Friday, May 30, 2008

In the Back of the Van

Ladyhawke herself

On the surface it didn't seem like my kind of thing. Not at all. But because Quinn admitted to blowing it out his speakers con mucho gusto, I thought I'd give it a try.

Well,, wrap me in spandex and tease my hair into a Heather Locklear mane. It's brilliant.

It starts of with a bit of Van Haleny, Jump-esque synth. Then it adds a thump-thump-thumpy beat circa 1979. Then about thirty seconds in Stevie Nicks starts to sing. Well, it's not really Stevie Nicks, but Ladyhawke, who sounds uncannily like that seventies boho icon. And there's not a whiff of a post-modern, aren't-we-so-clever attitude. So by rights I should have rolled my eyes, shaken my head, and chortled knowingly into my sleeve.

But I didn't. I danced. Then on the next play I sang along. "You set me on / You set me on / You Set me on fye-yuuuh!"

Pure, unashamed, guilt-free fun, fun, FUN!!

Ladyhawke - Back of the Van (not sure there's anything for sale - yet...)

And the video - gadzooks!! More of the same sparkly, swirly, 70s-80s mish-mosh. With dry ice too. It's all SOOO BLOODY GORGEOUS!!!



I'm off for several days on a business conference junket over here. I will try to stay in touch, but in the interim, Dearest Friends, behave yourselves (well or poorly, I don't mind which).

5 comments:

Mentok said...

On top of being a great resort, Mont Tremblant is also one of the most politically significant conference centres in the country. If you're interested in such, see if a local can give you the spiel.

ally. said...

you can't play us stuff like that then not stick around to tidy up the mess we've made getting overexcited and trashing the joint.. it's not my fault she made me do it...
x

Just a Girl said...
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mjrc said...

i have a remix of a ladyhawke song you might fancy. i'll send it your way . . .

FiL said...

Dearest Mentok, Tremblant was pretty close to deserted, apart from the 280 odd (and they WERE odd) bankers/lawyers/accountants attending the conference. And no-one could enlighten me...

Dearest Ally, I'm sure Ms Ladyhawke will own up and do her share of the cleaning. Once I've finished boogeying, that is.

Dearest JaG: Ah, I fear you're mixing up this songstress with the bunch of hairy Vancouver Neanderrockers known as Ladyhawk. Not really quite the same thing...

Dearest Marcy: I actually downloaded that very track from her website. But thank you for thinking of me!