For Whom the (Baby Blues) Tolls
This is the third in a weeklong homage to one of the greatest musicians of the modern era. Please don’t look for any other videos other than the ones I’ve posted, or else it will ruin the surprise.
So, to recap, you’ve witnessed the wonder Jan Terri has birthed unto the world in “Losing You” and “Get Down Goblin”. I hate to keep adding to songs I’m probably making you buy on iTunes because they’re so freaking catchy, but what do I care? Genius knows no price….
Speaking of genius, I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that the titles of these posts are loosely connected to another great artist of the 20th century. I always feel that genius attracts genius, so one way to underscore the impact Jan Terri has had on popular music today is to tie her in with the artist that had such an impact on stories about…stuff: Ernest Hemingway. While he died (something Jan, fortunately, hasn’t done yet), his work has remained timeless, just as Jan’s work will.
And that provides a nice transition into the third spot on the TFGJTVOAL list: ‘Baby Blues’. This is Jan Terri’s Country/Bar period, kind of like Hemingway’s Drinking/Communism period. The wonderful atmosphere of the bar and the existence of her friends shows that Jan, deep down, is just a person. Who likes to have fun. And sing. With just the cutest speech impediment!
This video shows of two things Jan really loves: the color blue, and mustaches. Between shots of her wooing a sexy cowboy with her contagious smirk and seagulls floating on the ocean (so poetic), you get the sensation that in fact YOU are falling in love with the cowboy! Such is the power of Jan Terri.
I also would like to take this moment to rant against the sexified music videos of this era. All this humping and grinding in music videos (especially with floor-like objects) is just too much. Bring me the days chaste hand-holding, chaste dancing, and chaste eye-fucking, and I’ll be a happy man.
Now, excuse me while I go get my eyes surgically altered in a misguided attempt to woo Jan Terri. In a meantime, enjoy these ‘Baby Blues’
Join me tomorrow as I explore the depths of the human soul drifting along an interconnected network of relationships while trying to maintain some semblance of morality and integrity.
Just kidding. It’s gonna be more Jan Terri. And it’s gonna be wonderful.