Friday, July 11, 2014

Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Someone saved my life tonight. Nope not Elton John. Oh '80s videos you're so so good. The path to enlightenment comes partially through viewing the debacle that is Billy Squier's "Rock Me Tonite" video. The spastic flailing, the superfluous ripping of the t-shirt only to be replaced with a pastel fashionista choice, the "sexy" floor crawling close-up shot, snap shirts!, bandanas!, awkward male band dance bonding, guitar players open shirt being spread more open for our viewing pleasure, '80s video cliche's abound, but this is a truffle among mere fungus my friends. So sometimes you're up all night and you're crying and frustrated and emotionally wrecked and you have a moment where you don't know how much more you can take. Literally. And then at about 8am with your eyes like tiny slits - you flip channels and the majesty of Billy Squier's "Rock Me Tonite" comes on and you laugh, a lot, and know you're alright.

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