Be Obsequious, Purple, and Clairvoyant

by Frank Roche on October 2, 2012

in Frank's World, Funny, Music

I grew up in the Let’s Get Small era. I knew every word and every gesture that Steve Martin did. My friends and I would act out King Tut randomly throughout the day. In 1978, I parked by the Union Stock Yards along with thousands of crazy Steve Martin fans and saw Steve Goodman open for him in a sold-out International Amphitheater.

And to this day I still sing, “Be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant” when it suits the occasion. (Believe me, I wedge those words in somehow.) So I smiled this morning when by chance I heard Grandmother’s Song. I knew every word. Strange how that works that I can remember something so vividly from 35 years ago. But I still forget the milk.

Click to hear Steve Martin’s Grandmother’s Song

Once in a Very Blue Moon

by Frank Roche on August 30, 2012

in Music

Once in a Very Blue Moon is one of my favorite Nanci Griffith songs. Apropos for tonight — a night with a very blue moon.

So Here’s My Number

by Frank Roche on August 13, 2012

in Music

Is there anything happier than this song? And the energy that goes into it?

The U.S. swim team video is my favorite. They had a heckuva Olympics. Nothing wrong with starting Monday out with a song.

Click here to see the U.S. Olympic swim team sing “Call Me Maybe”

The Little Sparrow

by Frank Roche on July 30, 2012

in Music

I have an Edith Piaf collection on my iPod. I could listen to the Little Sparrow over and over:

Non, je ne regrette rien

La vie en rose

Padam Padam

OMG, what was going on with Jennifer Holliday’s mouth on American Idol? I thought she was gonna eat that little girl for dinner. And her screaming? Awful.

I’m never gonna listen to ya…..