Friday, September 25, 2009

Rediscovery: Lone Justice (plus U2 and The Beatles)

Back in college, I was a DJ on my college radio station - for all five years. (One day, I'll go into the details of all my different shows and on-air partners, and other adventures we had there.)

I was always looking for songs with long intros. We had to make announcements - "Right now it is 85 degrees, partly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of rain here in Natchitoches. This afternoon's intramural softball game has been moved to...". We tried to make the announcements with music in the background.

U2's Where The Streets Have No Name was a favorite of mine to use. It had almost two minutes of build up before it kicked in. I could relay the weather, college football scores and weekend club schedule in that time.

Another of my favorites to use was Lone Justice's song Shelter. I was thinking of it recently because Carlos put it on a mixed CD for me. (He and I each brought 5 mixed CD's to our recent trip to Florida.)

I did find the video for Shelter...

Twenty plus years later, it's still a cool song.


I'm sure most of you realize U2's video is an homage to the Beatles famous rooftop concert, but I thought I'd point it out anyway.

Here is a clip from their final film Let It Be, documenting the event - the Beatles final concert EVER...

The Beatles are still so universally known that I merely input "Beatles rooftop" into YouTube's search engine to find the clip.

John Lennon: "And I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and myself, and I hope we passed the audition."

I still can't believe he died at 40 years old. I'm 42 now. I was 12 when he died.

1 comment:

jason said...

Great song! I'm ashamed to admit I'd never heard it before.