Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss

My roommate and I have been playing this one all day. No hyperbole, this song is absolutely the highest point of American music, and is the very apex of twentieth century culture. No, seriously, it is the best thing. Listen you are standing the presence of greatness.

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Somebody left a bottle of Amaretto over here and I found a cocktail on wikipedia. Not only have I solved America, I get things done.

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Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, 1914 - August Sander via Richard Powers

Dang old Mussolini on the set of Animal House, 1980

David Byrne inventing the bomb, Los Alamos

These fine people agree, this song is the key moment in that bitter century with those great wars, genocidiares and general wholesale dupage of everybody all the time. The Shangri-Las, they're God's answer to Job: "Your know, I do a lot of terrible things, but I can also make one of these."


Sarah said...


you have outdone yourself with this one, sir. amazing.

Craig said...

I enjoy half-drunk Dan.

Oh God... It's Lou. said...


I'll show this to the fiancee here soon.

I also enjoy half-drunk Dan.

But also...

(I'll reply in kind on Tuesday.)

Whisk E. Bear said...

This was a great post. Kudos to half-drunk Dan.

Benjy Stone said...

He's good bad.

Sammy said...

Have you ever seen Stonewall? It's amazing, and this song makes a great appearance.