With the possible exception of blogger John "Lost in the ’80s" Hughes, I like to think of myself as the ultimate new wave geek of the blogosphere. (If there’s a post-1989 tune on my iPod I haven’t heard it!!) As such, I felt it was my duty to share, or in the case of some of you die-hard 1982 MTV queens, remind you of the song "President Am I," the early ’80s video hit by the L.A. duo Slow Children that suddenly feels very timely. While not technically a political song, the plaintive lyrics of Pal Shazar and menacing keyboards of Andrew Chinich seem to perfectly capture the experience of campaigning under the watchful eye of the 24-hour news media and public at large. Shazar went on to an interesting solo career — which you can learn more about on her official site here –and still performs regularly in New York City. There’s lots of fun Slow Children stuff here.
(BTW: Please e-mail me here if you’d like MP3s of the band’s catalog. None of it was ever issued on compact disc, but I transferred it myself and Pal approves of my sharing it. In fact, I even made a copy for her!)