Hello my daaaahlings! How was your week? I’m delighted to tell you that mine was truly wonderful! Becauseeeee… drum roll please! Because I spent it with you! Duh!
Thank you for being here yet another week, I hope you’ll have the most amazing weekend yet! Today’s Friday Break is a royal double edition! First, for the entertaining moment, please enjoy a good rocking moment with George Thorogood and The Destroyers being Bad to the Bone! Next one up is something more special and it will require for you to hit the jump and see what it’s all about!
Now if you recognized the guitar riff, you probably already know I featured that song not long ago, in one of its many cover versions. It’s (originally) Bo Diddley’s I’m a Man (you can listen to it here). One of those guitar geniuses who graced the world with one of the most recognizable riffs ever. He also appears in George Thorogood’s video, as George’s pool game opponent. Also appearing in the video is Willie Mosconi, a pool champion. The song and its associated video came through in 1981, with MTV so it was pretty well received by all audiences, being remembered to this day as one of the best songs of the 80s, included on many original soundtracks.
Now for the second, special part of our Friday Break, please welcome Beck with Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime. Composed and introduced to the world by The Korgis in 1980, it was covered numerous times by various artists. Such is the case with Beck who released his interpretation of the legendary song on the original soundtrack of the movie Enternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. (you can listen to the original Korgis song here). And because you know I notoriously dislike spoilers (yes, I admit, it’s still on my to-see movies list), I avoided embedding the movie video, choosing a live representation instead. Now what makes this piece so special? Besides being terribly beautiful and emotional? One of our dear friends, Ellington, loves this piece. So because we love her (and miss her dearly), we love listening to Beck’s rendition of Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime!