What're the kids listening to nowadays, that's what I want to know. I feel so old and jaded by this point. I remember when Bach was penning his first minuets; I remember when John, Paul, George and Ringo were touching down in NYC for the first time. I remember what it was like when the Goo Goo Dolls sang "And I don't want the world to see me/'Cause I don't think that they'd understand." I remember when Rick Moranis was still in the public eye --
Wait. What's that? Rick Moranis is releasing….A NEW ALBUM? He is? Sweet! Oh boy, this is good news. Ever since he retired from the movie business or whatever since shrinking and blowing up his kids, the masterful comic actor Rick Moranis has all but disappeared, aside from releasing his debut LP The Agoraphobic Cowboy, a country tinged quasi-comedy LP, in 2005. That album's much better than you might think it is, too. It's actually quite good: Moranis is a good musician and smart songwriter, as well as a fantastic actor.
So, the new album is called My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs and you can pre-order it at RickMoranis.com on May 21st. I'm excited. Will it be the album of the year? Probably not. But Rick Moranis is a treasure, and any gift he wants to give us mortals, whether it be a CD or a haircut, I'm stoked about it.
I leave you with:
And finally, this.
God bless you, Mr. Moranis.
P.S. - After publishing this blog post, I read that the Chicago based label Drag City is releasing an Andy Kaufman comedy album. His first! Wow. Good stuff in the comedy record business today!