Remember the Utah Saints, a Wonder whose One Hit was a spiffy little track “Something Good” consisting of three minutes of a throbbing dance beat with a sample from Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting” playing over it repeatedly? Apparently they’re, like, still alive and stuff, and they just put out a fun little video.
In it we learn about the mysterious phenomenon that took place on St. David’s Day, 1989, in a little Cardiff nightclub… Lost to history till now, though it has surely affected countless lives.
If I not only remember when this song came out, but remember thinking, back then, “yeah, it’s kinda fun, but it ain’t nothing like as cool as the Kate Bush song it samples…” does that make me… old?
Synchronicity: I was listening to a Kate Bush song (“Joanni”) when I saw somebody link to this song on a message board and followed the link…
When the video for Weird Al’s “White & Nerdy” came out, though it’s all good in a Weird Al kind of way, I found myself mesmerized in particular by the incredibly enthusiastic, goofy guy dancing behind Al in some of the segments…
a guy who turned out to be Donny Osmond. (Al: “I asked him to be in the video because he was the whitest guy I could think of.”) (Me: egads, how old must hebeby now? He’s dancing with the energy of a five year old! A five year old on speed!)
Imagine my glee when I discovered that Al had posted to youtube the first take of that dance sequence — with the Donny Dance behind the Gangsta Al, in front of a greenscreen, for the whole song.
You’d think it would get old during the three minute song. You’d think Donny would run out of dance moves. You’d be wrong.
One day after President Bush likened presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama to those who appeased Adolph Hitler, the ghost of the president’s grandfather, Prescott Bush – in an SS uniform, muttering German and gesticulating angrily – has been hovering high above the White House since dawn.
An anonymous Bush administration staffer said the White House initially believed MoveOn.org, which many administration officials have compared to Hamas, had orchestrated the specter of Bush’s grandfather. (Prescott Bush, a true American hero, helped fund Hitler’s war machine and, as the BBC revealed last year, co-conspired to overthrow President Roosevelt to create a Nazi-style government in America.) But MoveOn.org spokesman Adam Green denied his organization’s involvement, saying, “Dude, if we could do that, we would’ve done it a long, long time ago. We would’ve saved a lot of money.”