Send down a life line
Harry Nilsson, The Point! (RCA 1970)
Was discussing this record recently and a lucky search revealed that Nilsson's kid-fable pop musical about the pointless Oblio in the land of the pointy people was made into a real animated movie. Didn't know that! And of course, YouTube provides. It's in a real "Schoolhouse Rock," 1970s line-drawing style. Pretty cool.
Here's my two favorite songs from the album -- I left in a little bit of the narration at the beginning and end of each track. You might recognize the first one.
Harry Nilsson - "Me and My Arrow"
Harry Nilsson - "Poli High"
"Think About Your Troubles"
Totally unrelated: One Louder returns with a post I meant to do myself, celebrating last Thursday's Soulwax Nite Versions show at the new club Studio B in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The only thing comparable was seeing LCD Soundsystem last year (covers: Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire," Siouxsie's "Spellbound"), but this show might rate even higher on the insanity meter (covers: Roman Flugel's "Gehts Noch," Tomas Andersson's "Washing Up," Tiga's "You're Gonna Want Me" and a bunch of ravey classix that I don't know the names of). Fun times. Same venue is hosting a "DFA disco party" on Oct. 7 with James Murphy, Tim Sweeney, Tim Goldsworthy and Shit Robot DJing (release party for Remixes Vol. 2) but I already got tickets to see The Host that night, d'oh!!