And now for a short musical interlude:
How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.
By the American musician Ralph Carney
. I hadn't heard of him before stumbling upon this odd video, but apparently he's considered "an integral part of the indie music scene," and has collaborated with artists such as Tom Waits, the B-52s, and The Black Keys. There's a documentary about him in the works, titled "This is Ralph Carney."
Telly Savalas always seemed like an unlikely pop star. And yet, as Wikipedia notes
, his version of "If" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975, and retains the record for being "the shortest title of any song to reach number one in the UK."
The parody version: