Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Simple Minds- Don't You Forget About Me

This was another one of those mid 1980's ballads that struck a chord with me. I was in the middle of my CCS college life, young, goofy & idealistic and this song sort of captures some of that naive innocence back then.

Not only did it have fame in John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club" but it was also used as a touching closing credit in an episode of Futurama where Phillip Fry discovers that his adversarial brother had named his son in honor of him.


DMBoyleDesign said...

Haha Chow, you're on this 80's kick.

The only thing I really think of when I think 80's is Ferris Bueller's Day off.

I bet the young Dave Chow was kinda like Ferris.


Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Of all the crazed wacked out 80's references you had to pull out of the hat, Boyle... it just had to be Ferris Bueller. Actually back in the day, the mother of my goddaughter once accused me of being the CCS Ferris Bueller. I'd like to think that was a compliment and contrary to popular belief, I have NOT led any St. Patrick's Day Parades at any point in my life.

DMBoyleDesign said...

OK fine, if I had to name another 80's reference I remember, it would be "Take On Me" by Ah-Hah.

I wonder where the animators that made that are now?

Oh! And Labyrinth. The movie kicked ass. JUMP MAGIC JUMP!

I've been listening to those radio stations you recommended. They rock.

Am I going crazy? Quite possibly. Time for another caffeinated beer.

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Boyle, you dunderhead- the group you're referring to is A-Ha!. I remember that video distinctly because I had the hots for the dirty blonde heroine in it back then. I think I was a wee little junior at CCS when I first saw them on MTV (back when they did play videos). That video rocked!

I thought those guys had fell off the face of the earth until I saw them doing the Live 8 concerts a few years back.