January 10th, 2008
I having been trying so very hard not to get all amazed and gawk-like when I find that someone hasn't seen or heard of what, to me and an enlarged social circle, at least, is a popular or well-known phenomenon ("YOU'VE NEVER SEEN STAR WARS?!") I mean, I never reacted in all caps with italics, but I did respond with wide eyes and stuff.
Today however I heard someone in the office talking about Joe Jackson tickets to another person on the phones. Turns out he'll be playing the Somerville Theatre in April and by gum I'll go as soon as I have enough money to mortgage for a balcony seat.
"Holy cats!" I said. "Joe Jackson's playing at the Somerville? Awesome!"
Two people immediately went "Who's Joe Jackson?" Now these weren't your average just-graduated-from-college types, but people actually older than I. I couldn't help it. I had to boggle.
But once I explained he was the guy who sang Steppin' Out and Is She Really Going Out With Him (not to mention he's The Man who gave you the hula hoop) they both went "Ohhhh! Okay!"
But for one brief, not-so-shining moment... confusion reigned supreme.
My reaction is different -- "Joe Jackson still performs?"
We can only wish, hope, and pray.
That would probably be the BEST CONCERT I'D EVER SEE.
I seem to render cheezdanish
into that state regularly, as I can't remember celebrity names of nearly any variety or venue for the life of me. I just don't. That sort of thing isn't outstanding to me and my memory doesn't retain much of anything anyways
With that said, I have no clue who you're talking about either. Hurf durf. :B
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)|| |
I wouldn't know the name (and just now checking online to hear those two songs, the music) if Megan hadn't posted about him for the last 10+ years.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)|| |
can i steal your icon?
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)|| |
This is sure to get you good and miffed...
Shoeless Joe left baseball and because a famous pop star
And he asked the musical question is she really going out with him
He had a couple albums and a comeback in the 80’s
But he never won a Grammy and he never was the same
And he never could be satisfied with critical acclaim
Cause the critics all confused him with the great Elvis Costello
Yes the critics all confused him with the great Elvis Costello
It would be awesome, although I'd probably go get everyone drinks during "Steppin' Out."
Edited at 2008-01-10 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: This is sure to get you good and miffed...
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)|| |
Had a similar cultural disconnect experience with someone who thought La Dolce Vita was somehow related to Livin' La Vida Loca. There was nearly violence.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Look Sharp!
::snorts with laughter::
Now that I've Googled his recent activities a bit ... does he plan to smoke a cigarette on stage?
(I've never seen Starwars.)
Neither have I. But Star Wars, on the other hand, is the greatest movie of all time.
I had never heard of Joe Jackson (without the "Shoeless" prefix, that is) until I read your last post mentioning him. That said, I still don't know any of his music. I suppose I should look up those songs you mention?
Now to me, those are totally famous songs. But then, I'm Old.
Joe has taken a couple of rather odd songwriting style turns over the years.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)|| |
i've never actually seen star wars. not kidding.
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)|| |
I never heard Stepping Out
before dating londo
and his music collection, and never heard Is She Really Going Out With Him?
before Da Vinci's Notebook covered it, and have still never heard the original. I didn't even know it was not their original song. So nyeah?
|Date:||January 10th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)|| |
I tend to boggle at my office mates a lot, because I work with college students.
But the absolute worst was when I came back from a new restaurant (since closed)
called Hoffa's. I told them it was fine, other than the unfortunate name. Blank
stares. It reminds me of Jimmy Hoffa, I say. Who? KIDS!
I was actually introduced to Joe Jackson by the cover of "I'm The Man" by Buck-O-Nine. It's still one of my favorites.
Andy does that to me sometimes - aside from him being 3 years younger, he grew up in a cabin in northern minnesota with no running water. Electricity, sure, but they only rented videos from their local library, which did not have a great selection.
I've been introducing him to all sorts of music and movies that he had never seen before. We just recently finished up the Indiana Jones series. But at least I have the advantage of having him around all the time so I *can* expose him to all the good stuff!