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May 23, 2005

Mr. Paul Anka Rocks!

Truer words were, of course, never spoken. But now there's proof, in the form of an album to be released, it seems, on June 7th, in which he sings rock hits with a swing beat.

Go here to listen.

There's just something that feels right about Mr. Paul Anka rockin' out Suvivor's Eye of the Tiger, or The Cure's Lovecats. (The latter of course is now my go-to make-out cut. It is the very definition of sex on vinyl. I think I'd play Eyes Without a Face first to set the mood, and then go on a make-out integrity kick with Lovecats.)

But it just gets better. Because he also covers Van Halen's Jump -- this time the way it was supposed to sound all along -- and just to prove he's "down with" this newfangled form of rock we call "grunge," he also slices like a hammer covering Soundgarten's Blackhole Sun and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. (The blasting horns really slice the "a mulatto/an albino/a mosquito/my libido" part; his "Yeah!" really kicks it up a notch too.)

Thanks to Johnny Catbird, who swiped it from Michele from ASV, who also lists her non-snobby Top 100 Films of All Time.

I'd argue with a lot of her choices -- and her order -- but her list is a fat lot closer to my list than that of the idiot reviewers from Time.

TiVo/DVR Alert! Stumbo tips:

Paul Anka to perform "Smells Like Teen Spirit" On The Late Show With David Letterman June 14th.

I'm sick to death of people knocking television. Television is so sweet. It's sweeter than those stupid ninjas that people claim to be sweet.

1) Television is NOT a mammal (although it often shows mammals).

2) Television is totally sweet, I mean really freaking sweet and awesome.

3) The purpose of television is to flip out and kick your ass through seriously sweet entertainment, like Mr. Paul Anka performing a big-band swing version of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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