Friday, August 04, 2006

Video killed my brains cells, y'all.

When we were moving out of our apartment in 1981, I saw the following three videos for the first time, and my life was never the same.

You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates, Play The Game by Queen, and Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton all ended up among my favorite songs, but at the time, guess which one I liked the best?

Queen of Hearts, actually, but I can understand if you answered the other two. I didn't know who the guy jumping over the drums was, but the Queen video cracked me up (Freddie jumps on the drums in the middle of this video, WATCH IT and live through an experience you will never forget, that kind of stuff is gold to me), and I had no idea who Hall & Oates were.

I was seven, give me a break. I made up for it. Queen became hardwired into my brain over the years all thanks to Play The Game, and I went on a hunt for the Hall & Oates song and video years later, and had YouTube been around back then, my work would've been way easier.

So here, for the first time together since September of 1981, are three videos that changed my life. Here's hoping the next 25 years are half as entertaining.


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