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Friday, March 20, 2009 update.

Okay, not much going on in Karim Amir world. What am I going to write about tonight? How about that old blog standby, You Tube videos?

China Crisis, "Best Kept Secret"

Love this song off of What Price Paradise?, yet I have to wonder who was in charge of CC's music videos during this time?

54-40, "Baby Ran"

Why am I posting this? It's a great freaking song, that's why!

Furniture, "Love Your Shoes"

How this song escaped me in the 80s is anyone's guess, but I'm glad I've discovered it. The uploader apologized for the vinyl crackling, but I think it adds a certain 80s je ne sais quoi. Sounds like something I would have heard on CFNY.

Adam Lambert, "Is Anybody Listening?"

Season Eight AI contestant Adam Lambert probably won't win--he's a little too weird for mainstream America, I think. Still, I quite like his voice and stage presence, and I hope he sticks around for Broadway week, based especially on this clip. Here he is in the musical The Ten Commandments, starring Val Kilmer as Moses. (The idea of Val Kilmer as Moses makes me want to snicker, and I consider myself a fan.)


Blogger Yum-Yum said...

Where's your Watchmen review? ;)

You no likey the video? All I wondered is where did the lead CC dude get that feather-adorned coat? Yikes. :D

"One Day In Your Life" is my favourite 54-40 song (I dig the bass line), but "Baby Ran" is definitely my second fave.

Whenever I think of Furniture (the band) my thoughts immediately go to some Kind of Wonderful. ("Brilliant Mind is featured on the soundtrack.)

I miss the snap-crackle-pop of old vinyl.

I didn't know you could star in a Broadway show and still appear on American Idol? I had this idea you had to be fresh off the turnip truck or something.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Karim Amir said...

Turnip truck. Hee. Actually, there's some controversy about the pasts of some Idol hopefuls. It's kind of like Shelby Lynne winning the Best New Artist Grammy in the 2001. Hell, my father was a fan of hers in the early-mid 1990s.

Aside: Do you know that Bruce Hornsby and the Range beat out Glass Tiger, Nu Shooz, Timbuk 3 ("the future's so bright, I gotta wear shades") and Simply Red for Best New Artist in 1987. That's, uh, quite a lineup there!

Oh, I likey the video. It's just odd.

I bought Show Me on the strength of "One Day in Your Life." Great song.

No Watchmen review. Sorry. But I do want to see Duplicity. (Clive on the cover of EW! Woot!)

10:15 AM  

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