas.

2. The Cast of Spongebob Squarepants Dubs Classic Films

via Steve.
Previously: Two Bits of Video Awesomeness

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

Sesame Street: Serenading a Grouch

This is the third of my series of tribute posts in honor of  Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary.

While looking for clips to watch with my son, I noticed a trend of celebrity musicians coming to the Street and singing to Oscar the Grouch.  I have the twin characteristics of identifying with Oscar perhaps more than other Muppet but also liking songs a lot too, so these resonate with me.

Johnny Cash leads things off with “Nasty Dan”:

Billy Joel and Marlee Matlin get really mushy with a Grouch they like “Just the Way You Are”:

Up on the rooftop, James Taylor appreciates “Your Grouchy Face”:

Totally unrelated to Oscar the Grouch, here are three more celebrity musician appearances on Sesame Street that totally rule.

Stevie Wonder rocks the Street with “Superstition,” a rare performance where the lyrics aren’t altered for the kids:

I never liked the original version of this R.E.M. song, but “Furry Happy Monsters” validates its existence:

Finally, there’s Feist’s performance of “1,2,3,4” another Sesame Street version that is an improvement over the original:

Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve.  As you wrap (or unwrap) gifts, sip eggnog, and/or get ready for Midnight Mass, you’ll want to start off by clicking the youtube link below:

Then you’ll want to click this youtube link, and replay it in a loop for about 3-4 hours.

If you need more music, check out these podcasts.  I guarantee that there is good holiday themed stuff  here that you’ll never here on that Light Rock station that’s playing holiday music 24/7:

For a more sobering  Christmas Eve viewing experience, watch this vintage propaganda film “Christmas Under Fire” about Christmas in England during the Blitz:

Via Crooked Timber.

Finally, for even more uplifting memories, celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 8’s Journey to the Moon.

Happy Christmas to all!