It’s the Little Details That Mean a Lot
Posted on February 15, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 12 Comments
My pal Mark Nevin (former guitarist/songwriter for Fairground Attraction, now solo artist) has a video out for his song “Oh Mama.” It’s a sweet song about how moms are pretty great, so that’s nice (and true!), but I have to say that the element of the video I fixated on from the very first moment are his shoes. Because, wow: Pink with thick waffle soles. I’m vaguely terrified. He threatened to get me a pair. I fear he might.
What a great video and super sentimential song. Thank you for sharing.
Yes, you need a pair of those shoes!
They look springy.
You have to get the hat, too.
The whole ensemble is divine.
Wow. Shades of John Lennon and even the Beatles in spots. Great.
That whole outfit reminds me of the movie Better Off Dead, and the final scenes with the nerdy Ricky character. In the last part of the movie, Ricky is wearing a very similar hat and coat, and he also has the nerdy coke-bottle glasses.
So you implant the “pink” motif firmly in my psyche and then I watch a video that has the shoes, the hat, the writing on the note for his mom, the garage doors the fact that every mom & stroller combo in the line at the 3 minute mark has one item of purple or pink on it (and I’ve only watched the video once) means either your friend or the videos director was being artistic…or your highlight of the pink thing just focused my mind on that color and you could have said blue and I would have done the same thing.
EEEEEE Fairground Attraction!! Between Perfect and First of a Million Kisses I will forgive Any Pink Anything from Mr. Nevin..
He’s a fabulous songwriter, he is.
Good tune. Some of the video looked maddeningly familiar. Little bit of internet detective work shows it was shot in Highgate:
So I think those flats also appeared in Shaun of the Dead, as Liz’s flat:
never mind the pink shoes. look at that hat!
They’re called Creepers. Classic Brit rock n roller shoes.
My husband the Songwriter used to have a pair like that in multi-hued glitter. You can see why I married him!
Very well spotted about the location AlwaysLurking – indeed they are the same flats as Sean of The Dead!