There is a man, a certain man

Yesterday, I watched Citizen Kane for the following reasons:

  • "Wait a minute! There was no cane in Citizen Kane!", plus the episode with the Ramones and Mr. Burns' teddy bear, Bobo.
  • This news headline from the Telegraph. Zing!
  • Next month when I see The National, they'll be supported by The Rosebuds.
  • Two songs, both below. Firstly, from N*E*R*D*'s much panned second record, the song 'Drill Sergeant', easily the highlight of a poor album. There's a reference to Orson Welles in there, plus Barnes and Noble and other things, and I don't know what on earth it's about, but I love the breezy harmonies and it reminds me of SFA.
  • Also, less obliquely, 'The Union Forever', which is almost entirely made up of lines from the film, which caused some controversy. The version here is from the 'Redd Blood Cells' mashup, and as such, features bass parts!
  • Orson Welles was in The Muppet Movie.
  • Lastly, because I'd never seen it before and some people say it's quite good.
[download N*E*R*D - Drill Sergeant]
[download The White Stripes - The Union Forever]


Nick said...

The second N*E*R*D album is NOT bad. It's good. You are wrong on this and other things, but right now just this thing.

Towelley said...

I did not like Citizen Kane. A sled, Samir, it all leads up to a friggin' sled.

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