I had forgotten how much I love this album, which is probably They Might Be Giants’ best one ever. Not a fan? Listen to it. A fan? Then listen again.
Thanks to this…….
I’ve got to be gone for three freakin’ hours for end-of-year school conferences, so in the meantime, I offer you Rush’s The Big Money, with particularly germane lyrics boldfaced:
Big money goes around the world
Big money underground
Big money got a mighty voice
Big money make no sound
Big money pull a million strings
Big money hold the prize
Big money weave a mighty web
Big money draw the flies
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) is a favorite song of mine. I was curious if there was anything on YouTube with him doing a live performance of this song. This is often a disappointing search, since 95% of the time I seek a live performance of anything, I get is a lip-synched schtick with the performer standing in front of the microphone. Not this time. This is simply amazing. (And thank heavens this is preserved; I found a clip from 2010 of him singing the same song, and suffice it to say the one below is the one worth remembering).
Any Talking Heads fans out there? Then you have got to watch this from 1980. It shows the band in its full creative genius (Tina looks gorgeous, and David looking utterly psychotic). Enjoy:
This video is astonishing on several levels:
- The singing is really good;
- It’s visually amazing;
- This guy was actually able to sing backwards (many, many times) to create this.
If you want to throw this chap some love, click here.