There may be significant quaffing of Kosher wines involved, but I'm sure I can handle it.
In any case, as a result, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
BEST POST-ELVIS SONG OR ALBUM WHOSE TITLE OR LYRICS REFERENCES SOME SORT OF FOOD OR COMMESTIBLE!!!
Yeah, I know, I sort of did this list before, but this time I'm narrowing it down.
Hence this Totally Arbitrary Rule:
It has to be about something actually edible (or drinkable) in the context of actually eating (or drinking). In other words, "Brown Sugar," although a delightful spice, would not count here because the song is about something else altogether. As you well know. Ditto "The Lemon Song" and others too numerous to mention.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Six:
6. Back in the USA -- Chuck Berry
"Where the hamburgers sizzle on the open grill night and day...."
5. Vegetables -- The Beach Boys
From the abortive Smile project. I can't prove it, but I've always assumed this was in some way inspired by that classic Ernie Kovacs video (not, alas, on YouTube) where he uses celery to punctuate the cannon shots on "The 1812 Overture."
5. TV Dinners -- ZZ Top
I have to admit, I still love the Hungry Man© turkey and mashed potatoes.
4. Kraft Dinner -- Annihilator
Road food for these guys, obviously.
3. Canned Ham -- Norman Greenbaum
Video embedding disabled, but you can link to it here.
2. Maximum Consumption -- The Kinks
You really don't want to eat everything referenced in this song. Just saying.
And the number one song about stuffing your gullet with something, it's so obvious it's not even funny, is --
1. Black Coffee in Bed -- Squeeze
Because it's actually about drinking coffee. As opposed to their "Pulling Mussels From a Shell," which is not in fact about sea food.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania (theme: best and worst films derived from TV) is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could find your way to go over there and leave a comment, it would get me in good with management and be deeply appreciated by moi.]