Actually, I am not even going to attempt a topical joke this week, having read the following in yesterday's New York Times. It seems that Ron Paul is running a new TV ad...
...directed at the youth of America, which begins with a picture of Rick Santorum. “Is this dude serious?” the announcer demands. “Fiscal conservative? Really?”"Not groovy."
The ad then goes on to say that Santorum’s votes to raise the debt ceiling were “not groovy.”
Words, as they often do, fail me.
So without further ado, and because things will be characteristically quiet around here for a couple of days, here's a little project sure to give us all endless hours of harmless diversion:
No arbitrary rules, you're welcome very much, and yes, we've probably done something like this before. I guarantee at least the number one pick is new, however.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is/are:
5. Missing Persons -- Destination Unknown
Yes, I am aware that Terry Bozzio was a technically accomplished drummer. I will also stipulate that Dale Bozzio was, as they used to say of certain WWII pinups, really built. They still sucked.
4. Toronto -- Your Daddy Don't Know
This is actually a cool song -- and I'm a huge fan of the New Pornographer's note for note cover -- but this particular video is so generically Eighties (and the band so utterly sexless) that it gives me the creeps.
3. The Thompson Twins -- Hold Me Now
It's like David Bowie trying to cover the Four Seasons, and it sucks even worse than that makes it sound. It's official, folks -- the Thompson Twins were the Most Useless Band of the 80s.
2. Spandau Ballet -- True
These guys were too dumb to know that they looked and sounded just like the band that played The Enchantment Under the Sea prom in Back to the Future, except without the soul. Or maybe they weren't. Either way, you would need a heart of stone not to laugh at them.
And the Numero Uno blah blah blah simply has to be...
1. Total Coelo -- I Eat Cannibals
Okay, I can't get this damn record out of my head. Will somebody please just shoot me?
Alrighty then -- what would your choices be?