Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Blog Reruns: The Clash

In order to focus on my songwriting, fiction, & poetry workshops this week, I'm posting some summer blog reruns in lieu of live posts. I feel like a little Clash this morning...

The Clash: Should I Stay Or Should I Go, originally posted May 6, 2009

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. :) [UPDATE: Sadly, the fun lifetimes documentary has been removed from YouTube. Instead, follow this link to a 1979 interview where Joe Strummer waxes on about piracy, Northern Ireland, and giving it all you've got. Boo to the YouTube police.]

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