I have been in an '80s frame of mind for a few weeks now. Time is such a strange thing. I mean, I can remember being 15 years-old and having days, weeks, and months I thought would never end, but now I blink and a year goes by. Anyway, Suddenly Last Summer, by Martha and the Motels has been "a short loop runnin' 'round my mind." Hence, it is this Friday's traditio. I don't know why, maybe it's because I found Martha Davis very attractive. The video also reminds me a little bit of Catherine Breillat's film, Une Vraie Jeune Fille, which, by way of warning, is not a light summer romp, but a film, like a lot of Breillat's movies, that many would find disturbing, even deeply so.
The Motels were a New Wave band, an appellation not used much these days. If for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, then New Wave, in my estimation, was the equal and opposite reaction to punk. As Johnny Slash in the T.V. show Square Pegs averred: "I’m not punk, I’m new wave. Totally different head. Totally."
It is a good way to start off summer, during which Fridays will feature something from the '80s- pre-1985.