by carl wilson

'Plasticene Video Guy!'

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Busy with errands and pre-Euro-vacation financial crisis, but hope to post about this week's Tin Tin Tin later tonight. Meanwhile, to tide you over - have you heard this song by The French (ex-Hefner)? Probably not. It's one of my favourites of last year and for no reason at all (except the word "airport" perhaps), it's on my mind. It's only half as good without the music, but perhaps this'll stimulate you to get their disc Local Information, as you really should have months ago.


Gabriel in the Airport

Peter Gabriel, please come to Gate 9:
Sting has saved the rainforest, and things are fine.
Call your limousine and go back home,
Your children need an angel on the telephone.
You're always checking in and checking out;
The real world's inside your heart,
Just let it out.

We've had enough world music for a little while...

And all the business suits walk by.
They say "Plasticene video guy!"
And the world's not right, but it's right enough
For you to do some loving stuff,
To your darling wife,
By the fireside.

And the British Airways girls they sigh,
Saying, "There goes that Phil Collins guy!"
And if you stay at home tonight,
The world won't go right overnight --
There'll be songs left to write
Tomorrow.

And don't you just love the sight,
Of the little cars with the orange lights,
The moving walkways and the baggage reclaim?
Don't you wish that you could stay?
Don't you wish that you could say
That you never thought of Kate Bush
In a dirty way?

And all the business suits walk by.
They say "Plasticene video guy!"
And the world's not right, but it's right enough
For you to do some loving stuff,
To your darling wife,
By the fireside.

And the British Airways girls they sigh,
Saying, "There goes that Phil Collins guy!"
And if you stay at home tonight,
The world won't go right overnight --
There'll be songs left to write
Tomorrow,
There'll be songs left to write
Tomorrow.

And all the business suits walk by ....

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The French's Darren Hayman on this song (from the band website):

So the idea started with me thinking about Airport departure lounges and angels floating about like in Wings of Desire, then I thought about being a particular angel, the arch angel Gabriel, then I thought it could be about Peter Gabriel. It's like that some days, you just daydream, right? The trick is to be able to tell the difference between when its just idle daydreaming and when its a genius idea. I dont know if this is genius, but it is funny, at least the first time you hear it, and I do genuinely mean no offence to Peter Gabriel in case hes here doing some net ego surfing. I love So.

On Record | Posted by zoilus on Friday, April 30 at 2:45 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (4)

 

COMMENTS

Thank you pantyhose face - pantyhose gallery

Posted by vids man on February 28, 2005 7:27 PM

 

 

For a Better Tomorrow...Today.

Posted by Durffwurzle For President on November 9, 2004 1:03 PM

 

 

also: Darren Hayman looks like Jon Rae Fletcher

Posted by Rev. Matt Alexander on May 1, 2004 10:36 PM

 

 

Hefner doesn't/didn't get much press eh? I think I've seen three or four of there videos, all on The Wedge, a long time ago, and I've got Breaking God's Heart on cd, but otherwise they were pretty ignored while everyone was listening to Belle and Sebastian.

Posted by Rev. Matt Alexander on May 1, 2004 10:35 PM

 

 

 

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