John Fogerty plugs new book on Conan

After reveling in the news that Trudeau had kicked Harper’s political butt to the curb last night I got another treat when I switched the channel and found one of my fave rockers of all time, John Fogerty, making an appearance on Conan.

Fogerty showed up to plug his new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, which was released by Little, Brown & Company a couple weeks ago.

The 70-year-old music legend recalled how he used to keep a little notepad for jotting down potential song titles in, and showed how “Proud Mary”–the title of his hit from Creedence’s 1969 Bayou Country album–was written right at the top of the list on the first page.

Fogerty also comically recalled how challenging it was to follow the acid-addled Grateful Dead at Woodstock:

Then he pulled out an acoustic guitar and banged off an impromptu version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”.

Gotta love John Fogerty.

Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special looks like celebrity heaven

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola, who previously collaborated on the beautiful indie film Lost in Translation, are doing an extravagant, star-studded Christmas special for Netflix. Yes, you read that correctly.

Although we’ve previously seen a teaser, this is the first look at what the special will actually be like — which is to say, Murray waltzing around with famous people while some kind of Christmas-y plot (and assuredly lots of singing) accompany him. This may in fact be a documentary of how he lives. Murray’s famous friends, both in the trailer and probably in real life, include George Clooney, Chris Rock, MIley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Paul Shaffer, and the band Phoenix.

Will it be as memorable as Murray’s 1988 Christmas movie Scrooged? Only time will tell.A Very Murray Christmas will be on Netflix starting December 4th.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/14/9530969/bill-murray-netflix-christmas-trailer-release-date

SpongeBob SquarePants Sings Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’

SpongeBob SquarePants Sings Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :

In this clever mashup parody by Youtube user Chip’s World, lovable SpongeBob SquarePants, his sidekick Patrick Star, and other characters from the long-running Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants perform Black Sabbath’s 1970 heavy metal hit “War Pigs.”