17 January 2012

17 January 2012 - The Bangles - Eternal Flame

I know my co-author knows this song well.  We once sang the song as a duet at a wedding.  Our friends Mike and Lisa were married that day, and rather than the whole clinking-of-the-glasses thing, anyone who wanted the bride and groom to kiss had to belt out a romantic song.  Scott and I happened to both be in the wedding party and sat next to each other at dinner.  And we spent the entire meal 1. drinking and 2. trying to come up with the perfect song.  It was during dessert that we both had a eureka moment.  And we immediately belted it out.  And the bride and groom kissed. And we would NOT shut up.  I'm pretty sure we got through two verses.

I absolutely love The Bangles.  Perhaps the most underrated band in history.  Those four women were all excellent musicians, and at least three of them had the pipes to match their instrumental prowess.  Is this my favorite Bangles song?  No.  I absolutely hated the song when it was new.   But since that wedding, it's on my good list.


  1. Rumor has it we also sang the Barney theme song. Open Bars: Making idiots even more idioter. LOL.

    Great band though. One of my favorites. Saw Suzy play with Matthew Sweet last year, she's still the cutest rock chick around (and her voice still sounds great).

  2. I certainly don't remember singing Barney, although I remember considering it. LOL.

    And the Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs collaborations are really cool.