29 March 2012
Some Eighties Music to Enjoy
That is not the purpose of this post. Instead, I want to discuss some of the music crossing through my ears recently. I have been on a classic rock and 80's kick ever since I discovered a good classic rock station in DC in addition to a great Pandora station of 80's music. I will list some of the songs I've been listening to on repeat this week; all of which you've likely heard before.
A Flock of Seagulls- 'I ran (So Far Away)'- Wait a second, their band name is 'A Flock of Seagulls?' Are they referring to the hairstyle atop many a British man immediately upon waking up, or perhaps they meant 'A Fleck of Bagels' which obviously makes more sense, but which got garbled on the phone with their manager? I'll assume the latter.
Eric Carmen- 'Hungry Eyes'- I started listening to this song not when I saw Dirty Dancing in 1987 at the age of uno, but when M&M's used the song in their commercial. What a fantastic melody with a beautiful harmony about the marriage of two major senses- that of seeing and tasting. I just can't get enough of it.
A-Ha- 'Take on Me'- I first fell for this song in the car as I heard the synthesized keyboard do it's thing. That solo is just amazing and moves me every time. Never was there a song more enjoyable to sing along to.
George Michael- 'Careless Whisper'- That is what a saxophone should sound like. Normally the saxophone reminds me of a duck eating a milkshake through a straw, but on 'Careless Whisper' I get no such image in my head.
Phil Collins- 'Against All Odds'- There are two artists I never interrupt: Phil Collins and The Killers. No matter when they come on, despite my surroundings or affiliates, I refuse to change the song. It makes listening to my collection of Killers and Phil Collins CDs dangerous because once I put it in, I know I'll be listening to it for a long time. I can only change CDs when a song is completely over and a new one hasn't begun yet. It's a split second that I have to change the music; but why would I want to? Phil is amazing. His music extracts emotions and feelings from my heart that no amount of talking or surgery could reproduce.
This list is merely a beginning of my current musical tastes. It's almost like I'm 30 years behind or something...
*When I looked up 'lugubrious' to confirm it meant 'sad and mournful' I found myself suddenly engulfed in ads for women seeking help after a painful breakup. Seems appropriate.