Thursday, April 23, 2009

Okay, I'm Really Running Out of Patience With This Crap, But Here's Yet Another Early Clue to the New Direction!

From sometime in the 60s -- and apparently shot as a promotional thing for the Village Voice -- here's more interesting than the legend suggests singer/songwriter/politico/doomed asshole Phil Ochs and a brief video version of his quite lovely folkie chestnut "Changes."

As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Odds are pretty stiff, however.

Slight tech update: I'm hearing that some folks are having trouble seeing the vid. Dunno why that should be -- it's showing up on my browser -- but in any case, trust me, it's not that hot.

In any case, the song is the clue.


Noam Sane said...

Least horrible songs of the Great Folk Scare of the 60s.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

One of the few benefits of growing old is that I can finally understand all this “time is a jet plane” kind of stuff you always read about & hear in songs. It used to baffle me. But now when Simels gets exasperated every Thursday, I think, damn, he’s right -- it was Thursday, and then I blinked, and now they’re trying to tell me it’s Thursday AGAIN??

The Spinal Tap list of bands that went through changes?

The Lather was thirty-years old today list of songs about time or growing old or being dust in the freaking wind?

Anonymous said...

musicians that have dirty horrible fingernails --lol

or old acoustic guitar songs that we miss

Anonymous said...

songs about magic

Wendy said...

Songs by artists with last names that sound like vegetation?

Okay, I know that's not it. :-)

Dave said...

Acoustic songs? Songs with only one instrument? Songs by folks who were better looking than you remember?

David Rasmussen said...

Artists known as much for their cover songs as for their original material.

David Rasmussen said...

or, artists who radically altered their style, in an effort to stay relevant

dSmith said...

I heard Oscar Brand say "Changes" was covered by over 40 artists. So

Songs that were covered a lot?

steve simels said...

No. no. no. no. no. and totally no.

Sorry I've been away all night, and here's a clue.

It's the song title.

dSmith said...

Songs about the changing seasons?

steve simels said...


But it's about changes!!!!!!