Live studio performance by Great White
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Music new this morning in the studio - Chrissy Amphlett passed away over the weekend. Very sad :( But as usual, I had no idea who they were talking about.
Then Coe says, "You know - Chrissy Amphlett of the Diviynls?"
Hmmm still no idea.
Coe continued "Haven't you heard the song 'I Touch Myself?'"
OHHHH!!!! "Yes I have!!! The Fembots heads explode to that song!"
This is what Bob & Coe need to start realizing - you need to think of the most recent pop culture occurance or tie in that the person, song, band etc. that you are referring to was a part of so that I can follow your coversations. Thanks!
Now on another note, Coe actually "learned me something new" today. The Divinyls were from Australia and over there (across the Pacific Pond) they actually say "I touch myself" meaning "I pinch myself" and so on as a term of disbelief, shock and has nothing to do with the perves in America who sing it with a whole different meaning! Ha! I thought that was too good not to share.
So I can't remember what sparked the topic of Michael Bolton in the studio this morning, but during the conversation Coe said something to the effect of "Ugh, Michael Bolton.."......oh wait I remember!
Coe found an article that read "Celebrating the Catalogue of Michael Bolton" and she said "Ugh, who would ever celebrate anything from Michael Bolton!"
Well I quickly jumped in "I WOULD!!!" And let me tell you something, you will too after you watch the most amazing video Micahel Bolton has ever been a part of....I love Michael Bolton (in this video only though ;) I'll gladly celebrate "The Tale of Captain Jack Sparrow!" And please watch the entire video dammit!
(and there may be a few naughty words so turn your speakers down if you're at work!)
It's little victories that really make my day.
Today during "Barrel of Monkey's Monday" we played David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose" and in the middle of the song Bob said to himself, "I think this is Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens." He does this often and normally I just tune him out because I don't follow what he's saysing.
Well guess what - I KNOW WHO THAT IS thank you very much. I actually understood the reference this time. There was this reality show on E! called "Married to Rock" and that is where I became familiar with the oh-so-amazing Josie Stevens, wife to a one Steve Stevens. That girl is fun to watch. So once again I can thank my never ending abundance of pop-culture knowledge for knowing who Steve Stevens is.
Here's a few more "First time I heard that..." where what I heard was not the original, yet that's still what I think of first!
Doesn't matter how many times we play it, whenever Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" comes on in the studio I assume Jessica Simpson is about to take over....and oh sometimes I wish she would! Girl can sing, you can't fight me on that one ;)
Now, what perhaps is more sacrilegious since I work directly the biggest self proclaimed Led Zeppelin Fan Coe Lewis, is that I am more familiar with Puff Daddy's "Come With Me" than Led Zepp's "Kashmir." (Yes, I know he's Diddy now but he was Puff Daddy back then...) She would like to school me so bad on the history of Zepp, but sorry to say "Kashmir" is a lost cause & will always be "Come With Me" to me. It's like Pavlov's Doggie (another thing I just learned from Bob) - it's a defaulted habbit
Yesterday I was here in the studio listening to "Foxy Lady" & started thinking about Garth doing a little foxy dance in the donut shop and then had an epiphany. If it weren't for Wayne's World, I would not have learned all the words to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" and Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" just to name a few. I'm telling you, I knew all the words to these songs when I was like 10 because of this movie.
I had never heard the songs on the radio because I was busy listening to Madonna & Paula Abdul BUT guess what...I went out and bought the cassette (or had my mom do it, clearly) and I learned all the songs. So Classic Rock can say a big fat Thank You to Wayne's World for introducing Generation X to this world of Rock N Roll.
Enjoy two of the greatest movie scenes of the 90's below: