Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Bird!

Most mornings when I walk the 5 blocks from the bus stop to work I listen to my ipod and imagine myself the it girl in a movie. The blocks are long and packed with people. Some days the movie is subtitled, my movements small. I listen to MC Solaar and I am sexy in a still way. Other days I dance, wild, a free spirit as I try very hard not to mouth the words to Lynyrd Skynyrd to myself on Market Street. For some reason in this movie I am always walking away from something and I am happy.

This is all kinds of awesome: Will Ferrell and Conan, I think that may be Ben Harper? Later today I have to go to the mall and I think I'll wait until I'm in a crowded store before I shout it: Free bird! Play Free bird!

14 comments:

Erin said...

Cool! Yeah, I totally think that's Ben Harper on the slide guitar. And the pregnant hippie girlfriend is played by Will Ferrell's very pregnant wife, Viveca Paulin.

BTW, Susannah, you (or Zoey) just called me.

Vanessa said...

Two of my favorite things: Will Ferrell and Free Bird. I can die happy now. And yes, that was Ben Harper. Also Beck and the guy from ZZ Top.
Go Team Coco!

hello gorgeous said...

I heart Conan. And you. For this.

boops said...

often when i'm amongst strangers on the subway i fight back the urge to shout "MORE COWBELL"

JennyA said...

who's the suit on the drums??

Petunia Face said...

Yes, kudos to anyone who can name the suit on drums. He's got to be someone 'cause they keep panning to him...

And also? Boops? More Cowbell most definitely needs to be shouted at random more often.

jennifer said...

that's Max Weinberg on drums and beck is sos cute i can hardly stand it!
MORE COWBELL!

Erin said...

Adam says the guy on the drums is Max Wineberg (Conan's Tonight Show drummer/bandleader, and previously from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band). I can't get the kudos, because I had to ask him when I showed him this video.

ZDub said...

When I saw this last night, it gave me hope for America.

But not NBC. They kinda suck balls.

my favorite and my best said...

doggone it! nbc blocked that shit!!

goodniteirene said...

amazing!?!? the video is no longer available because "it belongs to NBC Universal who has decided to block it." dicks.

jennifer said...

i'm pretty sure you can still see it on hulu/fancast. that's where i saw it. :)

Petunia Face said...

NBC sux butt. Pretty unamerican to pull this shoo shoo on a song like free bird.

Tara said...

You know the whole walking while listening to an ipod and imagining you're the it girl in a movie. I totally do that too! And when I am in my car, I sing out loud and imagine I am in a music video. Haha.