HAPPY NEWS YEAR'S DAY!!!!
Geez, the lengths I will go to for a joke... I had to clam up for six months to make this one work. I hope it was worth it.
Okay, seriously, I'm alive and there will be explanations forthcoming, as soon as I've had a chance to get my blogging feet back under me.
How about some festively appropriate, yet fully retro celebratory music?
Consider that chorus my promise to you. (All together now!)
I will be with you again!
Maybe even as soon as tomorrow? Maybe.
In the meantime, I am off to the last day of the Big Flea in hopes of snatching up some great deals in the antique wing. It's a New Year's tradition, after all.
Thanks for sticking with me. You all rock harder than U2.
Speaking of which, is there any other band from that post-punk/new wave era that has managed to stay together and relevant all these years later? I can't think of any. This song has all elements that made early U2 so memorable--powerful bass and drums, Bono's slightly eerie vocals, and the Edge's even more slightly eerie guitar, plus that little piano riff. I just love it.
Also, how young they all were back then! (How young we all were back then. Sigh...)
I picked this particular clip to use because drummer Larry Mullen Jr is wearing that motorcycle jacket he used to wear a lot back in those days. It's one of things I remember most about early U2. Motorcycle jackets are cool. I wish mine still fit. It...um...shrunk in the closet.
Yes, leather will do that.
Sad as that may sound, I did replace it recently with a brand new leather bomber jacket in my size I found at the Peddler's Mall right around my birthday. It's cool too. And warm. Which is good right now. If I remember, I'll get a pic of it.
Happy 2018 folks!
Be back soon.