You know how sometimes you’re looking for something, some indefinable thing, and you just can’t seem to find it? That’s how I’m feeling lately about… almost everything.
I didn’t find what I wanted on YouTube. I did find this, however. A pretty darn good clip of Ike&Tina. You always gotta love Tina (not to mention those crazy backup singers, those girls are workin’ it).
I did spare your delicate sensibilities from the horror that is a clip of Tina on “Shindig”. I mean, really? White girls in go-go boots? Glenn Campbell on guitar (that is Glenn Campbell, right)? It’s sort of like watching Aretha Franklin on the Lawrence Welk Show.
You remember the Lawrence Welk Show. “And uh-von and uh-two… everybody polka!”
Lawrence Welk was from North Dakota.
We’re so proud.
(Ha. I shouldn’t be ugly. North Dakota has every right to be proud of Lawrence Welk and virtually every other 19th century pioneer who managed to survived a winter there to go on to do… well, just about anything. You made it through the 60-degrees-below-zero winter with all your fingers despite living in a sod house and having no food? You deserve commendation. You play that polka music, dude.)