I want to be someone who believes …
“My Name Is Jonas,” Weezer
“Mr. Jones,” Counting Crows
“Mr. Jones,” Talking Heads
“Josephine,” The Wallflowers
“Josie,” The Frogs
“Hey Jude,” The Beatles
“Judy,” The Pipettes
“Judy Is a Punk,” The Ramones
“The Return of Jackie and Judy,” Tom Waits
“Julia,” The Beatles
“Romeo and Juliet,” Dire Straits
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” Julie Doiron
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” Paul Simon
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” Peter Bjorn & John
That big sloppy all-star rendition of “Hey Jude” in the video linked above reminds me of the Comedy Central joke about the “Night of Too Many Stars.” It’s one of those grand-finale numbers for a big benefit concert and it includes Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Carl Perkins, plus a full choir and string section. It’s quite a spectacle, but I think I’d rather have seen any of those artists perform the song solo.
“Romeo and Juliet” is just a gorgeous song. Here’s a nice version by The Killers. And here’s the Indigo Girls. And here’s Clarence Clemons’ “Jungleland” solo — which it seems to me ought to fit neatly into “Romeo and Juliet” just before that final reprise of the first verse.
Anyway, what do you suppose it was that Mama Pajama saw that was against the law?