Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diversions: Greetings to the New Brunette

Complete diversion here...

Brad Delong complained recently that Siri was interpreting "surely" as "Shirley". He doesn't even know anyone called Shirley.

And in the perverse way my brain works I was thinking back to a 1987 show by Billy Bragg at the Coogee Bay Hotel and him singing Greetings to the New Brunette. (It is a song about a relationship with "Shirley".)

Due to the magic of YouTube I could find a live recording of the same song from the same tour (this time in Wellington New Zealand).

There is no video - but headphones make it worthwhile:


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the 1980's movie "Flying High"

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

evwarsh said...

Billy Bragg and Wilco doing Guthrie on Mermaid Avenue is worth checking out.

Robohogs said...

The movie is "Airplane.". And I had the same reaction. I read John's post on my email had to come here to post here that it reminded me of that movie.

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