The episode: “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies,” ep. 812
The riff: Scheduled by Mike while a very whiny and annoying folk singer is presented as the hot new thing at a local place of entertainment.
The explanation: Livingston Taylor is a singer-songwriter, the younger brother of the more famous James Taylor. He’s produced 17 albums over the course of his career but never had any big hits, his most prominent being the song “I Will Be in Love With You” in 1979, which reached no. 30 on the Billboard 200. Today he’s a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Novelty factor: I admit I am surprised, I didn’t even know James Taylor had a brother in music.