Ladies night

Men’s Night was on Saturday and tonight, it’s the turn of the ladies. The first song is dedicated to all those who find themselves without that special somebody:

The second is also about someone else with issues, often hidden away and likely to remain there for long periods of time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCXnJIAQd1o&ob=av3e

The third is one of the strangest songs yet. Apparently about the old UB40 days, just why an American group would involve themselves with that is a puzzle and the attempt by Susanna to look as bitchy as the others doesn’t quite come off. What Leonard Nimoy is doing driving those four around anyway is a further puzzle I shan’t lose a lot of sleep over:

And another thing, Susanna Hoffs was naked during the recording of Eternal Flame, which is why you see the others but she’s only from the chest up, except for the inset shot on the beach.  I don’t think I wish to know this and am sorry I read it now.  I’m even sorrier I wrote it.  :)

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JD has two additions to tonight’s fare:

… and he comments:

I think I’m in love with Joan Osborne- que viejo verde estoy.

5 Responses to “Ladies night”

  1. Sue October 25, 2010 at 19:19 Permalink

    Suzanne Vega is good.

    If we’re talking girlie music from days gone by, I guess I was a Kate Bush fan.

    Ya Ya, Babooshka, ya ya :)

  2. jameshigham October 25, 2010 at 19:37 Permalink

    Yes Sue – unique talent.

  3. CalumCarr October 25, 2010 at 21:03 Permalink

    First time for the first song – thanks – enjoyed greatly.

    So long since I’d heard 2 and 3. Thanks again.

    If you view on YouTube the following is in the description,
    According to Wikipedia, Leonard Nimoy actually directed this video as well as making the cameo. It also said his son Adam Nimoy was a friend of Susanna Hoffs from college.

  4. James Higham October 25, 2010 at 21:46 Permalink

    I knew the last bit, not the first.

  5. JD October 26, 2010 at 20:50 Permalink

    As Janina said in her recent post -
    “there have also been many duets that have seen artists from very different genres come together to create something that in my view is spectacular.”

    The second Joan Osborne viseo is a good example of that theory; ‘Blue eyed soul’ meets Planxty.
    An unlikely combination but it works beautifully.

    Here she is with the Funk Brothers, Motown’s house band-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA0GcXV2njY
    fabulous!!!

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