Sunday, May 24, 2015

Song of the Week: "Androgynous"

Miley Cyrus is doing a series of videos called The Backyard Sessions to promote her Happy Hippie Foundation, an online digital support for LGBT youth and homeless teens. There's a whole playlist, and they're all exactly the kind of music I like to spend time with, but this is my favorite one so far: Miley, Laura Jane Grace and the great Joan Jett covering the Replacements' "Androgynous."

4 comments:

Oblio said...

Hola, Mr. Green... saw this Runaways posting some time ago and just now getting around to dropping you the link. Very appropriate given your recent post. Hope you like it, and that you are well.

http://selvedgeyard.com/2014/12/31/the-runaways-las-young-cherry-bomb-queens-of-noise-who-were-big-in-japan/

SamuraiFrog said...

Thanks! Great pics; I used to follow Brad Elterman on Tumblr, and he took all of my fave pictures of the Runaways. I'd never seen the one with David Lee Roth, nor had I heard Lita's story about Eddie Van Halen, that was a cool one to read.

Oblio said...

YVW! So glad you got a kick out of it. I was a certified punker back in the 70's when The Runaways hit, and Joanie was ALWAYS my favorite. I saw JJ & The Blackhearts at the San Bernardino Convention Center in 1982, was right next to the stage, she thrashed her guitar right above me and dribbled sweat all over me. LOVE. The music was so loud that I stuffed cigarette butts in my ears, which were ringing for days. I got one of her guitar picks but gave it to a girl I met at the show. I know, what a dumbass.

Thanks for your postings, you are oe of my touchstones and the reason I started blogging several years ago at www.gortnation.blogspot.com. Keep up the great work!!!!

SamuraiFrog said...

Hey, thanks for saying all of that. Also, love the story. I was six in 1982; too young for Joan Jett concerts, but wow, did I just love her already. A friend of mine had a cousin who was probably about 22 or 23, and she dressed like Joanie and had the same hair and I used to follow her around like a lost puppy.