Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sharpe and Numan - Change your Mind

Feast your eyes upon this boys and girls! One of my favorite songs from a time when I had feathered hair, jelly shoes, banana clips, a neon T-shirt that proclaimed "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go", and thought that one day I would elope with my one true love, Simon LeBon.

I've never seen the video prior to yesterday but it features Gary Numan(yeah, the "Cars" guy!) vamping it up in black lipstick. The whole video resembles an alternate universe version of The Late Show. Look at the guy who's a ringer for a a young David Letterman, playing the keyboards while his very special psycho mime guest star glowers and boogies down simultaneously. Yeah, in YOUR French face, Marcel Marceau!

Now, THAT'S entertainment!

8 comments:

White Man Retarded said...

Electronic music is awesome. I started listening to Ministry when they were electronic, and did you know Al Jourgensen looked gayer than Gary Numan? G. Numan is the Jedi master of the synth. He's a dark lord of the synth. Hahahaha...

jams o donnell said...

Ah Now I haven't thought much about Gary Numan for quite some time now. He is still going strongish

Alanis said...

i like this song

christo said...

Hmmm, the only synth stuff I can enjoy without having thoughts of killing rabbits is Fear Factory before they sucked and the best Teutonic meisters, Rammstein.

wendela said...

(ahh, yes- Rammstein...)
Well, I was never a Numanoid, but thanks for sharing, elastic. Gary Numan really was a synth pioneer, in a way. Hey, he married a member of his fan club. Wonder how that worked out.

White Man Retarded said...

are you ok?

the flying monkeys said...

very entertaining, thanks

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I AM NOT A NUMANOID! I just really always liked this song,even 20 years later, and the oddball video intrigued me.

Thank you all for commenting, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, and I'll be visiting your blogs shortly to get the latest 411.

I'm working all day today and tomorrow, so I mostly won't be at home. I also still have to finish our homeschool presentation by Saturday. The big problem is how I keep "changing my mind",(how apropos) about my stuff and rewriting it. I've never presented anything to this large an audience and I'm concerned that maybe my occasionally ribald and offbeat humor won't translate well and I'll bring shame and dishonor to my family. Oh wait, that, I've already done before. Wish me luck, but only if you're sincere! I'm not fishing here.