Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Song of the Day - The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”

These days if you wanted to write a song about technology formats murdering each other, it'd be a massacre. DVD, Blu Ray, cable, downloads, youTube, 3-D, blogging... (well, bogging's ok)... there's so much competition when it comes to entertainment that the killing spree is happening on a daily, if not hourly basis. But back in the early 80s, it was a simple case of video vs radio. Queen covered the potential demise of radio in "Radio Ga-Ga" as did the Buggles is this ceaselessly catchy classic. The irony of course is that radio will probably long outlive video—have you seen TERMINATOR SALVATION? How else are the survivors of the apocalypse going to communicate? But enough about the end of the world. I just love the space lady in this clip. I think she knocks her boob as she's being sucked up the space tube. Does that make it a boob tube?

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