Nice cover of the Gerry Rafferty song. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive (This clip appeared on April 16, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)
Category Archive: Music
Apr 27 2012
Apr 22 2012
Here are two kinds of unusual music. The first is music played on an unusual instrument. The second is music played unusually on a familiar instrument. Music has always been a medium where innovation and creativity thrive and where even amateurs can produce wonderful new things by breaking the rules. It is nice to see …
Apr 12 2012
Even the most die-hard anti-Christian is likely to concede that a lot of the music inspired by Christianity is excellent, although the words are often simply appalling. Growing up in the Methodist Church with its emphasis on singing, I used to love the hymns we sang in church and the Christmas carols.
Apr 04 2012
In this song that conveys cheerful resignation, Willie Nelson captures a sentiment that those of us who are older and looking back will recognize, that it is too late to change some things and there is no point wasting time in futile regrets.
Mar 29 2012
Earl Scruggs died yesterday. I am not that knowledgeable about bluegrass music but love its sheer joyful sound. In this performance of Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Scruggs and friends (which was featured in the film Bonnie and Clyde), you get to see a range of virtuoso performances from a range of musicians, including Steve Martin …
Mar 06 2012
The man who, along with his brother Richard M. Sherman, wrote some memorable songs for many musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks died yesterday. Here is a song they wrote for Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967), a film that captivated me when I first saw it and …
Feb 29 2012
He died today. Here is the group singing one of my favorite songs I’m a Believer. He’s the one with the tambourine. Incidentally Neil Diamond wrote this song, which had a resurgence when Smash Mouth did a cover (also very good) that was played in the hit film Shrek.
Feb 25 2012
Colbert has a good singing voice and often sings along with his musical guests but singing an opera duet with one of the great tenors Placido Domingo must be his most ambitious effort yet. Here they perform La Donna E Mobile from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Jan 01 2012
… to all the readers of this blog. I hope that the strangest dream that Simon and Garfunkel sang about in 1964 can come true in the near future.
Dec 24 2011
If you are sick of cheesy holiday music, here is some relief, played on a glass harp.