How Did They Do This?

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on June 4, 2011 - 8:57 am

    I would have to call this THE video!

    Wouldn’t you?

    Why not?

  2. #2 by Becky Stauffer on June 4, 2011 - 9:12 am

    I loved this – it made me smile. Thanks, Larry.

  3. #3 by cav on June 4, 2011 - 9:30 am

    ‘Kommieokie’

  4. #4 by brewski on June 4, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Pretty cool.
    Long live Buddy Holly.

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on June 4, 2011 - 9:51 am

    The new generation has aris’n!

    Get OUT of the way!

  6. #6 by cav on June 4, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Don McLean.

  7. #7 by brewski on June 4, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    It is about Buddy Holly.

  8. #8 by cav on June 4, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    Not to put too fine a point on any of this, but if that horrendous song is about Buddy Holly, respects must also be paid to the
    Big Bopper, and Richie Valence.

    I always thought it was about the ‘Gulf of Tonkin’. But that’s just me.

  9. #9 by brewski on June 4, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    It’s Ritchie Valens.
    Completely unrelated, Valens was born and grew up very close to where the Rodney King beating took place. A little L.A. trivia.

  10. #10 by Becky Stauffer on June 5, 2011 - 5:52 am

    Not completely unrelated. American Pie contains references that have been interpreted but never fully explained, except that McLean did dedicate the song to Buddy Holly. But check Wikipedia and Google other sources for some slants on it. The “day the music died” refers to the plane crash that took the lives of Holly, Big Bopper, and Valens. Some people also think these three are the “three men I admire most, the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.” But I think this refers to the assassinations that shook our country in the 60’s: JFK, RFK, and MLK.

    Most people agree the song is about social changes that took place in the 60’s characterized by the radical changes in rock and roll.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on June 5, 2011 - 7:17 am

    I assume everybody’s seen “The Buddy Holly Story”. If you haven’t, it’s very good.

    I’ve always wondered about the line, “the birds flew off to the fallout shelter”, but according to Becky’s link, McLlean’ lips are zipped. Actually a good idea; I could never get over how music videos of songs in the hayday of MTV were so much different from what I had in my head. In a way, it ruined the songs for me.

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on June 6, 2011 - 4:47 am

    Tell me if I’m wrong, but I think the video commemorates the passing of Janis Joplin more then Buddy Holly. It brings tears to my eyes every time I see it.

    It’s as if the song and video dies, but becomes more beautiful.

  13. #13 by Larry Bergan on June 6, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    On a more serious, yet similar note:

    I love “The Doors”!

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