Listen to Jonathan Richman.
Listen to Jonathan Richman.
I’d love to know more about when and where this video of Love Song was done (ie: which music program, which country and when – 1981 is all I got)! Answers on a postcard.
At least I know a tad more about the Hear Here appearance and thank fuck they were allowed to perform live! I’ve never got music shows that have bands on and then don’t let them play live. What is the bloody point of having them on if they don’t play live?!
Anyway, enjoy these two in a bit more clarity than before.
Geez, I loved them then. What a cracking version of Gloria! And to hear A Celebration being done live is fab. That line in Rejoice “I can’t change the world, but I can change the world in me” resonated so much with me.
They were so flipping fab then. Honestly. Just watching this 9 minutes of them had me fist-pumping and singing along. I just don’t feel that from them any more, unfortunately.
I have no idea if Simple Minds were on the same show? They appeared on Get Set For Summer as well, doing Promised You A Miracle and King Is White And In The Crowd…Sweat In Bullet too.
I always find it odd too that these days, retrospectively (or…maybe not so retrospectively), I’d have Jim in a damn heartbeat. But back then I looooooved Bono. I was absolutely GUTTED when I found out he was married. Lol. It didn’t stop me getting jealous of every single girl he’d drag up on stage to dance with him, either. Lol
I had previously seen them performing I Travel on this ORS episode, but hadn’t seen this performance of New Gold Dream before. It’s as the end credits roll so gets a bit cut off but still gold to see.
What was I saying yesterday? Lol
THERE IS NO HOPE FOR ME!
Oh, look at him! Just LOOK AT HIM! Why do you have to be so goddamn fucking beautiful?!
*cries into hands*
ERMEAGEERRRRRRD! IMMA GONNA CRY! I am ssssoooo happy this is up there. But I am sssooooo scared it’ll get taken away. PLEASE stay up there until morning, so I can make sure I can copy it for my own personal collection.
Jim is just off his tits glorious in this performance. I mean…he really is flying high, but I just love how he is. He’s just….EVERYTHING!
I couldn’t post this one on YouTube, so here it is. That’s all of them now. Happy Weekend!
Here is a selection of the things that were on the Oz TV SM DVD that arrived the other day. I put them up on YouTube to save space on my blog.
And the interview from yesterday – minus the bit of Prince Charles I snuck into it yesterday.
I absolutely LOVED Graham Kennedy. Known as “The King” in Australia, he wasn’t without his controversy. He particularly enjoyed performing impressions of Australian crows (which are actually ravens – just putting that ornithological fact out there for you) – which can sound like they are swearing rather painfully if you’ve ever heard them?
Anyway….I have no recollection of this, but I can bet I was watching the show that night. I was always watching Coast To Coast – it was essential viewing for me.
Finding this clip on the DVD had me tickled pink, it really did.
More little snippets of clips to come…
OMG! Those clips on the DVD were GOLD DUST! There’s a clip from 1989 from Good Morning Australia (seemingly) – Basia Bonkowski is interviewing Jim and well…just watch the clip below. Lol (It’s the ears, right?)
The observant amongst you MAY see something that actually shouldn’t be there. I couldn’t help myself.