Saluting Silly Songs – A Puzzle In Purple

I don’t think there’s any doubt that “Purple People Eater” is a song that qualifies for our Saluting Silly Songs feature. In case you don’t remember, it was a huge #1 record for singer/songwriter Sheb Wooley in 1958. But it’s also been sort of misunderstood through the years, because the question arose: was the alien … More Saluting Silly Songs – A Puzzle In Purple

Saluting Silly Songs – An Echo From The Past

Today’s edition of Saluting Silly Songs was born when I began thinking about certain current events, specifically those surrounding a couple of instances of satire. One example is the tragic situation connected to the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, but it’s an earlier controversy about a movie — The Interview — that more closely relates to … More Saluting Silly Songs – An Echo From The Past