The Cool Hall of Fame #7: Academy Awards Edition


Isaac Hayes (1973)

If anyone knows of a cooler musical moment than Isaac Hayes performing The Theme From Shaft on the Oscars, I'd love to hear about it.

4 comments:

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, there was Rob Lowe singing "Proud Mary" with Snow White back in, I believe, '89 . . .

swac said...

Is that the same one where Merv Griffin came out singing I've Got a Loverly Bunch of Coconuts? I thought that was an acid flashback.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

Is that the same one where Merv Griffin came out singing I've Got a Loverly Bunch of Coconuts? I thought that was an acid flashback.

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Chortle all ya want, Signor Cooke, but this . . . bixarre occurrence actually transpired (though there's a chance I got the song incorrect). The thing was a running, jumping, standing joke in Holywood for years after.

I know my jaw dropped when I saw it, because not only was it . . . what it was . . . but this was not too long after Lowe had got in hot water for videotaping himself in flagrante delicto with two beasts (one of them of the jailbait variety) in a hotel room during the '88 Democratic National Convention.

The Academy Awards are really going out on a limb this year, I thought.

swac said...

My thinking was, musically anyway, we've gone from Elliott Smith and Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss....to Counting Crows and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Devolution in full effect.