I was reading Melanie Lukacs' blog this evening (http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/ - I have no idea how to create a hot link here. If anyone has any tips, I'm all ears). She was ruminating on Dream Academy, the band that had the hit single "Life in a Northern Town" back in the mists of time that was the 80s. Being in the right age group, it had the effect of: 1) making me hum "Life in a Northern Town" while I worked at the torch tonight and 2) making me think of my favorite songs from the 80s. The former pretty much speaks for itself, but, regarding the latter - well, I have two songs.
The first is the best song I never actually heard: "Lady at the Beauty Shop, You Make My Heart Go Bippity-Bop" by Little Joe Cook and the Thrillers, as performed at the Cantab in Harvard Square. I just never made it down to the Cantab to hear them perform when I was living in the area. I have a sneaking suspicion that no song could really live up to such a great title, though. The second is "If I were a Moose and You were a Cow" by Fred Small. A college friend was a big fan of Fred Small, went to his concert and came back sporting an autographed shirt with the first verse of this song, which goes something like this:
If I were a moose and you were a cow
Would you love me anyhow?
Would you take me home to meet your folks?
Would you tell your friends, "No moose jokes"?
Needless to say, after reading such fine lyrics, I was hooked. I still have the CD in my collection. (By the way, I believe the song is based on a true story of a moose that developed a tendre for a cow somewhere up North.)
What does any of this have to do with the above photo of the banana split bead? Nothing, really. I am still making 'em, though. (If you would like to see earlier versions, please click on the photo to visit my Flickr account). Still not completely happy with the way the beads are turning out. I'll get it right eventually...