Okay if our nerditude was ever in doubt, this should cement it for the ages…
If anyone was paying attention, they’d have seen Dan and Pat’s list of possible inspirations for the title Turn Blue
"…the band says Turn Blue could refer to A: Suffocation; B: Sadness; C: Numbness from extreme cold; D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi; E: All of the above.”
Anyway, our blog-buddy DMiTD knocked us out when she laid some excellent trivia on us w/r/t late-night TV horror-film host ‘Ghoulardi’.
• another of his catchphrases was “Stay Sick!” which The Cramps used for their 1990 release. [Lux Interior was an Akron native. Frankly any connection between The Cramps and The Black Keys, no matter how oblique, brings us more joy that anyone can understand.]
• Ghoulardi was played by Ernie Anderson, whose son is none other than film-maker Paul Thomas Anderson (and Jason Robard’s character in Magnolia was based on him). How far out is that?!
[edited to add: P.T. freaking Anderson!]
We’re just going to reblog ourselves here for a minute because if you caught Patrick’s Serious Boredom show this morning you’ll know he mentioned *ALL OF THE ABOVE* thereby validating our nerditude forever.