Tag: 90’s

Deadbeat Club – The B-52’s

The B-52s (styled as The B-52’s prior to 2008)[8] is an American new wave band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, percussion), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards, synth bass), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitar, keyboards). Ricky Wilson died from AIDS-related illness in 1985,[9] and Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added various members for albums and live performances.

The group evoked a “thrift shop aesthetic”, in the words of Bernard Gendron,[7] by drawing from 1950s and 1960s pop sources, trash culture, and rock and roll. Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson sometimes use call-and-response-style vocals (Schneider’s often humorous sprechgesang contrasting with the melodic harmonies of Pierson and Wilson), and their guitar- and keyboard-driven instrumentation comprises their trademark sound, which was also set apart from their contemporaries by the unusual guitar tunings used by Ricky Wilson[10] on their earlier albums.

Stutter – Elastica


No need to whine boy
Like a wind up toy you stutter at my feet
And it’s never the time boy
You’ve had too much wine to stumble up my street
Well it isn’t a problem
Nothing we can’t keep between the sheets
Tell me you’re mine love
And I will not wait for other bedtime treats

Is there something you lack
When I’m flat on my back
Is there something that I can do for you?
It’s always something you hate
Or it’s something you ate
Tell me is it the way that I touch you?
Have you found a new mate
And is she really great
Is it just that I’m much too much for you?

Don’t feed me a line boy
I can hear that voice you use upon the phone
And there’s no need to be coy
That is something you can do upon your own
Well it isn’t a problem
Nothing we can’t solve so just relax
Am I on the wrong train love
And will I have to tie you to the tracks

Is there something you lack
When I’m flat on my back
Is there something that I can do for you?
It’s always something you hate
Or it’s something you ate
Tell me is it the way that I touch you?
Have you found a new mate
And is she really great
Is it just that I’m much too much for you?

I really want you to
I really want you to

Baywatch Goes Meta – Rescue Bay

Summary: When TV-producer Don Brand visits the beach, he is delighted to discover that the actions that take place on the beach are perfect for a TV-series. He calls the TV-series “Rescue Bay”. He gets inspired when he witness Stephanie, Matt and Summer rescue two men on a boat, and when Garner catches a bad guy with the help of a kid’s kite. Brand is convinced that he has a number one show in his hand.

Brand follows the lifeguards around interviewing them about their jobs and personal lives. Stephanie reveals her and Mitch’s relationship to him. Matt and Summer are played by two network-deal ingenues. Stephanie wants to play herself but when C.J. returns from Hawaii unaware of the shooting of a TV-series, she rescues the victims not knowing they are only acting. Brand is immediately smitten and offers Stephanie’s part to C.J. and Stephanie becomes real upset. When the two roommates argue over who is best suited to play the role, Mitch agrees to help them with a kissing scene, but that doesn’t change anything.

The character based on Mitch is played by a bodybuilder named Dolph Apolganger. Garner is played by an actor named Sly Hutchinson who could be Garner’s identical twin. The series pilot is supposed to be a fifteen-minute series presentation. In the end, Garner ends up stealing Sly’s girlfriend Dawn.

The opening action sequence features a boat explosion, but when the explosion is too big, the real lifeguards have to make a big rescue. Brand films the whole rescue and when Mitch returns from the water, he orders Brand to leave the beach. When the Baywatch gang have watched the clip Brand showed the network, Mitch reveals to everyone that the network didn’t like the idea, although they will sell it to foreign countries and the States will send it in syndication.

Metacritic

C.J. Parker: It just so happens that I can act! I played Medea in high school!

Lt. Stephanie Holden: Oh yeah? Well, I played Medea in college!

Don Brand: Hey come on, wouldn’t you rather cooperate and have an accurate portrayal of lifeguards in action?

Lt. Stephanie Holden: Come on yourself, you’re talking about television!

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