Posting “Victoria” by The Kinks yesterday reminded me that a very long time ago I started a thread here where I posted songs which had famous people’s names in the title.
I didn’t exactly get very far before the thread spluttered to a halt: precisely two posts, in fact, featuring “Buddy Holly” by Weezer, and “Debbie Gibson is Pregnant with my Two-Headed Love Child” by Mojo Nixon.
So, here we go, another thread resurrected.
Last night (actually, as I write this, they’re probably still there) my best mate and old flatmate Llyr and another old buddy Jon went to Time Flies’ Birthday All-Nighter in the Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff. (They did ask me if I wanted to go, but I think my clubbing days are behind me now, being so fat and old and everything, so I declined. Had I realised it was in Clwb Ifor I may have reconsidered, mind. A marvellous venue, at which I only ever saw bands (I think), but I can imagine it being ‘king mental for a club night)
For the uninitiated, you can read the history of Time Flies here. In a nutshell though, it’s one of the longest running club nights not just in Cardiff but the UK, having been going in some form or another since 1992. Back in the day, indeed.
Anyway, here’s the flyer for tonight’s gurn-fest:
One name sticks out from that line-up: Jeremy Healy.
Healy had a previous life as one half of pop duo Haysi Fantayzee back in the early 1980s. and it’s to them that we turn for the reboot of this thread:
This song caused quite the stir back in the day. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it.
Not sure I have anything to add to that, apart from that back in 1982 I had no idea what the song was about either.
Anyway, more soon.
Oh and Jon, Llyr, if you’re reading this: hope you had a blinder.