In 1982, I was the same age as Angus is now. Just lately, I have been reminiscing on the glorious 80's quite a bit. Namely, the music of the glorious 80's. Music has an incredible knack of taking me back to a time and place. And 1982 produced some classics. Fond recollections of dancing around my parents room, as the LP's spun on the record player. Making their bed the stage... and bedside tables the wings. Across them I'd flit, mouthing the lyrics and grooving as I went.
Angus has developed a huge obsession with Gotye's hit song Somebody That I Used To Know. It started the instant he caught a glimpse of the film clip. Being all about the art and craft, he was captivated by Gotye and Kimbra's cameleon style body paint throughout. Now, he has seen it so many times, he mimics the movements, facial expressions and lyrics to the entire song. Not to mention commissioning either Scott or myself to play the role of Kimbra in the reenactment. As hilarious and mildly peculiar as we thought this was initially (for a three and a half year old), the flashbacks to my own early musical appreciation, remind me that it just comes naturally.
So one day down the track, I hope that Angus can look back with affection, on these first real memories of music video. Just as I do when I hear John Cougar's, Hurt So Good or Chicago's, Hard to say I'm Sorry or Billy Idol's, Hot in the City or Men at Work's, Who can it be Now? Oh my, the list goes on. How I loved being a kid of the 80's.