Tuesday, 7 November 2006

youtube: weeping ukulele, weird al does palindromes dylanly

Two videos on YouTube, tipoff from Rocking Vicar.

This is Jake Shimabukuro playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps on a ukulele in Central Park, which is quite pleasant.

And this is Weird Al Yankovic doing a pastiche of Bob Dylan (115th Dream-ish tune, Subterranean Homesick Blues video) in which every line is a palindrome, and is tremendous. I need to seek out some more Weird Al (there may be much more on YouTube - I've already come across Amish Paradise); Eat It still sticks in my mind, and he bears repeated listens I think. Unlike the Barron Knights.

Those palindromes in full:

I, man, am regal - a German am I
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
Madam, I'm Adam
Too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon
Too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Rise to vote, sir
Do geese see god?
"Do nine men interpret?" "Nine men," I nod
Rats live on no evil star
Won't lovers revolt now?
Race fast, safe car
Pa's a sap
Ma is as selfless as I am
May a moody baby doom a yam?

Ah, Satan sees Natasha
No devil lived on
Lonely Tylenol
Not a banana baton
No "x" in "Nixon"
O, stone, be not so
O Geronimo, no minor ego
"Naomi," I moan
"A Toyota's a Toyota"
A dog, a panic in a pagoda

Oh no! Don Ho!
Nurse, I spy gypsies - run!
Senile felines
Now I see bees I won
UFO tofu
We panic in a pew
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog

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