Monday, February 05, 2007

Of Seagulls, Crockett, and Mullets

I ran so far away...

Dearest Friends, we had a party on Saturday night. But the strangest thing happened... You see, as we were getting ready, there was a slight, yet perceptible slip in the temporal continuuum and all of a sudden the calendar had spun back twenty years or so.

The fridge filled itself with wine coolers and jugs of Fuzzy Navels appeared on the kitchen table.

Sheena Easton perched on our mantlepiece and Billy Idol on our bathroom door.

Then the guests started to arrive. Joan Collins. Jennifer Beales from Flashdance. Some New Wave dude in a skinny tie. Melanie Griffiths out of Working Girl. A couple of chicks looking for an aerobics class. A cop calling himself Detective Sonny Crockett. And two mullets. Most peculiar.

Then, lo and behold, who should appear one of the Flock of Seagulls. It's true. Though the air was hazy wth nostalgia, we managed to snap a fuzzy piccie of him, hanging out with Joan. Look up top, FiL tells no lies!

And the stere-ere-ereo played some fine old tuneage. Here, have a listen:

Animotion - Obsession (buy here)
Big Country - Fields of Fire (buy here)
The Jam - Town Called Malice (buy here)
Ministry - Effigy (buy here)
Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie (buy here)
Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield (buy here)
X - Breathless (buy here)

But when we woke up on Sunday morning, it was once again 2007, and all we had left from our time shift were empty wine cooler bottles and electric dreams.