Eileen Barton with the New Yorkers - If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked A Cake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake Hired a band, goodness sake! If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do!
I got into this song because it’s one of the songs on the excellent compilation album A Date With John Waters. It always reminds me of Amy Sedaris with it’s cheeky domesticity. Tonight I read that it was used in the opening credits of the TV series Exit 57, which Amy starred in with Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert, Mitch Rouse & Jodi Lennon. I also read that the song was featured in a Sesame Streetbit from it’s first season in 1969. It is adorable! And finally, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby recorded an absolutely hilarious & super fun version of the song together with some altered lyrics.
Arcade Fire released a music video that is absolutely incredible and completely unique. With the use of html5 they made a completely interactive video. Click through the link to not just watch it, but experience it. (via geetarooman)