Sunday, June 19, 2011

More Celebrities and Some Confusion

It has been a long time since I last blogged. The Sudeikis/Helms episode of Saturday Night Live came and went without any mention of an uncanny similarity between the two, leaving me to conclude that I am the only one who sees that similarity.

In other television news, several weeks ago the world witnessed the departure of long-time Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hary. In the spirit of confusing celebrity pairs, I am reminded of days long ago when Mary Hart shared the airwaves with Mariette Hartley. Whatever happened to Mariette Hartley? Well, okay, one can read the linked Wikipedia article to find out whatever happened to Mariette Hartley. And of course in even bigger departure news, Oprah Winfrey ended her talk show. Could someone please explain to me why people go crazy over Oprah? She seems as if she could be the only person on television with even less talent than Carson Daly, if such a thing is indeed possible.

And Clarence Clemons has died. He made a lot of music with the E Street Band over the decades; what stands out most in my mind is his work on Dancing in the Dark. From the perspective of synesthesia, the synthesizer that forms the backbone of Dancing in the Dark is a smooth, gleaming gold, whereas the saxophone is a contrasting fuzzy gold. Even more remarkable is the sense of musical detachment created in that saxophone solo; it isn't a part of the song, but instead floats above the song and outside it.