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James Taylor, Framed

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Hello, readers, and welcome back to Framed, the blog that continues to exist for reasons unknown. This week, we're excited to bring you folk-rock legend James Taylor and the video for his 1988 song, "Baby Boom Baby."

Taylor's career spans the decades from the 1960s to the present day. He's had 11 Top 10 albums during that time, and is well-known for iconic songs like "You've Got a Friend," "Fire and Rain," and "Shower the People." His early struggles with mental health and drug issues, both of which he overcame, are well-documented.

We're sure that -- like us! -- you'll enjoy Taylor's easy-going musical stylings in this week's song, and look forward to hearing from you right away!

Important blog note! You'll recall that over the last several months we've had some guest captions by Robert, the inadequately-paid Y! Music employee who sends us our weekly videos. Although Robert's work didn't catch on in a big way -- perhaps he was simply ahead of his time -- we'd like to thank him for his efforts and urge his cruel taskmasters at Y! Music to pay him a handsome bonus for services rendered to their best and most important blog.

Ahem.

Still, we figure the whole "guest captioning" concept is worth trying every now and again. After 19 years of writing Framed, even we are (occasionally) challenged to write the sort of zippy captions you've come to expect, and a new voice is always of interest. We're excited this week, then, to welcome the great Rob O' Connor to the caption desk at Framed.

Rob, as everyone knows, is the prolific Y! Music blogger who brings us the List Of The Day on a not-daily basis! But way more often than we write Framed! Like you, we've enjoyed his work for many years and oft share it across all the social media!

We invited Rob to write a few captions this week and he, thinking he might get paid, agreed. (He won't get paid.) So we're very happy to report that two of this week's captions are the work of Rob. It's up to you to guess which ones they are, of course. We'll let you know next week, and we'll try to line up some more guest caption writers for future Frameds.

See you next week!

 

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1 -- The other birds knew him only as Jim. But it was whispered that he'd been everywhere and seen everything.

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2 -- "I've seen Cheech and Chong, flotsam and jetsam, fire and rain, ham and eggs... there's gotta be a song in there somewhere. Think, James, think!""

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3 -- "Why, yes. The camera angle, car door, and placement of my head are serendipitous."

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4 -- "As you can see, the humans are a just a few clowns short of a circus," Gummo explained to his fellow Bubbles.

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5 -- "Let go oar else! Canoe believe I just said that?"

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6 -- "Slow down a sec! I thought we were going to Carolina in our minds."

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7 -- Dylan knew it was a bad idea when his girlfriend, Suze, suggested they bring along their friend, Kevin, to sleepaway camp.

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8 -- "Serendipitous, I tell you."

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9 -- "But, sweetheart -- don't I have to be able to see 'Ant Jesus' to avoid stepping on him?"

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10 -- Left: A bunch of people. Right: Every single person now reading Framed.

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11 -- " I know dad loves his work and all, but that tickles!"

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12 -- Copying and pasting O'Connor's captions into a word document, and then printing and burning them, is certainly one way to go.

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