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(Some Sax player)   Saxophonist Boots Randolph has died at the age of 80. Funeral procession will take place at a comically rapid pace with scantily clad women and an English bobby   ( divider line
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2007-07-03 10:36:28 PM  
The Aristo-Sax! (Yakkity)

Goodnight, funny-music man.

/Also, they totally should do that for the funeral. That would kick ass.
2007-07-03 10:37:43 PM
2007-07-03 10:38:03 PM  
So do I get to post my squirrel video again?
2007-07-03 10:38:49 PM
2007-07-03 10:39:31 PM
2007-07-03 10:40:22 PM  
Well, I'm gonna have to try and learn Yakity axe(yakity sax on electric guitar) now.
2007-07-03 10:41:02 PM  
Fare thee well Boots and thanks!
2007-07-03 10:42:07 PM  
Things happen. People add his music and whatever happened is ten times funnier. No matter what. It might be the greatest artistic achievement in human history. One man, one song, everything funnier. Unbelievable.
2007-07-03 10:42:14 PM  
2007-07-03 10:42:29 PM  
I don't get many greenlights, but at least this one has some meaning for me.

The Boots records my parents used to play when I was a kid inspired me to take up the sax in the 5th grade. And I still play to this day.

Riff In Peace, Sax man.
2007-07-03 10:43:34 PM  
m0ondoggy: Saxamaphoooooooooonnnnee....

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring...?
2007-07-03 10:43:50 PM  
Bless him, he died with his boots on.
2007-07-03 10:45:18 PM

His Daddy died? Oh noes!
2007-07-03 10:47:55 PM  
I had this wacko drinking-glass boot emblazoned with his image when I was a kid. I never realized he wrote Yakity Sax. I guess I'm now learned. Well done; I hope Chuck Mangione is watching his health.

/No, sweetheart, its "lurned... lurned."
//Chuck is the guy from Megalo-Mart
2007-07-03 10:53:02 PM  

bern, bern, bern, ber, ber, ber, bern, bern.... bern....

bern, bern, bern, berrrrrrrrrr........
2007-07-03 11:03:40 PM  
As it has been said before:

You know they've got a hell of a band!
2007-07-03 11:07:03 PM  
As I noted in the MUSIC section his saxomaphone on
REO's version of 'Little Queenie' is STILL a joy to listen to, twenty five years later.

Go check it out, REO doesnt suck THAT bad and THIS SONG doesnt suck at all.
2007-07-03 11:08:08 PM  
Linguo Dead: Things happen. People add his music and whatever happened is ten times funnier. No matter what. It might be the greatest artistic achievement in human history. One man, one song, everything funnier. Unbelievable.

This. Case in point: "The Passion of Benny Hill"

Exhibit B: 9/11

Okay, maybe I should've stopped with Yakety Sax Jesus.
2007-07-03 11:09:00 PM

/Whomever owns that site is going to hate fark.
//Anywho, for your listening pleasure.
2007-07-03 11:12:28 PM  
One more: The ultimate "Yakety Sax" compilation (some non-graphic but violent and NSF lunch, mind footage)
2007-07-03 11:24:35 PM  
Oh, man, that's uncool. Let's hope there's a wacky chase scene in heaven right now.

/Pours a little malt liquor on the ground
2007-07-03 11:28:21 PM  
no more sexy parties...
2007-07-03 11:38:16 PM  
Linguo Dead

my personal favorite yakety sax redub:
2007-07-03 11:38:34 PM  
First it was Beverly Sills... now it's Boots Randolph...
musicians-who-have-greatly-impacted-my-life trifecta in play?

Who's next?
2007-07-03 11:39:19 PM  
2007-07-03 11:45:29 PM  
2007-07-03 11:49:23 PM  
A man breathes into a saxaphone...
2007-07-04 12:06:06 AM  
And no green for Beverly Sills.

Goodnight Bubbles
Goodnight Saxman
2007-07-04 12:06:42 AM  
havesometea: A man breathes into a saxaphone...

Outside you can hear the city groan...
2007-07-04 12:29:46 AM  
Chucklz: And no green for Beverly Sills.

O RLY? (pops)

/g'night funny music man
2007-07-04 12:29:53 AM  
It's too bad his bit was cut from the Tubular Bells track.

".. double speed guitar; two slightly distorted guitars; yakkity sax; mandolin! Spanish guitar .."
2007-07-04 12:42:21 AM  

Yesterday I commented to a friend how much my Dad enjoyed Boots Randolph's sax.
2007-07-04 12:54:46 AM  
Man, this is just too sad. Boots is the reason I took up the sax back in fifth grade. One of the best sax players ever. To this day I still try to play yakety and still fail. RIB Boots.

/have 5 of his records on vinyl
//sounds live through Denon and Klipsch
///Heavens brass section just got better
2007-07-04 01:03:50 AM  
Would it be overbearing of me to point out that saxophones are woodwinds? It would? Alright then, nevermind.
2007-07-04 01:07:31 AM  
All aboard the Failboat, complement ME.
2007-07-04 01:21:20 AM  
Eventually, all of our names will be on the list. Just think of all the names you are reminded of when their deaths make news. We will all be with Boots soon enough. See you there.
2007-07-04 01:28:36 AM  
I had no idea who this guy was.....subby's headline told me exactly who he was.

Good on ya.
2007-07-04 02:03:10 AM  
Man, total burn. Yakkity Sax is my alarm clock tune. Waking up on Thursday is going to be a little sad.

Then again... I should be waking up on Thursday, so who am I to complain?
2007-07-04 02:05:43 AM  
/salute Boots
2007-07-04 02:41:22 AM  
Boots Randolph's tenor saxaphone solo on Elvis Presley's "Reconsider Baby" is extraordinary!

His session work was/is impeccable and he will be sorely missed.

My condolences to him and his family.
2007-07-04 05:49:18 AM  
Thanks a lot, EMPulse_of_KC

I haven't laughed so much in a long time.

Now I'm going to hell.

/At least I'll know people there.....
2007-07-04 07:19:13 AM  
Yeah, they really ought to send him off that way. That would be right up there with Seymour Simons' inscription on his urn, by his own request, simply, "All Of Me".
2007-07-04 10:46:30 AM  
Does anyone have ORIGINAL Benny Hill chase footage? I've been trying to show my nephew what the joke is with that for days. The originals have lots more boobies.

/bad uncle cred rising :D
2007-07-04 11:00:44 AM  
2007-07-04 12:58:48 PM  
His granddaughter used to work for me and I have several LP's and CD's signed.
2007-07-04 02:48:29 PM  

Can't find the YouTube Yakkety Sax Battle of Naboo.

2007-07-04 02:49:29 PM  
He got started where I live... I had no idea until reading the local story about it:​/

G'night yakity man
2007-07-04 02:52:43 PM  
Yakety, even.
2007-07-04 04:55:25 PM  
Almost forgot the clip of the shrimp on the treadmill to go with the links I posted earlier.
2007-07-05 03:51:06 PM  
Aww...bummer. We'll have a sexy party in his honor.
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