wish you were here
If that’s what you’re into…
I’ve been watching/catching up on Flight of The Conchords Season 1 lately, and like many of their clever songs, I have not been able to get “If You’re Into It” out of my head.
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Watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall this past weekend and How I Met Your Mother on Monday got me to thinking about Jason Segal’s start on Freaks and Geeks, and some of the more classic moments from that show. Awhile back, Matt posted about Nick serenading Lindsey with the Styx classic Lady.
Well, one of my favorite Nick moments from Freaks and Geeks is when he’s drumming along with Spirit of the Radio by Rush. One would think he’s doing an awesome job, until his dad comes down the stairs and you get the perspective of the outside observer.
This scene is so great because not only is it an awesome song, but who hasn’t been singing along to the car radio, or doing karaoke, and thinking they sound awesome, when, in reality, they’re awful?
Tangential anecdote: Jo and I once shared a flight to Australia with Jason Segal (thankfully, it didn’t crash on a mysterious island). We noticed him waiting in the Auckland, New Zealand airport on our layover along with the rest of the passengers from our plane. Which is funny because the night before we had watched Can’t Hardly Wait in the hotel room, and he has a small cameo in that. And now, thanks to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I’ve seen his penis.
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Cadbury ran an awesome ad campaign in the U.K. in 2007 to promote its Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar. Appropriately titled, “Gorilla”, it features a gorilla listening to Phil Collins‘ song, In The Air Tonight from the Face Value album. It also spawned the website, Glass and a Half Full Productions.
Many believed that Phil Collins himself was the drummer, but the gorilla performing the famous drum Phil-in sequence is actor, Garon Michael. Michael had some experience playing a primate having appeared in the movies Congo, and the Planet of the Apes remake.
After its premier week in September of 2007, there was a groundswell of fans clamoring to download the song. In New Zealand for example, it was number 1 on the RIANZ Singles Chart, beating it’s number 6 position when the song was originally released in 1986. In the U.K. Singles Chart it reached number 9. Not bad for a song released in the mid-80s.
Phil Collins has admitted he’s a fan of the ad, joking: “Not only is a better drummer than me, he also has more hair than me. Can he sing too?”
Thanks to Jamie‘s wife, Jo for providing the link.
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