It’s nearly summer and I’m two weeks out from vacation. Indeed, two weeks from today, work will be what was until early August. And it can’t come soon enough.
Last week, we brought in the funk. Tonight, I want to bring in the punk. My Sharona came out in 1979 and was the debut release from The Knack. Which I suppose makes it a moldy oldie, but honestly if anybody was putting out music like this today, we’d be listening, right? I have to confess my naivete; back in the day, I had no idea the lyrics were as risque as they are, but that just makes it all the better now.
I love this video. First of all they’re actually playing. It’s not some of that ‘lip-syncing over pre-recorded’ BS. It’s infuriating when artists do that. I mean, singing… It’s what they do. Next, check out the drummer. He’s like Animal from the Muppets. And the bassist is just too cool. It all comes together for great performance.
So tonight, I’m relaxing with my love and counting down the days (nay, hours, minutes, and seconds) until summer break. And we’re enjoying a bit of nasty nostalgia, ha ha, with The Knack and My Sharona. Happy Saturday night!