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The Confession

I have always said that some of the best novelty songs
have come from serious artists.
They produce some of the funniest material because
they can pick and choose from ideas accrued over a
long career of being a serious source of entertainment.
Even if the artist only creates one or two pieces it is
usually the best of what they have to offer.
This is one such example.
Colcannon is a very serious entity, a Celtic band from the
Boulder Colorado area, their name comes from the
traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and vegetables.
This is the only humorous piece that I know of that they’ve
produced over the years, and it’s a keeper.
You’ll be humming it for days…


Bedside Manner

Mike Nichols and Elaine May with a skit
that ALWAYS makes me chuckle.
Maybe it’s the indifference to human life,
the exact opposite that one would expect
from a doctor.
Or it could be the multiple issues the patient
is suffering from, to the point of absurdity.
A classic piece by any measure…