Friday, April 27, 2007

Back In Rotation

[Posted by reader_iam]

Interesting that this moldy oldy is in rotation in video--that is to say, YouTube. Time was, just a few years ago, that it took a real effort to (successfully) acquire even the audio version of it, just for memory's yearbook sake--not to be confused with either nostalgia or sentiment.

Within the year (back in the day) that this song came out, we strenuously and sincerely practiced this in chorus for the upcoming middle school Concert For Our Parents. In keeping with the times, all subtext was dutifully provided--and, for the most part, we dutifully nodded, and sang, and enthusiastically, as practiced. (My problem, retrospectively, is with the "dutifully," to put too fine a point on it. Extrapolate, in the here and now, at your own risk.)

Back now in 2007, I note that this song by the (actual) same band is still unavailable on YouTube, at least that I can find. On the one hand, glory be! On the other--how curious.

Lord knows I wouldn't want to defend either of these songs, or the band, or even why I have them in our, admittedly, vast library of music: the good, the bad, the ugly, the indifferent, the WTF?, and so forth. Still: Isn't it a fun and interesting thing to ponder why, oh, why ANYONE would want to bring back Paper Lace, publicly? I mean, really: What's that about?

Eh, it's Friday night. What can I say? Time for silly stuff.

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