Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry for May 30th, 2015: The River of Dreams and Starships of Decadence Edition -OR- Take Me Home

"The River of Dreams" by Billy Joel from his album River of Dreams (1993)

This is a wonderful song and video with awesome lyrics.


I'm posting this jukebox Saturday night entry at mid-to-late afternoon on this too-sunny, too-warm day because of my nighttime plans I mentioned in the previous entry. (Update: I didn't get around to posting that entry for the reasons stated in the concluding paragraph of this entry.)

Anyway, changing gears entirely ...

"Starships" by Nicki Minaj from her release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)

This is the "explicit" version in terms of lyrics. As for the video's content ("storyline"?), I'm basically speechless, but then again, Nicki Ninaj has that effect on me and, I dare say, many others. The video itself was apparently filmed on Oahu although the opening sequence is from the Nā Pali Coast on Kauaʻi.


I'd like to end with something that is also upbeat and energetic but not as wildly frenetic or explicit as Ms. Minaj's "Starships" song. In that spirit, I offer this ...

"Take Me Home" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor from her Read My Lips album (2001)

I like the video with its Parisian world of "haute-couture" and whatnot. The song sort of builds in its enjoyableness (yes, that's a word). I should point out that the song "Take Me Home" was actually written by Cher and appeared on her album of same name in 1979. You can see Cher's version here. And if you want to see Cher's perform it in "spectacular" fashion in Miami on her last Final Farewell Tour in 2002, see here.

OK, that's all for now. I had intended to post an update prior to this entry but, as usual, the entry spiraled out of frickin' control in terms of length and complexity, and so I'll try to post it tomorrow since it is already about two-thirds finished. I just ran out of time to do it now (as I do not want to be the usual 45 minutes late).  I am going to the 6PM Medieval Madness show with Andrea, Nick, Jake, and Luana (Imara is out of town) in Old Town Alexandria.


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