Last night in “Don’t Fear the professor” I wrote briefly about the classic Blue Oyster Cult song “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” Today our composer friend Steve Dobrogosz writes to remind me of Saturday Night Live’s reconstruction of the making of “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” It’s a story well told in this Wikipedia entry and in this Washington Post story by Paul Farhi. There is no substitute, however, for seeing the video in its entirety here.
JOHN adds: Your wish is my command. Here it is: “More Cowbell:”
UPDATE: We’ve had a lot of highs over the past five years in writing for Power Line, but hearing from the composer of “Don’t Fear the Reaper” in response to this post stands with the best of them. Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser has kindly written:
I’m Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser from Blue Oyster Cult, lead guitarist and the author and vocalist of “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”
I’m a longtime frequent Power Line reader, and I’m enjoying the play BOC and The Reaper have recently gotten on the Power Line blog, in the “Don’t Fear the Professor” and “More Cowbell” posts.
Keep up the good work. You folks, Glenn Reynolds and others are some of my prime news aggregators these days. Heck, I’ve even got the t-shirt.
What can I say? Mr. Roeser, we are not worthy.
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