TV presenter Simon Amstell plays a version of himself in Grandma's House, a new six-part comedy written by Simon and his long-term collaborator Dan Swimer. The series stars Simon Amstell as a TV presenter who is quitting his job to try to do something more meaningful with his life. Each episode is set at Grandma's house, where Simon's family regularly congregate to catch up. Everything happens under the watchful eye of Grandma, who is desperate to see everything going well.
Runtime: 22 minutes
Grandma's House - Grandma's Hands - Netflix
“Grandma's Hands” is a song written by Bill Withers about his grandmother. It was included on his first album Just as I Am (1971), and was released as a single, reaching number 18 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart and 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Canada it reached No. 37 in the RPM Magazine charts. The song was produced by Booker T. Jones and also featured drummer Al Jackson, Jr. and bassist Duck Dunn from Booker T. & the MG's.
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Withers' maternal grandfather, Grackus Monroe Galloway, had been born into slavery. In his youth, Withers attended church with his grandmother, Lula, where she would sing and clap along with the hymns. He later said: “It was spontaneous singing, there was nothing programmed. People got up and sang and everybody would join in. It was my favourite kind of singing.” A central theme of the song is the protective and nurturing force of the hands, as expressed in the last verse:
"Grandma's hands used to hand me piece of candy. Grandma's hands picked me up each time I fell. Grandma's hands, boy they really came in handy She'd say, “Mattie don't you whip that boy. What you want to spank him for? He didn't drop no apple core,” But I don't have Grandma anymore, If I get to heaven I'll look for Grandma's hands. Um, mm, mm."
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