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Video Clip of the Week: Blue Jean Committee, “Catalina Breeze”



Hello, and welcome to another amazing year of super fine music videos courtesy of Worleygig.com! Over this past summer, I enjoyed watching the IFC miniseries, Documentary Now, where Bill Hader and Fred Armisen created insanely accurate and thoroughly hilarious parodies of classic documentaries, such as Grey Gardens and The Thin Blue Line. In one two-part episode entitled Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, the guys told the story of a ’70s “Yacht Rock” band similar to The Eagles, Seals & Crofts and Steely Dan — soft rock acts that were just everywhere in the ’70s. “Catalina Breeze” was their breakthrough hit.

The question is, can it be considered satire if it is indistinguishable from the original? Because this is as spot-on as The Rutles. Enjoy!

Blue Jean Committee
Bill Hader and Fred Armisen with the Blue Jean Committee

The Beatles Debut "All You Need is Love"

Beatles All You Need
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On this Date, June 25th in 1967: An estimated 400 million people in 26 countries saw The Beatles debut “All You Need is Love” as part of the One World satellite broadcast. Among those who provided backing vocals on the track were Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon. As a side note, I also very much enjoy The Rutles’ parody of this song, “Love Life.” Love is the meaning of life/ Life is the meaning of love…