Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Your Moment of Zen

I made a lot of notes on my quick business trip to Denver but this pesky little thing called work is getting in the way of my blogging activities. I need a better job. Anyway, I offer you in the meantime a brief moment of Zen.

One of the nice things about flying Frontier Airlines is that each person has a TV with DirecTV on it. During the flight I happened to notice that the very nondescript middle-aged white lady sitting next to me was watching the VH1 Classic channel. At the time I noticed, it was showing the Cure's ridiculous video for "Friday I'm In Love" and this woman was absolutely engrossed by it. She basically looked like the kind of suburban housewife you would see at a 3 Tenors concert at Wolf Trap so I am certain this was the first time she ever laid eyes on Robert Smith. She could not take her eyes off of the screen and I spent the next two minutes watching her watch Robert Smith prance about in a room full of confetti. It was awesome.


At 8/09/2006 12:47 PM, Blogger DCVita said...

I so totally enjoy watching VH1 Classics! I am so glad that they have music channels now instead of all that reality TV crap! Honestly, it is not even reality TV anymore. How is it "reality" if you put 10 fat celebrities in fat camp with trainers and nutritionists and weigh them all on a 1 ton scale?! Sorry, totally left field...haha.

At 8/09/2006 5:13 PM, Blogger Dara said...

Not the best Cure song -- or video, but it's a start.

Although this woman was probably reacting the same way that my mom used to when she caught me sneaking MTV. "What the hell is that? And who is the guy with all of the eye makeup? Can't . . . look. . . away. . ."

At 8/10/2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Ryane said...

I once had a similiar experience myself. I was on a JetBlue flight to CA, and watching Nip/Tuck on my TV. The woman next to me--her head was practically in my lap, trying to watch the show...when I asked her why she didn't just turn on her own TV, she looked at me and said, "Well! I am a mother!" and then snapped open her Danielle Steel novel. I was rolling..

At 8/10/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Jason said...

VH1C rules. What's more interesting than the old videos you haven't seen in a long time are the videos they show that you probably never knew existed. I actually saw an Yngwie Malmsteen video!

True, but all Cure videos are the very least, entertaining.

Of course while passing judgement on "Nip/Tuck," this woman probably watches "Desperate Housewives" without a thought as to how morally vacuous the show is (along with her Steele "novels").

At 8/10/2006 11:17 AM, Blogger Dara said...

I totally love the Cure. Although, I think it would be completely impossible for me to not love a band that made a song about a Camus novel.

The best thing I've seen recently on VH1 Classic is an hour-long Violent Femmes concert. It was awesome.


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