Friday, June 27, 2008

George Carlin 1937-2008

Exactly the right song for George.

NOTE: I am not quite sure what "shadow Dave" is wearing in this video. My British readers should feel free to jump in and tell me what it is. It doesn't quite look like a kilt, some kind of Mod Edwardian thing?

My Kinks "BBC sessions" CD (which I never leave home without) has authentic angelic-voiced English schoolchildren doing the "la-la-las"--which sound like someone ascending to heaven... I regret this version doesn't equal that one.

Resquiat in Pace, George Carlin. Thanks for doing the Irish proud.



[via FoxyTunes / The Kinks]


annie said...

i'm going to miss his wit and wisdom from here on out.

JoJo said...

I'm so bummed about this. Losing him and Tim Russert in one week really sucks.

ArrogantWorm said...

That song's perfect for his tribute. Very sorely missed, he was awesome.

mikeb302000 said...

A lot of people wrote about George Carlin but your post was one of the best with that video. Thanks.