Sunday, March 25, 2007

Did You Know...

...that the music for Return of Dr. Rod and Other Side of the Glass was written and performed by Sloan Hayes, who was the keyboardist for Starbuck, who performed possibly my favorite song of my formative years, Moonlight Feels Right, which peaked at #3 on the billboards in 1976?

Or maybe the question should be Did You Care?

He is (was?) also a musical improvisor for Laughing Matters.

That song reminds me of being in the way-back of our gold Chevrolet Kingswood station wagon, driving to Tybee during the summer, crossing the Wilmington River bridge, to be very specific.
If you don't know the song, watch this random guy dancing to it-- THAT'S Sloan Hayes playing that xylophone thingee. not in the video, just that's him on the recording...

ok.

11 Comments:

Blogger heighlo. said...

damn, i remember the song too...though i was BARELY walking upright mind you.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Mulberry Panda 96 said...

Soft rock/Mellow Gold can only be appreciated properly in the backseat of a station wagon (get your mind out of the gutter, people). So you're saying Hayes is playing the marimba? Jason Hare might question that:

http://jasonhare.com/2007/02/14/adventures-through-the-mines-of-mellow-gold-20/

Still, pretty cool. I heard "Moonlight" played during a scene in the Farrelly brothers' "Stuck on You."

8:41 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

okay, point: panda.

i just assumed. And you're a copy editor. i'll have to search for an error in your stuff to put me up one more point.
i think that one time was just a fluke.
weird that the jhare post was just on valentine's day.
and all my memories of it are just b/c of all the stuff we're going through in savannah.
And they all talk in that post about how sexual it is, but I was too young to even know that! I just loved the song. and the marimba.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Mulberry Panda 96 said...

You nailed me on the title of that Badly Drawn Boy song. Is that the one time you're talking about? I should point out that I'm not a copy editor. I WISH! I'm just a proofreader. But I can copy-edit really easy stuff. Noam Chomsky, stick with your current editor.

I love how certain songs bring back very specific memories. I hope you're able to bring back as many good memories as you can right now via old songs.

2:05 AM  
Blogger John J. said...

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2:39 PM  
Blogger John J. said...

I've never seen so many 'staches in one picture.

also, can't go wrong with [strike]cowbell[/strike] xylophone. :)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Erich said...

Bruce Blackman, the lead singer of Starbuck, used to live across the street from us when I was a kid. I don't remember whether I ever actually met him, though.

I do remember frequently playing their album "Rock & Roll Rocket," though. Now those old songs are flooding through my head again.

Smokin' on a low-tar, drivin' in a new car, Fat Boy...

4:45 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

thanks, panda.
i nearly had a conniption (??) in target today when i smelled the coppertone i was putting on my arm, in the store, without buying it.

erich...no way. that's crazy.
and john, apparently that's a marimba, not a xylophone. I just looked up the differences:
http://members.cox.net/datimp/kybd.html

6:47 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

p.s. panda....what i meant by that was it was a smell that brought back another very specific memory, unexpectedly. You'd been talking about songs. ....but i started talking about any sensory moment that stimulates memories....

6:54 PM  
Blogger Mulberry Panda 96 said...

I don't think you should smell things you're not going to buy. You should only look at them. Then shake the shit out of them. Then walk away.

3:09 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

if i bought every damn thing i smelled, i'd be living in a cardboard box filled with things i've smelled then had to buy.

i smell almost everything.

3:33 PM  

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