Thursday, June 11, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

My roommate's sister is in town, so we've decided to take her to The Pyramid Club's Thursday night '80s dance party. Of course, most of the people who go there aren't old enough to remember much of the early '90s, let alone any of the '80s, so there's a good chance that the evening could end with me drunkenly splayed out on the sidewalk, crying about how old I am. Or maybe I will be too drunk to care. Either way, I can guarantee you that "drunk" will be part of the equation.

I know it seems strange that I would post a '90s video on '80s Night, but I randomly came across this song today and was immediately transported back to my early-to-mid-20s dance hall days. I haven't been dancing in a while, so I need a song like this to help me remember all of my best white girl moves. You're all welcome to spastically jerk along with me to Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack."

And actually, this video does have an '80s connection, because the song samples the beat of Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love," which has been mercilessly ripped off by everyone from Tupac to Mariah Carey.


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh yeaaaah, that is a smooth grinding dance track.

here's hoping you find a great grinding partner this weekend.

And Becks- you aint old honey. If you're old, then I'm practically dead!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'd kill to see some of your liquored-up white girl dance moves. I'm checking YouTube on Friday.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Ah, Mark Morrison. Famous in England for two reasons: That song, and for idiotically sending a lookalike to court after being arrested. What a muppet.

Have a good night, I hope they play some early-90s rave for you!

Johnny Yen said...

I'm not sure if I heard that one in my clubbing days or not-- because every song had that exact same beat.

J.J. in L.A. said...

What Candy said. Ohh, to be in my 30's again!

FranIAm said...

I love that song. I have it on a workout mix on my iPod.

Signed, still sorta cool for an old beyotch

Dance your ass off girls!

My verification word is "wersupp" - is that like some kind of nerdy white girl wassup?

OH- it is Pittsburghian white girl wassup. Yoo-uns is so crazy out there.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Crap, YOU're not old, Beck, but apparently I'm Ancient. That brought me back to nothin'... Which is apparently where my young adulthood met parenthood or something.

Here's hopin' you brought out "The Cabbage Patch" while you were jamming to this.


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