Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I won't lie and tell you that I have any idea what the "Safety Dance" lyrics mean but I know that one of the clearest indications that a song is worth it's salt is that Weird Al covers it. Midget jesters in the video don't hurt either. As a kid I used to run around the house playing the imaginary flute whilst listening to this song. 1983 - What a great year for music about dancing! Here is another with no comments necessary.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hang tight through the beginning of this video if you want to witness the miracle. Mike and Mechanics were always in the shadow of genesis but in my opinion wrote some fantastic songs. Heart breakers like "The Living Years" and good pop love songs like the one above. I wonder if this actually qualifies as a song you might not admit you like but it was too good for me personally to pass up.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I originally started watching Idol because I had to see the people who were absolutely terrible try out for the show. While that remains incredibly satisfying to this day (see above) I have also come to realize that there are some truly talented and worthwhile contestants. Do I follow them after they leave the show? I own Taylor Hicks album and listened to it a few time but no, I do not keep up. I'll be honest though. The top 24 or 36 (whatever they are doing that year) is just some damn good television. Sure the performances can suck but every once in a while there is a magical moment that just blows you away which makes Idol a show you have to admit that you like.