Monday, November 28, 2005

In Your Heart.

Many years ago I went to go see Billy Bragg at the Filmore.

One of the MOST under-appreciated bands outta Oakland, opened for him the "Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcrisy"

Billy Bragg brought all three opening acts on stage for his finale. Even the comedian that looked like Ron Jeremy.. and is less funny than anyone I grew up with.

Including Chris Keegan.

The comedian played the cowbell.

Billy said something like this:

"You know I was going to end the show with 'The Internationale' or 'Red Cross' and we could all stomp our feet and raise our fists and leave the Filmore starting the 'New Socialist Revolution'

and you would go home to your roommate and say 'Billy ended the show with 'The Internationale' or 'Red Cross' and we all stomped our feet and raised our fists and left the Filmore starting the 'New Socialist Revolution'

And your roommate would say "Yeah, well that's great... really"

I want you to go home, tell your roommate what happened... and you roommate says, 'HE DID WHAT?"

If you can't dance, you can't be in my revolution"

Billy then breaks into a half hour version of "The Groove is in Your Heart"



Tina said...

Crackpot: I was maybe 15 or 16 when that song came out and I remember dancing around my friend's bedroom with all of our friends at a sleepover to that song. Was it a "supperdish, a succotash wish" of Bragg's to do that song? I'm sure Lady Miss Kier would have loaned him a pair of supah-fly platform shoes when he sang:
"I couldn't ask for another (I-I-I-I-I I) ... No I couldn't ask for another ...(I-I-I-I-I I)".

Greg Mills said...

Are you sure it wasn't the Beatnigs (also Michael Franti) and are you sure the song wasn't Purple Rain (done as Acid Rain)? Are you sure about those things?

Just asking.

Lady Miss Kier is hot.