Friday, July 11, 2008

And Finally...

OK, that’s Nostalgia Week over. Over the next week or so, blogging will be ‘light’, perhaps non-existent. Everyone needs a break, including me.

I decided not to include anything from the late 80s/early 90s in Nostalgia Week – just too recent. But in the course of research, I found two videos that I just couldn’t ignore completely. I love them too much.

The first is from the early 90s. While that decade had its moments e.g. trip hop, we had to endure endless ‘Girl Power’ (whatever the hell that was supposed to mean), the Brit-Pop wars, the rise of MTV, and worse besides. However people like Iris DeMent were composing songs as amazing as Sweet Is The Melody in the midst of it all. I don’t know – this may be totally uncool, or perhaps it’s so uncool that it is now cool. Either way, it’s an unbelievable song, and contains the lyrics:

Well the dance floor is for gliding,
not jumping over ponies

You don’t say?! Really, one of the finest lyrics ever.

The second song is Mary Margaret O’Hara, a live version of Body’s in Trouble. Enough said!


Matt Merritt said...

Thanks for these, Rob - I can remember hearing Iris DeMent's Let The Mystery Be on the radio and rushing out to buy the album it was off the next day. Criminally unsung.
I've enjoyed the Nostalgia Week a lot - The Fall, The Specials, Elvis Costello, and I'd forgotten how good Del Amitri were in their original incarnation.

BarbaraS said...

You should make these weeks an irregular feature. I am surprised, nay embarrassed perhaps, at how my memory glands keep telling me I'm supposed to be a certain age.

They don't make 'em like they used to, but then again, I'm sure everyone says that...