Last night on Letterman, the musical guest was a loung-y big band act who played a cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Today I overheard a guy answer his phone and identify himself as Oedipus. I’ll ask the obvious question: What mother names her son Oedipus?
Was it Paul Anka on Letterman? Because I am oddly (very oddly) addicted to that version of the song… that whole album is just bizarro. His covers of Jump and Wonderwall are… insane… yet fabulous. Also: Lovecats! Eye of The Tiger! Insanity!! Beyond the kitsch factor, he really exposes the POP behind all of those songs. A good pop song can be sung by anyone with a bit of talent and still sound great. And Kurt Cobain did once say that his songs were pop songs.
I may also have mild brain damage from drinking too much ice water. So don’t mind me.
yep- It was Paul Anka. And, he really tore the roof off the dump.
As Phil says, it was Paul Anka and he was good. Not someone I was previously aware of.
Oh generation gap!!
And who might name her child Lemony–oh, well, maybe Oedipus chose his, too.
I did know a mother who named her son Cain.