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The Bangles live in Pittsburgh (1986)

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If you’re a Bangles fan, this concert footage is amazing. (If you only know Manic Monday and Walk Like an Egyptian, then you can just skip to the 49-minute mark.)

Watching this makes me so sad that the Bangles gave a concert in walking distance from where I was living (in the fall of 1985 or winter or spring of 1986, not sure) and I didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to see them. I guess I wasn’t actually a Bangles fan until twenty, thirty years later.

I don’t need to point out that they have great 80s hair, but I’ll point it out anyway.

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I also noticed that the girls in the band are quite skinny, which is not especially unusual, then or now, for glamorous celebrity types.

I also noticed that Susanna Hoffs is always looking sideways, and while it’s sexy in short doses, it actually gets kind of weird looking if the camera lingers on her for a longer time. Her irises alternate between being at the extreme left or extreme right of her eye sockets.

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October 26, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos

Safety Dance

Great one-hit-wonder 80s music! Strange music video.

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September 28, 2019 at EDT pm

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Ric Ocasek, R.I.P.

Not a good weekend for 80s musicians. First Eddie Money, and now Ric Ocasek.

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September 15, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos, Obituary

Eddie Money R.I.P.

Concert footage from 1987, somewhere in the San Francisco/San Jose metropolitan area.

Some bands, like Genesis and Hall & Oates, were much better in concert than in studio. Eddie Money was not. Although I still enjoyed this video. Also enjoyed the brief glimpses of girls in the audience with big eighties hair.

Eddie Money (birthname Mahoney) was born to prole Irish parents in Brooklyn, and was a trainee in the NYPD before he moved to Los Angeles and became a musician.

Also, you can watch Shakin’, a music video about a tryst with a fast girl in a beautiful car beautiful girl in a fast car.

In the music video The Big Crash, Eddie Money plays a New York City police detective, and there’s a slutty guidette with awesome eighties hair, but the lyrics don’t seem to match the video at all. The lyrics say “she’s running with the white trash,” but in the music video she’s with a Puerto-Rican looking guy.

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September 14, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Music videos, Obituary

Billy Joel – Los Angelenos (Live at Sparks, 1981)

First time I’ve seen this live performance by Billy Joel. Touring the Los Angeles area on Google Street View made me think of this song. I think that Billy Joel perfectly captured the essence of Los Angeles in the early 1970s. As you know, Billy Joel lived there for two years, so the song is partly autobiographical.

My favorite line is:

Such hot sweet schoolgirls
So educated

Which is sandwiched between having sex, smoking “Mexican reefers” and getting exotic massages.

I think that Epstein isn’t the only man who was attracted to hot sweet schoolgirls. Count Billy Joel among that group!

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August 18, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in Music videos

Role queue coming to Overwatch!

In less than a week, role queue is coming to Overwatch! That means this song, which has been viewed more than 59 million times, will no longer be relevant. Overwatch players will never again have to deal with no one on the team picking support. It sure took Blizzard long enough.

(And this alternate music video of the song has been viewed another 33.4 million times. And another 9+ million views for this composite of Tik Tok memes; watch at your own risk.)

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August 7, 2019 at EDT pm

Meat Loaf – Paradise By The Dashboard Light

They don’t make music like this anymore. One of the greatest duets ever.

A guy who looks like Meat Loaf would never make it big today.

It’s so old fashioned that he has to promise to marry the girl in order to have sex with her. That would never happen today.

Karla Devito has such an interesting look. She’s not the woman who recorded the vocals on the album. She’s lip-syncing to Ellen Foley who was a conventionally cute blonde.

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March 19, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos

All I Want for Christmas Is … Jews

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December 24, 2018 at EST pm

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William Shatner performs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Looking good for 87!

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December 23, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Music videos

Heat Miser says “green Christmas”

This guy must have been reading my blog! He has intervened and canceled out my previous forecast. He hates snow and doesn’t want any of the gentile boys and girls to have a white Christmas.

After a warmy and rainy Nor’easter passes through New York City early Friday, December 21, there will be no frigid cold and no snow, through Christmas.

The week between Christmas and New Year’s still holds the potential for a snowstorm.

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December 15, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Music videos, Weather

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