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JediTricks
07-31-2006, 03:05 PM
First off, this song kicks monster ***, but Funk generally does so it's not that surprsing ;)

There's a glitch in the video about 2:15 in, it's a 2-second break. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSC29xl6hno

This was from 1972, the same year the song was released, Stevie Wonder also performed it that year on Soul Train. They really jam with it on Sesame Street, running it nearly double the song's original length, kinda hard to believe they'd put it on Sesame Street, but it's not an inappropriate song in terms of lyrical content, so why not?

seanmcfripp
08-02-2006, 07:18 PM
Oh man, that made the hair on my arms stand up. Superstition live can't be beat, as Stevie's clavinet "bass" line is usually all over the place.

Talking Book, Innervisions, and Songs in the Key of Life are must haves for any serious record collection.

That was awesome, JT. Thanks! :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
08-02-2006, 11:19 PM
When Stevie Wonder dies (hopefully no time soon), Jesus will ask him to duet with Stevie Ray Vaughan on that tune, and it shall be the greatest sound ever heard in the cosmos.

2-1B
08-03-2006, 01:26 AM
Very cool ! :)

(even though I think Stevie Wonder fans are like PT fans.)

seanmcfripp
08-03-2006, 09:16 PM
When Stevie Wonder dies (hopefully no time soon), Jesus will ask him to duet with Stevie Ray Vaughan on that tune, and it shall be the greatest sound ever heard in the cosmos.

I'm one of those cynical, soul-less, atheist types, but I'd consider going to church on Sundays if it meant getting a front row seat to that show. :yes:

seanmcfripp
08-04-2006, 07:05 PM
(even though I think Stevie Wonder fans are like PT fans.)

Very sneaky, I missed that the first time. And yes, we are, so please bear with us. We're a thick-headed bunch.

Dar' Argol
08-12-2006, 07:55 PM
No, Cookie Monster!

In the middle of the song he says that . . . . classic!

I've always has issues with this song. Becasue it starts out . . "Superstitious, writing on the wall. Superstitious, letter about to fall."

So how does Stevie know that??? How can he SEE the writing on the wall??? And how does he know the letter about to fall???

I always chuckle when I hear the begining of this song . . he he he . . . .

JediTricks
08-12-2006, 11:52 PM
The "ladder" is about to fall, not the "letter". And the "writing's on the wall" is metaphorical.

Dar' Argol
08-13-2006, 12:17 AM
The "ladder" is about to fall, not the "letter". And the "writing's on the wall" is metaphorical.

:Ogre:


still makes me chuckle though . . . :p

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 12:42 AM
Laughing at blind musical geniuses is an express elevator to hell!

And not the good kind with Hicks and Vasquez and Ripley either... of course, that didn't turn out so good either now really.

Jayspawn
08-13-2006, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the post JT! That song is f'n sweet but lyrically -and you're right, its not at all appropriate for Sesame Street.

JEDIpartner
08-13-2006, 05:46 PM
I loved it when Bush waved at Stevie when Stevie performed at a White House event. :D

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the post JT! That song is f'n sweet but lyrically -and you're right, its not at all appropriate for Sesame Street.Actually, there's nothing inappropriate about the lyrics except perhaps the part about the devil, and even then I think that's a bit of a stretch since the devil is portrayed in a negative light.

El Chuxter
06-09-2010, 03:04 PM
Bumping this thread is less an excuse to use the golden shovel than it is a moral necessity to share this with anyone who missed it the first time around.

JimJamBonds
06-09-2010, 07:52 PM
First off, this song kicks monster ***, but Funk generally does so it's not that surprsing ;)
True dat!

There's a glitch in the video about 2:15 in, it's a 2-second break. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSC29xl6hno

The glitch is even worse now since you can't even watch the performance. lol

El Chuxter
06-09-2010, 08:04 PM
Guess I should've checked that before bumping. :(

I really wish that YouTube would only remove videos that infringe upon copyrights of works older than five years if the rightful copyright holder would make them available. Corporate YouTube is no fun.

Darth Jax
06-09-2010, 10:40 PM
its not hard to find. just search stevie wonder & sesame street on youtube. (what's hard to find is a link that doesn't include words that would get me banned for a day if i used them here in the comments)

JediTricks
06-10-2010, 03:53 PM
The glitch is even worse now since you can't even watch the performance. lolEh, not hard to find the replacement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

I just downloaded the flv video from Youtube though so it doesn't matter if they take it down. As a live performance from a 40-year-old broadcast on Public Television, I am skeptical as to how there are reasonable copyright violations to be had here.

JimJamBonds
06-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Eh, not hard to find the replacement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

Nope I just had to click on the link you posted. :D

JediTricks
06-11-2010, 03:53 PM
There should be a law that every human being must have free 24/7 access to that clip.