In the Studio #8

Randy Newman


Hans Gruber said...

One of the coolest guys I ever met.

anodyne Brownie said...

Davy the fat Boy
Isn he round?
Isn't he ro-o-und?
What do he weigh folks?
Can ya guess what he weighs?
You know it's only a quarter,
win a tedybear for the girlfriend or somethin for the wife - you've got to get this fatboy into your life.

It must be a good song if I haven't heard it since 1969 and I still recall the lyric.
He is masterful

and Hans I am envious you have been in His presence.

*Sails Away*

Hans Gruber said...

My brother was his assistant for a while. He has an awesome sense of humor and is a lovely guy. To know him is to love him.

swac said...

I've got most of Randy's records, but I really love Nilsson Sings Newman.

estiv said...

...but I really love Nilsson Sings Newman.

Oh man. God yes.

In my fantasy life, I record a version of "Vine Street," and like both Van Dyke Parks and Harry Nilsson it starts with a clip of an old unreleased recording of mine. Of course, if my version of "Vine Street" does not get wide release (like theirs did), the gesture is kind of pointless. But then, this is my fantasy life I'm talking about.