Have you been watching Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” this week?
He’s killing it!
Some highlights, if you missed them:
Ok, this was the sign off from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” but it combines Mr. Fallon with my favorite performing troupe of all time, The Muppets.
Isn’t it great when you hear a song you love and it immediately transforms you back to the time and place when it was relevant to you?
That’s what happened to me today when I heard this excellent tune:
Ok, for reference, I am still happily married to Ever Patient Spouse, but Liz Phair’s “Divorce Song” totally kicks ass.
Last year “Exile in Guyville” celebrated its 20th anniversary, and a whole bunch of other people expounded on the meaning of the album, its relevance as a feminist manifesto (or not), and its place in history.
All I know is that in 1993, I couldn’t get enough of it. The tug between Boys are Stupid and I Really, Really Wish I Had a Boyfriend was very real to me back then. Looking back now, the fact that this was one of my primary sources of angst is hilarious, sad and quaint.
And then there is also this righteous ditty:
So, yeah, basically I want to be friends with Liz Phair. I think we’d get along famously.
Lately I’ve been listening to this haunting song way too much.
Artist Lou Doillon is from a glamorous French celebrity family and is a stylish It Girl, but don’t let that stop you from listening to the clip below.