We’d like to thank Ryan for sending us this song!
Hey Guys, I wanted to share a song with you from an Austin, Texas band by the name of Basketball Shorts. It’s called “Peter Venkman” – a catchy little story about getting blackout drunk then all of sudden thinking you’re partying with Bill Murray. Hopefully you’ll dig it.
More info about the band: http://www.fleetingyouthrecords.com/p/basketball-shorts.html
Around 1985 or 86, when I lived in New York City, I went by myself to see the movie Stop Making Sense featuring the Talking Heads. Afterward I headed towards home, walking along something like West 57th in Midtown. And the streets were fairly deserted. I saw a man walking by with his arms around two women. I didn’t really take any notice until after they’d passed, when I heard him sing “Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999” – sung in the lounge lizard style Bill Murray used on SNL. Then, as I looked over, I recognized him from his walk and build, though I never saw his face. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that it was The Man Himself.
If you saw the FSU/Clemson game yesterday, you might be thinking that Bill Murray is not that great at making sports predictions (the Seminoles killed Clemson 51-14); but he’s always my pick when it comes to beating up sports broadcasters.
And, like all good things should, there’s an animated .gif (via SBNation):
We’d like to thank Ricky for the following story.
I met Bill Murray only once in a peculiar, chance meeting.
Although I rarely go downtown in Toronto, as it’s just too busy and hard to find a parking space, one day in 2002 I went to see a visiting friend who was staying at one of the big hotels (I think it was the Sheridan).
Going into the lobby, there was quite a few people milling about and I had no idea why. It turned out that it had something to do with the Toronto Film Festival. Many there were well-dressed and wearing tuxedos, while I had on shorts and a t-shirt. Continue reading