Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

To get this week's video, I thought I'd spin the Wheel of Songs That Have Anything to Do With America, and the sparkly little pointer thingy landed on the 1991 Violent Femmes tune, "American Music." So, from Gordon Gano, those other two dudes and myself, here's wishing you all a happy Independence Day. For Barbara, Dale, Tanya, Les - and any of my other readers whose hoser status I've forgotten about or am unaware of - you can all enjoy this one too because the Femmes are from Wisconsin, which is probably just one bad storm away from falling off into Lake Superior and floating away to Canada.

For my British readers, tomorrow's just another day. To get really drunk. Cheers, mates.


Sparky Duck said...

heck with forgotten video, lets just place it under the forgotten song category! though i always thought they were a tad odd, talented though.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Did you do too many drugs
I did too many drugs
Did you do too many drugs too
baaa beeey?

The Femmes are actually going to be in town this week and guess who has to miss that show as well?

Happy Big American Holiday Day! I think I'll arm-wrestle some unsuspecting Brit for a drink.

Splotchy said...

Always loved this song.


Karen said...

Ahem...you seem to have left me out of your list of famous Canadian bloggers. As I tend to keep a low-profile (ha!), I'll let it go this time.

Happy holiday! Be careful with those fireworks.

Tanya Espanya said...

I remember listening to the Femmes when I was about 15, loving them, of course. But I never knew what they looked like! Hah!

And Happy Red White and Blue day!

LoraLoo said...

I'm with Tanya - I never really knew what they looked like, either. Assuming that was in fact them?

Anonymous said...

Steel Town?
Yins goin' dan tan Picksburg to see da Stillers?

I lived in Shadyside for a spell while I darkened the doorstep at Carnegie Mellon.

Dale said...

An excellent spin of the wheel Beckeye. Happy 8th of July! Am I late for something?

An80sNut said...

Great song from the very underrated album Why Do Birds Sing? I think I still have this on cassette. "Out The Window" is a personal favorite and their version of "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" reminded me how much whining the original contained. "American Music" is a classic song that makes me smile every time I hear it. One of the most creative 3-piece bands on the planet.


Who Does This Broad Think She Is?

My photo
I am a winsome muse who was sent to Earth to inspire an artist to turn a vacant building into the world's coolest disco roller rink. We fell in love along the way, and I foolishly gave up my immortality. When the disco craze ended and all the roller rinks were shut down, that lazy bum wouldn't get a job. We broke up and I was stuck on Earth with nothing to do and no one to inspire. So, now I write a blog.

What Do Others Think of BeckEye?

"You're like an idiot savant of terrible garbage entertainment." - Falwless

"You're my hero." - Candy

"Get yourself a life. Better yet.....eff off." - Ann Onymous

"There's no one like you." - Klaus Meine