Monday, December 14, 2009

Mute Monday: (Shining) STAR

21 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

I remember The Midnight Special and "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert".
And I remember when dirt was invented.

Great unexpected selection!

Happy MM.

Pam said...

I totally love this song and performance! There's another song about "You Are My Shining Star" by a band I can't remember now. Great choice and Happy MM!

Pam said...

BTW, I also was a faithful viewer of Midnight Special and am half tempted to buy those DVD's that are on sale via infomercial ...

Boxer said...

shhhhhhh. I miss parts of disco too and there's a ton on my "Jump Rope" mix. What a lovely way to start the day. Very happy.

Troll is not as old as me. I remember when disco was invented.BWHAHAHAHA.

moi said...

Troll: Yes! Don Kirshner's was soooooo cool!

Pam: The Manhattans? Oh, yeah, I've seen those. I think you can get them on Amazon, too :o)

Boxer: I also remember the day my freshman year boyfriend showed up in class wearing a "Disco Sucks" tee shirt and a safety pin in his nostril. Overnight, my sensibilities switched from Halston to Doc Martin.

Leon Redbone said...

Baby, I'm a star!

Milk River Madman said...

Love the bass player! Dude is getting after it.

Aunty Belle said...

Heh. SO Moi. An ter think I'se expectin' star studded boots...an jeans...and coats.

show us yore disco shoes!!

Happy MM!

ANNA-LYS said...

Lovely, simply lovely!

Happy MM!

Vixen said...

This makes me feel so so young. Doh.

HappyMonday!

Pam said...

Yes! The Manhattans. That's it! And now it brings to mind the Prince song, Baby I'm a Star. Probably lots more *star* songs if I had put my mind to it!

Oh I'm a disco girl all the way and we still listen to it on our cable tv channel music thing.

czar said...

Yes, Troll, I too remember "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert." I remember watching one night and he introduced a new band "that used to be Linda Ronstadt's backup band. Now they're known as the Eagles."

"Shining Star" I remember as disco (and I loathe disco), but this live version sounds a whole lot more like funk to me. Funk is far preferable.

fishy said...

Moi the disco star! Post video :-)

moi said...

Leon: Shouldn't that be, "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby"?

Milk: EW&F are totally awesome.

Aunty: I will! In a Fashion post!

Anna: Great song, isn't it?

Vixen: Always a good thing :o)

Pam: "Hey, i ain't got no money/but I'm rich on per-son-al-ity!"

Czar: Well, yes, there is a blurring of lines between the two. But still, how can a person loathe disco?

Fishy: Can't sing a note. But I can dance :o) And there's nothing I love better than a vintage Halston disco dress. Tres chic.

Buzz Kill said...

I'm old enough to remember EW&F too. I loved this song. The boy has a band he plays with at school (led by the shop teacher - go figure) and I was shocked to find that they play a lot of EW&F (not Shining Star sa far as I know). So maybe I'm not so old.

Happy MM!

Boxer said...

in 1977 I went to an EW&F concert. It was amazing!!!

Kymical Reactions said...

I like it. But, I always like your musical posts! Happy MM!

Karl said...

Good morning Moi,

I've heard the song before, but I've never seen it. With all those folks in the band, it's a wonder they made enough money to feed themselves.

Happy Tardy Tuesday

moi said...

Buzz: We are old enough to know our musical tastes rock and to bitch about the lack of quality in much of today's popular music.

Boxer: Cool! I was never lucky enough. I did see K.C. and the Sunshine Band, though. (I can feel Czar rolling his eyes from here :o) )

Kym: Your taste ain't too shabby, either :o)

Karl: You know, you bring up a very good point. This was a time when there were popular musical artists, to be sure; but I don't think any of them made near what our pop idols do today.

Anonymous said...

trouter's riding song! wheeeeeeeeee lov e it

moi said...

Anon: I KNEW dat dawg got taste!