Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Clash: Should I Stay or Should I Go

Last week, on Music Wednesday, I posted a couple sweet classic songs from the '40s. As Monty Python would say...And now, for something completely different...

Recently, I've been working on a novel in which one of the characters is a little obsessed with Joe Strummer from The Clash. So I've been perusing YouTube a bit for classic punk rock, and here are a couple treats.

Here's a live version of Should I Stay or Should I Go, one of the most popular "mainstream" songs by The Clash. I love the goofy dancing, I have to say:

This Lifetimes documentary is a hoot. I love the girl who says:
"I don't know why I like them. That's why I like them. You don't have to know everything."
Brilliant. I might have to steal that for my book. :)


doug said...

Have you seen the Joe Strummer biography/documentary "The Future is Unwritten"? I definitely recommend it. Of course, I'm a big fan of Joe Strummer (and the Clash) myself.

Josephine Cameron said...

No, I haven't, but it's in my Netflix queue. I saw Westway to the World and thought it was ok.

And of *course* you are a Joe Strummer fan, Doug. You rock. I also somehow missed that you write for a blog. I'm downloading my digital version of Those Lights We Call Stars right now. Very handy, since my cassette player doesn't work anymore. :)

doug said...

Glad you found the blog. Right after I clicked Publish I realized I should have thrown in a link to the blog, since you did get mentioned in the Butterfly Effect entry.