Well, I just discovered that the iTunes Music Store has a Talking Heads album, Bonus Rarities & Outtakes
, that I can't seem to find anywhere else. Even Amazon doesn't have it, which is something remarkable.
Anyway, I couldn't give a darn about most of the songs on that album—they'd be nice to have, but I'm not going to shrivel up and die without them. But the album also has one song I've been seeking for a long time. And I couldn't resist...it was just 99 cents. So now I'm sitting here grooving to it on infinite repeat.
The song in question is the one from the climax of the Talking Heads movie True Stories
, "People Like Us," sung by John Goodman. It's not been available on any other albums, as the record label never got around to releasing a true "soundtrack" to the movie, just an album with all the songs performed by the Talking Heads themselves. It's a wonderful upbeat country song, all fiddles and twangy steel guitars, and John Goodman really puts his heart into the song. It's no wonder he ended up joining the Blues Brothers band and starring in Blues Brothers 2000
is a marvelously offbeat little movie. Kind of like something you'd expect David Lynch to make; great music, too. You can generally find it on DVD for under $10 these days. Unfortunately it was put out in 1.33:1 pan and scan back in the early days of DVD, and has never been reissued in a proper aspect ratio.
Other news: I've made a Wikipedia entry
. There wasn't any sort of entry there before, and I spent the day coming up with something good and comprehensive. I figure it'll get cut down by Wiki regulars soon enough, but better to write too much than too little. It's also a sort of job application for a tech writing gig for my bro Aaron's employer. Aaron got my my last job, with the ISP where I worked for two years; maybe he'll get me this one too. Hope so. I need to do some other writing stuff for it, but that can happen after I get up today.
Also, tonight I'm doing an interview with Harmony Gold representative Tommy Yune on my TalkShoe talk show, Space Station Liberty
. I've got my questions all ready and I'm really looking forward to it—partly for the sake of the interview, and partly for seeing how many people show up for a program that's actually gotten some advance publicity. Any and all Robotech
fans are welcome to call in!
Oh well...to bed.
Well, after this run-through of the song finishes, anyway.
"...there's something special 'bout people like us! People like us, the kind who answer the telephone..."