Sunday, June 25, 2006

with auburn hair and tawny eyes

So, weird: I saw a flock of seagulls tonight.

No, wait--that's A Flock of Seagulls.

Yes, seriously. No, I didn't know I'd be seeing them before I headed out for the evening. And truthfully? When a band's a one-hit wonder (whose back catalog you don't celebrate), you're just waiting for them to play the song you know. Which they did, thank heavens, or I'd've ran, ran so far away, I'd just ran, ran both night and day... anyway.

I find it prescient that IDLYITW embedded the "I Ran" video in Monday's link roundup. Will I accidentally see Blondie next week? Or will it be Morris Day and the Time instead? (Perhaps if I rent Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, I could make that last one happen for myself...)

4 comments:

trunger said...

one question...Did they still have the hair? and Blondie so had more hits than Heart of Glass (that is, if you are impiing that they are a one hit wonder or they have a back catalog that you don't celebrate or something). yeah, I'm a blondie fan. :p

^kat^ said...

See, the lead singer was wearing a ball cap the whole time, so I can only guess as to whether or not he still had the hair. And I meant to cast no aspersions against Blondie, only that I Don't Like You In That Way.com also embedded one of their videos recently. So, if my luck holds up, maybe Debbie Harry et. al. will be playing a surprise set at the federal court building or something...

Rimbo said...

I'm guessing it'll be Morris Day. Maybe you'll see him in his car. I think you wanna drive it. Drive it. Oh-we-oh-we-oh.

Bruce said...

I'm slightly offended by the one-hit wonder tag as applied to A Flock of Seagulls. It might technically apply, but "Space Age Love Song" and "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" were much better songs.

And, to answer Trunger's question, recent promo photos show a similar hairstyle. Similar to the "Space Age Love Song" video, as opposed to the spikiness that dominates the "I Ran (So Far Away)" clip. If you haven't seen the video, the hairstyle looks a lot like the fins on a '59 Chevy, with a straight comb-forward down the middle.

The hair wasn't just a gimmick, it was an advertisement. Mike Score was a hairstylist.