Picnic Time For Potatoheads.
Posting about that Spotify list on this very blog, I quipped, "If the album actually ever had been successful, here are some of the lawsuits I would have faced."
I thought about that list and the blog post tonight while reading a rant by my friend John Egenes posted on Facebook concerning a lawsuit over music copyrights.
I recalled my blog post, so I looked it up and re-read the thing. (And I fixed a four-year-old typo I hadn't noticed before.)
The entry about "My True Story" by The Jive Five said:
This song itself didn't directly inspire "The Green Weenie," but it's part of the great Doo-Wop Collective Consciousness that did. (I was disappointed that the Frank Zappa catalogue is not on Spotify. My first choice would have been a Ruben & The Jets tune in honor of the late Jimmy Carl Black, who played on "The Green Weenie.")
It occurred to me that in more recent times, I had seen Zappa on Spotify.
So what the hell, I updated it with my favorite Ruben song "Later That Night."
It's the last one on the playlist
I'm keeping the Jive Five tune on there just because it's such a great song.
And here is the song Ruben & The Jets inspired (drums by the late, great Jimmy Carl Black!)
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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