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Will.I.Am Teaches Us About The Second Day Of Kwanzaa Plus Muppets!

Today is the second day of Kwanzaa and the principle we’re reflecting on is called Kujichagulia (koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) which has to be the best holiday word ever! It means self determination and the Beautiful Girl and I will celebrate by rocking out to this Will I Am song:

Ah Muppets, what *can’t* you teach us? I actually do listen to non-Muppet based music. In fact there are hardly any puppets in my CD/MP3 collection at all! I have no idea why, if left to my own devices, I will inevitably post a Muppet video here. Ah well, it doesn’t really matter why I suppose, Muppets are cool and that is that. But tomorrow I vow there shall be NO puppet videos on this blog! (It’ll be a cartoon instead.)

Focus Hocus Pocus

Focus is the most famous rock band ever to come out of Holland. “Hocus Pocus” is their most famous song. They’ve had lots of line up changes over the years but Focus is still performing today. Here they are in 1973 from The Midnight Special.

I think this clip was posted on the Bizarre You Tube videos thread or somewhere else as a funny video but I gotta tell you this song works for me! I think it’s awesome! Still I believe Steven Sondheim missed the mark when he declared that “Hocus Pocus” had the finest lyrics of any song written in the 20th century. I don’t think any lyrics discussion is complete unless serious consideration is given to this number.

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