Everybody Wang Chung Tonight

So I went bowling with my parents and siblings a couple of weeks ago.  It was one of those alleys with big screens playing music videos above the pins.  Apparently the theme that night was 80s.  Despite that era being “before our time” but also “after their time”, I think everyone enjoyed the music.  One song which I had not been familiar with, but which my siblings and I got a kick out of, was “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”.  The song is catchy, but to me what made it stand out was the refrain “Everybody have fun tonight, everybody wang chung tonight.”  Huh??  I didn’t get it but I loved the randomness.  So it turns out the band is called Wang Chung, so it isn’t as random as I thought.  But I still love it.  Weirdly working your own band name into a song?  Why not!  I now consider this song to be right up there with Huey Lewis’ “The Power of Love” from Back to the Future.

Drive-In Movies

To quote a great man- “what’s up with enclosed movie theaters nowadays?”  I’m trying out this blog as a way of talking about some things I’m listening to.  I figured for the first post, it would be appropriate to mention a song I recently heard, which I have adopted as the theme song for my production company (Drive-In Productions).  When I first heard it, it actually sounded familiar.  Or like a song I should know but didn’t.  I was sure that it was from the 60s.  But it turns out it’s brand new!  Very cool.  I hadn’t really been familiar with Ray LaMontagne but now I want to listen to more of his music.  My fav line: “I wanna be the guy who doesn’t like to fight, who could kick your ass if you touch his girl.  Wanna be the guy who breaks all the rules, but the cops let him off cuz they think he’s cool.”