|Martha & The Muffins, live at Spize – Farmingdale, N.Y. – May 3,1983|
All Eighties today in honor my good friend Helene Dunbar's Twitter campaign #80sforbeth. I am stealing a few of her tunes.
Not much text on this one today as I am two days late and in a hurry. In fact, I am skipping my usual labels as you can see song names on the videos.
But a few remarks. I got the idea to feature all '80s music as I have seen Helene making daily posts for this Twitter event she created. Not sure why she created exactly, but every day she posts a new song from the 1980s and shares it with her friend Beth, It's a fun daily activity and social media thrives on daily events.
I decided to feature some of Helene's picks when I saw her post this next song by Martha and the Muffins called "This is The Ice Age" from their album of the same name from 1981. It's a great album from a little known but wonderful band from Canada. I wanted to share their track "One Day in Paris" from the same album, but I did not find a You Tube video for it. However, in searching for a photo, I found the site featured in the next link and a free MP3 of a live performance. It's awesome, though for some reason I cannot add it to my iTunes. I can play it in iTunes, but I cannot add it to the library.
Helene was kind enough to point out that I introduced her to a lot of great music when we met in college. For instance, she heard the Jam for the first time in my car (see a Jam video to follow).
So, this is a BIG '80s fest, ending with one of the greatest and best known '80s tunes of all time: Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight."
Liesel shared the mock up of "Dancing in Street" with me, and it's worth a look. It's hilarious!
The song by Talking Heads is one of my favorites by the band. I cannot claim it's my single favorite as there's too many good ones to choose from, but it's top five for sure. I featured it in my senior avant garde theatre project and had some cool people create a dance for it.
I am not as well acquainted with either Tones on Tail or Split Enz, but they were Helene picks, and I do recall them being played in the 1980s.
Of course, I needed to add a song by Kate Bush, one by the Police, and the Eurythmics. Of course, I could add more as the 1980s has tons of great music. But this is a good sampler for today (and two days late). Enjoy, Mom. Thanks for listening.
Such a cool site, an mp3 of a live performance of Martha and the Muffins from 1983.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1609.05 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.