And the Nominations are In… #1
By me, of course. In a fit of nostalgia, i’m going to nominate the Videos That Sum up the 80s the Best. By “the best” I mean “in the most hilarious ways possible.”
Journey, “Separate Ways”
here are some highlights:
nobody ever actually looks at the chick who’s meaningfully stomping around the warehouse.
Did I mention the entire thing takes place on the ground of a warehouse?
0:01 AWWW YEAH ROCKING THE AIR SYNTH!
0:53 I can’t tell if the air-drummer is actually sitting on a real stool or on an air stool. Either way it’s impressive.
0:56 more air synthing– the guy looks like he’s at an air scratching post.
1:31 The drummer is wearing a ripped-off collar sweatshirt advertising a foosball tournament.
1:44 the awesome grimace on the keyboard guy’s face
1:55 you finally see the chick who’s stomping around’s face. WOW HER AMAZING SQUARE PUFFY MULLET HAIR!
2:18 Whoa, extreme close-up of Steve Perry’s teeth!
2:22 Steve saunters backwards through a maze of pallets, but not without a quick look behind him to make sure he doesn’t smack into machinery.
2:31 two guys are facing each other singing with the chick in the middle. They are not looking at her.
2:45 synchronized head turn!
3:12 Bass dude’s got a Steinberger! SO JEALOUS!!! He shows off some sweet moves
3:51 keyboard guy has his keyboard mounted sideways on a wall again. The 80s were a tough time– it’s hard to look cool while playing a synthesizer. One had to break new ground!
the end: was it all a dream?!?!?!
I LOVE this song. Seriously. I love Journey, and I don’t care who knows. I realize I lose like 85% of whatever small shreds of indie street cred I ever had by admitting this, but I do! I also realize that I get most of my dance moves from Steve Perry. I just realized this this moment. I can’t dance for shit, and I mostly flail my arms and occasionally make fists. This video must have imprinted on my subconscious somehow.