Writing about music is clearly the procrastination drug of choice this week, as the VH1 background noise continues. Today it's the One-Hit Wonder Countdown.
As a perennial champion of the underdog and the off-the-wall, I love one-hit wonders. And thank you, VH1, because where else is it acceptable to listen to semi-serious commentary about artists like Charlene?
"Charlene was never able to recreate the success she experienced with "I've Never Been To Me." I CANNOT IMAGINE WHY. She took the hand of that preacher man and made love in the sun. Where do you go from there?
Rob on Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off":
"It was a very conservative song for a sadly conservative time. It said, "We can dance and party all night, and drink some cherry wine." So we can stay up all night but we don't have to have sex, we'll just get bombed instead."
I might add to this post if any more words of wisdom cry to be shared.
EDIT: Um, the man who wrote "Funkytown" is the bald, white brother of Paul Shaffer. This is Lipps, Incorporated, with two ps? He now runs a computer graphics company in the Midwest. Wow. (Henry Rollins singing the song just kind of made my day, though.)
EDIT: AGH, Suzy Quatro, "Stumblin' In", Leather Tuscadero! (Trivia: the dude that sang the song with her was in the British band Smokie. I really need a job collating such necessary information for this channel.)
However, did she just say she "kicked the door down" for women in rock 'n roll? Janis who?
EDIT: I can perform "Rapper's Delight" in its entirety.
EDIT: I could be stone cold unconscious and if "Groove Is In the Heart" came on I'd wake up like Lazaraus. "Your groove I do deeply dig."