Yes, my Asian turkey-basting specialist Fah Lo Suee and I will be heading off to somewhere and I don't even have a joke to go with it, although perhaps something about brining might be appropriate.
That said, here's a little brain-teaser for all of us to enjoy in the meantime:
Best or Worst Use of the Word "Hey!" in the Lyrics or Title to A Post-Elvis Pop/Soul/Rock Record!
And my top five candidates are --
5. Bruce Channel -- Hey Baby!
A great platter in its own right, but in case you didn't know, it's the inspiration for John Lennon's harmonica on "Love Me Do."
4. The Buckinghams -- Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)
Sixties regional (Chicago) pop shlock, but -- to be fair -- good Sixties regional pop shlock.
3. David Bowie -- Suffragette City
It's no secret that I'm not a Bowie fan, but the "hey man" on this one works, no question about it.
2. Little Richard -- Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey!
Bye bye baby so long. In perpetuity.
And the number one sung use of a three letter word in the history of music is...
1. The Beatles -- You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
...John Lennon's "hey!" on the choruses of this utterly gorgeous folk-rock ballad.
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR favorites be?
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!
[h/t Wendy Cohen]