My Pop Culture Triumph
By Cassandra D
Anyone who knows me knows that I am pop-culturally challenged. For instance, this weekend we were watching "Saturday Night Live" and a skit called "The Barry Gibb Talk Show." I turned to Chase and asked, "Isn't it Andy Gibb? Who is Barry Gibb?" I was then informed that Barry was part of the Bee Gees, along with brothers Robin and Maurice, and that Andy was their younger brother. Oh well...
Last night, however, I had my own personal pop culture victory. We were listening to Belle & Sebastian's song "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It," and until I heard the title I thought it was a remake. In the back of my mind I could hear the wispy woman's lyric "...but I've been to paradise...." though I couldn't remember anymore of the original song.
Google makes sleuthing so easy. I plugged in that lyric and was led immediately to Charlene's Motown song "I've Never Been To Me," which was, apparently, a hit in 1982 and is one of the songs in The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. A visit to the iTunes store confirmed the duplicated melody.
I was so excited and thought I might have been the first to notice, but another Google search proved it wasn't to be. But old news in the music world is still good news to me. The pop culture portion of my brain may be small, but it is occasionally functional. Hooray!