I don’t *think* I dreamed this … although I was in bed at the time.
Last night, rather than reading for a bit before going to sleep, I turned on a recent re-run of David Letterman where I saw Paul Anka perform the Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in a Big Band/Swing style. It was incredibly bizarre and absolutely mesmerizing.
Who would have ever imagined the 1950’s teen idol belting out:
“I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
My libido Yeah!”
…with a full swing orchestra behind him?
Kurt Cobain had to have been spinning in his grave … if for no other reason than in Paul Anka’s rendition of this indie rock anthem, the lyrics were actually intelligible.