Songs from the Idiot Box, Part I
Not to discount The King Center, The Carter Center, or the Claremont Lounge, but The EARL may be the coolest damn place in all of Atlanta. They book great shows, their hamburgers are scrumptious, and they have fried okra on the menu. Plus, once in a while they have awesome theme shows that are pretty much a guaranteed good time. One such night came a couple weeks back when The EARL hosted "Songs from the Idiot Box." Basically, they had 9 local bands come in on a Saturday night and cover songs from '70s and '80s TV and movies. Yes, it was as awesome as it sounds. I have proof. Because there was so much damn music played on that night, I'll just post a few selections for now. All of these were live at The EARL on January 21:
Cadillac Jones - Theme from S.W.A.T.
Blake Rainey - Believe It or Not (Greatest American Hero theme)
Blake Rainey - Good Ol' Boys (Dukes of Hazzard theme)
Eric Belt and Dave Strohauer - Theme from Barney Miller
Eric Belt and Dave Strohauer - Theme from Fat Albert
Unicorns! The Musical - You're the Best! (Karate Kid)
More to come later. Don't change that dial. Or something.
Here's a "glorified" version of The Thermos Song from the Steve Martin classic The Jerk. GLORIOUS! You can also grab the original audio from the movie here.