When Orson Welles was pitching Paul Masson wine, he used to say, ”We will sell no wine before its time.” Entertainment works another way: It’s sold long after its time, too. And while it is generally inadvisable to put old wine in new bottles (we prefer vintage Flintstones, Maverick, and Love Affair), this year’s case includes a few corkers:
”December 1963” Otherwise known as ”Oh What a Night,” the Four Seasons’ 1976 deflowering ditty came back by way of a Dutch remix. As the Bandstanders used to say, ”It has a good beat and you can dance to it.”
”Buddy Holly” Okay, so it’s new wine in an old bottle. In this Weezer video, director Spike Jonze puts the band back at Arnold’s diner with Happy Days‘ Fonzie, Richie, and Ralph Malph via superimposed video footage of the ’70s television series. It’s Potsie and the potheads moshing around the clock!
Chant: The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos The brothers, usually holed up in their Spanish abbey, get down with their bad selves and crank out golden 1,300-year-oldies for 2.8 million members of the Lord’s CD-buying congregation. Thank God it’s Fra Day.