Saturday, February 27, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This is going to be my last post for a few days. I'm moving back to Pittsburgh on Sunday, so I'll be offline until Monday or Tuesday.

I thought this song - Michael Stanley Band's "My Town" - was appropriate, considering I'm going back to ye old hometowne and people are constantly asking me why I would be so crazy as to leave the center of the universe, otherwise known as New York City. Well, I have mixed emotions about it. I love the Big Apple, but I think I'm ready to go back home. When I moved here, I never intended to stay forever, but it's still hard to leave. But I'm sure that once I get back to the 'Burgh, everything will be fine. NYC has definitely become a second home, but it can never replace my real home.

Despite the fact that Michael Stanley's town is Cleveland (Pittsburgh's arch-rival!), I've always loved this song. I don't think I'd ever seen the video until today, so maybe it will be new to some of you as well. Sorry about the quality...seems like the video and audio are a bit out of sync, but this is the only version I could find online.


CDP said...

So you are moving back; I saw that you were on your way to Pittsburgh and wondered if it was a visit or a move. Good luck with the move, and if you get tired of pop culture, a return to the hometown after years in NYC would be an excellent blog topic.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Pittsburgh!! I miss it, all my family is there.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Do you need some help? The Spousal Unit has a truck.

SkylersDad said...

Good luck with the move home, I hope it all goes well!

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

That's a great song! I wish I had a hometown, instead of a homemetropolis.

Good luck with the move!

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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

That song has got to be in a bad 80's movie montage. Perfect.

J. Hi said...

Hope your move went well! :)

Alice said...

hope the move went well! as much as i adore NYC, i don't actually know how people can manage to live there long term. i feel like i'd come to hate / resent all the things i love about it when i visit.


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