July 08, 2005

Gratuitous 80's Pop Culchah Stuff

I was on the treadmill last evening jamming along to one of my favorite running CDs - Duran Duran's "Decade". (The fact that I feel compelled to work out at home to get in sufficient shape to show myself at the gym is, of course, a side issue.)

Anyhoo, I found myself asking the same question I always do: In "Is There Something I Should Know", there's a bit with a slow harmonica doing the same couple of notes over and over. This sounds to me very much like Charles Bronson's "Harmonica" character's playing in Once Upon A Time In The West. I've always wondered whether that was a deliberate reference or just a coincidence.

(Okay, okay. But give me a break - half an hour into a run my brain is usually in vapor-lock. These delusional questions will come up.)

And as long as we're on the subject of 80's bands, I also found myself reaching hard to try and remember the name of a flash-in-the-pan duo who had an MTV video that seemed to play endlessly during my college days. The song was called something like "She's Got The Look" and the band was a guy and a girl. He had rectangular steel-rimmed glasses and one of those bushy 80's hair styles. She played bass. That's all I remember. Ring a bell for anyone else?

SUPER SEKRET MESSAGE TO BILL: Next time you think I'm overdoing the Mozart blogging, just remember this post. And count yer blessings. Heh.

Posted by Robert at July 8, 2005 09:56 AM | TrackBack

Must. Not. Make. Snide. Remark.
Must. Not ... awfuckit - what else you got on that Ipod, a little Bananarama? Some Wham! perhaps?

Posted by: Bill from INDC at July 8, 2005 09:59 AM

BTW, the band you are thinking of is Roxette. Which is not on my MP-3 player.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at July 8, 2005 10:01 AM

Suuuure it's not....

Posted by: Brian B at July 8, 2005 01:10 PM
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