Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Night Flashbacks

Tonight's leap back in time begins with cheesy 80s - big hair, synthesizers and a video that doesn't do much for anyone. After a 45-second ending to "Silent Running," Mike and the Mechanics crank up "All I Need Is a Miracle." Quiz: The lead actor wearing the coat and tie in the video played what character in what 1971 children's classic (answer below)?

Nothing fancy about this one - just good ole dry ice, 80s threads and confirmation from Dori that America's "You Can Do Magic" is a great song.

Gotta love SNL's John Belushi training for Olympic Gold by eating Little Chocolate Donuts, "the breakfast of champions" according to Marv Albert.

Answer to quiz: Verucha Salt's father, who was "always making things difficult" in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.


ChuckEastNashville said...

I was never much a fan of America's "Horse With No Name" or "Sister Golden Hair". I do like "You Can Do Magic", a departure from their previous easy listening, folk guitar image. Yeah, lots of 80's music was overproduced but still pretty good.

Jim said...

New York, London, Paris, Munich.
Everybody's talking 'bout PopMuzik.