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Friday, March 20, 2009

Maybe he dropped the phone when he saw her number written on the wall

Not since Tommy Tutone's 867-5309 has a song about a telephone been stuck in my head, that is until last year when I saw/heard Shy Child perform Drop the Phone.

I couldn't care less about fashion shows and you'll never catch me sitting at my computer watching people strutting down a regular old catwalk, but this video makes me smile every time. Whoever came up with the idea to have models teetering around a slick stage in skyscraper heels in an effort to win a game of live music-musical chairs at the 2008 Stella McCartney show should get a raise.

None of the models fall, if that's what you're hoping for. In fact they all look to be having a great time and even become quite competitive near the end. Note the projected "play/arrow" and "stop/square" icons projected onto the screen above the stage. Simple and brilliant details like that remind me not to over-think things in my own design work, and really in life itself. My 2nd favorite F-word is Fun, after all.

The lady in the crowd, dancing in her seat at 1:26 is totally me, every time I hear this song.

Had I heard this on the radio without the combined cleverness of the video, I don't know if I would've given the song a fair chance with all that 80's keyboard electronica stuff. They're linked together in my mind, though, and I really do love it. You might not think it's your kind of music when you first hear it, but if you watch/listen to the whole thing twice before making your judgement, I bet you'd like it. I've had it in constant rotation since I bought it and now even my nephews dig it. They're teenagers, so you know, I must be the cool aunt. As if you had any doubt about that.

Drop the Phone is such a great get-off-your-ass-and-get-something-done-today song, so that's what I'm going to do. I have company coming tonight for the weekend and these chairs aren't going to set themselves up in a circle!


Melisa with one S said...

GOD, I love this song too. I told you I use it in my spin class now, right?

And the video gives me an idea. Musical Bikes. :)

Oh, also, it's nice to know that the competitiveness of musical chairs never leaves you. Those models towards the end were hilarious. How fun!

Melissa said...

I have to admit at the beginning I wasn't sure I liked it but once I listened all the way through it grew on me. I'm going to be signing it all day now!!!

Off to iTunes.

Spammon said...

I was REALLY hoping for a cat fight on the catwalk. How's that for the next cool idea for a fashion show?

Oh and poor Jeremy looked so bored with this show sitting next to you. I think he would prefer the cat fight as well.

Kristen said...

I adore this song. I think perhaps we should exchange mix-CDs. :)