Tears for Fears. I mean, I still do, but....it's been a long while since they put out anything new.
First it was Roland and Curtis - then just Roland. Back in 2004 they regrouped for Everybody Loves a Happy Ending. The disk was ok, but I truly was only drawn to one song: "Call Me Mellow".
The song has a good mix of pop, rock and the slight ingenuity that the band tried to bring to their songs. There's not a lot of stretch between 1989's the Seeds of Love and this, but it was a nice nostalgic take.
Allegedly the two are still in the midst of writing the follow-up disk, but as it's been 14 years, I'm not really holding my breath.
for April (and maybe May?), I had a thought - and I swear I'm not just skating or passing the buck. I get to give my readers the chance to tell me one of their favourite songs and a blurb about it the song or artist and why you liked it. I can search out the tune and put it up here.
Just sent a brief email (not via the blog notes) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to convert that email into a blog post. Obvi, folks who have blogs can get theirs linked during the post. Those who don't have a blog, no worries.....not having a blog doesn't exclude you at all.
....and yes, you'll probably have to endure an aria of some sorts should Dr. Spo choose to participate in this, but that's ok. It's not like he was ever going to pick the Sugarhill Gang, and we (yes, including me), can / should open ourselves open to other kinds of music.
Let's do this!