I demand that this replace the 3rd quarter More Cowbell, stat.
You Can't Have One Muppet Without The Other
So sometimes the internet goes beyond awesome and into the sublime. This happened yesterday, when Paul from Varsity Blue pointed out this Muppet version of "Temptation":
OMFG, &c. This is the real stuff, 100% pure Colombian awesome.
But it gets better: a commenter followed up with "you can't have one without the other" and linked to MUPPETS DOING THE HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT.
I keep watching these. I am going to make these an institution here.
and Colt Brennan is getting a beating that provides the rythm to the rest of the team?
Bob from Sesame Street graduated from Michigan in 1954. He and his former vocal quartet partners sang at a Glee Club concert I attended in the early 90s.
Bob has taken the opportunity to work UM music into several Sesame Street events. I had a Bert & Ernie singalong record as a kid. The back story to all the songs was the Bert was in the tub (hopefully with lots of suds) and Ernie kept bringing more and more cast members into the bathroom to add to the singalong. At the very end, you hear drums and instruments growing louder, and Ernie says "I forgot to tell you, I invited the University of Michigan Marching Band!"
There are many interesting versions of Temptation out there. My favorite is Amon Tobin's "Nightlife," a Brazilian sample-based mix (whole song is sweet but relevant portion starts at 2:00):
Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey recorded a furiously hot chart of "Hawaiian Wart Chant" for the 1942 movie Ship Ahoy. Listen to it here:
And let's not forget -- let's NOT forget -- Spike Jones's 1946 recording:
Ella Fitzgerald also did a great version.
Hey, I'm a cultured hobo.
the rocky and bullwinkle theme? anyone know the reason? is it because it is offensive to the native squirrels/moose?
I second bringing this back. Especially with Rocko and Moosman on the team.
I've known about these for 18 months, even using them in the same "You can't have one without the other" means. I'm sorry I didn't share sooner.
It would mark a perfect means by which to celebrate Temptation's 75th Anniversary.
It's a tradition in our house to BLAST the Hawaiian War Chant on our stereo early on Saturday mornings. Of course, all the windows and doors must be opened so the neighbors get to enjoy it too.
Now, could someone please link me up so I can download the War Chant as my ring tone?
One of the two best purchases of my life time...
CD of MBB and a surround sound system that has "stadium" option.
Makes my living room in Connecticut feel just like the Big House, minus about 110,998 fans.
Is it just me or are these videos "no longer available"?
Or, at least, I'm having no problem.
stupid work firewall. Now what am I supposed to do with my time?
When I watched the Muppets over 30 yrs ago I used to laugh at the two old farts up in the balcony. Now I realize I am one. And for you younguns who may not have heard this one:
Q: What's green and smells like pork?
A: Kermit's middle finger.
And Jeremy, thanks for the Spike Jones. My dad raised me on his music, which explains why I am the way I am.
I'm glad you liked my "cant have one without the other" comment!! I was in the MMB 2001-2004 seasons. I miss it so much!
This is amazing.
Speaking of "Temptation," can we start a movement against saying "You suck!" at the end. That's lame and needs to stop.
they actually sing "You suck" throughout Temptation now. I remember hearing it last year at a game, but now you can hear it on TV too. I'm guessing it started with some underclassmen, and now its gained in popularity and more noticable.
Are you against saying "the S word" in the stadium or can you think of something more creative to do there?
I'm not offended by it; I just find it pretty brainless. We can do better.