When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

02 July 2006

S is for Stevie, that's good enough for me

Was talking a week or so ago with a friend about Sesame Street. He has a small child now, and was expressing the opinion that the show was a shadow of its former self... among other factors, the death of Jim Henson and the arrival of Elmo were cited as historical milestones in the Decline and Fall of the Children's Television Workshop.

Imagine my delight when I discovered, on YouTube, this glorious, seven-minute-long live performance of "Superstition," by Stevie Wonder, from the early 1970s...

On Sesame Street.

The phrase "Go, Cookie Monster" can be heard, and there are a couple of camera shots of a five or six year-old kid dancing like she's in a cage at the Whisky-A-Go Go. Stevie's band is beyond tight, and towards the end he even riffs on the Sesame Street theme.

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