Thursday, December 06, 2007

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From somewhere in England (Wembley Stadium, actually) in 1982 here's 10CC (featuring genius songwriter Graham Gouldman on bass and vocals) with "I'm Mandy, Fly Me."



A coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania. (Which will be going up later than usual -- circa 8am -- so speculate away!!!)

15 comments:

Kid Charlemagne said...

I'm recusing myself...

steve simels said...

I should hope so.
:-)

Seriously -- if you didn't already know, would you have guessed from the clue?

TJWood said...

I'll take the reference to Graham Gouldman as the hint here and guess "Most Underrated Pop Songwriter". I'm surprised that 10cc at this point was still popular enough to play at Wembley Stadium, but I watched a couple of clips from that show and they sounded quite good, even if 10cc was Gouldman, Eric Stewart, and hired hands at this point.

steve simels said...

No, but I LURVE Graham Gouldman...

Kid Charlemagne said...

Steve, I've yet to get even ONE of your clues...

steve simels said...

You would have gotten this one...
:-)

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs that Barry Manilow wishes he wrote? I mean, with that ashes thing looming in his future and all ...

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs that Barry Manilow wishes he wrote? I mean, with that ashes thing looming in his future and all ...

Brooklyn Girl said...

Don't know how that happened ... I can't post half the time over at Atrios and I double-post over here. Oh well, back to my wine ...

steve simels said...

BG:

Enjoy it...
:-)

Brooklyn Girl said...

Thanks ... I most definitely will ...
;-)

steve simels said...

Okay -- here's a big hint.


the Mandy in the clue is the clue.
It's the name....

steves said...

How about "Best songs about young/old women" for $200, Alec.

steve simels said...

steves said...
How about "Best songs about young/old women" for $200, Alec.

12/07/2007 12:20 AM
....
That's so close I'm gonna have to give it to you.


Best songs with girls names in the title....

a coveted No-Prize is heading your way, my friend. Kudos and huzzahs...

(oh -- don't get started with me about the word "girls." I know they're "women," and I cover that
in the lead-in to the list.)

steves said...

steve simels said...

(oh -- don't get started with me about the word "girls." I know they're "women," and I cover that
in the lead-in to the list.)


:) I chose my words carefully.

I heard you get a tough crowd in here.