Listen was the second album release by the UK synthpop band A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1983. It teamed the musical group with record producer Mike Howlett again, except on the single release "(It's Not Me) Talking" which was produced by Bill Nelson. The record included the UK Top 10 hit "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)". The person's face on its sleeve cover is that of the band's drummer, Ali Score.
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Elliott, with record sales of over seven million in the United States, is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction. Elliott is known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "4 My People", "Work It", "Pass That Dutch", and "Lose Control". In addition, she has worked extensively as a songwriter and producer for other artists, both alone and with her fellow producer and childhood friend Timbaland, with whom she received her first production credit on R&B singer Ginuwine's 1996's album Ginuwine...the Bachelor.
Wednesday, 7 March 2001
Today I went across the street to Union Station to grab lunch and I saw one of those people with layered, permed, & frosted hair with one of those black leather jackets with the fringe, ala Bon Jovi circa 1986-7. I love that this sort of thing still exists, for my amusement of course. And I was doubly surprised to see this sort of thing in the city. Where I grew up, that's another story. I imagine mullets still reign supreme there. I don't even think I can begin to explain how much I used to love Michael Jackson and Thriller. But this is downright scary. Ick. What the hell happened to him?
Tuesday, 6 March 2001
Yesterday Nanette pointed out that Nick at Nite was airing 80's tv shows marathons this week. Sure enough, last night after Junkyard Wars I tuned in to catch some of Silver Spoons with the absolutely adorable Ricky Schroeder and his weirdly feathered hair. I recall even having a crush on Ricky's smarmy friend Derek (played by Jason Batemen). I loved that show. And, to my even greater delight, a dorky teenage Sarah Jessica Parker & co. will be seen in a marathon of Square Pegs, which I so loved. I wanted desperately to be like Jennifer, the valley girl (played by Tracy Nelson, she the sister of the blond twin brothers & hair metal-pop stars Nelson). I even recall, if my memory serves me correctly, that The Waitresses did the theme song.
From the idiot files: sky-diving from space.