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An offbeat hit from Australia, with unusual instrumentation about an Outback stockman. The singer-songwriter has had a roller coaster career, which showed up in Youtube comments for this song.

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Obamacare is Dead! Obamacare isn't dead? As Washington D.C. heats up over the "who gets healthcare" debate, here's Cartoons DK with their take on "My Friend The Witch Doctor." 

Edited by Otokichi
Got "Voodoo economics"? Send in The Witch Doctor!

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It's been a blustery, rainy, miserable weekend so far, with power outages and flash flood warnings galore on TV news. I was at YouTube, looking over Photography postings, when I got the urge to remember Paul Simon, Nikon (That's NIH-Kone), and Kodachrome. Suddenly, even the humid, still air of the oncoming night seems less weighty. I wonder if other film companies got their "imaging products" such bouncy, catchy, bright tune?

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That kind of tuxedo is more suited for a grand piano. Somehow it's not the right accessory for that keyboard.

Here's the original version of "Shadows of the Night" by a singer who under different circumstances, could have been a star.

 

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Working on an entry for this one. Fascinating song with a great story, but everything about the video is off. This is one of those where you can tell they knew something was wrong when they were making it, but it was too late to bail. Some very bad choices.

 

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Tuesday Trivia today dealt with The Beach Boys: What group had a US #1 hit in the '60s, none in the '70s, then another in the '80s?

They are the answer thanks to "Kokomo" in 1988, but there was another "Kokomo" long before, by The Flamingoes:

 

And then there was a composer who called himself Kokomo, who had this hit. Both came in 1961:

 

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It takes video to truly understand Lee "Scratch" Perry. Got more insight in these four minutes than in any magazine story or book that covered him.

 

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