Monday, December 6, 2010

Music Monday: The Logical Song

With all of this snow, it can only mean one thing: it is time for SUPERTRAMP!

Always one to brighten my day, Supertramp is a delight, using both standard and contemporary sound effects. Sure you can hear the keyboards and castanets, but can you also pick out the Mattel electronic football game or the Trouble "Pop-o-Matic" bubble? They are there, I promise.

We both know you remember the board game "Trouble". Don't deny it. If you don't, I sincerely suggest you jump back into the eighties and have a go; it's pleasure is ranked slightly above "Hungry Hungry Hippos".

This song tells the story of a man who was ripped from his childhood, educated for adulthood and realizes that his future is expected to be lacking in any spontaneity.

Sound familiar? It gets better - the man feels constricted in his freedom of speech, feels the pressure to conform and ends up confused, without a clear self-image.

See if you can pick out the story (or just dance madly around your room, as all snowy Monday's should be spent).

Obviously not the official video, these girls do a good job of keeping the words onscreen to help my ailing brain. It's a generational thing, I think.

I don't know what my generation has been dubbed, "The Mini X's" maybe, but we are certainly walking around confused.

Here's hoping you start your weekend on a roll.

Kinda cold and certainly confused,


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