I Was Gonna Post About Trump and His Mug Shot, But Then I Got Busy and Also OMD Came Out With a New Video, So Here Is That Instead

I mean, I will probably talk about Trump again soon! But today has turned out to be a day I need to do things in — I know, so unfair, right? — and also this new OMD single is very OMD, and as someone who grew up with the band, I think of this as a good thing, so, yeah, here, have this instead and I will get back to the rest later. Honestly, you’re getting the better end of the bargain here.

— JS

19 Comments on “I Was Gonna Post About Trump and His Mug Shot, But Then I Got Busy and Also OMD Came Out With a New Video, So Here Is That Instead”

  1. My first arena concert was Duran Duran with OMD opening, in Nashville, maybe 1988?

    Anyway, this is far more enjoyable tee vee than the parade of smelly old grifters at a Georgia jail.

  2. You made the right choice. I am about filled up with Trump’s crap and don’t want to have wonder how he is still running that pack of hounds.

  3. Ooooh, thanks, John! I just subscribed to OMD on YouTube. I adore their music. My favorites of what I’ve heard (admittedly not all of it, though I plan to rectify that soon) are Sailing on the Seven Seas and Stand Above Me. I love a good drumbeat. I’m still a fan of Tommy Roe specifically because of his drums. And of course, Ringo has always been my favorite Beatle, and Micky my favorite Monkee.

  4. Thanks! One of my favorite bands. I saw OMD live in the basement of a church in Pittsburgh in the mid-80s. I like the nod to most of their album covers at the end of the video – nicely done.

  5. Thanks for the trip back to my young adulthood! It’s been ages since I thought of, much less listened to, OMD. I loved style of the video, too.

  6. I think everybody and his Great Aunt Hannah has already weighed in on Drumpf’s mug shot.

    MSNBC had a roundtable about it, and Joy Reid said “That’s the face of somebody who looks at me and sees someone they want to crush.”

    She brought up the Central Park Five (the five middle-class Black kids wrongly accused and convicted of raping a jogger, for which the newspapers coined the term “Wilding”?), and reminded us that both Donnie and His Rudeness Giuliani were baying for those kids’ blood at the time….

    The Central Park Five were exonerated some years later after the woman jogger came out of her coma and said she didn’t remember any Black teens assaulting her, and a White serial rapist was caught attacking another woman jogger whose DNA matched what they found at the scene! Even so, I remember it taking a REALLY long time for the convictions to be vacated and the now-adult Five to be freed.

  7. Someone above quotes Joy Reid as an authority on anything? And it passed your spam filter? CTD.

  8. Trump’s mugshot will be pop culture for the rest of our lives. If you take your time, I’ll be fine.

    That video kept my attention.

  9. Always a pleasure when OMD feels there’s some room for optimism. And such a great visual style. We definitely came out ahead on the possibilities.

  10. Big OMD fan here – I saw them live up in London not long after I moved to the UK. (This would have been early to mid 1990s.) First song of theirs I heard was Enola Gay and it is still a favorite.

  11. Sorry, I just woke up from a decade-long nap. Who is this “Trump” character that I’m hearing so much about? He sounds like the villain in a cheesy, quasi-political novella.

  12. That was a fun video.

    I recommend everyone check out the “Kubrick Stare” meme. Here’s the description:

    “”The Kubrick Stare” is one of director Stanley Kubrick’s most recognizable directorial techniques. A method of shot composition where a character stares at the camera with a forward tilt, to convey to the audience that they are at the peak of their derangement.”

  13. Just wanted to share, I was reading The Consuming Fire on the plane to Houston for a cruise leaving tomorrow on Allure of the Seas, and was cracking up when I just read the fate of the Allure and Oasis of the stars in your book! Hopefully our voyage fares better and we have no flow problems!

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