Monday, February 17, 2020

Your Monday Moment of What a Sentimental Old Fluff I Have Become

From 2009, please enjoy -- if possible -- Train and their hit recording of "Hey, Soul Sister."

Okay, I have never cared for those guys -- and, as I implied last week, I sort of deliberately slept through much of the last couple of decades precisely to avoid bands like them and the rest of their commercial contemporaries.

But I'm sorry, that song is actually kind of irresistible.

Hey, soul sister
Ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know

For starters, just in terms of wordplay, that's a pretty smart lyric. Not Cole Porter smart, but by contemporary standards, much better than you would expect. (A Mr. Mister reference? There's something you don't hear everyday).

Plus the whole sentiment is really kinda sweet and funny.

Hey -- so sue me.


BTW, for those of you who have forgotten who Mr. Mister were, here's a reminder you won't thank me for.


Jai Guru Dave said...

I have to disagree about that Mr. Mister song Steve. I loved it instantly when I first heard it; and the years have not diminished my appreciation. (Although they have diminished everyone’s appreciation of my opinions on this, and pretty much every other subject).
The video is 80’s-cheesy of course, but the record is, IMHO, stellar.

steve simels said...

Jai Guru Dave -- have we been introduced?

Jai Guru Dave said...

We never saw eye-to-eye on everything Steve. I’m almost a foot taller.

steve simels said...

Oh thanks, you size-ist bastard. :-)