Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Afternoon Videos 9.12.08

All week long I thought I had thought I had my Friday Afternoon video picked.

I was gonna pick AC/DC's " Let There Be Rock" accompanied by an impassioned rant about how iconic songs like that one shouldn't be allowed on video games like Rock Band and how its a shame that's the only way kids these days are discovering these classic tunes but then again maybe its not so bad because at least they're discovering it and it went on. and on. and on a little more.

But yesterday, during a period of successful procrastination, I was checking out what my husband was saying on twitter. [Because, you know, I don't like talking to him face to face, I'd rather use an impersonal social network to express my true feelings.]

He kept tweeting about The Lemonheads, and I thought to myself 'GAH! How annoying. He is so hung up on the Lemonheads lately. Every time I get into the car after him he's stuck " It's a Shame About Ray" into the stereo again. And frankly, its getting kind of old.' Yes, my friends these are the kinds of things I get angry about with my husband. It's not about dishes left in the sink, or clothes all over the floor, it's about albums, who's overplaying what, or who liked this song before everybody else did first.

Even though I was succeeding at feigning annoyance, I couldn't get the Lemonheads out of my, um, head. I woke up this morning feeling more vintage 90s and less vintage rock, like I'd originally planned.

So I searched them on the ol' YouTube, and oh my, at first chord, it all came rushing back. Mostly in the form of an extreme-hadn't-been-awoken-in-at-least-14-years Evan Dando crush, but still, you must admit, there wasn't a band like them before, and there hasn't been since. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.

The hard part was picking which song, but I finally settled on this one. It was one of my favorites, probably because in the mid 90's I was as obsessed with Evan Dando living happily ever after on the arm of Juliana Hatfield as I was with Natalie Merchant marrying Michael Stipe [which I now know was an impossible dream...].

And here's another. Because I couldn't resist. Old school crushes never die. Besides, this is Friday Afternoon VIDEOS, who says I can't post two?

How about you? How are you feeling today? 90's? 80s? 70's? 1963? What's your Friday Afternoon Video?


hartley said...

I was going to look for this record today and replace it with my lemonheads obsession.

Mandy said...

My entry will have to be later today. I don't like the Lemonheads. At least I don't think I do. It reminds me of boys I could never score somehow. I think. I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

how funny! i was just thinking about the lemonheads yesterday and your crazy crush on evan dando. takes me back a few years!


emily the mom said...

thank you hartley, for posting your juliana to my evan.

and mandy. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your pick!

and KERRY! What's even funnier, is that while I was posting this, I was listening to a stream from and they played 10,000 Maniacs. And I thought awww. This reminds me of Kerry. And I still think of Kelly whenever I hear Morrissey.

It was on vintage woxy,does that mean we're old?

jfarls said...

I don't know why, but this one is mine!
Takes me back :)

emily the mom said...

jen! I approve! I approve! and so would the mr.

Mandy said...

meg said...

i remember setting my alarm early to videotape evan dando on Regis and Kathie Lee.

good lord, he was gorgeous.