Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Night - The Music You Should Be Listening To Right Now

I'm getting old. Really old. I often joke that I have the body of an 80 year old man. How does one know when they are getting old? Sign # 1 - hair begins to grow in places were it hasn't and shouldn't grow. Sign # 2 - you start shopping for minivans. I did this on Saturday. I don't want to talk about it any more. Sign # 3 - you hear the favorite band from your youth on a 'Classic Rock' station.

Saturday while I was driving to test drive, uh, sports cars (wink!) I turn my radio to Arrow 103.5 and what do my ears hear? Huey Lewis and the News. Seriously. Classic rock is supposed to be The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zep, or the Doors. Not Huey Lewis and the News. Not the greatest band I ever heard while attending Bell View Elementary. Once I got over the shock of the situation my mind reflected upon the goodness that is Huey Lewis and the News. Their discography is full of great albums and soundtrack contributions. However, their greatest achievement and honestly a top 5 album of all time in the Skog Blog book is Fore. Not a single bad track on the disc. I wore out two copies of the cassette back in the day and it was one of the first CDs that I purchased with my own money.

Below are as many of the classic videos from Fore that I can find. And by the way, tonight IS Monday not Friday. Wheels just mocked me and said this should be a confession. Well guess what, there is no shame in loving Huey Lewis and the News. Fore is Music That You Should Be Listening to Right Now!


Jen said...

If #1 is truly a valid criteria, you were old a long time ago. Just sayin. And the minivan seems a lot worse than it is. Once you get over it, the comfort, space and automatic doors are quite dreamy.

Kim said...

How is it possible to listen to music from 10 years ago and still know all the words. And the videos? They don't make 'em like that anymore.

I think I am going hunting to see if I can find any Huey Lewis in this sad house.

kg said...

Jen - touche. Although when you start having problems with your prostate at 15 a little hair is the least of your worries.

Kim - You are correct, not only could Huey write a solid tune but the man knew how to put together a classy video. I think I need to add some non-Fore videos like "If This Is It" - that was another classic.

Corbie said...

This is your best Monday Night Music post yet - loved every song. I don't know about the videos though - you guys don't think they're a little too groovy?

brohammas said...

a mustache at 13 is perfectly normal.

Huey Lewis!?! I love that little ditty about Jack and Dianne!

Herms said...

I don't think Back to the Future would had as powerful a punch if it wasn't for this band. well done sir.