Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Harry's Odd Assoiciation (Blogophilia 12.9)

Hey, Heidy and Howdy. It's Harry Handy again, here at WOFT, Old Farts Radio. 109.1 on your FM dial. And how are you lovely Geritol Gents this find spring afternoon?  Me? I'm just happy to be on the right side of the ground and spinning only the finest in golden notes.

But to prove to you I am not just a dusty old fart, I have a special item for you. 

It is funny how some things will come up. I was listening to this video by Lakestreet Dive, a delightful group of young folks out of Brooklyn.

You can observe a lot just by watching. And it occurred to me that this group is the reincarnation of the old Scooby Doo (without the dog).

The group:

Consists of:

Rachael Price as Daphne

Bridget McKerney as Velma

Mike Olson as Fred

Mike Calabrese as Shaggy.

Which, if you know a little history about the cartoon, kind of makes sense. The original concept for the show was a traveling band solving mysteries in a painted van. Now, I don't know if the band has a paisley Mystery Machine, but it would be cool if they did.

The band uses the tried and true method of putting the hot chick in front and the brainy one in the back It helps that Rachael has the chops to back it up.

And if you think I'm just a dirty old man dreaming...well, you're right. I'd spin those disks all night Just me, Ben Gay, and Vi Agra, if you know what I mean. And we wouldn't need a dog to keep us company.  But we shouldn't keep the eye candy and a good set of pipes just for the men, so here you go, Ladies...

Now, the guy on the left looks like he could flip a tabor with Rachael on top and catch her on the way down, then eat a whole haggis when he got finished. Even a red blood male can appreciate good form.

I think I'll finish up on this note, I've found my funeral song. It's proof even the ancient Dudelsack can be used in modern times. Burn it all down!

Until next time, keep the Geritol dreams coming. And don't get tripped up by those meddling kids.


Topic (Tried and true)-Barbara K.

Pic: Irene Melgoza

Pic Guesses: Gypsy, The Fortune Teller, Rose Arbor, The Oracle, Frieda, Like Water for Chocolate, Desperado,


  1. Those are some excellent dancers on the Dropkick Murphys video. I kind of enjoyed the song, but I could not understand a word that fellow was singing. Maybe it's just me.

    1. Ah, finally fixed the problem. Yeah, Sean can't enunciate worth a crap and the speed of the Reel makes it worse.

  2. another neat musical blog this week, ( also too funny)

  3. Nicely done!


  4. Lakeside Drive - never heard of them, but enjoyed them


  5. This was rather brilliant, I loved it. Never heard of Lake Street Drive before, but I like their sound. Love the middle Scottish video, of course, and always the Dropkick Murphys.

    And this will be my funeral song :)


    1. That is a flat out AWESOME version of it.

  6. Thinking about it, that kind of makes sense. That explains why Shaggy and Scooby always had the munchies. They were in the band. :)