He’s no Jerry Vale, but I have a new hero… Deacon Dark

Just when I’d given up hope in mankind, I find something that not only restores it, but makes me think that better days might be ahead… I know this footage is over 30 years old now, but I challenge you to watch it and not feel good about America. The kind of country that gave birth to Deacon Dark cannot fail.

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[Thank you to Greg Baise for bringing this historical artifact to my attention.]

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9 Comments

  1. dragon
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    17. Across
    Soundbite from Laugh-in: “Very interesting.”

  2. dirtgrain
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    It’s like acting wasn’t even a consideration back then.

  3. Edward
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I agree that Deacon Dark was something special. It’s too bad that he ended up selling out.

    Here’s his follow-up song, “Now that I Found Sarah.”

    http://madefortvmayhem.blogspot.com/2010/09/love-boat-deacon-dark-files.html

  4. Mr. X
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Congressman Bono could have been so incredible. What a wasted opportunity.

  5. Posted August 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Maybe you should spend more time on cruise ships.

  6. Jiminy Trickle
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I feel better all over. I’m going to watch it a few more times…

  7. Fanicula7
    Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I like that that you can laugh. You know who can’t laugh? The bastard child of Deacon Dark who grew up on an island without a father. I know that no one wants to hear it, but Deacon Dark fucked natives!

  8. Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, the Love Boat had no prime directive.

  9. Smelly Tongues
    Posted August 8, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Ypsi needs a Deacon Dark cover band

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