And Now For Something Not Quite Completely Different

Last year we talked about John Mayer’s released-in-waves recent effort, The Search For Everything, and one of my favorite tracks on that album. I guess that the Temptations felt the same way, because they cover “Still Feel Like Your Man” on their latest release. (Only one of the original Temptations is still in the band, if you want to discuss the Ship-of-Theseus angle.) I think the track is pretty good and it meets the traditional standard of being sufficiently different from the original to merit your consideration.

I’d like to dedicate this song once again to all the husbands, fiances, and boyfriends out there from coast to coast who still wonder if I’m going to show up out of nowhere and steal your girl back. Not that I would — I’m very happily married. But keep wondering, you feckless mooks.

Those of you who want to see Mayer’s official video for the song, complete with dancing pandas, awkward dabs, and enough samurai imagery to make noted Japanese-book lyric-lifter Bobby Zimmerman blush:

Weird, ain’t it?

14 Replies to “And Now For Something Not Quite Completely Different”

  1. Dirty Dingus McGee

    ” I’m going to show up out of nowhere and steal your girl back.”

    If I offer a sufficient number of Krugerrands, will you come get my most recent ex? Please?

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  2. Ark-med

    “… it meets the traditional standard of being sufficiently different from the original to merit your consideration.”
    Play both tracks simultaneously and that assertion rings hollow.

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      I don’t want to talk about that one… the “cheese” line was added after the fact.

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      • silentsod

        Master of the cheesy one liners should be your new byline. I mean, to go from Henry David Thoreau in a ZR1 to “… and it’s making me furious” seems like a step up and I 100% expect accolades to shower down from the heavens and various journalists associations.

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        • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

          Yeah… of all the things that got taken out and put into that piece, somehow that quip survived.

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      • tyates

        “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome editor?”

        Happens to the best of us – my sympathies.

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  3. Sooke

    All the original Temptations are long gone. The current Temp with the longest tenure is Ron Tyson, who signed on in 1983.

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