Today’s bizarre youtube path

I was listening to Jeff Buckley’s Grace, and was looking for lyrics to “Mojo Pin”, and my quick google search included a link to a youtube video of a live performance video:

From there, I followed a link to footage from the same performance of “Last Goodbye” because, you know, it’s a lovely song:

And then things started to get weird.

See, that had a link to a video of Scarlett Johanssen doing a cover of Tom Waits’ “Yesterday is Here”:

There was no way I couldn’t check that out. Somewhat to my surprise, I was not repulsed.

From there, I follwed a link to a cover of the same song by Cat Power:

Didn’t care for that one as much, but oh what it led me to: The Flaming Lips & Cat Power performing a pretty good cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”:

Which in turn led to video of TFL doing it with Peaches:

Which was interesting mostly for its oddity (the audio quality bites, too).

But the TFL & Cat Power video also had a link to Sabbath performing it in Paris in 1970:

That’s pretty powerful.

It is also amusing to know that Ozzy’s stage act hasn’t changed a bit in 40 years.