June 7, 2009

Living in the sunlight.



I love Tiny Tim's total commitment to his character and style, Johnny's perfect mix of niceness and sarcasm, and Tim's sweetly stated superior knowledge of music history. Here's the original that Johnny didn't know:



"Things that bother you never bother me..."

IN THE COMMENTS: Mr. Forward says:
Happy Tune from the the 30's?

Sounds like Secretary of the Treasury "Tiny Tim" Geithner.

"What bothers you doesn't bother me."

Bissage says:
My father worked with Miss Vicki's uncle and I was very young when he brought me along for a visit.

That was the first time I heard the expression "hippie weirdo freak."

In such ways are the incentives to conform made known to small children.

Miss Vicki now.

Miss Vicki has a blog!

6 comments:

ricpic said...

Oh how I miss Johnny's niceness. Inseparable from the decency of his upbringing.

Bissage said...

My father worked with Miss Vicki's uncle and I was very young when he brought me along for a visit.

That was the first time I heard the expression "hippie weirdo freak."

In such ways are the incentives to conform made known to small children.

Miss Vicki now.

Mr. Forward said...

Happy Tune from the the 30's?

Sounds like Secretary of the Treasury "Tiny Tim" Geithner.

"What bothers you doesn't bother me."

ricpic said...

The tin bucket sink in Miss Vicki's bathroom is kewl.

jimspice said...

And to tie in another '70s star, along with legal commentary, that 1929 ditty would now be in the public domain if not for the work of Sonny Bono.

jdeeripper said...

That was one of the few remaining segments from the Tonight Show in the 1960s.

Here's another one. Love Ed Ames' fancy foot work.

The older Tiny Tim was on the Howard Stern Show several times.

Howard Stern upsets Tiny Tim over his religious beliefs.

Tiny sings a sensitive tribute to AIDS patients.