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January 6, 2010 1:10 PM   Subscribe

Goodnight Keith Moon
posted by Rumple (39 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's great.
posted by ob at 1:14 PM on January 6, 2010


Hilarious.
posted by Lobster Garden at 1:16 PM on January 6, 2010


The somewhat obvious premise had me worried, but the execution was sublime.

Obligatory: Christopher Walken reads Goodnight Moon on The Simpsons.
posted by gompa at 1:18 PM on January 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


No mention of it being Harry Nilsson's place.
posted by philip-random at 1:21 PM on January 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh man. For a minute I thought this was gonna be an obit thread. Phew.
posted by Babblesort at 1:22 PM on January 6, 2010 [10 favorites]


Um... double? can't find the link, but how the hell did I find this a month or so ago if it wasn't via the Blue?
posted by yiftach at 1:25 PM on January 6, 2010


Funnier than I expected. And a little sad, too.
posted by tommasz at 1:25 PM on January 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Twas good.
posted by fungible at 1:29 PM on January 6, 2010


Just in case you haven't seen it yet: The Who's performance during the Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Circus. If you look closely, you can see Keith Moon kill a man around 4:41.
posted by billysumday at 1:30 PM on January 6, 2010 [8 favorites]


Doubly good, we crashed the server last time around though.
posted by fixedgear at 1:32 PM on January 6, 2010


The excellence of the idea made me gasp, but I found the execution, lacking in meter and uninspired.
posted by Skygazer at 1:38 PM on January 6, 2010


Coral cache in case it goes down. The URL goodnightkeithmoon.com does not appear in any previous metafilter or subsite post or comment so if it is a double then it was previously deleted I suppose.
posted by Rumple at 1:38 PM on January 6, 2010


503 Error. Resource limit exceeded. Previously.
posted by effbot at 1:41 PM on January 6, 2010


Also on youtube, albiet in unusual and dire need of HD.
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:46 PM on January 6, 2010


I friggin' KNEW IT! Thanks, effbot, I thought I was losing it... well, there are other signs, but I'm glad this ain't one of 'em.

(I've gotten so used to my Greasemonkey plugin that shows deleted posts inline that they meld into my memory of the front page seamlessly.)
posted by yiftach at 1:48 PM on January 6, 2010


i get my back into my living.
posted by quietalittlewild at 1:58 PM on January 6, 2010


Needs more Rolls Royce in swimming pool.
posted by punkfloyd at 2:00 PM on January 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ouch. I watched that Rock and Roll Circus video and forgot that I didn't have AdBlock turned on. What the hell? Do all YouTube videos have that insipid pop-up ad showing over the content? That's incredibly annoying and hard to believe Google (masters of the unobtrusive text ad) is supporting that. Then again, I find the comments in YouTube videos to be just as obnoxious, and wish they would all die. I'm sick of having to turn them off in every goddamned video I watch.
posted by caution live frogs at 2:09 PM on January 6, 2010


Keith Moon died!?! DAMN IT!

WHY, GOD? WHY?
posted by Naberius at 2:20 PM on January 6, 2010


Much, much better than Where Zakk Wylde Things Are.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2010 [7 favorites]


Thank you billysumday , that is possibly the best rock n roll video I have ever seen! You just made my day!
posted by white_devil at 2:30 PM on January 6, 2010


Goodnight Bush > Goodnight Keith Moon
posted by avocet at 2:40 PM on January 6, 2010


I shed a few tears when Opus decided to spend eternity next to Dead Keith Moon.
posted by fleetmouse at 3:08 PM on January 6, 2010


Metafilter: Funnier than I expected. And a little sad, too.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:37 PM on January 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


That Rock & Roll Circus performance is high on the list of my All Time Favorite Things Ever.
posted by padraigin at 3:40 PM on January 6, 2010 [1 favorite]



Keith Moon died!?! DAMN IT!

WHY, GOD? WHY?


At least we still have John Entwhistle.
posted by TedW at 3:58 PM on January 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


That Rock & Roll Circus performance is high on the list of my All Time Favorite Things Ever.

Seconded. Whenever I lose my faith in humanity and settle into a crippling ennui (i.e., weekly), I watch that clip and just murmur to myself: "This is live. This is live. THIS. IS. LIVE."
posted by joe lisboa at 4:05 PM on January 6, 2010


we crashed the server last time

In all humbleness, the Metafilter post on Nov. 24 probably didn't impact their server as much as all those Nov. 23 - 24 posts on Reddit, Neatorama, Fark, Huffington Post, etc. etc. etc.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:27 PM on January 6, 2010


At least we still have John Entwhistle.
posted by TedW at 3:58 PM on January 6 [+] [!]


You might want to sit down.
posted by basicchannel at 5:12 PM on January 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ditto on the Rock and Roll Circus "A Quick One, While He's Away". The Kids Are Alright film has slightly different camera shots during that performance, so while Pete is singing

I can't believe it
Do my eyes deceive me?
Am I back in your arms?
Away from all harm?

you get Keith singing along and about to come out of his skin.

It's at 5:18 but so good to watch all the way through again.

Goodnight Keith Moon made me sad so it balances out.
posted by toadliquor at 5:19 PM on January 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


Keith Moon is about a foot outside his own body in that performance. Incredible.
posted by basicchannel at 6:02 PM on January 6, 2010


In poor taste, boring, and not even funny. Seconding that the concept of "Goodnight Keith Moon" could have been great if not so poorly executed..
posted by Daddy-O at 7:18 PM on January 6, 2010


Horton Hears the Who
posted by pracowity at 1:49 AM on January 7, 2010


You might want to sit down.

At least James Brown is still kickin'
posted by ersatz at 5:18 AM on January 7, 2010


I think I'm going to miss the sick most of all.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:18 AM on January 7, 2010


Oh, I'm glad this post is going to stand. I felt terrible when the post was a failure a couple of months ago when I posted it, because I thought it was one of the most clever tributes I'd come across in a long time.

Daddy-O: I would be interested to hear a more in-depth analysis of why you think it's in poor taste and boring. I don't believe the work is meant to be funny, actually. But as far as being full of spot-on references to The Who and Moon's death, it is right on target, and done perfectly in the spirit of the original work which it references.
posted by hippybear at 9:42 AM on January 7, 2010


ersatz, you might want to sit down six times.
posted by Limiter at 5:19 PM on January 7, 2010


Agreed, the book didn't seem meant to be funny exactly. Although, now that I think about it, Keith Moon might have thought it was hilarious if he'd read it in the 70s.
posted by mubba at 7:18 PM on January 7, 2010


ersatz, you might want to sit down six times.

Incidentally, I got so winded yesterday after my dear friends put on a 9-minute version of Sexmachine.
posted by ersatz at 4:57 AM on January 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


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