Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead! And FITS iPod!!
With apologies to George Michael, for whom FITS is named ("gotta have some faith in the sound" off the 'Freedom' track - Listen Without Prejudice) ... we've gotta give a shout out to XTC after downing some of Mom's delicious pumpkin pie this Holiday weekend. In case you haven't heard of this band, they scored an MTV hit in the early nineties with "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead," a 'hero biographical' song that chronicles the life and death of an unnamed political figure.
Some say XTC's hit is about Jesus, others say it's about John F. Kennedy - the truth is that it's a great song no matter who the subject is. It has also been remade in our current decade by The Crash Test Dummies, but the band left out one of the best verses. FITS, having succumbed to the iPod bug this Thanksgiving while shopping with Mom in Chicago, downloaded both versions along with all our Go-Go's, Bangles, Cindi Lauper, Wham and George Michael faves. Yeah! Gotta love the jitterbug!! "You put the BOOM-BOOM into my heart, you send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts!!!" Jitterbug!! "I was dreamin' when I shoulda been w/ you instead!!" Love it!!!
As FITS has clearly mainlined herself to iPod downloads and "ripping" our entire CD collection (which we then downloaded onto the iPod) for the past four days, we have correspondingly failed to get any new scoop on our hero sic Willie other than a very polite Thanksgiving Day text message he sent to us (and probably twenty other girls simultaneously since it had no names or distinguishing remarks). Still miffed at our post-Clemson game stand-up, we shall see if our little bad boy behaves himself this holiday season but the smart money says there will be plenty to write about.
Plus, pre-filed bills are here too and in only a month and a half it's SESSION TIME!! Yippee!! Shoes, shoes and more shoes for me!!! Look out Barbara Melvin. This year it's war!!!
Of course what would we know about shoes ... WE ARE WILL FOLKS, right? Boom-boom. Jitterbug!!!!! I love my new iPod!!!!!!