Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Pinball post

Hump Day - the last Wednesday of the school year, and here I am, dying to go to bed, having written nothing for NaBloPoMo. So, Joe In and Around Los Vegas has asked to see that early Alanis Morissette video that Jarvis Cocker wanted to see. I think Joe is joking, but in fact there were at least three videos from the early nineties when Alanis was being described as the "Debbie Gibson of Canada". (Gee, no wonder she wanted these suppressed when she went all New Age.) I can't for the life of me remember which one they showed to Jarvis Cocker, but this one has a really young Matt LeBlanc in it. I have yet to manage to watch it all the way through. It's pretty bad, but apparently the album went platinum in Canada. Which might explain Justin Bieber. Watch it if you must:

While I was musing about Alanis and irony yesterday, I remembered one of the best definitions of irony came up in an episode of My So-Called Life, which probably would be amongst the top ten in my list of very favourite television series.

This little clip might give you a better flavour of the programme:

Finally, as I ricochet like a pinball from item to item, here's another, more watchable music video featuring a pre-Friends Matt LeBlanc and a very pre-Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki (who is the fellow on a blanket with his girlfriend) in a 1994 video of a 1976 song about 1962:
The only night moves I'm considering are the ones that will get me to sleep. See ya.

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

Thank you - I searched for old Alanis but just came up with one interview thing. I loved her red velour jumpsuit, and Matt's hair.