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December 20, 2013 / thackersam

December 19 – Thursday – The Lovin’ Spoonful – 24 Karat Hits – Pt. 2

Why yes, I believe my assumption was correct. Sides three and four contain more fabulous Lovin’ Spoonful songs that I know and can still sing along with than the first two sides, and adding them up would definitely spill over onto another record. Rather than list them, I’ll just say that my favorite from this disc is “You Didn’t Have to be so Nice (I would have loved you anyway).” So cute.

“You’re a Big Boy Now” was the theme song to an odd little movie of the same name with a fabulous cast including Julie Harris and Karen Black, both of whom died this past August. “Well cross my eyes and hope to die.” That was a line from another odd little movie from way back in which one of the minor characters has a Karen Black fetish. You see, Karen had a slight cross-eyed thing going on, which seemed to add to her appeal, cause there was a time when she was real popular. Both actresses will be missed. But that has nothing to do with The Lovin’ Spoonful, who also contributed to the soundtrack and made an appearance in What’s Up, Tiger Lily, one of Woody Allen’s earliest films. It was also odd. In case you haven’t noticed, I like odd. Not weird, uncomfortable or scary odd – but a respectful yet sincere odd.

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