Jeff’s salute to all that is great and good in the history of Jeffs!
By Jefferson Airplane
I’ve been a bit worried about some of the associations being made with the name Jeff. So that’s why I decided to do the Jeff Sessions! It’s time to reclaim the name, and make Jeff great again!
This week’s Jeff is Jeff Lynne!
Jeff Lynne is an English musician who is the lead singer of a band called the Electric Light Orchestra. I think they were called that because they started a long time ago, in the 1970s, and electricity had just been invented.
One of the best things they ever did was a version of Roll Over Beethoven. And they used to close all their concerts with this song. But this was not the same version that was used for that classic of dog cinema, Beethoven (1992). That version was actually performed by Paul Shaffer, who used to be David Letterman’s musical director. Paul Shaffer is a groovy guy. He’s an advocate for animal rescue and, at last count, he has four rescue dogs!
Back to the Electric Light Orchestra … they also have another song that’s very famous. The song is all about gravity, who they call Bruce. The song is all about resisting the power of gravity, or Bruce, to bring you down. I think the film, Gravity (2013), might have won that coveted Best Picture Academy Award if they’d called it by its correct name, Bruce.
And this might just blow your mind. The owners of the original Beethoven (the Dog) are the Newtons. And Isaac Newton is the one who basically came up with gravity … or Bruce. The world is an amazing place!
Jeff Lynne, we salute you!
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