Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday Morning Videos: "Some Guys Have All the Luck"

Well, it's time to wake up from the party yesterday and formally kick off the new year. And what better way to do that than with music videos from 20 or 30 years ago? I sure can't think of anything.

Having just turned 40, I find myself wondering about old pop and rock stars who similarly woke up, one morning two and half decades ago or so, to find themselves to be 40-somethings living in the age of MTV. How did they handle the transition? Some did well, I think. Others...not so good. To wit, consider Rod Stewart, whose main goal in this video seems to be to clinch the title of Worst. Dancer. Ever. He succeeds.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's sad is that a paid choreographer is probably behind those moves.

Rob said...

You sure that's worse than Rick Astley?

Russell Arben Fox said...

Anonymous, you're probably correct.

Rob, absolutely. So far as I know, at least in none of his videos did Rick ever condescend to occasionally jog in place.