Sunday, 24 June 2012

If These Pants Could Talk

I think someone should have called the cops on the guys from Dr. Hook for stalking this young lady.  If her blue jeans could really talk I'm sure they would say “leave me alone you creeps, especially you with the patch and the gold tooth".  This abomination rose to #25 on the US charts in 1982.  See if you can count all the ass shots. Happy Monday!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Happy Mondy Reluctantly Declares "Call Me Maybe" Song of the Summer

Truth be told, my mind was made up back in May that this summer there would be no escaping the earwom that is Carly Rae Jepsen's"Call Me Maybe".  Unlike last year's winner "Pumped Up Kicks" which swayed dance clubs and indie rock festivals, Jepsen has served up a pure Top 40 confection not unlike previous summer popsicles like California Gurls and Hollaback Girl.

My hesitation with "Call Me Maybe" lies in the fact that she can do much better.  We've seen her potential back on Season 5 of Canadian Idol, nailing down a variety of songs from Ella Fitzgerald to Feist.  She should have won instead of that incompetent creep Brian Melo.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Georgia On My Mind by annanalickus

The jury is still  out whether CRJ can parlay her new found fame into something more meaningful than "Call Me Maybe".  For now, the song is still a You Tube phenomenon which I guess is as relevant as Double Rainbow and Chocolate Rain.  Perhaps what she needs to do is find a good producer, get signed to the Arts and Crafts label and hang out with the guys from Broke Social Scene.   In fact she should call them, maybe...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A Good Brassy Set

Great God in heaven they certainly don't make music like this anymore. There's a time and place for everything, and in the early 70's big brassy backup bands were the rage. The Ides Of March scored a major hit in May of 1970 with Vehicle and then were not heard from again despite releasing several more albums. More recently Bo Bice performed a competent cover of the song on American Idol. Here is the best clip I could find of the original band.