September 6, 2009

“I’m the Only Important One on that Stage.” Updated.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:51 pm

paul-ankaTake a listen to Paul Anka carry on like a lunatic hold a “meeting” with his band.

You can see about half of the meeting here. Nothing makes a musician more upbeat about making music than being harangued with a series of F-bombs and threats of immediate termination. You can see how well it’s working by looking at the faces of the musicians.

He says, “I’m the only important one on that stage” five times (in the full version). I somehow think the band has something to do with the success of his shows, but, hey, that’s just me.

Update: In the comments to this post, Craig pointed me to The (Almost Complete) Paul Anka Integrity Kick at Ace of Spades HQ. Scroll down the right sidebar. Hilarious.


  1. Real classy! This, from a “B” rate singer who warbled a royal POS song called, “You’re Having my Baby”.

    Comment by Lee — September 6, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

  2. Nice way to alienate oneself…a Lonely Boy, indeed. It’s a shame, because I like him, but he needs sharp simultaneous dropkick in his marbles and his moosh.

    Comment by Erica — September 6, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  3. Pretty mouthy for a runner up to Neil Sedaka for the 1959 Canadian Entertainer of the year.

    Comment by Cappy — September 6, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  4. He’s still alive? 😉

    Comment by JerseyJerry — September 6, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

  5. @ Cappy: Neil Sedaka be from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Who is this “Canadian Entertainer of the year” you speak of?

    Comment by Erica — September 6, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  6. Where’s Joe?

    Comment by Craig — September 6, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  7. “I slice like a hammer.”

    Jimbo, you should go to and read his Paul Anka archive. Seriously funny stuff there.

    “That’s the kind of integrity kick I’m on.”

    Comment by Craig — September 6, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

  8. Clearly, if there’s anything more important than his ego, it needs to be taken out and shot immediately.

    Comment by Dave Merriman — September 6, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

  9. Wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.

    Comment by dogette — September 7, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

  10. What a tude.

    He could have said something along the lines of, “I’m the only one here that’s not expendable,” which would at least be true.

    I’d love to see him go out there by himself and do the show all by his sorry-ass self.


    Comment by RightWingRocker — September 7, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

  11. Wow, what a douche…….I don’t care whether or not that check bounces or not, I would sooner play the Friday night gig at Mel’s Pizza, Bagel and Sports Bar with the Off Key Orchestra than deal with that pushy bastid.

    Comment by RobbieRob — September 10, 2009 @ 10:45 am

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