Saturday, December 01, 2007

We Got The Beat, or something

Remember the song "We Got The Beat" by the Go Go's from the early 80's? Catchy little tune. We played that in pep band during basketball games (before I got kicked out of band, but that's a different story).

Tonight I was checking out YouTube and the video for the song was promoted, so I watch it.

Man, Belinda Carlisle was quite peppy in that video, even while wearing high heels.

But, watch another video of the same song, and it looks like she's just phoning it in. "Yeah, we got the beat, I guess, or something."

The amazing thing is that they are 'pert near grandmothers by now. The lead guitarist/keyboardist Charlotte Caffey is 53. Carlisle is 49 (wonder if she still has that baby fat?). 'Course, they were in their mid twenties when their hits came out, and I suppose 1982 is a few years ago by now...

Another bizarre song related fact - Children conceived while their parents listened to Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" are now graduating from high school.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Real Sporer said...

Lets all get and dance to a song that was hit before your mother was born.

Paul 1967

4:43 PM, December 02, 2007  
Anonymous Dorf said...

Umm, we need to hear the "kicked out of the band" story, please. :-)

8:52 AM, December 03, 2007  
Anonymous Russ from Winterset said...

Yes, the band story must now be told. I have a hard time imagining that BGunzy was the "Stephen Adler" of his high school pep band, but the story still needs to be told.

12:27 PM, December 05, 2007  

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