November 23, 2005



Aaron Ritzenberg writes, in reference to the Houston column: "I want to remind you of Special Ed's video for "I Got it Made" (1989), which featured the rapper riding around on a hovercraft (on sea and on land, I believe). For Special Ed, the automobile was no big thing; as he put it, 'My name is Special Ed and I'm a super-duper star / every other week I get a brand new car.' The hovercraft, though—now that's something special."

My apologies to Special Ed and his vision.

Less hilariously, Karl Sevareid, bassist for The Robert Cray Band, points out the error in this Notebook: "Zigaboo Modeliste deserves every speck of credit for his long list of great recorded performances. But not, I think, for Labelle's 'Lady Marmalade'. That massive drum track was courtesy of Herman Villere Ernest III."

My sincere apologies to Herman.

Next week, I will tell you about Andy Gill's version of "I'm A Believer," featuring a Syndrum solo by Zig.

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