"Yes We Can" - The George Carlin Remix

June 26, 2008

For the great one. One of the biggest influences on my understanding of everything, and his legendary "7 dirty words" court case happened at the radio station where I've spent half my life. One of the people I most most most wanted to meet/interview. You could always count on him to be on top of the now for however long he was here, and I know that he was a devoted blog reader, so I always fantasized about him visiting my site or seeing one of my vids.

this video contains adult language (like, duh!)

Posted by jsmooth995 at June 26, 2008 8:49 AM

Thanks for givin' some proper respect to a creative and funny guy. As I hear several clips of his on the radio stations this week, I see how he really used his craft to make worthwhile statements and be off-the-wall comedic while doing that.

Posted by: Brian Gunderson at June 26, 2008 9:42 AM


Posted by: bill c. at June 26, 2008 9:50 AM

wow. you are hilarious. was it liberating to sing those 7 words with such a soft, gentle voice?

Posted by: miss al boogie at June 26, 2008 9:55 AM

Brilliant, man. You have an amazing voice!

Posted by: Steven Klassen at June 26, 2008 10:18 AM

Wow, really great Jay. Very heartfelt. Carlin was a great man and a hilarious comedian. Hope him and Pryor are having a drink and a laugh together somewhere.

Posted by: Mike at June 26, 2008 10:35 AM

i am glad you chose this one for the singing!

Posted by: marynificent at June 26, 2008 12:34 PM

you, sir, are of the best bloggers OF ALL TIME.

this was an instant classic.

Posted by: spirit at June 26, 2008 12:50 PM

That was great, man. We've truly lost a legend.

Posted by: J. Dakar at June 26, 2008 1:51 PM

Who would have thought I would start to tear up after hearing the 7 dirty words.

Damn I miss Carlin!

Posted by: Chelle at June 26, 2008 2:13 PM

That was really sweet. And a first for me, hearing the 7 dirty words set to music. :)

keep on with it.

Posted by: moelcularshyness at June 26, 2008 7:57 PM

oh man oh man oh man


Posted by: w&w at June 26, 2008 10:04 PM

I haven't been able to check out the doctrine since my PC rejected the iSpeakers iHad to scrap. The next logical conclusion would be to spelunk around the hallway closet under all the baby clothes and crap that's been piling upstairs. Glad to see that you paid tribute to the Bronx boy who changed my perspective on a grip of subjects. When I read the story on my phone earlier this week, it was a big loss. Carlin was an institution that inspired a legion of people to speak their mind. R.I.P.

Posted by: Jay B at June 27, 2008 12:51 AM

The Best Tribute to one of the Greatest Comedians by my Favorite Video Blogger. (Caps intended)

Jay Smooth, thank you so very much. You have made me a very happy person today.

and in honor of Mr. Carlin, let me just say that that video was no bullshit. Like others above, I got a little misty over your rendition of the 7 words. That was just damn amazing what you did.
Now I will have that song bouncing around in my head for a few weeks, just like "Obama got da Nomination"

Posted by: Brothajohn at June 27, 2008 3:52 AM

Nice Tribute!

Posted by: morgen at June 27, 2008 5:15 AM

jay you have a sweeety voice!!! you can put babies to sleep with that voice! time to record more stuff!

Posted by: tricia wang at June 27, 2008 5:24 AM

i love you jay smooth!

Posted by: neftunes at June 27, 2008 7:17 AM

That was such an amazing tribute. Very fine way to commemorate a very important man. And I agree with the comment that you have a great voice. Well done. :)

And I had that moment reading the tribute articles to him of, "Wait, WBAI? Isn't that Jay Smooth's radio station?" Neat. :)

This is definitely one of your classic videos. Awesome.

Posted by: Amy at June 27, 2008 8:33 AM

ha! my first memory of george carlin was when he played mr. conductor on shining time station.

Posted by: denise at June 27, 2008 10:41 AM

Nice work, Jay

Posted by: mark at June 27, 2008 1:30 PM

Hey. I posted your video on my blog: How George Carlin Made Legal History

Posted by: morgen at June 27, 2008 5:57 PM

That was really beautiful. Even with the crazy curseword hook. Nice.

Posted by: Khia at June 28, 2008 11:00 PM

Made me cry. Thank you, Jay.

Posted by: Nick at June 29, 2008 3:46 AM

> you can put babies to sleep with that voice

The Jay Smooth/George Carlin Lullaby Selection. It’ll sell millions.

Posted by: Paul D. Waite at June 29, 2008 6:16 AM

Was that Scarlett Johansen? The fuck was she doing there? Anyways...watch out for bullshit, people. Fight it when you can...anyway you can.

Posted by: deb at June 29, 2008 4:00 PM

i second most of the comments on here, but esp Brothajohn. this, along with "Obama Got the NomNomNomNomination" and "Yahh Gibson Yahh" are examples of your conscious soundbyte awareness. wud.

Posted by: seoulsonyk at June 30, 2008 2:03 AM

deb: I invited Scarlett to be in the video as part of our ongoing personal and intimate e-mail relationship with each other..

Posted by: Jay Smooth at June 30, 2008 7:14 PM

excellent tribute. you hit all the right notes...

Posted by: R at July 1, 2008 12:43 AM

Ab.so.loot.lee brilliant. I've been a Carlin fan for a long time. I think he'd enjoy this.

Thanks for a great site.

Posted by: CHL at July 5, 2008 1:12 PM

Carlin was amazing at blending extreme humor with something relevant. Not many have done it better. If you're looking for some comedy with the same goal in mind check out DFT News from Digitalfuntown.com. Hysterical comedy with purpose.

Posted by: Crunchy at July 7, 2008 4:19 PM

Jay! You can SING! Wow, that was beautiful! Please DO MORE!

AND you are spot on, creative and wonderful, as always, but you know that, already, yes? ;-)

Posted by: Epiphany at July 23, 2008 2:50 PM

You did great, you addressed his questions, gave intelligent answers and came off genuine. The video he played up front showcased your talent.

Posted by: Jeremiah Owyang at August 6, 2008 9:16 AM

This was truly amazing. George Carlin is one of a kind, and you chose the most amazing clip out of them all to play. Brought tears to my eyes. I am ever so grateful to have experienced his humour and wisdom in my life (especially during some of my 'formative' years, hehe).

Posted by: amy at August 6, 2008 12:35 PM

Did you ever get to meet him? He was a lovely man. Seriously. Warm, generous, and very kind. I was lucky enough to work with him on a couple of different occasions, and will treasure the memory for the rest of my days. And I think he'd have loved this.

Posted by: Susie at August 10, 2008 12:22 AM

Hilariously brilliant. Outstanding job.

Posted by: Rob at August 16, 2008 4:01 AM

“Great Post. It’s really a really really good article. I noticed all your important factors. Thanks"

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