Greetings Boils and Ghouls, it’s once again time to stare into the abyss of awesome and enjoy another SMOKING HOT HOTTIE, that I’m serving up to you HOT and fresh!
Meet Robin Tyner: Autoharpist and Songsmith.
Robin wrote and sang a song for you all about his wild and crazy days. HIS GRANDE DAYS.
I know what you’re thinking, and NO, this song is not all about how he defeated the evil tyrants at the 7-11 who tried to tell him his free hotdog punch card had expired.
And it’s also not about his Dungeons and Dragons group trying to overthrow his character, Goria of Tantara, because of Goria’s hateful attitude towards orcs and wizards.
It’s about love, loss, rainbow shoes, psychedelics and the like.
GET BACK SNITCHES: HE’S ALL MINE!
In the interest of full disclosure: I was just going to leave it at what a dork this dude in the clip is, but I must come clean with you.
The morbidly obese sexpot playing the autoharp isn’t just some dipwad the internets have cooked up, Robin Tyner is a Rock Icon.
Crib Keeper, you need to call me when the shuttle lands because you’re in OUTTER SPACE with that one!
Sorry haters, but it’s true. Once upon a time, Rob Tyner was the lead singer of the seminal proto-punk rock band, MC5.
The MC5 (Motor City 5) is one of the coolest bands you’ve probably never heard of, but your Uncle Rick could tell you all about. Next time you’re at Thanksgiving, why don’t you ask him all about the MC5? He’ll get whistful, ask if you know where he can get a “doobie” and pull out his MC5 cassette for you both to enjoy, GROOVY!
Robin passed away in 1991, but he left his musical fingerprint on Rock and Roll forever with his beautiful poem set to autoharp all about his wild times being a glamorous rock star in the 1960’s and 70’s , GRANDE DAYS!
Behold! The most exquisite song ever written by a secret rock icon who obviously had too much of the good stuff back in the day:
Sheer poetry! I’m glistening morning dewdrops around my eyeball, because Robin and his magic autoharp, have once again soothed me with his siren’s song.
My favorite lyric?
“A lonely night in the ballroom, I heard a mournful beauty call.”
Can I also just add that I LURVE his pronunciation of the word, GRANDE!?
Most of the rest of us leave the “e” silent. Not Robin, the visionary pronounces it “grandy.” Sigh, forever Ahead of his time.
Today is a busy one for me, I don’t know how many times we’ll meet today, but I can promise you, I’ll be working my hardest to get back to you. So in honor of the MC5 and the late Robin Tyner and his autoharp of gold: LET’S KICK OUT THE JAMS!!!!!!!! (Uncle Rick gives the Crib Keeper a hi-five for an MC5 song title reference.)
Thanks to our friends at http://www.iheartchaos.com/ for reminding the Crib Keeper of this ancient interwebs treasure!