Sunday, August 07, 2005

Happy Birthday, Stan Freberg

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I see on News from Me that Stan Freberg's birthday is today. I first learned about him from great recordings like "St. George and the Dragonet" and "Green Christmas," among many others in the '50s. All of them were hilarious and seemed to me to have something of the same spirit as another great discovery of mine in those years, Mad magazine. Sure, Freberg made a movie deriding the beginnings of rock and roll, a type of music which he must have hated, but I forgave him for that. To me, he'll always be a genius.

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

I was always partial to his rendition of "The Bananna Boat Song." Whoo! Spiders!