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Like a real-life line from “The Intro and the Outro,” it’s Jimmy Carter on harmonica. (Joining Willie Nelson in a performance of, naturally, “Georgia On My Mind.”)
Looking very relaxed, too.
I'm just delighted that you also know and love the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Huzzah!
If Carter had done that in 1980 we might have been saved the Reagan years.
Carter on harmonica, Clinton on tenor, Blair on lead guitar. Where's the rhythm section?
Wasn't that the Purple Gang?
I've been to the jazz bar in Prague where, after a summit meeting, Bill Clinton (tenor sax) had a jam session with Vaclav Havel (piano)... Havel is still well-loved by Czechs for, inter alia, his habit of turning to visiting heads of state after the formal dinner up at the Hradcany palace and saying "Shall we go down the pub?"
#4: Tipper Gore on drums.
"Keynsham. Tell me more about Keynsham..."
If you need a conductor, of course, there was always Edward Heath. (Not the swing bandleader, either.)
...and a great favorite of all of us here, J. Arthur Rank on gong.
For one moment I thought the late prime minister had been resurrected and turned into a virtuoso.
Wow, the former president's playing is pretty impressive. As for the rhythm section, unfortunately we must not forget Mike Huckabee on electric bass.
Really wild, General! (YouTube link to a fan-made montage of the personages mentioned in the song.)
YouTube is a good source for your daily requirement of Bonzo. See the original video of "Death Cab for Cutie" with John and George digging the stripper, and "Little Sir Echo" with the ventriloquist act (Sam Spoons?) that has forever altered how I think of this song. It starts off with "The Equestrian Statue," by the way, as should we all.
And, again in the "unfortunate" category, Condi Rice on piano.
#1 - Nice dodging of Godwin's Law.
#6 - Didn't somebody once do an Evening with Vaclav Havel and Lou Reed? I seem to remember they agreed on everything but Michael Jackson.
My favorite Vaclav Havel data point is that his first official invitee to Prague was Frank Zappa.
Godwin doesn't work that way. (Or in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform. I added that after previewing.)
15: OK, there's a good question for you: after some political upheaval, you have become the first democratically elected president of Ruritania. Who is your first official invitee?
Who would I invite? The high school counselor who thought I was doomed to fail. Pwn!
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