Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Waiting around for the dew to dry up a bit before mowing the lawn this morning, ol’ Robbo finds himself sampling a track recommended by the Middle Gel, who is a huge fan of the Piano Guys.
“Evolution” – There’s that word again. Just the other day I believe I was ranting here about the whiggish implication in its use that Newer means Better. When teh Gel told me about this video, which (if you aren’t going to click it) is a mash up of the principle Batman themes going back to the old 60’s teevee series, I could not resist pointing out that the only real Batman among them all was, of course, the legendary Adam West. (Okay, I’ll also give you Olan Soule, who voiced Batman on the old Super Friends cartoons. BTW, did you know that Ted Knight was the narrator for those shows?) In my opinion, once an actor and a role have reached a certain level of association, it becomes downright heretical to let somebody else play the part. See Kirk, James Tiberius.
Not that I’ve really paid any attention to Batman’s later manifestations – I never saw any of the Dark Knight movies, for instance. All of this fantasy/sooperhero stuff that seems so en vogue these days strikes me as extremely juvenile. (Ducks.)
As for the musick? Eh, it’s a nice sound and I can see why teh Gel likes these guys. At her age, I probably would have, too. But you know what Paul says about thinking as a child.** These days, the stuff is really too fluffy for my taste. (Ducks again.)
** [Ed. – Um, you put up a picture of a guy sitting on a potty in the post just below this one.]
UPDATE: Aaaaand, in before the rain!