HammRadio Today: 3/6/2009 -- <br>Yah Mo Be There, The Michael McDonald Meme

So the latest viral meme out there is Michael McDonald. I suppose his return to glory was shaped by 40 year old Virgin in this scene. McDonald known for his days with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers and hits like Yah Mo Be There and What a Fool Believes.

The Michael McDonald meme has spread to shows like 30 Rock, where Jenna sings in the form of Michael McDonald in the Valentine's Day episode. But this meme has it's histories in a long ago SCTV clip with Rick Moranis and Harry Shearer. With Shearer putting on the beard to sing back up for Christopher Cross for his hit, "Ride Like The Wind."

The meme goes much further with the fantastic online series Yacht Rock, which goes "Behind the Music" with Kenny Loggins, McDonald, Hall and Oates and Christopher Cross. Highly enjoyable. One of the episodes features the SCTV clip!. I implore you watch these clips:
Yacht Rock Episode 1
Yacht Rock Episode 2

Now I'm not the first person to address this phenomenon. It seems this has been taking over 2009 for a while. What is our fascination with Michael McDonald? For me it started when I was a kid and remembering hearing my parents playing the Doobie Brothers "Minute By Minute" Album. It was furthered by their appearance on What's Happening.

What prompted this post??? The Sports Guy posted this link. Just tremendous. I hope you get hours of enjoyment out of this.

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