Happy belated Friday To you all. I had to call in sick yesterday since I caught a case of Cocteau Twins Fever. It appears to have swept through Ohio circa 1985 rather viciously. Make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations.
Since everything is recorded and photographed with miniature devices nowadays, I’m glad someone decided to add a bulky camera during these studio sessions.
Honorable mention to Peter Gabriel. And yes, that was Huey Lewis in the background of the Albert Lee clip.
One song, four takes. Halloween hint: they get creepier as they go along.
Apologies to Scissorhead GRS who runs the music normally. I couldn’t resist.
I’m borrowing from John Richards at KEXP and going with his Friday song. I don’t understand the video either, but the song is happy.
Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Donnie Darko edition of The Killing Moon is probably the best use of music ever. Actually, the whole movie is pretty epic.
Lips Like Sugar.
For those of you who want it all…
Mr. Casale was one of the founders of the legendary new wave band Devo. He died today of a heart attack at the age of 61, which is way too young.
CNN has a full bio, he was a lot more than the Devo bass player, D-E-V-O is a finer obit accomplishment than most. He will be missed.
UPDATE: Mountjoy eulogizes Mr. Casale:
Vale Bob Casale,
Devo’s talented string man.
(*doffs Energy Dome*)
#Devo #FreedomOfChoice #GirlUWant #HaikuMaster
I stand by the fact that I would have been an awesome dancer in the 60s. Bo Diddley was awesome.
I’m not going to lie. This is a week entry. That said, I’ve had the chorus of this song stuck in my head for about 18 years and never been able to find out who sings it. The song came out in 1995 by a little known Canadian artist – before every song lyric known to humans was posted to the intertubes. So every few years I would google (or netscape, lycos, or excite) the chorus and find the same handful of people looking for the artist. I finally found it, ordered the CD, and posted the song (with chorus lyrics to youtube for those other wayward lurkers). The song oozes 90s pathos when pop-Emo was becoming a thing. Anyone else ever have a hard time finding a song?
This one time, when I was playing a song on the street, the original artist started singing with me.
Someone got a new laptop. (Windows 8 isn’t that great.) This place needs some Cranberries.