Thursday, July 08, 2010

Asia, Eponymity, and Winn-Dixie



Next up on listener-supported Father Hollywood (and just in time for your summer entertainment): "Heat of the Moment" by eighties supergroup Asia (from their 1981 eponymous debut - and anytime one can use the word "eponymous", one should seize the opportunity), courtesy of the public address system at the Winn-Dixie on Belle Chasse Highway.

6 comments:

Bibliophile said...

You realize of course that I took the link for eponymity and paid no attention to the links and song for Asia. Thank you for the help for us logophiles!

Ted Badje said...

Pastor, you know the stores play that old corporate rock music full blast to scare off the kids so they don't shoplift ;-). I experienced it at a Krogers.

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Bibliophile:

And you run an eponymous blog! Very cool...

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Ted:

I think you're right! It's Winn-Dixie's version of "get off my lawn" - and goes to show how rapidly we're moving up to replace the baby boomers in the pharmacy section.

Jon M. Ellingworth said...

Well, I for one, thank you for the link to the video. I love that eponymous band! Got to see them live a couple years ago at the Nokia Theater at Times Square. They played a selection from each of the band members' former band's repetoires: "In the Court of the Crimson King" - King Crimson; "Roundabout" - Yes; "Symphony For the Common Man" - Emerson, Lake, & Palmer; and, can you believe it, "Video Killed the Radio Star" - The Buggles. I believe that this eponymous Audio Cassette was one of the first purchased was one of the first I purchased with a load of money from my Confirmation!

Father Hollywood said...

Dear Jon:

You're welcome. I never saw them perform live, but saw plenty of them in the early days of MTV "back in the day." Good showmen and musicians. My first rock and roll purchase was an 8-track of Pink Floyd's "The Wall."

I'm sure you know that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the inaugural video on MTV.