Fact: Randy Newman's win for Best Original Song for TOY STORY 3's We Belong Together was only his second Oscars honour, despite receiving a total of 19 nominations throughout his career.
Quote: "Pot... just made me paranoid. I did it lots anyway. But who wants the day to be longer?" Randy Newman on his marijuana use.
Quote: "I was listening to one of their very early records with SUBSTITUTE on, that my son, who's into music more than I am, put on. It was this corrosively cynical, satirical stuff, and (ROGER) DALTREY was adding to it by the nature of his vocals. He really gets it. He helps those songs. They were an unbelievably good rock band." Legendary songwriter Randy Newman is a late convert to The Who.
Fact: Oscar winner Randy Newman thrilled fans including Mandy Moore and Jason Schwartzman with a low-key gig at Los Angeles' Largo club on Wednesday night (23Jul08). The 280-capacity venue was packed for the showcase, during which the beloved singer/songwriter performed tracks from his upcoming album.