"The idea that ‘Black Hole Sun’, for example, could be this big international hit single — have you ever read the words to it? It’s amazing to me. It’s not anthemic. It’s extremely dark. It’s very esoteric. It’s stream-of-consicousness lyrics that…I don’t know what they mean. I don’t know what Paul Anka thinks it means but he sings the shit out of it."

- Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

This is the trailer for a proposed documentary about Carol Kaye. You might not have heard of her, but you’ve definitely heard her play. 

Her bass and/or guitar work can be heard on classic tracks by Richie Valenz, Simon and Garfunkle, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, David Axelrod and many, many more.

Oh, and she performed on the themes for M*A*S*H, Mission: Impossible, Get Smart, Hogan’s Heroes, The Love Boat, Cosby Show, Hawaii Five-O, The Addams Family, The Brady Bunch and The Streets of San Francisco. 

We’ll save a list of her film score work for another time. 

The Ghostbusters music video isn’t very good, but it’s still memorable. It’s well matched to the song, which is better remembered than actually listed to. But that didn’t stop director Ivan Reitman from filling the video with cameos and special appearances by the actual Ghostbusters. 

The Inside Story Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Music Video

Ill Communication is 20 years old. It holds up because the Beastie Boys were interested only in entertaining each other and because they always wore their eclectic influences on their sleeves. If you don’t know the band, this video might come across off as sloppy and schizophrenic, and maybe it is. But, if you’ve spent some time with their work, you’ll see it as a near perfect embodiment of their music. It’s not a great piece of art, but it feels like it spilled out of their brains and onto the screen. 

Beastie Boys - Root Down