Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Listening Post

A damn cool blast from the past.

From 1978, it's the Undertones, with Teenage Kick.

1 comment:

kanye said...

Feargal Sharkey, come back...we need you!

BTW--Friday night a friend called me up; he had an extra ticket to go see Jello Biafra that evening:

"You in?"


The show was part of Riotfest, which was held this past weekend all over Chicago. I hadn't paid any attention as to who else was playing, so you can imagine my surprise when they introduced the act that immediately preceeded Jello...Articles of Faith. The original lineup, no less.

We looked at each other and we started laughing. I'll be 45 the Friday after next, and he's the same age. We've known each other for 30 years and the best that we can figure, him and I were standing in pretty much the exact same spot, in the exact same club 29 years ago, seeing the exact same band. Hell, our wristbands might have even the same color.

It was quite possibly the most overwhelming sensation of "deja-vu, all over again" that I've ever felt.

I don't remember being that tired next morning, though.