Wednesday, February 1, 2012

As Von Would Put It, Fridge Note

As Von periodically does, I'm going to put a note on the fridge. I'll be returning to my usual snark and satire after a week of earnestness. Before I resume the snark, though, I have to mention that Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius apparently took his own life this morning. My favorite Soul Train moment involved a somewhat nonplussed Don Cornelius interviewing members of YMO, the "number one dance band of Tokyo, Japan". What a moment- there's a sense of culture clash, albeit a benign one, and there's the reassurance that the groove transcends all boundaries. It's a pity that Don Cornelius' life took a turn for the worse, and that he ended it all.

We will resume our snark momentarily.


Laura said...

So sad. He was awesome!

Glad to hear that your snarky self will be returning. I've missed you!
But I totally understand why you've been more subdued.
It's been a tough few weeks.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

So sad. He was awesome!

I really dig that second video- Don seemed really confused by the band.

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vacuumslayer said...

I didn't know he committed suicide. That's tragic.

Laura said...

Don seemed really confused by the band.
Well, he did admit to not having the slightest idea about what was going on. :)
I feel his pain. I find myself in the same situation quite frequently.

Von said...

Strangely, I remember this.
There were multiple dance lines ala Soul Train popping up all over Chicago the past few days. Awesome.

Von said...

Oh, and fridge notes can be quite handy, can't they?