MsS: But if your hopes should pass away, simply pretend

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

But if your hopes should pass away, simply pretend

This afternoon on my favorite radio show, The Retroplex, I found out that both Paul Young and Susanna Hoffs are celebrating birthdays today. Paul is 50 and Susanna is 47. Even though I'm aware that the 80s were a while ago, it's still weird to think that the girls in the bangles are middle aged, or that the guy who sang Everytime You Go Away probably has wrinkles now. Growing up, I always wished I was a teenager during the 80s, so that I could've gone to lots of Cure and Duran Duran concerts. But I think music is a lot more interesting now, and so I'm happy to be a teenager of the 90s.

The Bangles- Hazy Shade of Winter

Paul Young- Every Time You Go Away

Paul Young's biggest hit in America was of course Everytime You Go Away. But did you know that he didn't even write it? Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oats) actually wrote it.

The live Bloc Party DVD, God Bless Bloc Party, comes out today. I think when I go back to New York I'll buy it. Adhalia, we're going shopping tomorrow!

Oh and here's an MP3 of the new Pretty Girls Make Graves song, if you're too lazy to go listen to it on their myspace page.

Pretty Girls Make Graves- The Nocturnal House

I've noticed that lots of bloggers are mentioning PGMG in their posts, which makes me very happy. I'm going to be ridiculously excited when the new album comes out. But yeah, you've got at least another 3 months of me talking non stop about it, so you'll just have to bear with me.

Finally, Morrissey has announced a crap load of tour dates in the UK. He'll hit the road in April in support of his upcoming record, Ringleader of the Tormentors. Seeing as how I'm in the US, I'm hoping for a tour of the states this year as well. I took my 16 year old cousin to see Morrissey in 2004 and she had a blast. I told her that if he toured again, I'd take her. He puts on a phenominal show. So if you're in any of the following cities, you better go out and see the Mozzer live.

04-18 Salford, England - Lowry
04-19 Llandudno, Wales - North Wales Theatre
04-20 Leeds, England - Town Hall
04-22 Aberdeen, Scotland - Music Hall
04-23 Stirling, Scotland - Albert Halls
04-25 Dundee, Scotland - Caird Hall
04-26 Greenock, Scotland - Town Hall
04-27 Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
04-29 Whitehaven, England - Civic
04-30 Gateshead, England - Sage
05-03 Sheffield, England - City Hall
05-04 Grimsby, England - Auditorium
05-06 Manchester, England - Apollo
05-07 Manchester, England - Opera House
05-08 Manchester, England - Bridgewater Hall
05-10 Halifax, England - Victoria Hall
05-11 Blackburn, England - King Georges Hall
05-12 Liverpool, England - Philharmonic
05-14 London, England - Palladium
05-15 Cardiff, Wales - St David's Hall
05-17 Reading, England - Hexagon
05-19 Portsmouth, England - Guildhall
05-20 Birmingham, England - Symphony Hall
05-21 London, England - Palladium
05-23 Truro, England - Hall For Cornwall
05-24 Cheltenham, England - Town Hall
05-25 Oxford, England - New Theatre
05-27 Kings Lynn - Corn Exchange
05-28 London, England - Palladium

Here's my rad Morrissey belt buckle. I love it.


Blogger Matthew said...

You know I'm an old man - and now you know that I saw Paul Young in Chicago in about 1984.

There's a live Todd Rundgren song (on "Back to the Bars", maybe) where he starts calling people on stage to sing with him. It's a who's who of stars. Stevie Nicks, Rick Derringer, Hall and Oates, the list goes on and on.

If you haven't heard Todd, you've heard someone he's produced, because he's produced everyone (and Liv Tyler though he was her dad until she was 19 or so). Paul Young to Liv Tyker. there's some stream of consious for you...

10:12 AM  
Blogger S.M.T. said...

Wow, I was 3 years old in 1984 :)

I'll have to look for that Back to the Bars song

5:16 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

I'll look tonight - maybe I can find it, though I don't have Back To The Bars on disk and my turntable has gone the way of the 8-track. I wonder why I keep my albums?

I graduated from high school in 1981. *sigh*

9:18 AM  

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