Topic: local news
This song with the luscious base synthesiser played yesterday on Penrith commercial radio, satellite city to Sydney Australia. We were listening to it in 35 degree heat all around mesmerised.
American-Jewish guy and big tv entertainer based here in Australia, called Don Lane, died the day before in Sydney. Apparently he was highest paid tv star in his time 70ies and 80ies in Australia. Perhaps the mutual love in was that he chose us all the way from modern Rome, so we Austalians chose him (though this writer not so much). Perhaps he just didn't believe in the Vietnam war?
So you see the craft of this song captures the emotion again and again for people in the entertainment industry. Nice one DJ, nice one. We grabbed this image of Don Lane looking for all the world like an Andy Kaufman character. May he rest in peace.
And Nightshift refers to two departed artists the year before in 1984. One the famous Marvin Gaye. The other Jackie Wilson here on YouTube. And the parallel with Jackie is even more spooky. Lane was laid down with dementia. Wilson was in a coma 9 years after a heart attack while performing at a benefit concert according to the wikipedia entry.
Jackie Wilson looks and sounds very much like the original 'Elvis Presley' here on YouYube - without the due credit. We know better now it was always going to be a coffee coloured future, ain't that right Mr President.