This Sniff 'n' the Tears song came out in 1979, and reminds me of very much being in tune with the time, at least what was coming out and being branded as new wave. I was curious to learn that a) the album had been recorded a year earlier and b) a lot of the band quit just as the song became a hit. That might explain why they didn't have hits in the subsequent months and years ..
Cage The Elephant revives the spirit of 1976, right down to the old-school "play" super at the very start, in this nod to rollerskating and retro dancing. (The leader sing was born in 1983, so the band isn't exactly working from memory!)
We're planning a cocktail party, having had a blast last year mixing up retro and new drinks for a bunch of people. (A good night for the taxi trade, that one.)
One of the problems I have is that even though I have several cocktail shakers, the result of several gifts over the years, it's really easy to go through them, especially when you're mixing up different recipes. Starting off with a cold shaker is key, so having a bunch would be handy through the night.
I saw this video from America's Test Kitchen, and I've taken notes.
The Small Faces burned brightly for a few years before Steve Marriott split off to launch Humble Pie and the rest became, well, just The Faces. Tin Soldier features PP Arnold, who is still going strong, as far as I know.
From last year, here's the Lumineers covering This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), which might be one of the sweetest Talking Head song ever. The Lumineers lose the groove and strip the song bare; this version was recorded live for a radio feature called Like a Version (ho ho) on the Australian network Triple J. I have to say: I love how they reinvented the song.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.