Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday afternoon flashback.

"How do I turn your music on here?"

Another reason I want to see him play before I die. Or, adversely, before he dies.

10 comments:

Surly Temple said...

I'm pretty sure the kid rocking out was the inspiration for Lenny Kravitz' "Are You Gonna Go My Way" video. Did you see his performance at the concert where they were inducting Paul Simon's work to the Library of Congress? HILARIOUS.

Trude said...

they were both . really . nice . videos . nice .

I met stevie wonder once .. only coz i stood in the driveway of the hotel his limo was trying to get into ..

Marie said...

I'm in denial that Mr. Rogers is dead. And how is it that we've started blaming the narcissism of my generation on him? Where do these "researchers" come from? Grrrr....

The Stevie performance with Paul WAS great -- it was exciting to see him out of his hole again and I had a little Stevie marathon in my apartment afterwards to celebrate. You know you're a great performer when you can restart the song after a whole verse and everyone still loves you.

f*bomb. said...

When I was little, I kinda wondered if Mister Rogers was maybe a teensy bit retarded. And now I remember why.

He is SUCH a slow-talker! TALKING...sooo...SLOWLY...

But I DID always like his taste in sweaters. And who knew he was so hip-hop-hooray!?!

Cindy said...

I wonder if I saw those episodes on Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers. I can't remember them now. Watching Mr. Rogers gives me a feeling of happiness and it also creeps me out at the same time.

bestsariah said...

I love Mr Rogers. We watch his DVDs all the time. I like how he says, "I sure wish you well." We just watched an episode the other day where he takes us to a restaurant and shows us around, and he said that to the waitress, too. It's sweet.

Also sweet is when he calls breakdancing "fancy".

ewesa said...

um, never noticed this before, but he sounds like george bush.

f*bomb. said...

Again...Mildly retarded?

Marie said...

Be nice to Mr. Rogers! He was an ordained minister whose assignment was to minister to emotionally neglected 4-year olds through TV -- if he sounds retarded to you, it means you've graduated :)

I wish there were something comparable for today's 4-year-olds. No wonder we turn out so many ADD/HD kids with all the purple explosions and MTV editing on kiddie shows.

Marie said...

Oh, and just to beat the dead horse, here's a witty little existential variation on "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," written by Mr. Rogers before he was Mr. Rogers:

Propel, propel, propel your craft
Lightly through liquid solution,
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
Existence is but an illusion.

I know I only make myself silly by demonstrating my odd fondness for Mr. Rogers, but so be it!