Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Poor Excuse for a Post

Sometimes I just don't feel like posting anything, usually because my life is so scattered that I can't put it all together in my head. Keep checking back regularly...this mood will pass.

But wait. Before you go look at somebody ELSE'S blog, here are two songs that never fail to make me 100% happy, both of which scream "1980s England" to me.

First, Total Coelo (AKA "Toto Coelo") and "I Eat Cannibals." 80% Bananarama, 15% garbage bag, and 5% "Kate-Bush-Face." Oh, purrr!

Next, in much the same vein: "Shiny Shiny" by Haysi Fantayzee. The only time you'll see the Ragamuffin style mixed with a chastity belt. Gosh, they were pale over there.

Sometime soon: Actual Blog Substance. I promise!


Less Lee Moore said...

I love both of those songs!

What does it say about me that I have made many posts that were ONLY about songs??

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Have you heard them before? I assumed they got little airplay in North America.

Personally, I'm paranoid about writing posts that just say "I like it!" with no analysis whatsoever. That's partly because I try to create a "variety blog," without too many posts of one type all in a row.

But every blog is different!

scott said...

I had heard the Total Coelo one, but not the other.

I don't mind 'low content' posts. They usually at the very least expose us to new things. Never bad, and something you've always been good for, in my books.

popgoestheweasel said...

British pop in the 80s/90s got more exposure in Canada than it did in the states. Much like Mitsou who was a star here before trying and failing to break into the US market. Sadly, Stock Aitken Waterman and PWL did not get the US recognition they so richly deserved.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, Scott! So I won't feel bad adding a few more "check this out" postings.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Thank goodness for MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, and their '80s focus on exposing us to European oddities!

Even so, when I run across a compilation of British pop favourites I realize how much music I missed out on...I have barely enough background material to understand a complete episode of Absolutely Fabulous (Lulu WHO?)

In fact, this post was originally going to be about the North American/European pop disconnect, but some nods to Eurovision, but my brain just wasn't up to the research.