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the writing's on the wall

I'm off to London in a couple of hours! And I will see some of you there. I am currently debating whether to risk bringing my knitting on the plane - bamboo double-pointed needles, so they won't set anything off, and really they're no more pointy than a pencil, but who knows whether this is enough? I'll ask when I'm checking my bags in, I couldn't bear them to throw away my nice new bamboos.

Anyway, I suppose I'd better go and, like, pack, and have a shower and get Ju Ju ready for her trip to the cattery at the vet. But before I go, I'll leave you with this: Stevie Wonder doing 'Superstition' (one of the greatest songs ever) on Sesame Street circa 1972. Note that (a) Stevie and his band perform the whole song, which lasts for 6 minutes - you wouldn't get that on kids' TV now (b) Stevie is surprisingly hot and also totally into performing on Sesame Street, which is awesome and (c) best of all, there is what one commenter on Jezebel (whence this link came) described as "the rad little kid on the fire escape just ROCKING the fuck out." Pure unadulterated joy. Enjoy.

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spacetart
Nov. 23rd, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Also, the saxophonist's shirt is AMAZING.
zoje_george
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
And since I'm like, a million years old, I sorta remember actually seeing this in ... 1972. Trash says the first musical guest he remembers seeing on Sesame Street was Dizzy Gillespie, which planted the seed for his love of jazz.

Oh man, remember when music was that good? Last year, my adult English class asked me what the difference was between rock and R&B. One of the comparisons I made was Stevie Wonder. At the mention of his name, my students all smiled brightly and clapped their hands, "Oh, Ms Sam, we know him. Yes, Stevie Wonder! We love that song, 'I Just Called to Say I Love You.'"

It was all I could do to not have a Jack Black moment there and go all, "What? No! You can't like that song. Wait, have you been in a coma?" So for our last class we had American Music History in 20 minutes, and I made them listen to several songs off "Songs in the Key of Life" and try to figure out what the words to "Sir Duke" were.

I leave you with: The Amen Break.
linaerys
Nov. 23rd, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I bring full-on metal needles on airplanes all the time and no problem, so I wouldn't worry about it.
glitterboy1
Nov. 23rd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Eeee! I'm really looking forward to seeing you on Monday. I hope your journey's gone well.
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